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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: 08/13/2021

Ghana’s president in tight spot over anti-LGBT law

Opposition lawmakers in Ghana are pushing President Nana Akufo-Addo into a tight spot by promoting an anti-LGBT law widely condemned by critics for undermining rights but applauded by many Ghanaians. Gay sex…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2021

Rights defenders tell details of queer girl’s abduction by Chechen law enforcers

The "Russian LGBT Network"* is concerned about the fate of the girl who was abducted a year ago by Chechen law enforcers, and is going to appeal against the decision of the…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2021

Homophobic Ghanaian ‘Family Values’ Bill is Odious and Beggars Belief

Sometimes the human capacity for cruelty takes my breath away. A recently proposed bill on “sexual rights” and “family values” in Ghana is a case study in extreme cruelty. Ghanaian MPs are…

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ADDED ON: 08/11/2021

Video Captures Vicious Homophobic Attack in Cameroon

A brutal attack on two transgender women in Cameroon occurred just weeks after a court ordered the women, Shakiro and Patricia, released from prison pending their appeal of a five-year sentence on…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2021

Pride Uganda Will Happen Despite COVID-19 and Homophobia

Outright International has shared a document that they believe will highlight Countries that either celebrate or have a semblance of Pride celebration around the world. According to a statement released by the…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2021

British diver Tom Daley says sports has ‘a lot further to go’ on LGBTQ acceptance

British diver Tom Daley says he is proud to be able to inspire other people as an openly gay athlete, but he is quick to add that global sports still has a…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2021

Along With COVID-19, EU Faces a More Fundamental Battle

Hungary’s growing list of European Union worries includes controversial LGBT legislation and potentially hacking the phones of journalists, rights activists and political opponents. Poland has rebuffed a ruling by the bloc’s highest…

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Mohamed Ali (Dali) Aguerbi – Documentarian, Malta

Mohamed Ali (Dali) Aguerbi created the documentary, ‘Rainbow Bridge’, about LGBTI migrants. He is an activist who is also working for a non-profit in Malta, MGRM. By Savita Sukul Dali came to…

ADDED ON: 08/07/2021

LGBTQ Family Featured in Grocery Store Advertisement Forced to Leave Russia Due to Hate

In July, Alina and her girlfriend, Ksyusha ,wanted to show that, like any other family, they have favorite dishes and cooking habits. Joined by Alina’s mom and sister, they appeared in an…

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ADDED ON: 08/06/2021

Ghana court drops case against 21 LGBT+ activists

HO, Ghana, Aug 5 (Reuters) - A court in Ghana dismissed a case against 21 Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) activists on Thursday, ruling there was not enough evidence to prove…

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ADDED ON: 08/05/2021

Russian LGBT family from Vkusvill ad leaves country after death threats

MOSCOW, Aug 4 (Reuters) - A Russian family with gay members that featured in an advert for a high-end food retailer has left the country after receiving hateful homophobic messages online including…

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ADDED ON: 08/04/2021

LGBTQ rights: Sri Lanka still undecided, says govt in response to homophobic police video

The government of Sri Lanka is still undecided on LGBTQ rights, but the matter is under discussion and representations have been made by various quarters, a top minister said after a video…

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