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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: 11/05/2020

Activists hail bill to make violence against LGBT people a hate crime in Italy

Activists in Italy have hailed a vote in the lower house of parliament to pass a bill that would make violence against LGBT people and disabled people, as well as misogyny, a…

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Alex Kofi Donkor – LGBT+ Rights Ghana

Alex Kofi Donkor is the director of LGBT+ Rights Ghana, an organization focused on achieving social and legal equality for all Ghanaians. Ghana’s political sphere is dominated by religious fundamentalism that criticizes…

ADDED ON: 11/03/2020

Egypt detains two men on ‘suspicion’ over their sexual orientation: HRW

Egyptian authorities have unlawfully detained two men, citing “suspicion” over their sexual orientation and under the pretext of investigation into a high-profile gang-rape case, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday. The…

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ADDED ON: 10/30/2020

Poland’s ‘LGBT-free zones’ energize some activists, prompt others to leave

When he took up a yearlong writing residency in Berlin earlier this year, novelist Jacek Dehnel judged the chances he’d return to Poland afterward as 50-50. His home country already did not…

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ADDED ON: 10/29/2020

Advocates fear Barrett will strip away gay rights. It could begin next week.

Amy Coney Barrett has been fueling the fears of LGBTQ advocacy groups since President Donald Trump first nominated her to the federal bench in 2017. Now, with Barrett officially confirmed as an…

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ADDED ON: 10/28/2020

Nigerian judge throws out case against 47 men facing homosexuality charge

A judge in a Nigerian court on Tuesday threw out a case against 47 men charged with public displays of affection with members of same sex, ending what had widely been seen…

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ADDED ON: 10/27/2020

Egyptian officials systemically abuse and torture gays, rights group says

Malak el-Kashif, a political activist and transgender woman living in Egypt, was arrested at her Cairo home last March after participating in a protest and was then subjected to verbal and physical…

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ADDED ON: 10/23/2020

Photos Capture Striking Moments of Nigeria’s #EndSARS Protests

Over the past few weeks, Nigeria has been rocked by mass protests against continued police brutality in the country. Nigerian youth have called upon President Muhammadu Buhari and his government to disband…

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Olubiyi Sanders – ISHRAI, Nigeria

Olubiyi Sanders is the executive director of Improved Sexual Health and Rights Advocacy Initiative (ISHRAI), an organization focused on providing exemplary health services for all in Lagos, Nigeria. In this conversation, Olubiyi…

ADDED ON: 10/22/2020

QAnon’s ‘SaveOurChildren’ Slogan Has Long Anti-LGBT History

Model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen recently shared the devastating news with her social media followers: she and her husband, singer John Legend, had lost their child halfway through her pregnancy. She…

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ADDED ON: 10/20/2020

Sri Lanka: Forced Anal Exams in Homosexuality Prosecutions

(Colombo) – Sri Lankan authorities have subjected at least seven people to forced physical examinations since 2017 in an attempt to provide proof of homosexual conduct, Human Rights Watch and EQUAL GROUND…

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ADDED ON: 10/20/2020

Intersex, HIV/AIDs Status, Citizenship Now Protected Characteristics Under Albanian Discrimination Law

The Albanian parliament has made amendments to the law “on protection from discrimination” to afford more protection to people living in the country. As per the amendments, the law will now provide…

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