Human Rights

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Added on: 08/04/2023
08/03/2023
After the cancellation of the decree law criminalizing sodomy, Panama decriminalized homosexuality 15 years ago, becoming the latest Latin American country to do so. Shortly before, activist Juan…

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Added on: 08/02/2023
Anti-gay remarks made on Saturday by a Hezbollah leader in Lebanon who has recently called for anti-gay violence sparked panic and terror among lesbian, gay, bisexual and…

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Added on: 08/02/2023
A court in the Kurdistan region of Iraq dealt independent civil society a blow on May 31, 2023, by ordering the closure of Rasan Organization over “its…

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Added on: 08/01/2023
07/31/2023
An official in Iran in charge of “promoting Islamic values” has reportedly been suspended over an alleged gay sex video. Reza Tsaghati, head of culture and Islamic…

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Added on: 07/30/2023
07/30/2023
The Executive Board of Mission Africa Incorporated USA/Ghana, in collaboration with the Parliamentary Christian Fellowship, the Worldwide Miracle Outreach UK led by Dr Lawrence Tetteh, Inland Empire…

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Added on: 07/29/2023
07/28/2023
“We are going to fight until the very end!” said Surendra Pandey, the husband of Maya Gurung, when we met at a restaurant in Nepal’s busy capital…

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Added on: 07/29/2023
When AJ DePre, a trans rights organizer, heard that a House subcommittee was holding a hearing about “The Dangers and Due Process Violations of ‘Gender-Affirming Care,’” on…

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Added on: 07/29/2023
07/27/2023
Same-sex intercourse is already illegal in the West African nation, and is punishable by up to three years in jail. The Ghanaian parliament has been debating the…

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Added on: 07/27/2023
07/26/2023
U.S. officials and those working in the HIV response in Uganda said they are already seeing the detrimental effects of the controversial anti-gay bill that Ugandan President…

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Added on: 07/26/2023
07/25/2023
When British singer Matty Healy grabbed bandmate Ross MacDonald for an onstage kiss during their Malaysia concert on Friday, following a profanity-laden speech slamming the country’s anti-LGBTQ…

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Added on: 07/26/2023
For the protagonists of Luis Alejandro Yero’s Calls from Moscow, the Russian capital was a place of intense silence and isolation on the eve of the invasion…

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Added on: 07/25/2023
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed new legislation Monday which marked the final step in outlawing gender-affirming procedures, a crippling blow to Russia’s already embattled LGBTQ+ community. The…

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Added on: 07/25/2023
In January, Italy’s right-wing government ordered state agencies to cease registration of children born to same-sex couples. Now they’ve taken it a step further: a state prosecutor…

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Added on: 07/25/2023
07/24/2023
The 1975 frontman Matty Healy’s recent appearance at a festival in Kuala Lumpur – where he criticised Malaysia’s homophobic laws and kissed a male bandmate on stage…

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Added on: 07/23/2023
07/22/2023
Demonstrations have taken place in the streets of Botswana’s capital, Gaborone, against legislation to make same-sex relations legal. Mostly religious groups marched across the city to voice…

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Added on: 07/23/2023
07/22/2023
Hundreds of people took to the streets in Botswana’s capital of Gaborone on Saturday to protest against legislation seeking to make same-sex relations legal. Backed by religious…

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Added on: 07/22/2023
07/21/2023
In 2019, a wave of Polish towns and cities passed resolutions declaring themselves “LGBT-Free Zones” that at one point encompassed one-third of the country. Since then, activists…

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Added on: 07/22/2023
07/21/2023
Young Europeans, born after the era of communist oppression, know the phenomenon of unanimity in a political context by hearsay at best and may think nothing of…

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Added on: 07/22/2023
07/21/2023
On 25 June, Miguel Alvaro’s holiday took an unexpected turn when he was arrested by police in Istanbul after asking for directions. The arrest coincided with a…

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Added on: 07/22/2023
07/21/2023
The twin-island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is known for its volcanic terrain, spectacular coral reefs and yacht-filled harbors. But the tiny Eastern Caribbean country…

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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…

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Added on: 07/21/2023
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Advocacy group Human Rights Watch released an in-depth report Thursday that details the abuse and discrimination the LGBTQ community says it…

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Added on: 07/20/2023
07/19/2023
In the latest sign of rising homophobia in different African countries, a Kenyan opposition MP is leading a campaign for parliament to further criminalise the country’s small…

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Added on: 07/20/2023
07/19/2023
ACCRA, July 19 (Reuters) – Ghana’s Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a legal challenge seeking to block parliament from passing a stringent anti-LGBT bill, paving the way…

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Added on: 07/19/2023
When the lower chamber of Russia’s parliament passed a new law banning gender-affirming surgeries for transgender people, it confirmed Milana Romanova’s worst fear: the relative freedom transgender…

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Added on: 07/19/2023
07/18/2023
Lucía Sobral first figured out that she was trans because of Twitter. Growing up, the Gran Canaria native struggled to interact with boys and feared taking off…

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Added on: 07/19/2023
07/18/2023
For decades, Theresa Makumi hid who she was growing up in Kenya—one of many African nations where same-sex marriage is not only illegal, but where being queer…

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Added on: 07/19/2023
07/18/2023
In the latest sign of rising homophobia in different African countries, a Kenyan opposition MP is leading a campaign for parliament to further criminalise the country’s small…

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Added on: 07/18/2023
Security threats from conservative Islamic groups in Indonesia have forced organizers of a Southeast Asian LGBT event to move it from Jakarta to an undisclosed location. The…

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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….