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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: 12/08/2019

The Fight for Peace and Justice in Colombia

Late last August, prominent FARC commanders Iván Márquez and Jesús Santrich declared that they would be taking up arms against the Colombian state once again. The announcement signified a partial breakdown of…

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ADDED ON: 12/07/2019

Brazilian Foundation Develops App to Map Risk Areas for LGBT Population

Fiocruz (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation) has developed an App to map the areas of the country regarded as the most violent for the LGBT population. Users will point out whether areas are safe…

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ADDED ON: 12/07/2019

Trump’s Rollback of Transgender Rights Extends Through Entire Government

Whether it means serving in the military, working for a federal contractor or seeking medical help, regulations that once protected transgender people are under attack. Nicolas Talbott, a graduate student at Kent…

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ADDED ON: 12/06/2019

Florida dad accused of abandoning son at closed police station because he thought child was gay

A father in Florida is facing child neglect charges after he left his son outside of a closed police station on Sunday night because he thought the child was gay, according to…

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ADDED ON: 12/06/2019

Gay marriage soared ahead of Bolsonaro presidency in Brazil

Gay Brazilians rushed to the altar ahead of President Jair Bolsonaro taking office, according to newly released data that campaigners say reflected fears the incoming leader would clamp down on their rights.…

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ADDED ON: 12/05/2019

Senate calls on government to expedite asylum claim of two gay Saudi journalists in ‘arbitrary’ detention

The Senate has passed a motion calling on the government to recognise the increased risk it has placed on two gay Saudi journalists by keeping them in detention after they claimed asylum…

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ADDED ON: 12/04/2019

Brazilian mum gets 25 years jail for brutal murder of gay son

A jury has sentenced Brazilian woman was sentenced to more than 25 years in prison for brutally murdering her gay son. Tatiana Lozano Pereira never accepted her 17-year-old son Itaberli Lozano was…

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ADDED ON: 12/04/2019

Kenyan police brutally beat and lob teargas bombs at queer refugees peacefully protesting the camp’s horrific conditions

Kenyan police brutally battered LGBT+ refugees and lobbed teargas bombs in an attack that led to four in a coma today, activists on the ground have claimed. Moreover, the organisation said that…

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ADDED ON: 12/02/2019

Zambia: 15-year prison sentences ‘shocked the world’

The 15-year prison sentences imposed this week on a gay Zambian couple are a shocking miscarriage of justice, African gay-rights activists declare. The U.S. ambassador to Zambia agreed, saying that the sentences…

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ADDED ON: 12/02/2019

Gay homeowner challenges Hong Kong inheritance law over fears husband may not get house if he dies

A gay homeowner who previously took the Hong Kong government to court over a rule that prevented him from living with his husband has mounted a second legal challenge, this time over…

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ADDED ON: 12/01/2019

Gay man in hiding from Russian police after explaining sexuality to kids in innocent viral video

A gay Russian man who took part in a YouTube video where children asked him about his sexuality has been forced to go into hiding after authorities opened a criminal case against…

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ADDED ON: 11/30/2019

Latin American Human Rights Lawyers Join Forces for LGBT Rights

In a gathering in Bogota, Colombia on Nov. 19, 40 human rights lawyers from across Latin America launched an innovative “Red Litigio LGBT” – an LGBT Litigation Network – in order to…

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