OutRight Action International honoured Caleb Orozco, the man who successfully challenged Belize’s sodomy law and won, with the Felipa De Sousa Award at the organisation’s annual gala, a Celebration of Courage.
Five gay rights activists have been detained in Moscow as they tried to deliver a petition to the office of Russia's prosecutor general.
An Indonesian police raid targeting gay men in Surabaya, Indonesia, on April 30, 2017, threatens the rights of the country’s already beleaguered lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, Human Rights Watch said today.
The following open letters was sent last week from Haydar Adelson, chairman of Stockholm Pride and Tasso Stafilides, chairman of West Pride to the Russian ambassador in Stockholm.
Russia’s president Vladimir Putin met yesterday with the Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov.
Chechen officials and clerics are threatening the newspaper that first exposed the campaign of police abuse against men in Chechnya perceived to be gay, Human Rights Watch said today. Russian authorities should unequivocally condemn the threats, investigate them, and ensure that journalists are protected from harm.
OutRight Action International is calling on British Petroleum, Exxon Mobil, and Royal Dutch Shell to take a stand against the kidnapping, detention, torture, and murder of gay men in Chechnya. All three companies have considerable investment and partnerships with state-owned oil and gas companies in Russia, with ventures worth hundreds of billions of dollars.
The National Council of the Medical Order in Tunisia issued a statement on April 3, 2017, calling for doctors to cease conducting forced anal and genital examinations, Human Rights Watch said today. The move is an important step toward ending degrading, discriminatory, and unscientific “testing” for evidence of homosexual conduct.
Indonesian authorities should immediately and unconditionally release two men detained in Aceh province under a local ordinance that criminalises homosexuality, Human Rights Watch said today.
Although Europe has generally seen some progress in achieving LGBTQI+ rights over the last two decades, the skies have recently been darkening over certain parts of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, where legislation has been introduced with the aim of silencing LGBTQI+ voices. The Russian Federation has been leading the way.