Discrimination and Equality

Global News

Added on: 12/22/2018
12/21/2018
Khaled was born in Syria, but his life began anew when he arrived in Canada as a refugee in 2015. “I was born there, but I was reborn…

Global News

Added on: 12/22/2018
12/19/2018
More than one million people in China have watched an online inspirational talk about LGBTI rights despite a government ban on homosexual content.Ah  Qiang of PFLAG China discussed ’the…

Global News

Added on: 12/21/2018
12/21/2018
It’s business as usual in the bustling lane of Connaught Place’s Block B. But something new catches one’s eye: three new billboards depicting the LGBTQ community in…

Global News

Added on: 12/21/2018
12/21/2018
Raymond Mashamba was being blackmailed over his sexuality by a former friend in Bulawayo before and during the CONIFA World Football Cup, an international tournament for teams…

Global News

Added on: 12/21/2018
12/20/2018
Heads turn when An Hui and Ye Jianbin walk down a street in the Chinese city of Shenzhen with their triplets, who were conceived with help from…

Global News

Added on: 12/21/2018
12/20/2018
A lesbian couple and nine other women have been arrested in Nigeria for planning the pair’s wedding. The 11 women were detained on Monday (December 17) in the northern…

Global News

Added on: 12/21/2018
12/19/2018
Transgender Indians on Wednesday (19 December) protested against a bill claiming to protect their rights. India’s lower house of parliament, the Lok Sabha, passed the Transgender Persons (Protection…

Global News

Added on: 12/20/2018
12/19/2018
IN 2015, IRELAND became the fourth country in the world to enshrine in law the right to gender recognition based on self-declaration. The historic move was a vital…

Global News

Added on: 12/20/2018
The government of Bermuda has asked a British territories appellate court to overturn a ruling against a law that rescinded marriage rights for same-sex couples. The appeal…

World Voices

Added on: 12/20/2018
Robert Blackmon
Alturi Project Director
The camp is run by the United Nations High Commission on Human Rights and houses 200,000 refugees from 10 countries, most being from conservative Muslim backgrounds. UNHCR…

Global News

Added on: 12/19/2018
The southeast African country of Malawi remains torn about homosexuality — unwilling to repeal its anti-homosexuality law, but also unwilling to enforce it. This month’s arrest and…

Global News

Added on: 12/19/2018
Growing up in Jamaica’s Montego Bay, Glenroy enjoyed an idyllic childhood – until his family discovered he was gay. They physically attacked him and threw him out…

Global News

Added on: 12/19/2018
12/18/2018
Six leading publications aimed at lesbian and bisexual women have issued a joint statement in support of trans people. Representatives of DIVA, Curve, Autostraddle, LOTL, Tagg and Lez Spread The…

Global News

Added on: 12/19/2018
Since the Nigerian government passed into law the Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act (SSMPA), LGBT Nigerians have continued to suffer many forms of discrimination as well as exclusion…

Global News

Added on: 12/19/2018
12/18/2018
A youth worker in Uganda has suggested that being unemployed makes young men gay. Ishahak Mugema also said he wants the government to open more factories for…

Global News

Added on: 12/19/2018
12/18/2018
A religious group in Israel has launched a new anti-LGBT+ campaign which brands same-sex love as “poison” and advocates for conversion therapy. The campaign – which has…

Global News

Added on: 12/18/2018
A Russian social media operation aimed at helping Republican nominee Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election included efforts to polarize voters around LGBT issues and, in…

Global News

Added on: 12/18/2018
12/17/2018
It’s tough being gay in China. Millions of LGBT Chinese face discrimination, intolerance, family pressures to get married and have a baby, and sporadic government crackdowns on…

Global News

Added on: 12/17/2018
12/17/2018
Four transgender pilgrims stopped by police on their way to a sacred temple in southern India took their case to the district police chief on Monday (17…

Global News

Added on: 12/17/2018
12/16/2018
A woman who was told she was “only a lesbian” by a shop worker has been awarded €2,000 (£1,800) after a hearing before the Workplace Relations Commission…

Global News

Added on: 12/17/2018
12/17/2018
A gay man has won a legal battle in Singapore to be legally recognised as the parent of a child he fathered through surrogacy abroad. The Singapore…

Global News

Added on: 12/16/2018
12/15/2018
About forty gay couples got married in downtown Sao Paulo on Saturday, tying the knot partly out of fear that the new administration of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro…

Global News

Added on: 12/16/2018
12/16/2018
Tanzania said Friday that it would not comply with demands from donors to soften its opposition to LGBT rights. According to NBC News, Finance Minister Philip Mpango…

Global News

Added on: 12/15/2018
12/14/2018
LGBT+ refugees in Kenya’s remote Kakuma camp are being moved to safe houses in Nairobi after they were attacked when protesting for greater protection, the United Nations…

Global News

Added on: 12/15/2018
12/14/2018
Billboards featuring LGBT+ couples and the slogan “It’s not scary, it’s just love—Different People, Equal Rights” have sparked controversy in Bulgaria. The street posters were installed this…

Global News

Added on: 12/15/2018
12/14/2018
Like in Australia, the debate about foreign interference in Taiwan usually centers on the shadowy intentions of China. But a very different source of overseas influence is…

Global News

Added on: 12/14/2018
12/14/2018
Three of Belarus Free Theatre’s ‘Studio Fortinbras’ students were arrested and fined for “holding an unauthorised mass event” when they dressed as police officers with rainbow epaulettes…

Global News

Added on: 12/14/2018
12/13/2018
LGBT+ activists were attacked and arrested by police after staging a peaceful march through Kakuma, a UNCHR refugee camp in Turkana County, Kenya. Around 40 LGBT+ activists took…

Global News

Added on: 12/14/2018
12/12/2018
Russia’s “gay propaganda” law is directly harming and endangering LGBT+ children and young people, according to a new report. The report – which is called “No Support:…

Global News

Added on: 12/13/2018
12/13/2018
On the night of the Brazilian election, Bianca Gama cried as it became clear that the country’s next president would be Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right politician whose career has…