UN Human Rights Council votes for independent expert on LGBT discrimination and violence

In a 23 against 18 vote (6 abstentions)*, the United Nations Human Rights council voted in favour of a resolution condemning violence discrimination against people on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity.

Morocco teen girls face trial over homosexuality

The Moroccan Association of Human Rights has appointed a lawyer to defend the girls who if convicted could be imprisoned for between six months and three years.

Anti-gay mob beat up 14 men in Abuja, Nigeria

A gang armed with wooden clubs and iron bars, screaming that they were going to "cleanse" their Nigerian neighbourhood of gay people, dragged 14 young men from their beds and assaulted them, human rights activists said yesterday.
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Fiji: Bainimarama must end climate of fear

Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama’s eight years in power have seen ongoing serious human rights violations fuel a climate of fear that must be brought to an end, Amnesty International said in a new briefing published ahead of the leader’s visit to New Zealand this week.

World Bank postpones $90M Uganda loan over anti-gay law

The World Bank on Thursday said it postponed a $90 million loan to Uganda's health system over a law that toughened punishment for gays, an unusual move for an institution that usually avoids wading into politics.

Gambian National Assembly passes severe anti-LGBT bill

Last month, Gambian lawmakers adopted a severe anti-LGBT bill, imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts.
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Anti-Gay Law Rejected by Russian Duma Committee

The State Duma Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building has rejected the New Anti-Gay bill that would make it illegal to come out as gay in Russia , the Interfax news agency reported Monday.
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Egypt court clears 26 after raid on gays

An Egyptian court has acquitted 26 men accused of "debauchery" after their night-time arrest from a Cairo bathhouse for suspected homosexual activity.
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Iranian Gay Poet Visits Israel – a ‘Dream Come True’

After months of bureaucracy, Payam Feili, 30, was granted a three-month visa to Israel; he hopes to stay in the country permanently on humanitarian grounds.
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International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission Partners with Noted Cartoonist and Author

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) on Wednesday released video trailers in Farsi and English to promote its upcoming publication of a graphic novel about the struggles in Iran of two fictional gay men, “Yousef and Farhad,” created in partnership with Khalil Bendib, the Algerian-American political cartoonist and Amir Soltani, the Iranian-American award-winning author of “Zahra's Paradise.”

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Man arrested over homophobic vandalism on The George nightclub

A man has been arrested over a homophobic attack on The George nightclub in Dublin.

Historic Stonewall Inn to Launch “Stonewall Inn Gives Back” Initiative

The historic Stonewall Inn, the very place where the spirit of LGBTQ Pride was born, is launching The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative on June 1st. The event will feature remarks by special guest Chelsea Clinton and a performance by out country music star Ty Herndon.

Liamoo – Burn

Winner of Swedish Idol 2016, the artist Liamoo also know as Liam Cacatian Thomassen, has just a released a new single that needs your attention.
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