• 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: 08/22/2018

Malaysia: Two Women Face Caning for Same-Sex Conduct

Malaysian authorities should drop the case against two women for same-sex relations before their scheduled caning on August 28, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. A court convicted the two on August 12…

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ADDED ON: 08/22/2018

Protesters: Uganda Must Free Tortured Activist Singer

Protesters in London are demanding an end to the torture and detention of Ugandan activist singer/politician Robert Kyagulanyi. The protest is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday, Aug. 23) in London. The opposition…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2018

Kazakh Feminist Activist Fined for Menstruation Campaign

Zhanar Sekerbayeva, co-founder of the feminist group Feminita, was ordered to pay a fine of 30 euros by a court in the Central Asian republic’s largest city of Almaty, an AFP journalist…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2018

Transgender Girl Demeaned, Threatened by Parents at Oklahoma School Is Moving to Texas

The 12-year-old transgender girl who was bullied and threatened by parents at her Oklahoma school is moving to Texas. Maddie, who was assigned male at birth, has been living as a girl…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2018

LGBTQ+ Germans Reveal Life of Insults with #MeQueer

LGBTQ+ people in Germany are sweeping Twitter with the hashtag #MeQueer, exposing how difficult life can still be in the country. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, pansexual and queer people are using…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2018

Ukraine: Police Called on to Guard Odessa Pride Marchers

A small 100-people strong, mostly successful LGBT march, was held in the Ukraine under the watchful eyes of the police amid contrasting events elsewhere. Several anti-LGBT marchers carried out minor attacks on…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2018

Legendary Alleged Gay Club in Kuala Lumpur Raided for First Time in 30 Years

A local club operating on Jalan Sultan Ismail for about 30 years has finally been raided earlier this morning (August 18). It is believed that the club has always been popular among…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2018

Austria Rejects ‘gay Afghan’s’ Asylum Claim Telling Him he Doesn’t ‘walk, talk or dress like a homosexual’

Austria has rejected the asylum application of an Afghan claiming to be gay because he did not ‘act’ or ‘dress’ like a homosexual, according to a media report. An official in Lower Austria state found no…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2018

‘She Insulted My Manhood’: Murder Underlines Turkey’s LGBT Backlash

In a country where anti-gay violence is often excused as unjust provocation, a fatal shooting has raised fresh fears. Simge Avcı loved practical jokes, says her roommate Bahar, recalling how her friend would…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2018

Outcry in Malaysia over Two Women Sentenced to Caning for Lesbian Sex

Human rights activists called on Tuesday on Malaysian authorities to review a religious court decision sentencing two women to six strokes for having sex. The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2018

Facebook Investigating Online Abuse of Samoan Author Who Advocates LGBT Rights

Samoan author Lani Wendt Young is no stranger to online abuse. She has spoken out on her blog and social media as a survivor of child sexual abuse and is an LGBT…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2018

‘Not Scared’: Russian Teen Charged under ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law Says He’ll Keep Protesting

Last week, Maxim Neverov, 16, became the first minor charged under Russia’s “gay propaganda” law. He told NBC News this will not stop his LGBTQ activism. Neverov has joined the growing crowd of…

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