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  • Protection and Safety

    Across the globe, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people live in fear for their physical safety. In countries that criminalize LGBTI sexuality, identity, or gender expression, governments may incarcerate LGBTI people in dangerous prisons. Several governments punish LGBTI people with torture and execution. LGBTI people are also vulnerable to abuse outside of government punishment. Many are forced to leave their homes. When they have to flee their countries, LGBTI people often find that there are few services available for refugees and asylum seekers, and those that exist may fail to serve LGBTI clients with respect and care.

ADDED ON: 11/25/2020

The House Drops a Bill That Will Require Indonesians to Turn in Gay Family Members

Jakarta. A controversial bill proposed by an Islamic political party that will dictate how husbands, wives, and family members behave has stalled at the House of Representatives after the National Democratic party…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2020

Kenya’s LGBTQ Community Faces Increased Abuse During Pandemic

NAIROBI - Kenya has acknowledged that COVID-19 restrictions are fueling cases of gender-based-violence but has been less open on abuses against the LGBTQ community. Homosexuality is illegal in Kenya and activists say…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2020

This Digital Posada Is All About Helping The LGBTQ Migrant Community, Who Face A Uniquely Challenging Reality

With homosexuality still illegal in more than 60 countries around the world and attitudes towards transgendered people often even less welcoming, it’s obvious why so many people risk their lives to migrate…

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ADDED ON: 11/24/2020

Trump’s ban on transgender troops hurt the military, former service surgeons general say

President Trump’s order banning many transgender people from serving has eroded the military’s ability to fight and win wars by narrowing its recruiting pool and lowering morale among transgender troops exempt from…

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ADDED ON: 11/24/2020

Gay couple risk 100 lashes after being attacked and dragged out of their home by mob

A gay couple in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, was forcibly dragged out of their homes to a police station and now run the risk of being lashed 100 times all because of their…

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ADDED ON: 11/22/2020

The brutal institutions ‘transforming’ China’s LGBT, nonconformist youth

In March 2018, when Huang Xiaodi turned 17, her family told her to return home to Jiangyin, in eastern China’s Jiangsu province, so they could throw a birthday party for her. But…

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ADDED ON: 11/19/2020

Trans People at Risk in Honduras

William Alejandro Martínez, a trans man from Honduras, stood up for his rights when military police officers stopped him in Comayagüela in May 2019 and asked to see his identity card. They…

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ADDED ON: 11/19/2020

What Brazil’s local elections could mean for Bolsonaro’s political future

On Sunday, in the midst of a pandemic, Brazil voted to choose city councilors and mayors. The results show a confusing electoral scenario in which the so-called Centrão (Big Center), composed of…

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ADDED ON: 11/18/2020

“LGBT people still tend to hide”

Homophobia haunts many African countries, including Uganda. The civil-society organisations Queer Youth Uganda is making efforts to improve things for LGBT people. The four letters stand for “gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual”.…

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ADDED ON: 11/18/2020

First NYC housing complex bought by and for the LGBTQ+ community opens

New York City's first LGBTQ+ owned and run housing complex opened in Queens on Friday, 30 years after the owner said she first conceived the idea. Ceyenne Doroshaw, a trans woman who…

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ADDED ON: 11/16/2020

Draft laws impacting children’s and transgender rights in Russia withdrawn from State Duma

The authors behind two separate packages of amendments to Russia’s Family Code have withdrawn their initiatives from the State Duma following backlash over proposed changes that would impact child protective services and…

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ADDED ON: 11/16/2020

Poles apart: the Polish activists in Scotland fighting for equality back home

Remigiusz Jabłecki had never organised a protest before. During the four years he had lived in Scotland he had never felt much need to become involved in politics. Back in Poland something…

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