Protection and Safety

Global News

Added on: 11/01/2023
“I am a homosexual, I am attracted to men and I feel good about that. I am like that and I have always been like that.” With…

Global News

Added on: 11/01/2023
10/31/2023
Footage said to show a gay man’s body being dug up from a grave and burned has shocked Senegal, triggering an investigation in the conservative country where…

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Added on: 11/01/2023
10/31/2023
Tijuana officials said they will consider a proposal to create a “Pink Zone” in the downtown area that will include at least 10 bars and clubs catering…

Global News

Added on: 10/31/2023
10/30/2023
Law enforcement authorities in Nigeria are using the country’s same-sex prohibition law to target the LGBTQ+ community while ignoring abuses against them, rights groups and lawyers say,…

Global News

Added on: 10/31/2023
10/30/2023
The Dyke Project, a U.K.-based “collection of trans, cis, [and] non-binary lesbians and queers,” says they “hacked” 100 advertisements across London transit by covering up physical ads…

Global News

Added on: 10/26/2023
Officials in the West African nation of Niger are stirring up worries about citizens of Niger visiting Europe and learning about LGBT rights there.  As leaders of…

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Added on: 10/24/2023
10/23/2023
More than 70 young people were arrested on Saturday by security forces on charges of organising a gay wedding in north-east Nigeria, where such unions are criminalised…

Global News

Added on: 10/22/2023
Organizers of this year’s Montenegrin Pride, scheduled for Saturday, called on authorities to prevent attacks on the LGBT community in the country. The eleventh Montenegrin Pride will…

Global News

Added on: 10/22/2023
Rishi Sunak is expected to bring in a long-promised ban on conversion therapy after a backlash from Conservative MPs. The PM is finally set to include a…

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Added on: 10/19/2023
Legal challenges to anti-LGBTQ laws are under way in Africa and in the Caribbean. In the map above, which shows the 66 nations with anti-homosexuality laws, the…

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Added on: 10/18/2023
10/17/2023
The LGBTQ+ community in Kenya is fighting back against recent anti-gay protests pushing for the curtailment of their rights as they seek recognition and acceptance. Recently, anti-gay…

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Added on: 10/17/2023
10/16/203
Anti-LGBTQ hate crimes rose sharply in 2022, jumping more than 19 percent over 2021, according to the FBI’s annual crime report released Monday. More than 11,600 hate…

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Added on: 10/17/2023
10/16/2023
The World Bank will aim to ensure gay and transgender Ugandans are not discriminated against in its programmes before resuming new funding, which was halted in August…

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Added on: 10/16/2023
10/15/2023
It wasn’t love at first sight when Aditi Anand met Susan Dias at a book club in Mumbai. “We didn’t get along with each other at all,”…

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Added on: 10/13/2023
10/13/2023
New research has determined that 90 per cent of LGBTQ+ people in Turkey are regularly subjected to digital violence. The study, conducted by advocacy group KAOS GL, found…

Alturi Blog

Added on: 10/12/2023
Alturi Project Strategist
There is an underreported and counterintuitive effect of denying abortion access: When abortion is safe, legal, and accessible, the abortion rate is typically lower. When abortion is…

Global News

Added on: 10/10/2023
As an American LGBTQ+ activist, Rachael Fried never thought she would feel a sense of relief upon landing in Dubai, where homosexuality is a crime. But when…

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Added on: 10/10/2023
When Richard Lusimbo came for the interview at an office in the suburbs of the Ugandan capital, Kampala, he looked exhausted. The bags under his eyes told…

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Added on: 10/10/2023
10/09/2023
Staff and congregants at Cathedral of Hope United Church of Christ are no strangers to protests. The Oak Lawn church, known as the largest church in the…

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Added on: 10/10/2023
10/09/2023
Clad in a Barbie-pink shalwar kameez, influencer and doctor Mehrub Moiz Awan reels off endless examples of harassment she’s received since becoming the sharp-tongued figurehead of Pakistan’s…

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Added on: 10/09/2023
10/09/2023
The aisles of a clinic for HIV-positive patients on the outskirts of Kampala are almost deserted. However, staff keep an eye on CCTV footage for suspicious individuals, reflecting…

Global News

Added on: 10/06/2023
The number of nations with laws against gay sex has fallen to 66, continuing the slow, decades-long progress toward recognition of the human rights of LGBTQ+ people. The…

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Added on: 10/06/2023
10/05/2023
PORT-LOUIS, Oct 5 (Reuters) – The Supreme Court of Mauritius has struck out a colonial-era law criminalising same-sex relations, bucking a trend elsewhere in Africa where a…

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Added on: 10/03/2023
10/02/2023
Uganda’s Constitutional Court on Monday took a first step toward hearing a challenge to an anti-gay law that rights activists and Western governments have denounced as draconian….

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Added on: 10/03/2023
10/02/2023
It is September 29, 2022, and I am sitting in my hideous room in a hotel in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, waiting for my Afghan passport to arrive…

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Added on: 09/29/2023
09/28/2023
The passage of one of the world’s harshest anti-gay laws by Uganda’s government has unleashed a torrent of abuse against LGBTQ people, mostly committed by private individuals,…

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Added on: 09/28/2023
Uganda is home to the largest refugee population in Africa – and the third largest in the world – and has been widely praised for its progressive…

Global News

Added on: 09/22/2023
09/22/2023
Kenya is considering the Family Protection Bill 2023, which could lead to 50-year prison sentences for non-consensual same-sex acts. Sponsored by Homa Bay Town legislator Peter Kaluma, the…

Alturi Blog

Added on: 09/20/2023
Alturi Project Strategist
Turkey  Since Turkey’s democratic government began to decline in 2007, there have been ongoing tensions between the Justice and Development Party (AKP, known for its Islamist roots…

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Added on: 09/20/2023
09/19/2023
As more Canadians are faced with the evolving nature of gender identity, gaps in the ways different groups view the subject are growing, according to a recent…