• 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: 07/24/2019

Demonstrators Rally In St. Petersburg To Mourn Slain Russian LGBT Activist

Several dozen demonstrators rallied in St. Petersburg to mourn Yelena Grigoryeva, an LGBT rights campaigner who was slain near her home in Russia's second-largest city. The rally on July 23 came three…

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ADDED ON: 07/24/2019

Germany condemns killing of Russian LGBT activist

Germany is condemning the killing of a political activist in Russia and urging authorities to find out whether the crime was related to her advocacy of LGBT rights. Yelena Grigorieva's body was…

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ADDED ON: 07/23/2019

Indonesian city pushing for anti-LGBT law

An Indonesian city of nearly two million people is planning an anti-LGBT law. The city council of Depok, not far from the capital Jakarta, is following other regions legislating against LGBT people…

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ADDED ON: 07/23/2019

In Bolsonaro’s Brazil, LGBT people take personal defense into their own hands

Miguel Doldan couldn't get the thought out of his head: People wanted him dead. The passersby on the streets, the riders on the bus - they looked friendly, but many of them,…

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ADDED ON: 07/23/2019

St Petersburg murder victim was ‘well-known LGBT rights activist’

Russian campaigners have said that a woman found murdered with multiple stab wounds in the city of Saint Petersburg was a well-known activist who had received threats over her protests for LGBT…

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ADDED ON: 07/22/2019

CONVERSION THERAPY BECOMES KEY TO ELECTIONS

When Bayit Yehudi leader Rafi Peretz apologized for speaking in favor of conversion therapy for the LGBT community, he might have thought he had put the issue to rest. But it is…

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ADDED ON: 07/22/2019

Youth Fleeing Persecution Lacks Access to Social Protection in Liberia

Mohammed Kamara, on a break from one of his classes, walked into the seaside apartment of his friend in a clustered community of corrugated roofs for a nap. Then 17, Kamara, not…

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ADDED ON: 07/21/2019

Bisexual Man Tortured After Finding Evidence of Anti-Gay Purge

A bisexual Russian man who has since fled to a safe country was subjected to torture because he attempted to find evidence of the anti-LGBTQ purge happening in Chechnya, according to Gay…

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ADDED ON: 07/21/2019

Couple celebrate first same-sex wedding in conservative Ecuador

Alexandra Chavez and Michelle Aviles have made history in conservative Ecuador by becoming the first couple to take advantage of a new law allowing same-sex marriage. Chavez, 41, and Aviles, 23, were…

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ADDED ON: 07/21/2019

Polish Pride parade met with right-wing counter protests

A Pride parade in the Polish city of Bialystok was met with counter protests by far-right groups. This was the first ever Pride event to take place in the north-eastern city on…

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ADDED ON: 07/20/2019

Outfest’s ‘Unsettled’ charts difficult journey of LGBT refugees

During the course of a 20-year career, the documentaries of Colorado-based filmmaker Tom Shepard have been screened at more than 150 film festivals throughout the world, with four of his feature projects—“Scout’s…

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ADDED ON: 07/20/2019

Gay man challenges Dominica’s anti-LGBT laws

A newly filed lawsuit seeks to overturn Dominica’s anti-gay law, building on the global push for decriminalisation of LGBT people. If successful, the suit will eliminate one of the last remaining anti-sodomy…

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