• 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: 12/12/2018

Interview: The Law Damaging Russia’s LGBT Children

When Russia passed a law banning what it called “propaganda of non-traditional relationships,” it made positive discussion about LGBT relationships illegal. The official rationale for the law was to protect children. But…

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ADDED ON: 12/12/2018

Advocacy Groups Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of International Human Rights Day

LGBTI advocacy groups and public figures celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration Of Human Rights on Monday (10 December). 10 December is also commemorated annually as Human Rights Day While advocacy…

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ADDED ON: 12/12/2018

Strongmen Like Putin Threaten LGBTQ People Across the Globe

The worldwide struggle for LGBT equality has dramatically changed in the past few years. From our movement’s inception, our great challenge has been to shed our invisibility and use education to overcome…

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ADDED ON: 12/11/2018

Argentina, UK to co-chair LGBT rights organisation for two years

Argentina and the United Kingdom have been chosen Monday to co-chair the Equal Rights Coalition for two years starting next June, to succeed Chile and Canada at the helm of the first-ever…

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ADDED ON: 12/11/2018

What We Talk About When We Talk About Gender in Armenia

“I’m asking you a simple question: Do you have any responsibility towards the LGBT community?” This was one of many inflammatory questions addressed to Armenia’s acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan during a historic…

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ADDED ON: 12/10/2018

International Human Rights Day: Progress of LGBTIAQ rights across the world

From South Africa to India, Costa Rica to Trinidad and Tobago, here is some of the progress made in terms of LGBTIAQ rights across the world in 2018. 70 years ago today the Universal…

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ADDED ON: 12/10/2018

Church of England bishops to start inquiry into so-called ‘gay cure’ therapies

Senior Church of England bishops will start an inquiry into 'gay cure' therapies. Bishops will take evidence from people who have gone through the so-called 'treatments' to turn people from gay to…

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ADDED ON: 12/08/2018

Homophobes threatened to light gay kids on fire at Canada school

Students members of a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) in Botwood, Canada, say that homophobic classmates threatened to set them on fire. Pupils at Botwood Collegiate high school in Newfoundland spoke out about their…

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ADDED ON: 12/08/2018

Hungary and Poland say no to LGBTIQ

"A Europe that protects" is Austria's motto for its presidency of the Council of the EU. But it couldn't agree to protect everyone. Hungary and Poland on Thursday torpedoed a joint statement by…

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ADDED ON: 12/07/2018

Islamic exorcisms used as conversion therapy as Indonesian city moves against LGBT population

An Indonesian city has launched a new campaign to "cleanse" LGBT people of their "social sickness" through religious exorcisms, a move that's been seen as part of the country's growing intolerance towards the…

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ADDED ON: 12/07/2018

Welcome to Jamaica – no longer ‘the most homophobic place on Earth’

Early one late summer morning, more than 200 people gathered under the lush canopy of Hope Gardens in Kingston, Jamaica, for a breakfast party. It was all a far cry from the country that…

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ADDED ON: 12/06/2018

There’s Safety in the Family Fold for Rural LGBTI People in Uganda

On a small farm in eastern Uganda, a baby boy named JoJo was born. Skinny with thin lips and cute ears, JoJo grew up hanging out only with the girls, singing and…

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