• 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: 12/24/2021

The Worrying Regression Of LGBT Rights In Eastern Europe

From physical attacks to online abuse and legislative setbacks, the LBGT community in Central and Eastern Europe had little to cheer about in 2021. Populist governments in Poland, Hungary, and elsewhere were able…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2021

Mauritius: Workshop Focuses On Equality-Reducing Inequalities and Advancing Human Rights

A half-day workshop on the theme 'Equality-Reducing Inequalities and Advancing Human Rights', organised by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to the…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2021

Brothers returned to Chechnya begin hunger strike

Two brothers from Chechnya who Russia returned to their homeland from which they had fled have reportedly begun a hunger strike. The Russian LGBT Network in a press release notes lawyers from…

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ADDED ON: 12/21/2021

Colombia’s Ombudsman calls for protection of sexually diverse individuals

The Office of Colombia's Ombudsman Monday launched an appeal for the authorities to look after the integrity of LGBTQ people after 35 transgender women have been murdered this year nationwide. “From the…

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ADDED ON: 12/21/2021

‘You’ll be destroyed’: LGBTQ Israelis receive hate texts allegedly sent by rabbi

Thousands of members of Israel's LGBTQ community have recently received disturbing hateful text messages, which were allegedly sent by a yeshiva rabbi, police revealed Monday. The Aguda – Israel's LGBT Task Force…

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ADDED ON: 12/21/2021

European Court of Human Rights finds Georgia complicit in violence against LGBT demonstrators

The European Court of Human Rights Thursday held against Georgia in a case concerning an attack on LGBT protestors in the capital city Tbilisi. Amidst threats of a counter-demonstration by ultra-conservative NGOs…

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ADDED ON: 12/19/2021

Treatment of LGBTQ people across Middle East examined in new report

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) published a report on Tuesday covering the criminalization of consensual same-sex relations, stating that the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Kingdom of…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2021

Malaysia’s human rights commission crucified over conservative view on apostasy, LGBTQ

Malaysia’s Human Rights Commission, or SUHAKAM, has drawn criticism over its recent statement targeting apostate individuals and those in the LGBTQ community. Two days after the commission gave its unsolicited point of…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2021

LGBTI activists live in fear amid renewed Sudan protests

Queer activists in Sudan say they’re living in fear after police on Monday fired tear gas at protesters during renewed pro-democracy protests seeking an end to the country’s political deadlock. Daily life…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2021

Senegalese lawmakers draw up chilling new law for LGBT+ people and allies: ‘Democracy is in danger’

Anti-LGBT+ lawmakers in Senegal are seeking to toughen the west African nation’s already horrific repression of queer citizens. A bloc of National Assembly members have drafted a bill that would lengthen potential…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2021

Rights group says protection for transgender Thais lacking

BANGKOK — Puncharat Taloet underwent a sex change operation several years ago, but her Thai state identification card still identifies her as a man, causing her serious complications. “It seems that when…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2021

Thousands in Madrid protest anti-LGBT proposal

The regional government of Isabel Diaz Ayuso has said that the People's Party will abstain in Thursday's voting at Madrid's regional parliament. But people took to the streets to express their support…

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