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Added on: 09/22/2023
09/22/2023
Turkey’s leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has complained about the display of what he described as as “LGBT colours” at the United Nations, which was brightly decorated to…

Global News

Added on: 09/10/2023
Sixty groups forming an Ibero-American Catholic LGBTQ+ network have written to Pope Francis asking for LGBTQ+ people to be directly involved in the Synod assembly next month,…

Alturi Blog

Added on: 08/23/2023
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Africa The World Population Review provides metrics for tracking laws impacting sexual orientation and gender identity globally. Our World in Data offers data on extreme poverty by…

Global News

Added on: 08/18/2023
08/17/2023
The International Chess Federation (FIDE) says it is temporarily banning transgender women from competing in its women’s events. The FIDE said individual cases would require “further analysis”…

Global News

Added on: 08/17/2023
08/16/2023
There are about 100 openly LGBTQ+ players and coaches across the tournament’s expanded 32 teams, according to counts by LGBTQ+ publications. One of those, Autostraddle, noted that the…

Global News

Added on: 08/11/2023
08/10/2023
WASHINGTON, Aug 8 (Reuters) – The World Bank said on Tuesday it would halt new lending to the Ugandan government after concluding that its anti-LGBTQ law, which has…

Global News

Added on: 07/21/2023
07/18/2023
When I read Mark Zuckerberg’s long-term vision for Threads, I became increasingly concerned about the future of sexual free speech. Thanks to its close integration with Instagram, the…

Global News

Added on: 07/21/2023
07/20/2023
Volker Türk has been in his position since October 2022. An increase in support for populist political parties and anti-freedom or rights movements throughout the world is…

Global News

Added on: 07/17/2023
07/16/2023
White Christian nationalists are exporting their American culture wars to Africa and getting people killed with “kill the gays” laws, and we see what they are doing….

Global News

Added on: 07/14/2023
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on July 12 launched into a condemnation of Western attitudes on homosexuality during a visit to Uganda, which has just introduced some of…

Global News

Added on: 07/10/2023
07/09/2023
When the US evangelical preacher and anti-LGBTQ+ crusader Scott Lively landed in Uganda in 2009 to warn of the “gay agenda”, he was arriving after a series…

Global News

Added on: 06/29/2023
06/28/2023
Whenever the rights of LGBTQ+ people move forward in the world, be it with laws that recognize same-sex marriage or the administrative identity of trans people, there…

Global News

Added on: 06/09/2023
06/08/2023
A standoff has emerged over a reference to discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in the budget of the International Labour Organization, pitting…

Global News

Added on: 06/05/2023
06/05/2023
Uganda enacted one of the harshest anti-gay laws in the world last week, a bill known as the Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2023. It imposes a life sentence…

Global News

Added on: 06/05/2023
06/01/2023
Nearly 1 in 10 adults across 30 countries identify as LGBTQ, according to a new global survey, but that number tells only part of the story. Age…

Global News

Added on: 06/05/2023
06/03/2023
The share of people worldwide who say their area is a good place for gay or lesbian people to live doubled from 25% to 50% over 10…

Global News

Added on: 06/01/2023
05/31/2023
Pride month is a time for protest and celebration, one when the LGBTQ+ community unite under the rainbow banner or their chosen Pride flag. From the bisexual Pride…

Global News

Added on: 05/14/2023
05/13/2023
Abusive rhetoric by politicians, the media, and social commentators has trickled down to produce increasingly abusive and hateful speech against LGBT persons in the United Kingdom (UK),…

Global News

Added on: 04/09/2023
Uganda’s parliament recently week approved a law making it a crime for individuals to identify as LGBTQ+. The bill also provides the government with extensive powers to…

Global News

Added on: 03/16/2023
03/15/2023
The annual gala of A Wider Bridge, a Jewish LGBTQ group, had all the trappings of a festive event: Guests arrived in cocktail attire finery — one…

Global News

Added on: 02/28/2023
Australia’s first dedicated fund to promote international LGBTQ rights will be created in a federal government move hailed by equality advocates as a groundbreaking step to reduce…

Global News

Added on: 02/16/2023
After the Chinese government reversed its draconian “Zero Covid” policy and fully lifted pandemic restrictions, it is now beaming a new message into Europe: China is open…

Global News

Added on: 01/03/2023
12/29/2022
Progress for the world’s LGBTQ+ people has not been evenly spread in 2022, with some countries marking new milestones and others rolling back rights. In wins, Singapore,…

Global News

Added on: 01/01/2023
12/31/2022
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) adds new words into the dictionary that were used in order to keep up with the ever-evolving English language. For 2022, they…

Global News

Added on: 12/31/2022
12/30/2022
Protests by Western activists at the FIFA World Cup may have backfired and sparked a backlash against gay. lesbian and queer communities in Qatar, critics say. Early…

Global News

Added on: 12/30/2022
12/29/2022
The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, during a direct line broadcast for the first time in English and Arabic, addressed the Arab world and all Muslims with…

Global News

Added on: 12/28/2022
During the past year, the world has witnessed slow progress toward full recognition of the human rights of LGBTQ people, though many nations remain obstinate in their…

Global News

Added on: 12/24/2022
The LGBTQ rights group ADHEOS is seeking to block a sportscaster and former Tunisian official from traveling in Europe because of his violently homophobic comments on a…

Global News

Added on: 12/23/2022
12/22/2022
Travel brought Rachel Davey and Martina Sebova together. Almost 15 years ago, the two women met on a 49-day overland tour of Europe. Rachel, from Victoria, was…

Global News

Added on: 12/17/2022
12/16/2022
One of the UN’s leading voices on gender identity and LGBTQ+ rights has endorsed Scotland’s Gender Recognition Act reforms, which will be voted on next week. Victor…