Human Rights

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Added on: 07/16/2024
For centuries, two-spirit individuals have been subjected to violence and assimilation. Today, two-spirit activists across the United States are coming together to reclaim their autonomy and preserve…

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Added on: 07/16/2024
07/15/2024
The fundamental freedoms of assembly, expression and association for queer individuals are under siege. These are sentiments Graeme Reid, an expert on protection against violence and discrimination…

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Added on: 07/16/2024
07/15/2024
The Government of Albania has made notable strides in creating a framework to combat discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. However, more efforts are needed…

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Added on: 07/15/2024
07/14/2024
Brenda Biya, 26, shared a photo on social media late last month that showed her embracing Brazilian model Layyons Valença. The post was accompanied by the caption:…

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Added on: 07/14/2024
07/13/2024
An LGBTI+ rights activist and member of the Workers’ Party of Turkey, TIP, Iris Mozalar, was arrested on Thursday over her social media posts condemning violent incidents…

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Added on: 07/14/2024
07/13/2024
Ugandan human rights advocates on Thursday filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against a ruling by a lower court that upheld a draconian anti-homosexuality law which…

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Added on: 07/12/2024
07/11/2024
Burkina Faso’s military junta has announced a ban on homosexual acts, making it the latest African state to crack down on same-sex relations despite strong opposition from…

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Added on: 07/11/2024
The Namibian high court recently invalidated the country’s colonial-era “sodomy law”, which had made consensual sexual acts between men a criminal offence. The court declared that the common law offences…

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Added on: 07/11/2024
In June, Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Culture and Information said it was reviewing a petition, “We Are against Open and Hidden LGBT Propaganda in Kazakhstan!” initiated by the head…

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Added on: 07/10/2024
Leah Forester knows what rejection feels like. When the Orthodox Jewish comedian came out as a lesbian several years ago, her Haredi family stopped speaking to her….

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Added on: 07/05/2024
07/04/2024
Mohammed is 27 years old and gay. However, he has yet to come out about his sexuality. Like many other LGBTQ+ Ghanaians, he fears going public. That’s because Ghana’s…

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Added on: 07/04/2024
07/03/2024
In the face of Cameroon‘s criminalization of LGBTQ+ relationships, the daughter of the nation’s president has come out. Brenda Biya, daughter of President Paul Biya, revealed in a recent post…

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Added on: 07/04/2024
07/02/2024
GENEVA (2 July 2024) – The military coup was a devastating setback for gender equality in Myanmar and has left women, girls, and LGBT people acutely vulnerable…

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Added on: 07/03/2024
A gay man who was briefly arrested in the Russian North Caucasus republic of Dagestan in June has described how he was offered money to help the…

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Added on: 07/02/2024
Hopes of a second victory for LGBTQ+ rights activists in southern Africa were dashed Friday when the High Court in Malawi rejected two challenges seeking to overturn…

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Added on: 06/30/2024
06/29/2024
A US air force veteran who was discharged for being gay and served time in prison for consensual gay sex has expressed his relief at the recent…

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Added on: 06/29/2024
In a country where homosexuality is criminalized, Jacqueline Kasha, a courageous Ugandan activist, has founded Freedom and Roam Uganda (FARUG), a lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex rights…

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Added on: 06/29/2024
06/28/2024
Georgia’s parliament on Thursday gave its initial approval to a set of bills containing sweeping curbs on LGBT rights, including bans on the “propaganda” of same-sex relationships…

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Added on: 06/27/2024
DHAKA, BANGLADESH — Pride Month, the monthlong celebration of LGBTQ+ culture and rights, is not publicly celebrated in Bangladesh, a Muslim-majority country where same-sex relationships are illegal under…

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Added on: 06/27/2024
The first openly transgender politician in Russia has described how the Russian authorities threatened to commit her to a psychiatric hospital unless she detransitioned, Novaya Gazeta Baltic…

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Added on: 06/26/2024
Ten same-sex couples got married in the United States over the internet from Hong Kong, a semi-autonomous southern Chinese city that does not formally recognize such unions…

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Added on: 06/26/2024
Rights groups say LGBT Afghans are in an increasingly desperate situation after the Taliban takeover as they face serious threats to their safety. Human Rights Watch and…

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Added on: 06/25/2024
06/24/2024
Courts in Ghana are considering multiple legal challenges to the West African country’s anti-LGBTQ+ bill with its top court due to deliver its first decision on July…

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Added on: 06/22/2024
The number of nations with laws against gay sex has fallen to 64, continuing the slow, decades-long progress toward recognition of the human rights of LGBTQ+ people….

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Added on: 06/21/2024
06/20/2024
WINDHOEK, June 21 (Reuters) – A high court in Namibia declared two colonial-era laws that criminalised same-sex acts between men unconstitutional on Friday, in a landmark win…

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Added on: 06/20/2024
Organisers of Pink Dot 2015 said the estimated turnout of 28,000 was a record for the event, surpassing the crowd count of 26,000 they gave last year. No…

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Added on: 06/19/2024
06/19/2024
Dayling Ramírez says that each day that passes is a challenge to overcome because, despite having survived the persecution of the Mara Salvatrucha gang and the abuses…

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Added on: 06/19/2024
It’s June, and it’s time for the second session of the year of the UN Human Rights Council! The 56th session will take place at the United…

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Added on: 06/18/2024
06/18/2024
In a world where acceptance and safety often seem difficult to attain, many queer individuals also struggle to find a safe space to express themselves. They have…

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Added on: 06/18/2024
Barely two weeks after Constant Mutamba took office as Justice Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, he ordered public prosecutors to prosecute homosexuals even though the…