On 1 April, Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta published an article reporting the arbitrary detention, torture and extra-judicial killing of (perceived) gay and bisexual men on a mass scale in Chechnya.
First, two television reporters vanished. Then a waiter went missing. Over the past week, men ranging in age from 16 to 50 have disappeared from the streets of Chechnya.
Islamic State’s (ISIS) jihadists on Wednesday executed a young Iraqi man by throwing him from the top of a building on charges of being gay.
Social media in Uzbekistan was set abuzz this week after a video appeared online showing a young man in make-up and a wedding dress being jeered and assaulted as he walked through the Ferghana Valley city of Andijan.
Mexico is the second most dangerous country in the world for transsexuals.
A pentecostal pastor with the Jesus Miracle Ministries, Awka, Anambra State in Nigeria (names withheld) is on the run after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 13-year-old boy.
Amnesty International has revealed that a teenager was executed in Iran after being convicted of the rape of another boy, the first confirmed execution of a juvenile offender in the country this year.
An Israeli court has sentenced an ultra-Orthodox Jew to life in prison for killing a teenager at the Jerusalem gay pride parade in 2015. During the trial, the man said he had been doing God's will.
Criminal gangs in Russia, operating through gay dating sites, have found a lucrative new blackmail target: homosexual men.
Weeks after suspected Islamist militants hacked Bangladesh's most prominent gay rights activist to death in his apartment along with an associate, another friend received a chilling message that he was next in line.