• 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: 09/17/2019

Jamaica tops Caribbean countries for human rights violation, Guyana comes second

Jamaica has recorded the most incidents of human rights violation when compared to its Caribbean neighbours. According to the regional civil society-led human rights reporting mechanism, the Shared Incident Database (SID), of…

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ADDED ON: 09/16/2019

‘We are seeing a push back on human rights’

LGBTQ and women's rights are particularly targeted in the current proliferation of hate speech and backsliding on human rights in the world, including in some EU countries. This is acknowledged by the…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2019

Transgender Woman Found Burned Beyond Recognition in Florida, Officials Say

The body of a black transgender woman, said by the authorities to have been burned beyond recognition, was found inside an abandoned car in Florida. The victim, Bee Love Slater, 23, was…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2019

Conservative Christians, feminists unite to fight transgender rights in Australia

Conservative Christians and feminist campaigners may seem unlikely bed fellows – but the two groups have found common cause when it comes to blocking transgender rights in Australia. Both argue that trans…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2019

Death threats ‘broke my heart’ says popular Lebanese band singer

The lead singer of one of the Middle East’s most popular bands said on Thursday he was heartbroken by rising homophobia in Lebanon, after death threats stopped him performing last month. Organisers…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2019

NYC Council wants to repeal a ban on LGBT conversion therapy

The City Council is moving to repeal a ban on conversion therapy to avoid fallout from a pending lawsuit that advocates and lawmakers fear could curtail LGBT protections across the country. Speaker…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2019

US citizen sues Japanese government for denying him long-term visa to be with husband

US citizen barred from receiving a long-term visa to live with his husband in Japan has sued the country's government, claiming he is being denied a family life. Andrew High, who met his Japanese…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2019

Opposition in Brazil blame political tone for anti-LGBT+ violence

The political opposition in Brazil on Wednesday said the government of President Jair Bolsonaro was failing to stop violent attacks on women and LGBT+ people that have risen in the past year.…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2019

Homophobic hate crime reports soar but charges fall

The number of homophobic hate crimes reported to police have more than doubled in the past five years – yet only 8% result in prosecutions, figures show. Reports of homophobic abuse recorded…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2019

Indian city encouraged trans people to apply for police force. Instead of being given jobs, they were outed

Forty young transgender folk in Chhattisgarh, a state in central India, left their jobs and homes when the local government announced a recruitment drive for trans police officers. Many of the applicants…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2019

The first same-sex weddings in Northern Ireland will take place on Valentine’s Day

Campaigners for marriage equality in Northern Ireland have confirmed that same-sex marriage will be legal from January 13 2020, with the first weddings taking place on Valentine’s Day. Northern Ireland is the only…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2019

Brazil report charts surge in racial abuse and violence against women, LGBT

Brazil saw an alarming rise in racial abuse, sexual assault, femicide and violence against women and LGBT people in 2018, according to new figures released on Tuesday. The data illustrates a country…

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