• 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: 11/05/2018

US Warns its Citizens in Tanzania Over Anti-gay Crackdown

The US has warned its citizens in Tanzania to be cautious after the commercial capital Dar es Salaam announced a crackdown on homosexuality, a criminal offence in the country. In an alert…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

Bachelet: Tanzania Has Duty to Protect – Not Further Endanger – LGBT People

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday expressed alarm at the statement by the Regional Commissioner of Dar es Salaam that a committee will be put in place to…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

Not voting has consequences. Transgender People in Trump’s America Know this all too Well

The sun was just setting on Tuesday as dozens of people, some briefly turning to cast uneasy glances at the railroad tracks behind them, gathered in a solemn semi-circle outside the Sacramento…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

Malaysian Official Claims 1,450 Gay People Have Been ‘Cured’

A Malaysian official recently declared 1,450 gay people have been “cured” in government-funded spiritual camps, according to the Malay Mail. The “mukhayyam” programs are funded by the government’s Malaysian Islamic Development Department…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

Aging and LGBT in Argentina: Survivors of Deeply Homophobic Past

For elderly members of Argentina’s LGBT community, things used to be so so different. They’re the surviving witnesses of a time when sexual orientations that don’t fit the establish mold were considered…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

‘Thousands of Names’ Handed to Tanzania Authorities After Public Told to Report Gay People

There are fears for the safety of the LBGT+ community in Tanzania after a senior government official called on the public to report suspected homosexuals. Authorities have already been handed thousands of…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

Ireland’s Brazilian LGBT Community Express Fear Following Bolsonaro Win

Brazilians living in Ireland, particularly members of the LGBT community, have expressed serious concerns following the victory of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro in the Brazilian presidential election. Mr Bolsonaro promised to defend…

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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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