• 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: 08/06/2018

Facebook Bans Infowars and Alex Jones after Calls for Drag Queens to Be Burned Alive

Notorious anti-LGBT conspiracy theory outlet InfoWars has been banned from Facebook for violating hate speech rules – after calling for drag queens to be burned alive. The pro-Trump outlet is best known…

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ADDED ON: 08/04/2018

Russia LGBT Activists Detained During St Petersburg Rally

Russian police have detained at least 25 LGBT rights activists during a protest in St Petersburg to promote the rights of sexual minorities. About 60 activists gathered at the main square in…

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ADDED ON: 08/04/2018

LGBT Activists Reportedly Attacked In Southern Armenia

A group of several dozen people attacked nine gay-rights activists in Armenia's Syunik region, the Pink Armenia activist organization has reported. The attack is said to have occurred on the evening of…

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ADDED ON: 08/03/2018

British Airways Criticised by LGBT Groups over Asylum Removals

British Airways has been condemned for cooperating with the removal of refused asylum seekers persecuted for their sexuality while sponsoring the UK’s biggest gay pride event. A letter signed by LGBT rights…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2018

Hans How: The Malaysian Gay Man Fighting for His Life, and Many Other LGBTI Asylum Seekers

Moments after Hans How was queerbashed by a gang, two watching policeman taunted him with the possibility of being arrested and imprisoned, and murdered in jail. One of those policemen then pushed…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2018

Trans Women Bemoan Violence, Corrective Rape at #TotalShutdown

Transgender women in Durban have been raped by men as a form of punishment and ‘correcting’ them. The LGBTI community have joined the #TotalShutdown Women’s march in Durban where hundreds have joined…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2018

Sen. Harris Introduces Bill to Add LGBTI Questions to Census

As the typically dry process of setting questions for the Census moves further into the political arena, Sen. Kamala Harris is pushing to make sure everyone is counted — by adding a…

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‘Visibles’ Shine a Light on LGBTI Rights in Guatemala

Guatemala occupies an important place in the current controversy over US immigration policy. Along with its neighbors, El Salvador and Honduras, the Central American country is highlighted as a source of mass…

ADDED ON: 08/01/2018

China-Taiwan Tensions Expected to Surface at Gay Games in Paris

Leaders of the Gay Games, the international LGBT sports competition set to take place in Paris Aug. 4-12, have released a cautiously worded statement about ways participants can show pride in their teams…

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ADDED ON: 07/31/2018

Dictatorship Was A ‘Very Good’ Period, Says Brazil’s Aspiring President

Despite serving more than 25 years in Congress, Bolsonaro appears eager to present himself as a political outsider — a no-nonsense figure defiantly challenging the status quo. Or, as he puts it…

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ADDED ON: 07/30/2018

LatAm LGBT People Fear Asylum Requests Will Founder with Trump

Latin American lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people requesting asylum in the U.S. are finding it more and more difficult to be able to leave "insults and attacks" behind them because of the…

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ADDED ON: 07/27/2018

Japan Wants LGBT Tourists to Visit its Disaster Zones

Japan is hoping LGBT people can boost tourism in a region formerly plagued with natural disasters. The country’s Reconstruction Agency has launched an initiative to draw queer and trans people to visit the Tohoku…

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