• 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: 11/04/2018

Inside the Fight to Uncover the Truth About Trump’s Anti-LGBT Crusade

In the wake of an explosive anti-transgender memo leaked from the Department of Health and Human Services and published by the New York Times, LGBT advocates have questions: Who proposed that “sex”…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

LGBTI Refugees Explain Why They Fled to the US

Over the past year, LGBT+ refugees have faced a two-pronged attack from the Trump administration’s hardline immigration stances and regressive policies on LGBT+ rights. After fleeing their homes to seek a new…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

Governor in Tanzania Vows Mass Arrests of LGBTI

The regional governor of Tanzania’s largest city, Dar es Salaam, has vowed to arrest people suspected of being gay by next week in an escalating crackdown on LGBT communities in the East…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

Will Bolsonaro’s Victory in Brazil Usher Right-wing Ripple Effects in Latin America?

From the fate of the Amazon to LGBTI rights and even the future of democracy itself, Jair Bolsonaro's historic victory in Brazil’s presidential election could have profound repercussions across Latin America. With…

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ADDED ON: 11/01/2018

Indonesia: Fresh Wave of Anti-LGBT Rhetoric, Arrests

Throughout October 2018, government officials in various regencies of West Java province have publicly called for policies that would target LGBT people for arrest and “rehabilitation.” Local decrees and other official documents…

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ADDED ON: 11/01/2018

Almost Half of All LGBT People in the Us Live in States with No Workplace Protections

A new report reveals how far the United States has to go before achieving workplace equality for LGBT people. The Movement Advancement Project (MAP), American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and Lambda Legal…

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ADDED ON: 11/01/2018

Tanzania Forms Anti-gay and Nudity Squad

Tanzanian police have announced the creation of a surveillance squad whose job it will be to identify gay people on social media and arrest them. Paul Makonda, the police regional commissioner for…

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ADDED ON: 10/30/2018

LGBTQ Brazilians on Edge After Self-described ‘Homophobic’ Lawmaker Elected President

Far-right Brazilian lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro, the so-called Trump of the Tropics, was elected president of the world’s fourth-largest democracy on Sunday. Once considered unelectable due, in part, to his long history of…

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ADDED ON: 10/30/2018

A Doctor Who Died In The Pittsburgh Shooting Is Being Remembered As A Hero To Patients During The AIDS Crisis

"He would hold my hand, without gloves, when I was feeling really bad," one of his patients said. He "kept us alive the longest." Years ago, Michael Kerr penned a letter to…

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ADDED ON: 10/29/2018

LGBT Groups Denounce Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting as ‘Horrific Attack’

As the world stands aghast over the latest mass shooting in the United States in which at least 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh were killed, LGBT groups were among those…

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ADDED ON: 10/29/2018

Malawi’s Anti-LGBT Laws Fuel ‘violence and Discrimination’ According to New Report

A new report has found that Malawi’s anti-gay laws mean that members of the LGBT+ community are vulnerable to arbitrary arrest, physical violence, and discrimination. Sections 153 and 156 of Malawi’s Criminal…

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ADDED ON: 10/29/2018

Brazil: An Urgent Call to Protect Rights

Brazil´s judiciary and other key institutions should resist any attempt to undermine human rights, the rule of law, and democracy under Jair Bolsonaro’s government, Human Rights Watch said today. Bolsonaro, a pro-torture,…

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