• 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: 11/01/2018

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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ADDED ON: 10/26/2018

Paris Police, Activists Split Over Surge in LGBT+ Attacks

The figures tell one story; gay activists fear another. But nobody disputes that Paris has suffered a string of homophobic attacks in recent months, with gay men set upon in a chic…

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ADDED ON: 10/25/2018

‘Death to LGBT’ Scrawled on Tel Aviv Holocaust Memorial

The words “death to LGBT’ were found scrawled on a monument in Tel Aviv that commemorates members of the LGBT community who were persecuted by the Nazi regime for their sexual orientation…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2018

A Humanitarian Exodus

The Central American migrant caravan traveling to the US border highlights the failures of American migration and foreign policy, and dwindling options for refugees to seek safety. We should welcome them with…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2018

LGBT’ Flyers — Picturing Lady Liberty, Gun, Beer and Trump — Sent to Nashville Gay Bars

Gay bars in Nashville received pamphlets with the acronym and images of the Statue of Liberty (L), a gun (G), a beer bottle (B) and President Donald Trump (T). The gun pictured…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2018

Brazil’s ‘Donald Trump’ Bolsonaro Winning Female, Gay Vote

Right-wing Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro once said he'd rather have a dead son than one who came out of the closet, but that isn't stopping conservative gay voters from backing him…

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