Human Rights

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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:…

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Added on: 12/12/2018
When Russia passed a law banning what it called “propaganda of non-traditional relationships,” it made positive discussion about LGBT relationships illegal. The official rationale for the law…

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Added on: 12/12/2018
12/11/2018
LGBTI advocacy groups and public figures celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration Of Human Rights on Monday (10 December). 10 December is also commemorated annually as…

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Added on: 12/12/2018
12/11/2018
The worldwide struggle for LGBT equality has dramatically changed in the past few years. From our movement’s inception, our great challenge has been to shed our invisibility…

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Added on: 12/12/2018
12/11/2018
Making asylum claims more difficult for members of the LGBTQ community, caravans of refugees — as with those that have traveled up through Central America hoping to…

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Added on: 12/11/2018
12/11/2018
Argentina and the United Kingdom have been chosen Monday to co-chair the Equal Rights Coalition for two years starting next June, to succeed Chile and Canada at…

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Added on: 12/11/2018
“I’m asking you a simple question: Do you have any responsibility towards the LGBT community?” This was one of many inflammatory questions addressed to Armenia’s acting Prime…

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Added on: 12/10/2018
From South Africa to India, Costa Rica to Trinidad and Tobago, here is some of the progress made in terms of LGBTIAQ rights across the world in…

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Added on: 12/10/2018
12/09/2018
Senior Church of England bishops will start an inquiry into ‘gay cure’ therapies. Bishops will take evidence from people who have gone through the so-called ‘treatments’ to…

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Added on: 12/08/2018
12/08/2018
“A Europe that protects” is Austria’s motto for its presidency of the Council of the EU. But it couldn’t agree to protect everyone. Hungary and Poland on…

World Voices

Added on: 12/07/2018
Robert Blackmon
Alturi Project Director
On July 22 Erica’s dream came true. Before a crowd of thousands she and Jorge, her partner of 16 years, received a community-funded fairytale wedding as part…

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Added on: 12/07/2018
12/05/2018
An Indonesian city has launched a new campaign to “cleanse” LGBT people of their “social sickness” through religious exorcisms, a move that’s been seen as part of the…

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Added on: 12/07/2018
12/06/2018
Early one late summer morning, more than 200 people gathered under the lush canopy of Hope Gardens in Kingston, Jamaica, for a breakfast party. It was all a far…

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Added on: 12/04/2018
12/03/2018
After 15 years together, social networks manager Marcelo Serrano and designer Wellington Pereti decided to get married immediately instead of waiting until the end of 2019 as…

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Added on: 12/04/2018
The city council in Pariaman on Nov. 27 approved the new bylaw providing fines of 1 million rupiah (U.S. $70) for behaviors that “are considered LGBT,” the Jakarta…

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Added on: 12/03/2018
12/02/2018
Tanzania’s recent intensified efforts to clamp down on the country’s queer community highlights the risk of statements by Africa’s political, business and social elites normalizing hate and…

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Added on: 12/03/2018
12/02/2018
Seyeda has been rejected by her family, abused and raped because she is gay – but is determined to be out and proud. The 42-year-old from Pakistan…

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Added on: 12/02/2018
11/30/2018
LGBT asylum seekers traveling from Central American countries to the U.S. may have to “prove” their status in order to claim asylum in the U.S., said a…

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Added on: 12/02/2018
12/01/2018
In one day, everything changed. One day, she could walk down the street like anyone else. People still stared and often judged but in their own minds — not…

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Added on: 12/02/2018
11/29/2018
An Indonesian city plans to fine its gay and transgender residents 1m rupiah ($70) for disturbing “public order”, reflecting a rise in discrimination against the Muslim-majority nation’s…

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Added on: 12/01/2018
11/30/2018
Attorneys for transgender members of the caravan are rushing to find people willing to house them in the United States while their asylum cases play out in…

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Added on: 12/01/2018
Kosta Karakashyan is a talented artist devoted to social justice and LGBT rights. The New York choreographer is fighting for the vulnerable in the hostile region of…

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Added on: 12/01/2018
11/30/2018
As an openly gay man in Papua New Guinea, where sex between men is illegal and stigma and violence widespread, 24-year-old Kapera Patrick remembers thugs pelting him…

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Added on: 11/30/2018
11/29/2018
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-plus (LGBT+) advocacy groups have welcomed the adoption of the Civil Union Amendment Bill that will compel marriage officers at Home Affairs to…

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Added on: 11/30/2018
11/28/2018
A gay rugby player who is facing deportation to Kenya, where he says he will be persecuted because of his sexuality, has been granted bail allowing him to…

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Added on: 11/30/2018
11/29/2018
Navid Jafartash fled Iran in 2014 because he feared for his life: He is gay, and homosexuality is illegal in Iran and in some cases punishable by death….

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Added on: 11/29/2018
11/26/2018
A Chinese labor arbitration committee has denied a gay teacher’s request to be rehired, after he sued his former kindergarten for unfair dismissal in a widely-watched case…