Human Rights

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Added on: 12/25/2018
The Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) has censured a purported revamp of the Malaysian Islamic Development Department’s (Jakim) outreach (Mukhayyam) programme to rehabilitate LGBT persons. Referring to a…

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Added on: 12/24/2018
12/22/2018
Two transgender students have received an apology from their English university after a security guard told them not to use the men’s toilets. The security guard allegedly…

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Added on: 12/24/2018
12/22/2018
Earlier this week, it was revealed that there has been a huge spike in deaths of homeless people sleeping on Britain’s streets. We’re shocked and extremely saddened…

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Added on: 12/24/2018
12/21/2018
Thousands of Canadians have rallied behind two petitions calling for a nationwide ban of conversion therapy. It’s part of a wider global trend condemning the practice….

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Added on: 12/23/2018
12/22/2018
Singapore’s Minister for Social & Family Development Desmond Lee has commented on a recent court decision in the island nation that allowed a gay man to adopt…

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Added on: 12/23/2018
12/23/2018
Cuban lawmakers have unanimously passed a revised draft of a new constitution after a reference to marriage equality was removed. The draft had initially contained a statement…

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Added on: 12/23/2018
12/22/2018
Truth Wins Out has won its battle to remove an app accused of promoting conversion therapy from the Apple Store. The national LGBTQ group had launched a petition…

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Added on: 12/23/2018
12/21/2018
When Ukrainian mother Olena Globa discovered her teenage son’s love poems about a man, she confronted him and demanded, “Are you a faggot?” When her son Bogdan…

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Added on: 12/22/2018
12/21/2018
Costa Rica’s President Carlos Alvarado on Friday signed a number of decrees and norms granting various rights to the LGBT community. These measures will allow same-sex couples…

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Added on: 12/22/2018
12/21/2018
Pakistan’s trans community is celebrating its inclusion in new laws which ban workplace harassment. The Sindh province, whose seat of government is in Karachi, has drafted a…

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Added on: 12/22/2018
12/21/2018
A new government ‘heresy’ app in Indonesia has troubled the LGBTI community. Smart Pakem, developed by the Jakarta prosecutor’s office, allows everyday Indonesians to report complaints of…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Added on: 12/18/2018
A court has handed down Colombia’s first conviction for the murder of a transsexual woman. In the sentence dated Dec 3 and published Monday (Dec 17), a…

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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…

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Added on: 12/18/2018
12/18/2018
The death of a transgender woman in Malaysia has sparked fears of a rise in hate crimes, campaigners said yesterday, as police moved swiftly to detain four…

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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…

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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…

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Added on: 12/16/2018
12/14/2018
The German parliament was forced by the courts to make “diverse” an option on the birth register. Critics are split on whether the law goes too far,…

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Added on: 12/15/2018
12/15/2018
The gruesome murder of a transgender woman has sparked widespread public outrage and calls for justice. Deputy Women, Community and Family Development Minister Hannah Yeoh said what…

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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…