Protection and Safety

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Added on: 01/04/2024
01/03/2024
KAMPALA, Jan 3 (Reuters) – A prominent LGBT rights activist in Uganda, where sexual minorities say they have faced a wave of abuse since a harsh anti-gay…

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Added on: 01/02/2024
A recent Ontario court ruling signals people using dangerous anti-LGBTQ slurs can’t hide behind certain free speech protections to shield themselves from legal accountability, a lawyer for…

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Added on: 12/30/2023
12/29/2023
LGBTQI advocates have called on the NSW government and NSW Police force to fully implement the recommendations by a special commission of inquiry into LGBTQI hate crime…

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Added on: 12/29/2023
12/28/2023
Burundi’s President Évariste Ndayishimiye has said that homosexuals in his country “should be stoned”. Responding to a reporter’s question, Mr Ndayishimiye, a fervent Catholic, said powerful nations…

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Added on: 12/27/2023
12/26/2023
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office in Florida announced the arrest of a man who allegedly used the alias Larry on the gay dating and hookup app Grindr…

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Added on: 12/22/2023
12/21/2023
LONDON – Gay and transgender Russians say they fear further attacks on their rights following a Supreme Court ruling that designated LGBTQ+ activists as “extremists,” with some in…

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Added on: 12/19/2023
12/18/2023
The Constitutional Court of Uganda has begun hearing the first challenge to a draconian anti-gay law that has triggered criticism from the United Nations and led to…

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Added on: 12/18/2023
12/17/2023
South Africa has one of the most progressive constitutions and laws in the world when it comes to human rights, including respecting the rights of women and…

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Added on: 12/15/2023
12/14/2023
A 25-year-old gay man who has been living and working in Edmonton since 2018 is concerned for his safety because he’s being deported back to Uganda. The man,…

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Added on: 12/15/2023
The parliament of Ghana has begun debate on provisions of the bill formerly known as “the worst anti-LGBTQ bill ever”. The debate has ranged through a variety of…

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Added on: 12/11/2023
12/10/2023
“Rest in pi** brother. You won’t be missed”. This was among the many similar comments on a post by Pranshu, a 16-year-old self-taught Instagram beauty influencer who was…

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Added on: 12/10/2023
12/8/2023
Following the violence and racism witnessed in Dublin City on the night of November 23, activist and artist Pradeep Mahadeshwar was prompted to pen a moving poem…

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Added on: 12/10/2023
12/8/2023
Thabsie Mabezane, a transgender woman and LGBT+ activist in South Africa, was aware of personal safety when she met a man on the dating app Tinder earlier…

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Added on: 12/08/2023
12/07/2023
Last week, Russia’s highest court deemed what it called the “international LGBT movement” to be an extremist organisation and banned its activities in the country. This is…

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Added on: 12/07/2023
12/06/2023
LGBTQ+ activists have been targeted by authorities in Jordan, in what human rights groups are calling a crackdown on free expression. Jordan’s General Intelligence Department (GID) and…

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Added on: 12/07/2023
12/06/2023
KAMPALA, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Uganda’s government on Wednesday denounced the United States’ expansion of visa restrictions against its officials, accusing Washington of pushing an “LGBT agenda”…

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Added on: 12/07/2023
12/06/2023
Draconian laws and repression are forcing Russia’s LGBT community out of the country, but those who cannot escape face an increasingly grim fate. “My friends and I…

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Added on: 12/07/2023
12/04/2023
When a clip of two men dancing at a party in Ethiopia was posted to TikTok, it unleashed a torrent of homophobic hatred and eventually forced one…

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Added on: 12/06/2023
12/05/2023
In a historic development, South Africa’s Parliament has passed the amended version of the Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill. It will now go to President Cyril…

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Added on: 12/05/2023
Nineteen states, including Nebraska, joined last week to oppose a proposed federal rule that aims to protect LGBTQ youth in foster care and provide them with necessary…

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Added on: 12/03/2023
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), an Islamic group, has asked President Bola Tinubu to shun the “LGBT accord which will legalise lesbianism, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)…

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Added on: 12/03/2023
12/02/2023
Anti-homosexuality laws stop people from accessing lifesaving health services and seriously impede progress on eliminating HIV, a senior UN official has said. Sixty-seven countries have laws that…

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Added on: 12/02/2023
12/1/2023
With a painted white face and head, wearing an all-white ensemble save for long black gloves and gigantic black platform stiletto boots, Gena Marvin teeters as she…

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Added on: 12/02/2023
12/1/2023
Concerns are mounting for LGBTQ+ asylum seekers living in accommodation provided by the Home Office as the government ramps up its Operation Maximise exercise to “cram” more…

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Added on: 11/29/2023
11/28/2023
Members of Russia’s LGBTQ community fear a court ruling due on Thursday will label them “extremists” and pave the way for arrests and prosecutions of those who…

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Added on: 11/28/2023
11/27/2023
The Iranian LGBTQ+ community has long been kept invisible by mainstream overseas Iranian opposition, but a US LGBTQ+ award to exiled Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi seems to…

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Added on: 11/25/2023
11/24/2023
The NSW Government will delay the ban on gay conversion practices till next year, to allow more time for additional consultations with conversion survivors. First reported by…

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Added on: 11/24/2023
11/23/2023
Activists have expressed their disappointment over the Equality Court’s failure to address blatant discrimination against an LGBTIQ+ asylum seeker by the Department of Home Affairs. The case revolves…

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Added on: 11/23/2023
11/22/2023
“It was catastrophic for me. It was shameful.” Bernard Bousset recounts the events which changed his life in a clear voice, but he is visibly still deeply…

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Added on: 11/22/2023
11/21/2023
As night falls, Bewar*, a transgender sex worker, puts on her makeup and hairpiece and starts roaming the streets of Sarchinar in Sulaimani, trying to escape the…