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Added on: 05/31/2024
In April, Dominica became the latest country to decriminalize consensual same-sex conduct. A local court ruled that provisions banning “buggery” and “serious indecency,” understood to criminalize gay sex, were unconstitutional. The…

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Added on: 05/31/2024
05/30/2024
The LGBTQ community faces “relentless opposition” across the globe despite some progress, said a report published on Thursday by an international advocacy group, with one-third of the…

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Added on: 05/30/2024
Police have raided the home of an LGBT activist in the city of Samara in Russia’s Volga region after opening a case into his involvement with an…

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Added on: 05/30/2024
05/29/2024
NAIROBI – Hoping to avoid the police, Alexy set off one night to get his monthly antiretroviral treatment (ART) from a clinic just east of the Ugandan…

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Added on: 05/30/2024
05/30/2024
A long-standing US anti-pornography campaigning group has advised, promoted and endorsed anti-LGBTQ+ activists and politicians in Uganda, including a governing party member who endorsed anti-LGBTQ+ laws by…

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Added on: 05/27/2024
05/26/2024
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Transgender individuals from Afghanistan have filed a petition with the Peshawar High Court, seeking protection from forced deportation by Pakistan. The petitioners argue that they…

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Added on: 05/27/2024
05/26/2024
Namibian LGBTQ+ advocates hope a High Court ruling next month will decriminalise gay sex by overturning the colonial-era sodomy law, offering a ray of hope even as parliament…

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Added on: 05/25/2024
LGBTQ human rights protectors were the most targeted groups of those fighting for equality, according to a new report from Front Line Defenders. Advocates for LGBTQ rights…

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Added on: 05/23/2024
A left-wing French politician’s visit to the West African nation of Senegal has led to anti-gay Senegalese Prime Minister Ousmane Sonko being accused of  homosexuality and two…

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Added on: 05/21/2024
05/20/2024
HRW urged the Iraqi government on Monday to repeal a new law that prohibits same-sex conduct and transgender expression as it violates basic human rights such as…

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Added on: 05/20/2024
RIETI, ITALY — Ella Anthony knew it was time to leave her native Nigeria when she escaped an abusive, forced marriage only to face angry relatives who threatened…

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Added on: 05/19/2024
05/18/2024
Canada said it granted refugee status to two Japanese women last September due to widespread discrimination they faced in Japan as lesbians and members of the weaker…

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Added on: 05/19/2024
05/18/2024
Sexual diversity activists protested in Peru’s capital in front of the health ministry Friday to demand that the government repeal a decree that characterizes seven gender identities,…

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Added on: 05/18/2024
05/17/2024
Fearing imprisonment and abuse in their homeland, some queer Ugandans have fled to neighboring Kenya where they hope to live in safety. It’s been a year since…

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Added on: 05/17/2024
05/16/2024
GENEVA (16 May 2024) – Systemic discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity are still affecting many people across the world, a group of…

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Added on: 05/17/2024
05/16/2024
The family of a gay man who was arrested in Qatar say that he was “trapped” by a fake Grindr account and that he urgently needs access to…

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Added on: 05/16/2024
Alex Kofi Donkor is used to speaking out in support of Ghana’s LGBTQ+ community. For the past eight years, the activist has fearlessly led protests and panel…

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Added on: 05/13/2024
05/12/2024
In a significant step towards reconciliation, the New South Wales government has announced a formal apology to individuals who faced discrimination under previous laws criminalising homosexuality. The…

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Added on: 05/12/2024
05/11/2024
Former President Trump said Friday he would roll back transgender student protections enacted last month by the Biden administration “on day one” of his presidency if he…

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Added on: 05/11/2024
05/10/2024
A year after Uganda enacted one of the world’s harshest anti-gay laws, many LGBTQ+ exiles are struggling to start over, facing a host of new hurdles alongside…

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Added on: 05/10/2024
(Berlin, May 9, 2024) – The Georgian parliament’s introduction of a bill obliging certain nongovernmental groups and media outlets to register as “organizations serving the interests of a foreign power” threatens…

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Added on: 05/09/2024
05/08/2024
ACCRA, May 8 (Reuters) – Ghana’s Supreme Court said on Wednesday that lawyers battling over the legality of one of Africa’s most restrictive anti-LGBTQ bill must amend…

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Added on: 05/09/2024
05/08/2024
Iraqi Kurdistan region,— The recent changes made by the Iraqi parliament to the country’s laws against prostitution, which now include penalties for homosexuality and transsexuality, will not…

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Added on: 05/08/2024
05/07/2024
Ghana’s Supreme Court will on Wednesday May 8, 2024 start hearing a case that has the potential to both threaten the West African country’s 20 billion debt…

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Added on: 05/07/2024
The arrest in Bangladesh of two lesbians who wanted to get married has drawn criticism from Paris-based human rights advocates. Asha Sinha, age 16,, and Liza Akhter,…

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Added on: 05/06/2024
05/05/2024
I don’t know if such words somehow justify, with their naivety, the ignorance of what is happening to trans women in Iraq among queer circles in the…

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Added on: 05/06/2024
As Haiti endures chaos, shortages, inflation and gang warfare, the LGBTQ community shares the nation’s agony, even as it has challenges and plans of its own. Under…

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Added on: 05/05/2024
05/04/2024
The west African country of Ghana has passed some of the harshest anti-LGBT laws. The country imposes gaol terms for anyone identifying as LGBTQ, anyone who founds…

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Added on: 05/04/2024
05/03/2024
“We’re all illegal now,” read a text to Musana (who is using an alias for protection) sent by one of her friends in May 2023, after Ugandan…

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Added on: 05/03/2024
05/02/2024
A Russian university student has been sentenced to 15 days in jail for “displaying LGBT symbols”, the Moscow court press service reported Friday. Danila Morozov, 22, was also…