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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: 03/17/2021

Turkey’s LGBT+ endure brutal attacks amid Erdogan reign

When Miras Günes body was found a few days ago, her face was disfigured beyond recognition. The preliminary autopsy report revealed she was beaten to death with a hard object. Investigators are…

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ADDED ON: 03/17/2021

LGBT+groups from eight parties call for legislation to ban conversion therapy

L GBT+ groups from eight political parties have called on the Government to introduce a legislative ban on conversion therapy. They have written to the Government Equalities Office after what they describe…

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ADDED ON: 03/11/2021

LGBT+ refugees call on U.N. for safe space after Kenya camp attacks

LGBT+ people living in a refugee camp in northwestern Kenya urged U.N. officials on Friday to move them to a safer area following a series of homophobic attacks by other residents and…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2021

Uzbekistan: Draft Criminal Code Offers Little Meaningful Reform

Uzbekistan should ensure that its new Criminal Code does not just tinker with some problematic provisions, but reflects meaningful reform, Human Rights Watch said today. The new Criminal Code should seek in…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2021

Tunisia: Harassment, Arbitrary Detention of LGBT Rights Activist

A Tunisian court sentenced a prominent LGBT rights activist on March 4, 2021, to six months in prison and a fine for shouting outside a police station after officers refused to register…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2021

Belgian prime minster flies rainbow flag in response to gay man’s murder

Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo flew the rainbow LGBTQ Pride flag outside his office on Tuesday in response to the fatal stabbing of a gay man in a park in Beveren,…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2021

LGBTQ Travel Safety in Croatia: 39th Most Popular Country in the World

March 9, 2021 – When it comes to traveling, Croatia has been known as a gay-friendly destination, even though not all Croatians in every part of the country are fond of accepting…

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ADDED ON: 03/09/2021

Ghana’s emerging LGBT movement battles with hostility

When activists in Ghana opened a support centre for the local gay community, they expected some pushback in a religiously conservative West African country where homosexuality is illegal. But less than a…

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ADDED ON: 03/09/2021

Patriarchal Albania offers little compassion for same-sex relationships

TIRANA (Reuters) - Sara, a 26-year-old woman from Tirana, is reluctant to talk about her love life with friends and family as they cannot understand her attraction to people of the same…

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ADDED ON: 03/09/2021

Nigerian police raid suspected ‘gay party’ and drag ‘scores’ of men to anti-cult office

Police have reportedly raided a hotel in Anambra, Nigeria, where a group of “suspected gays” were having a party, following an anonymous tip-off. According to a local source who spoke to Nigerian…

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ADDED ON: 03/09/2021

Senegal: Hate speech flourishes on Facebook in language used by 5 million

In Senegal, anti-gay hate speech spreads on Facebook without restraint in abusive posts that are written in Wolof, LGBTQ+ advocates say. That’s the local language for 5 million people in West Africa,…

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ADDED ON: 03/08/2021

Pakistan- Accused who tortured transgender person arrested in Nowshera

Nowshera Police have arrested an accused who attacked and injured a transgender person. Police said that transgender person Fayyaz alias Sunny came to Cantt Police Station with a complaint that a boy,…

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