• 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: 08/31/2019

The (queer) year that was

If you’re a queer Indian, the reading down of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (a colonial-era law that criminalised consensual adult same sex relationships) on September 6, 2018, is a…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2019

Indian State Bans Unnecessary Surgery for Intersex Children

India’s Tamil Nadu state government has issued an executive order banning medically unnecessary surgeries on children born with intersex variations. The order comes in response to an April court judgment prohibiting "normalizing" surgeries…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2019

SOGIE bill won’t spoil rights of non-LGBTQ, says former DSWD chief

Rights are not rice cakes that should be divided. This was the case posed by former Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo on Friday, as she took up the cudgels for proponents of…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2019

Principal Who Banned a Book With LGBTQ Themes Arrested for Child Porn

Phillip Todd Wilson had removed books parents objected to because of gay characters and controversial content. A high school principal who once banned books with LGBTQ content and other factors parents and…

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ADDED ON: 08/28/2019

How will the LGBT issue influence the Polish election?

The LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) issue has been one of the main sources of political controversy in Poland over the summer months, and is potentially one of the most important…

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ADDED ON: 08/28/2019

Poland’s Populist Government Has Declared War on the LGBTQ Community

There were drag queens and rainbow flags, dancing and chants of “Love everyone.” But the first ever Pride March in the Polish city of Bialystok last month wound up being more of…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2019

Shining a light on lesbian experiences in Nigeria

“If you haven’t come out to yourself, it’s difficult to come out to [other] people … At first, it might look like a difficult task, like something that’ll never end or something…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2019

LAPD: anti-Trans DTLA bar incident a potential hate crime

The forceful removal of a group of transgender women and a gay man from a 6th street downtown bar and restaurant last Friday is being investigated as a hate crime, the Los…

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ADDED ON: 08/26/2019

Israeli Arabs indicted for attempted honor killing of gay teen

Three Israeli Arab men from northern Israel were indicted in Tel Aviv Sunday in connection with the stabbing of a gay teenager in Tel Aviv last month, in what was an apparent…

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ADDED ON: 08/26/2019

Transgender Refugee Fears Death for Being Deported to Syria

Alarming stories of terror and heartbreak continue to surface amid Turkey’s ruthless campaign to deport thousands of refugees back to Syria’s Idlib province, which faces a deadly daily bombardment of airstrikes by…

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ADDED ON: 08/24/2019

‘It’s not legal’: UN stands by as Turkey deports vulnerable Syrians

When summer began, Ward’s* biggest worry was her sick boyfriend. A Syrian with a gentle voice, and all her identity documents in order, Ward thought she could convince doctors in Istanbul, where…

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ADDED ON: 08/24/2019

‘I-95’ serial killer who murdered six gay men in 1994 executed in Florida

Serial killer Gary Ray Bowles also known as the “I-95” killer was pronounced dead on Thursday, August 22 at age 57, after receiving a lethal injection, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.…

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