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Over 120 LGBTQ+ rights defenders protested today as the Commonwealth heads of government met in London. The protest was backed by gay Olympian Tom Daley.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) activists from Arabic-speaking countries in the Middle East and North Africa are defying state-sponsored repression and social stigma, Human Rights Watch and the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality (AFE) said in a video series issued today, accompanied by a new report by Human Rights Watch.
Today, Judge Devindra Rampersad of the High Court of Trinidad and Tobago has ruled that Sections 13 and 16 of the Sexual Offences Act are unconstitutional as applied to adult consensual acts, a motion that stands to decriminalise homosexuality in the country.
Indonesian authorities should immediately and unconditionally release four people detained in Aceh under a local ordinance that criminalises same-sex conduct, Human Rights Watch said today.
Today, a Court of Appeals in Kenya, led by a 5 judge bench, ruled that forced anal examinations are contrary to the law. Forced anal examinations have largely been used to “prove” whether or not a man is homosexual in countries where homosexuality is criminalised.
Discriminatory laws in Eastern Caribbean countries make lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people targets for discrimination, violence and abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
Study debunks stereotype that Mexico takes lead from U.S on progressive issues.
Jessica Stern, Executive Director of OutRight Action International, releases a statement on the occasion of International Women's Day.
The ban on public events organised by LGBTQ groups, imposed by the Ankara Governor’s office in November 2017, has been upheld by Ankara’s 4th and 13th Administrative Courts.
New campaign highlights LGBTQ Rights as human rights and calls for the end of the criminalisation of LGBTQ people worldwide.
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