Egyptian police arrested seven people on Monday after they were seen raising a rainbow flag at a concert, security sources said, in a rare public show of support for LGBTQ rights in the conservative Muslim country.
Jelena Milasjina (39) revealed the authorities hunts on gays in Chechnya. Now she is forced to live in hiding, but she doubts that it helps.
The United Arab Emirates should stop arbitrarily arresting transgender, gay, and gender non-conforming people on the grounds of a law that criminalises men “disguising” as women, Human Rights Watch said today.
The Indonesian government should urgently investigate the September 2, 2017 police raid on the homes of 12 “suspected lesbians,” Human Rights Watch said today. The raid and ensuing forced evictions violate the rights to privacy, non-discrimination and basic due process.
72 countries still criminalise same-sex relations and there is an anti-LGBT backlash in about 20 countries. But liberation cannot be halted forever. Queer freedom is an unstoppable global trend. It knows no borders.
South Korea’s Supreme Court has ordered the government to allow a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights foundation to legally register as a charity, ending three years of the foundation’s leaders facing discriminatory rejection from multiple government agencies. The judgment affirms South Korea’s obligations to respect freedom of assembly for all its citizens, Human Rights Watch said.
The Indonesian government says it will likely reject 75 recommendations by United Nations member countries to improve human rights abuses in Indonesia.
The authorities in Aceh – Indonesia’s only province that implements full Sharia (Islamic law) – clearly feel stung by the international outcry they generated when police publicly flogged two gay men in May. Their solution, it appears, is to put an end to public floggings.
Russia’s religious TV channel is offering to send LGBTQ Russians abroad for good, so they can “submit to their sins” outside Russia.
Human Rights Watch has published during Pride Month a compilation of the records of 63 countries in recognising and protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.