• 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: 11/13/2018

Young Ukrainian Campers Learn Lessons in War, LGBT Hate

The campers, some clad in combat fatigues, carefully aim their assault rifles. Their instructor offers advice: Don’t think of your target as a human being. So when these boys and girls shoot,…

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ADDED ON: 11/11/2018

Tanzania’s Anti-homosexuality Purge Is Making Ottawa Anxious

Official anti-gay prejudice in Tanzania is causing Canadian officials to reassess this country's relationship with one of Canada's biggest aid recipients. Arrests of gay men in Zanzibar over the weekend, and the…

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ADDED ON: 11/11/2018

Rights Groups Warn Malaysia’s Constitution Does Not Protect LGBTI People

Malaysia’s LGBTI community has said the country’s constitution is not enough to protect them from increasing attacks. Their comments came after the international community asked Malaysia to do more to protect LGBTI…

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ADDED ON: 11/10/2018

Tanzania: Men Arrested for ‘Gay Marriage’ Face Anal Examinations

Ten men arrested for allegedly conducting a same-sex marriage ceremony on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar are to face a forced anal examination on Friday, activists have told the Guardian. The procedure…

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ADDED ON: 11/10/2018

EU Recalls Tanzania Ambassador Amid LGBT Crackdown

The European Union has recalled the head of its delegation to Tanzania because of what it calls a "deterioration of the human rights and rule of law" in the east African nation.…

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ADDED ON: 11/10/2018

Myanmar is Arresting People for Being Gay Under Colonial-era Sodomy Law

At least two recent arrests of LGBTI Myanmar citizens using the country’s anti-gay law has shaken the community. Police have reportedly charged a local restaurant owner and a make-up artist, who both…

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ADDED ON: 11/10/2018

Manaus Opens Shelter For LGBT Refugees From Venezuela

Manaus is a stop in the route of part of the 80,000 Venezuelans looking for asylum or temporary residence in Brazil. And now, it is the first Brazilian city to have an…

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ADDED ON: 11/08/2018

Using the UN to Advance LGBTI Rights in China

As China approaches the third, quadrennial review of its human rights record by the United Nations (known as the ‘Universal Periodic Review’ (UPR)), there is increasing international attention on the dire human…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2018

Jewish Groups Push for Ballot Measures on Immigration and LGBTI Rights

Get out the vote: It’s a biennial ritual for Jewish groups. But not for humans, for ideas — the state and local ballot initiatives that rarely get the level of attention that…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2018

Tanzania: 10 Men Arrested in Zanzibar for Being ‘Gay’

Ten men have been arrested on suspicion of being gay on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar after police received a “tip-off” from members of the public about a same-sex marriage taking place,…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2018

French LGBTI Rights Groups Warn of a Spike in Homophobic Attacks

LGBTI rights groups have spoken out about a spike in homophobic attacks in France. Across France, complaints of homophobic attacks have increased by 15% since the beginning of 2018, FRANCE 24 reports. A…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2018

Fight Against LGBTI Bullying in Schools Gets £1 Million Funding Boost

More funding will be available to charities and voluntary organisations working to end LGBT+ bullying in schools, the government announced on Sunday (November 4). Minister for Women and Equalities Penny Mordaunt announced…

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