• 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: 06/26/2022

Mawlawi tells security forces to stop LGBTQ gatherings

Lebanon's caretaker interior minister has given instructions to security forces to stop gatherings of the LGBTQ community, following pressure from religious institutions. Caretaker Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi instructed Lebanon's Internal Security Forces…

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ADDED ON: 06/26/2022

Horror on Oslo Pride day as gunman goes on deadly rampage at gay bar

Terrified revellers at a gay bar in Oslo hid in a basement and desperately called loved ones as a gunman went on the rampage, killing two people and injuring 21 on the…

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ADDED ON: 06/25/2022

In Bulgaria, A Bisexual Police Officer Set Up An LGBT Union. He Was Then Shunned.

Fed up with the discrimination he and his LGBT colleagues on the police force faced in Bulgaria, where "homophobia is a religion," officer Petromir Genchev decided it was time to do something…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2022

Should queer Nigerians celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month?

Each year, the month of June is marked as “Pride Month”, a time when LGBTQ people all over the world partake in Pride marches and attend events — all aimed at bolstering…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2022

Donors free 11 LGBT prisoners in Cameroon. Next, maybe 9 more

Only 13 months ago, a visitor to the Central Prison in Yaoundé, Cameroon, counted 11 inmates serving time for nothing other than whom they loved. None of them had been convicted of…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2022

How Asexual People Feel Excluded From Queer Spaces, Complicating Their Identity.

Asexuality is both straightforward and complicated to define. At the outset, it describes the orientation of somebody who doesn’t experience sexual attraction. But this is followed by many caveats: when? In what…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2022

War crimes against LGBTQ people in Ukraine are “worse than people can imagine”.

War crimes are a barbaric byproduct of conflict and combat. In an era of near incessant news coverage, the phrase has become a catch-all for heinous acts committed by soldiers and contractors…

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ADDED ON: 06/20/2022

Palestinian Activists Ban Concert for LGBTQ Community in Ramallah

Palestinian activists shut down a concert for the LGBTQ community that was scheduled to take place in Ramallah over the weekend. East Jerusalem singer-songwriter and video artist Bashar Murad was supposed to…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2022

Anti-LGBTQ+ attacks by US extremist groups surge as right spews vitriol

In Idaho, police recently found 31 members of a white supremacist group packed into the back of a U-Haul truck, apparently on their way to an LGBTQ+ pride event in the town…

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ADDED ON: 06/18/2022

LGBTQ Tolerance Billboards Destroyed in Ghana

Rights activists in Ghana are protesting after a crowd, urged on by a member of parliament, tore down a billboard that promoted tolerance toward the LGBTQ community. Last year, Ghanaian security shut…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2022

Bulgaria’s Embattled LGBT Community Eyes Calmer Celebration This Year

Sofia Pride marks its 15th edition this week with various activities, including exhibitions, film screenings and, on Saturday June 18, an open-air concert featuring some of the best-known local performers followed by…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2022

Right-Wing Groups Target Pride Events Amid Rising Anti-LGBTQ Rhetoric

Panda Dulce was just about to begin her Drag Queen Story Hour on Saturday in San Lorenzo, Calif., when a group of eight to 10 men marched into the library yelling homophobic…

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