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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: 03/24/2021

Ghanaian MPs form ‘Believers Against LGBT+’ alliance ahead of draconian bill attacking queer rights

Lawmakers in Ghana have formed a “Believers Against LGBTQI+” alliance to push a brutally anti-LGBT+ bill through parliament, activists on the ground have said. The cross-party group of 30 MPs is preparing…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2021

KUCHU SHINERS UGANDA MARKS 5 YEARS OF SERVICE

Kuchu Shiners Uganda (KSU) celebrated their 5th year anniversary on Wednesday 17th March 2021 at their office premises in Nansana, Kampala. To celebrate, they hosted several partner organizations, allies, KSU staff and…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2021

Uzbekistan: Gay Men Face Abuse, Prison

(Berlin) – Men in Uzbekistan who engage in consensual same-sex sexual conduct face arbitrary detention, prosecution, and imprisonment as well as homophobia, threats, and extortion, Human Rights Watch said today. Uzbekistan should…

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ADDED ON: 03/23/2021

Kenya: Victims of Kakuma arson attack airlifted to Nairobi hospital

In a rare change of heart, the office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has airlifted the victims of a March 15 homophobic fire attack at Kenya’s Kakuma Refugee Camp…

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ADDED ON: 03/23/2021

Nigerian influencer ends hunger strike for LGBTQ rights after days without eating

After three days, a YouTuber and LGBTQ activist in Nigeria, one of the world’s most anti-LGBTQ countries, has ended a hunger strike he started and swore to keep until the country’s ban…

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ADDED ON: 03/22/2021

Attack on kissing men fuels push for Italy hate crime law

A recent attack in a Rome train station on two men who were kissing fueled calls by Italian political leaders Sunday for quick passage of a hate crimes law to protect members…

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ADDED ON: 03/22/2021

A transgender Islamic school in Pakistan breaks barriers

A long white shawl on her head, Rani Khan gives daily Koran lessons at Pakistan’s first transgender-only madrasa, or Islamic religious school, which she set up herself using her life savings. The…

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ADDED ON: 03/19/2021

Court releases 2 Boğaziçi students from pre-trial detention in case involving Kaaba poster

An İstanbul court has released two Boğaziçi University students from pre-trial detention in the first hearing of a case in which they, along with five other defendants, face jail terms of between…

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ADDED ON: 03/19/2021

After international protest, Tunisian court releases LGBT rights activist

Following an international protest, a Tunisia court ordered the release Wednesday of Rania Amdouni, the women’s rights defender and LGBTI activist who had been jailed for shouting at police. On March 4,…

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ADDED ON: 03/19/2021

Poll Shows 70 Percent Of Voters Support LGBT Protections Bill Equality Act

A new poll released Tuesday found overwhelming support for the Equality Act. The legislation cleared the House last month and is currently being considered in the Senate. Passage is a priority for…

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ADDED ON: 03/19/2021

‘Deal with it’, school in China tells gay high school student bullied and sexually assaulted for months

A gay teenager was subjected to months of emotional and physical bullying, including repeated instances of sexual assault, at a school in China. In the most severe incident Xiaohao (not his real…

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ADDED ON: 03/17/2021

Equality Act is creating a historic face-off between religious exemptions and LGBTQ rights

In some ways, full LGBTQ rights has never seemed more within reach. First came the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision legalizing same-sex marriage. Then its decision last year banning LGBTQ discrimination in employment.…

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