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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: 04/03/2021

Anti-LGBTQ laws in Uzbekistan fuel hostility and violence

Uzbekistan’s LGBTQ+ community says it is facing increasing threats and repression after anti-LGBTQ+ protests turned violent and new laws were passed this week banning the publication of content deemed to show disrespect…

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ADDED ON: 04/02/2021

Turkey detains students and supporters over LGBT flags

Police in Turkey detained dozens of people who assembled outside a courthouse Friday in a show of solidarity with 12 students who were taken into custody for unfurling rainbow flags, according to…

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ADDED ON: 04/02/2021

Chechnya’s Horrific ‘Gay Purge’: A 4-Year Timeline of Abduction, Torture and Murder

April 1, 2021, marks four years since the world at large was first made aware of Chechnya’s gay purge — atrocities committed against LGBTQ people within the Russian republic’s borders, a horrific,…

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ADDED ON: 03/31/2021

GHANA POLICE ARRESTS 22 LGBT+ IDENTIFYING INDIVIDUALS

LGBT Rights Ghana, an organization that recently sparked a storm after opening a shelter and safe space for gender and sexual minorities in the West African nation has revealed that 22 individuals…

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ADDED ON: 03/30/2021

Germany now allows transgender, intersex police officers to serve openly

Julia Monro, a spokesperson for the German Association for Trans Identity and Intersex People (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Transidentität und Intersexualität), in 2017 applied to become a police officer because she wanted to…

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ADDED ON: 03/30/2021

Uzbekistan police blame victim in violent attack on pro-LGBT activist

Police in Uzbekistan say they are investigating the savage beating of an activist who has been advocating for the decriminalization of same-sex relationships. It is not likely they will try very hard,…

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ADDED ON: 03/26/2021

Double isolation of LGBT migrants

LGBTIQ activists and asylum seekers are starring in a documentary which for the first time gives LGBTIQ migrants a voice to tell their stories. “These migrants not only face racism from general…

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ADDED ON: 03/26/2021

Gay Egyptian Man Describes Plight Of Egyptian LGBT Community Through His Own Personal Story

"It was an ordinary Thursday, and I was taking to him on a dating app. I became slightly suspicious when he insisted we meet at his house on the edge of one…

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ADDED ON: 03/25/2021

Transgender women facing homosexuality charges in Cameroon denied bail

Two transgender women facing charges of “attempted homosexuality” in Cameroon were denied bail on Wednesday after a judge adjourned their case and sent them back to jail, their lawyer said. Mildred Loic,…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2021

Turkey’s withdrawal from women’s rights treaty sparks domestic backlash

Turkey's decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention on the prevention of violence against women came as a shock to many, despite several years of agitation by the government and its allies.…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2021

Chechnya Detains Kidnapped Gay Men’s Relatives – Rights Group

Chechen authorities have detained dozens of relatives of two gay men who were forcibly returned to the southern Russian region to face terrorism charges, a rights group told the independent Dozhd broadcaster…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2021

Casa Ruby brings its mission to El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — A Salvadoran woman who fled the civil war arrived in D.C. full of dreams and challenges, and after years of effort she and a group of friends…

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