• 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: 07/12/2019

LGBT bullying more common than racist bullying in schools – poll

LGBT bullying is the most prevalent type of bullying in schools, with research showing it was more common than incidents relating to racism, sexism or religion. A YouGov poll of more than…

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ADDED ON: 07/11/2019

Amnesty Int’l: LGBT soldiers face abuse in South Korea military

A law that criminalizes consensual sex between men in the South Korean military is leading to violence and harassment against gay and trans soldiers and should be abolished, an Amnesty International report…

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ADDED ON: 07/11/2019

Indonesia’s prison chief says LGBT inmates will be put in isolation rooms to prevent ‘transmission of sexual disorientation’

Horrible overcrowding has long been a serious issue in Indonesia’s prison, but one that rarely merits much attention from average Indonesians or the local media. But the issue has been much in…

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ADDED ON: 07/10/2019

How Schools Reinvigorated the Stonewall Revolution

The groups have always been about a simple, key objective: Stop all the dying. The groups are GSAs—Gender-Sexuality Alliances, though they were originally known as Gay-Straight Alliances—and that was their mission when…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2019

Not My Fault That I Was Born Gay, 20-YO Wrote In Emotional Note Before Committing Suicide

Despite the Supreme Court of India scrapping Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalised gay sex in September 2018, the society has largely remained the same, when it comes to…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2019

Georgian Opposition Demonstrators Confronted By Antigay, Pro-Russian Protesters

Demonstrators demanding the resignation of Georgian Interior Minister Giorgi Gakharia have been confronted by antigay and pro-Russian activists on the 20th day of protests in Tbilisi. The rival demonstrators spent the night…

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ADDED ON: 07/08/2019

Georgian LGBT community calls off Tbilisi action due to threats

An action planned by the Georgian LGBT community near the Interior Ministry's building in Tbilisi on Monday has been called off, Tbilisi Pride co-leader Giorgi Tabagari told the press. "We will not…

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ADDED ON: 07/06/2019

Four LGBT Syrian refugees arrive in UK in time for Pride

Four newly arrived LGBT Syrian refugees will be able to openly express their sexual identity when they join the Pride celebrations in central London on Saturday. They arrived in London on Thursday…

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ADDED ON: 07/06/2019

Botswana seeks to overturn ruling that legalized gay sex

Botswana’s government will appeal a high court ruling that decriminalized homosexuality, potentially resuscitating a law that punished gay sex by up to seven years in prison. Last month’s landmark court ruling, which…

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ADDED ON: 07/05/2019

UK ordered to return lesbian after wrongly deporting her back to Uganda

The UK is ordered to return a gay woman after wrongly deporting her to Uganda. The 25-year-old, who was deported five years ago, was told she could return in a landmark court…

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ADDED ON: 07/04/2019

Japan grants refugee status for homophobic persecution for first time ever

Japan has granted asylum to an LGBT+ refugee on the grounds of homophobic persecution in their home country for the first time. Details including the refugee’s home country and gender have been…

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ADDED ON: 07/03/2019

The nations where it’s still criminal to be gay (as India marks an awkward anniversary)

Tuesday marks 10 years since India decriminalised gay sex, but it's unlikely the milestone will be celebrated. That's because the 2009 lower court ruling was short-lived; overturned within a few years by…

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