• 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: 06/10/2020

This Pride Month, Shame on You: Exposing Anti-LGBT Government Strategies in MENA

As a researcher and advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, I am often asked: “What is it like to be…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2020

We are all George Floyd!

Most of us must have been troubled by the news of what is happening in the US in the aftermath of the horrific death of George Floyd, who was killed by police…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2020

20 photos that chronicle America’s iconic history of activism

Tens of thousands of Americans have been marching in the streets daily, demanding an end to police brutality and racism. Following the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd let…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2020

Celebrating Pride Month and rallying for racial equality: LGBTQ groups seek ‘to stand in solidarity with the black community’

Pride Month began Monday. Many in the LGBTQ community, however, were unsure how to celebrate without overshadowing the ongoing nationwide protests over racial injustice spurred by the death of George Floyd. But…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2020

Black transgender community to march against injustice

The LGBTQ community typically marches in June to celebrate pride. This year, some in St. Louis will gather with a different tone. Charles Buchanan with Flower Boi support group, is organizing a…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2020

Iowa police raid gay bar for providing first aid supplies to protestors

An LGBTQ venue was raided by police earlier this week for providing first aid for protestors. The Blazing Saddle, an LGBTQ bar in Des Moines, posted a video to Facebook showing around…

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ADDED ON: 06/05/2020

LGBT+ Pride events turning focus to racial injustice in U.S

Organizers of LGBT+ Pride events in major U.S. cities are shifting their focus to racism and police violence, they said this week, addressing the concerns and demands raised by protesters over the…

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ADDED ON: 06/04/2020

YouTube takes down anti-gay ad after outrage in Russia

An online video suggesting Russians back constitutional reform or see gay couples win adoption rights was taken down by YouTube on Wednesday after LGBT+ groups said it incited hatred. The clip, posted…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2020

‘Completely Crazy’: Activists Slam Antigay Ad As Russia’s Constitutional Vote Looms

A Russian media group linked to a close associate of President Vladimir Putin has produced an antigay political ad ahead of a vote on constitutional amendments that would open the door for…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2020

LGBTQ Groups Call to Bring Into Movement Anti-racism, End to White Supremacy

Amid the national horror following the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota, LGBTQ and civil rights groups have issued a joint statement declaring anti-racism and an end to white supremacy must…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2020

As protests roar, LGBT+ activists see chance to return to ‘radical roots’

As widespread protests over racial injustice roiled the country, LGBT+ campaigners on Monday, the start of the annual Pride month, called for a return to the rebellious origins of the U.S. gay…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2020

Hungary’s new anti-transgender law is threatening to set hard-won LGBT rights back decades

The Hungarian parliament has voted to strip transgender people of their current rights to legally change their gender. The new law defines gender on the basis of chromosomes at birth, ending the…

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