The fight for LGBTI equality has gone global. Meet seven activists making change the world over: Khader Abu Seif of Israel, Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera of Uganda, Ivana Fred of Puerto Rico, Harish Iyer of India, Kenita Placide of St. Lucia, Mamikon Hovsepyan of Armenia, and Monica Shahi of Nepal.
Life wasn't easy for Subhi Nahas, as an "outed" 20-something man in the Syrian town of Idlib. Then the militant group al-Nusra seized control and it became unbearable. The al-Nusra fighters held Idlib until earlier this year, when ISIS fighters seized control. And things went from bad to worse.
Whether or not Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton is found guilty, his trial has already proved deeply troubling. Pemberton had intended to have sex with Jennifer Laude, a 26-year-old trans Filipina, but his attorney claims that after seeing her genitals, Pemberton "acted to defend his honor."
Two protests in the last week—potentially the first of their kind in Barbados—were staged outside the Parliament Buildings in Bridgetown. The protests focused on raising awareness about Section 9 of the Sexual Offences Act 1992, which criminalizes any form of anal intercourse (“buggery”), even between consenting adults.
Heartland Alliance – Alturi’s first partner organization – is dedicated to advancing human rights across the globe. As part of this mission, Heartland’s Global Initiative for Sexuality and Human Rights (GISHR) focuses specifically on protecting and promoting the human rights for all people, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression.