• 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: 09/12/2019

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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ADDED ON: 09/10/2019

Racism, intolerance ‘escalating’ in Finland: Council of Europe

Racist and abusive language is "commonplace" online in Finland and is on the rise in political discourse, a report by the Council of Europe warned on Tuesday (Sept 10). Although the Nordic…

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ADDED ON: 09/10/2019

Mexico trans women fight for justice as killings go unpunished

Months after Kenya Cuevas’ friend was killed in front of her, a funeral wreath with Cuevas’ name on it arrived at her doorstep. The implication was clear: Keep making noise about slain…

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ADDED ON: 09/09/2019

Ethiopian church-affiliated group urges action against gays

A group affiliated with Ethiopia's Orthodox Church is condemning what it calls the government's silence on homosexuality in the country. Speaking at a conference Sunday in Addis Ababa, the capital, Dereje Negash…

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ADDED ON: 09/09/2019

Transgender woman healing after beaten in Oregon over bathroom use

The attack broke Lauren Jackson’s bones but not her spirit. “Thankfully, I’m still alive. Thankfully, the injuries weren’t worse,” she told The Oregonian/OregonLive. Jackson, a transgender woman, was severely beaten by a…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2019

Hundreds march against Bosnia’s first LGBT pride parade

Several hundred people marched in Bosnia’s capital Saturday to show their disapproval of a weekend LGBT pride parade that will be the country’s first. A pride parade is scheduled for Sunday in…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2019

Trans Chinese teens forced into ‘conversion therapy’: study

Trans teenagers in China face abuse at home and bullying at school, with almost one in five forced into conversion therapies, according to a survey released on Friday. The researchers called for…

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ADDED ON: 09/07/2019

Norway issues rightwing terror warning for year ahead

Norway’s domestic security agency has warned about the possibility of a terror attack from rightwing extremists “in the coming year”. In a statement, the PST said its heightened assessment stemmed from the…

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ADDED ON: 09/07/2019

The ex-gay Christianity movement is making a quiet comeback. The effects on LGBTQ youth could be devastating.

For two decades, McKrae Game was a top-tier figure among ex-gay Christians and a leading advocate for conversion therapy, a counseling practice with the goal of helping LGBTQ people suppress their homosexuality…

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ADDED ON: 09/06/2019

Judge has a lawyer arrested for defending the ‘Straight Pride’ protestors

A judge had a lawyer arrested who was trying to defend her clients who were protesting against Straight Pride. 36 demonstrators were arrested while protesting the Straight Pride Parade in Boston. Suffolk County…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2019

Groundbreaking report reveals reach of conversion therapy

A first-of-its-kind report documenting conversion therapy around the world highlights the pervasiveness of the practice. The 73-page report, "Harmful Treatment: The Global Reach of So-Called Conversion Therapy," published by OutRight Action International…

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