• 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: 02/13/2019

Mexico: LGBT Activist Oscar Cazorla Found Dead: Promoted Zapotec ‘3rd gender’

A defender of LGBT rights and proponent of muxe culture in Oaxaca has been found dead in an apparently violent attack. Óscar Cazorla was at home in the Juchitán de Zaragoza municipality…

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ADDED ON: 02/13/2019

Small, Rural Businesses are Far Behind India’s Corporate Giants in Welcoming LGBTI People

Following India's September move to scrap a colonial-era ban on gay sex, more and more corporations are opening their doors to LGBT+ people and ushering in policies to make them feel more…

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ADDED ON: 02/12/2019

What Does The Crisis In Venezuela Mean For LGBTQ People?

Venezuela’s long-running political crisis appears to be reaching a critical point. President Nicolás Maduro is still holding onto power, but there is growing international support to recognize Juan Guaidó – the leader of…

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ADDED ON: 02/12/2019

‘Everyone is welcome’: Children reach out to gay teacher threatened over LGBT lessons

A gay primary school teacher who has been targeted amid protests from parents over homosexuality teachings has been inundated with supportive cards from children saying “everyone is welcome”. Andrew Moffat, assistant headteacher…

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ADDED ON: 02/11/2019

LGBTQ HATE INCIDENTS UP 54% IN 2018

Harassment of members of the LGBTQ community increased dramatically in 2018, with a 54% increase in reported incidents of homophobia, the Nir Katz Center revealed on Sunday in its annual report. The…

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ADDED ON: 02/11/2019

Two transgender women joined migrant caravan. Only one survived journey to San Francisco.

Moments before paramedics rushed Roxsana Hernandez out of an ICE jail in New Mexico, Charlotte consoled her dying friend. They’d known each other only a few months, but the Honduran women had…

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ADDED ON: 02/11/2019

Amnesty: Ukrainian Authorities ‘Slow To React’ To Attacks Against Journalists, Rights Advocates

Ukraine has failed to prevent or investigate “numerous” human rights violations committed last year against rights activists, political opponents, and ethnic minorities, according to Amnesty International. “2018 was marked by a sharp…

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ADDED ON: 02/10/2019

Village where ‘love the same’ is embraced

Angkrong, a village in Prey Veng Province in Cambodia’s southeast corner, has been home to five couples over the age of 40, two young couples who recently emigrated, another middle-aged couple where…

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ADDED ON: 02/09/2019

LGBT+ activists fear police missed chances to catch Canadian serial killer

As Canadian serial killer Bruce McArthur was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of eight men on Friday, LGBT+ activists questioned whether homophobia and racism may have hampered police investigations…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2019

Living in Venezuela Now is Hard. Being LGBTI Makes it Harder

Venezuela’s shrinking economy has sparked an exodus of LGBT+ people as the economic crisis has put the brakes on the country’s growing tolerance towards its gay and trans community, activists told the…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2019

LGBT Organization makes significant marks for inclusion of LGBT families in Belize

Our Circle, an LGBT advocacy group based in Belize is launching new projects aimed at strengthening ties within the local LGBT community. The organization has launched their Brown Bag Series for “Activists,…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2019

Violent comments against student who kissed his male partner are ‘worrying’: Inter-University LGBT Network

The recent online vitriol some Singaporeans have spewed on a man from a local junior college who was seen on an Instagram post kissing his male partner was worrying, said Singapore’s Inter-University…

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