• 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: 12/17/2021

This Gay Man Escaped From Afghanistan. America Has Abandoned Him in a ‘Terrifying’ Limbo.

C says all he can see are tall buildings surrounding him. “It feels like I have escaped death, but now I am in a prison,” he told The Daily Beast through a…

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ADDED ON: 12/15/2021

Barbados can ‘wipe the slate’ on LGBT+ rights as a newly-christened republic, campaigners say

In November, Barbados removed Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and welcomed in president Sandra Mason in a historic ceremony which broke the nation’s ties with the British monarchy. Prime…

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ADDED ON: 12/15/2021

France’s parliament has voted to ban gay ‘conversion’ practices

France's parliament has voted to ban so-called conversion therapy, joining a handful of countries that have taken steps to outlaw practices that seek to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.…

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ADDED ON: 12/14/2021

Senegalese lawmakers draft tougher laws against LGBT

A group of Senegalese lawmakers has drafted a law that would tighten already repressive laws against same-sex relations, lengthening potential jail terms for those convicted of LGBT+ activities, one of the legislators…

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ADDED ON: 12/14/2021

Vatican office apologises for hurting Catholic LGBTQ community

A Vatican department has apologised for “causing pain to the entire LGBTQ community” by removing from its website a link to resource material from a Catholic gay rights advocacy group. The website…

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ADDED ON: 12/14/2021

‘A safe place.’ For LGBT asylum seekers, a new shot at life

The church volunteers assembled furniture and hung decorations in the newly renovated apartment building. They laid out nearly every necessity, down to the bath towels, bed linens, cooking supplies and televisions. Over…

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ADDED ON: 12/13/2021

Al-Azhar rhetoric alarms LGBTQ community

Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's highest religious authority, has warned against media content that "normalizes" homosexuality. The warning came in a Dec. 5 tweet on Al-Azhar's official Twitter account that condemned homosexuality as "obscene " and…

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ADDED ON: 12/13/2021

Iran arrests lesbian for ‘supporting homosexuality’

The 6G Iranian and Lesbian and Transgender Network reported Tuesday on its website that an Iranian lesbian named Sarah was arrested in the province of West Azerbaijan while seeking to cross the border…

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ADDED ON: 12/12/2021

Tunisia: LGBT activist’s assault seen as a pattern by police

A prominent LGBTQ activist in Tunisia has reported that two men, one dressed in police uniform, threw him to the ground, beat and kicked him during an assault they said was punishment…

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ADDED ON: 12/11/2021

LGBTQ Community in Tunisia Forcibly Outed to Public, Face Police Brutality: Activists

Tunisian LGBTQ activists are demanding change after a series of brutal attacks and harassment campaigns. The Associated Press interviewed activists in the North African country, including Tunisian Association for Justice and Equality…

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ADDED ON: 12/11/2021

LGBTQ+ Iranians Are Suffering and Dying While the World Yawns

Observing Human Rights Day every year on December 10 may pass people by without a moment's thought — another unnecessary day which no one is aware of and which goes by unnoticed.…

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ADDED ON: 12/10/2021

Tunisia: LGBT activist’s assault by police seen as a pattern

TUNIS, Tunisia -- A prominent LGBTQ activist in Tunisia has reported that two men, one dressed in police uniform, threw him to the ground, beat and kicked him during an assault they…

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