• 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: 07/06/2022

Cabinet minister says ‘predatory’ MPs targeting young gay men is a ‘real problem’.

A cabinet minister has said Westminster has a “real problem” with older gay men making “predatory advances” on young male parliamentary workers. The anonymous remark, made in a Politico piece published Tuesday…

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ADDED ON: 07/03/2022

20-YEAR-OLD MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO HOMOPHOBIC ATTACK ON NEW ZEALAND’S ‘BIG GAY PINK’ CHURCH

A 20-year-old man has pleaded guilty to an anti-semitic and homophobic attack on New Zealand’s famous queer ‘Pink’ church. Gloria of Greymouth, a deconsecrated church building (formerly the St Andrews Anglican church)…

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ADDED ON: 07/02/2022

I can’t take my family to Texas,’ or another red state: Military parents fight to protect their transgender kids

Over the past 19 years, Alleria Stanley's family has grown accustomed to packing up and moving wherever the Army tells them to go, measuring time by all the different states and countries…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2022

Pride: Amazon restricts LGBT goods in United Arab Emirates

Online retail giant Amazon has restricted search results related to LGBT people and issues on its website in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The firm took the step after reportedly coming under…

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ADDED ON: 06/30/2022

Turkey Pride crackdowns only strengthen LGBTQ resistance

The waving colors of the thousand shades inside of a rainbow, The sparkling joy from the pride and honor of self-declaration. The echoing sounds of the steps for solidarity in the cobblestone…

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ADDED ON: 06/30/2022

Help us free 7 imprisoned LGBT victims of homophobia

Elmer, Amir, Dick, Martin and Octavia are locked up in Cameroon’s Yaoundé Central Prison, serving sentences for whom and how they love. You can help get them out. Cam and Don also are jailed…

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ADDED ON: 06/30/2022

KwaZulu-Natal LGBTQI+ community living in fear amid frequent attacks

The group feels threatened and the continuous attacks have worsened matters. The LGBTQI+ community in KwaZulu-Natal says they are still not safe. This is despite various campaigns aimed at educating communities to acknowledge…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2022

The Pink Foxes Organise to Protect Queer People in Dublin.

On a recent Tuesday afternoon, Dr Stephen Hatton waited nervously in a large room with red walls and a high ceiling on the first floor of Outhouse, the queer community centre on…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2022

Shunned by law and society, Afghanistan’s LGBT community calls for help.

Rejected by both law and the society, Afghanistan’s LGBT people have been facing a deeper crisis with the Taliban seizing power and implementing a strict form of Islamic Sharia law that lays…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2022

Norway police seek delay to Pride events after gay bar shooting.

Norwegian police said on Monday all Pride events across the country should be delayed, citing security concerns after a deadly weekend rampage by a gunman at a gay bar in Oslo. Police…

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ADDED ON: 06/28/2022

LGBTQ+ Nigerians Are Celebrating Pride Month in Defiance of Anti-Gay Law.

YouTuber Victor Emmanuel knows first-hand how tough life is for people who are openly gay in Nigeria, where LGBTQ+ relationships and even same-sex displays of affection are illegal. Last year, he was…

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ADDED ON: 06/28/2022

Discipline, teamwork, acceptance: why football is a lifeline for queer Cambodian teens.

As a teenager Lorn “Leak” Sreyleak looked forward to playing football every week with friends in his home town of Kampong Chhnang. But the 15-year-old couldn’t help but envy another team that…

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