David Beckham’s tattoos come to life in new UNICEF film (VIDEO)

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Monday, David Beckham and UNICEF released a powerful new film to shine a light on the issue of violence against children, highlighting how physical and psychological abuse marks children forever. In the film Beckham’s tattoos come to life representing the millions of children worldwide who bear marks of violence that they have not chosen. David […]

Elton John: New HIV fund makes ‘horribly clear’ how LGBT human rights abuses are a barrier to ending AIDS

Rapid Response

BRIGHTON, England — A Rapid Response Fund to support HIV services at risk as a result of human rights violations has been launched by the International HIV AIDS Alliance. In its first few weeks the $4 million LGBT Rapid Response Fund received more than 235 applications from organizations providing HIV services. The fund supports organizations […]

Tanzania bans HIV/AIDS outreach programs that serve LGBT people

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Tanzania has banned HIV/AIDS outreach programs in the latest in the country’s discriminatory laws against the LGBT community. Out reports that this ban comes just months after Justice Minister Harrison Mwakyembe announced a plan to end pro-LGBT charities. Health Minister Ummy Mwalimu also announced a ban on personal lubricants because it “encourages homosexuality.” The Washington […]

Justin Trudeau announces Special Advisor on LGBTQ2 issues

Randy Boissonnault

OTTAWA – Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced Tuesday that Randy Boissonnault, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, has been named Special Advisor on LGBTQ2 issues. Boissonnault’s principal role will be to advise the Prime Minister on the development and co-ordination of the Government of Canada’s LGBTQ2 agenda. This will include working with LGBTQ2 organizations […]

American duo honored for their pioneering efforts to build global recognition for LGBT+ businesses

Chance Mitchell and Justin Nelson

TORONTO – The Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) has awarded its first-ever Chairperson’s Award to Chance Mitchell and Justin Nelson, co-founders of the Washington-based National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). The Chairperson’s Award recognizes an organization or individual that has made a significant contribution to the LGBT+ business movement in […]

Tanzania suspends some HIV programs for gay men

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Tanzania has suspended some HIV programs for men who have sex with men (MSM), but will continue to provide services to other groups. Earlier this year, the country threatened to ban any group that “promotes” LGBTQ people. Same-sex sexual activity is illegal in Tanzania and punishable by up to 30 years in prison. Reuters reported […]

ILGA releases new results of the largest ever global research of attitudes toward LGBTI people

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GENEVA–Today, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) shares the second round of results of the ILGA-RIWI Global Attitudes Survey on LGBTI People in partnership with Logo. This is a new annual survey to gather credible data on public attitudes to particular issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and […]

Gay Syrian refugee reacts to Trump and Fox News (VIDEO)

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A new video from popular YouTube vlogger Davey Wavey features a gay Syrian refugee reacting to to commentary by Donald Trump and Fox News. Davey Wavey has spent the last three and a half weeks traveling the world documenting the lives and stories of queer people filmed the the 20-year-old young man, Sarjon in The […]

HRC Equidad MX: Global workplace equality program launches in Mexico

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WASHINGTON – Thursday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation  joined with Francisco Robledo of Alianza por la Diversidad e Inclusión Laboral (ADIL) and Fernando Velazquez of FVConsulting – Consultores en Diversidad e Inclusion, S.C to officially launch HRC Equidad MX: Global Workplace Equality Program, a groundbreaking new program that will work to promote LGBTQ workplace […]

Indonesia moves to block gay apps

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Exhibiting a growing intolerance toward the LGBT community, Indonesia is moving toward banning gay networking apps. Time reports that a government official has confirmed that authorities are already moving to block at least three apps — Grindr, Blued and BoyAhoy — after a request from police. “We are starting to block LGBT applications,” the report […]

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