Hundreds crowdfunding Pride in Uganda

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Despite increased security concerns following the tragic attack and murder of 49 people at Orlando’s gay club Pulse earlier this month, activists in Uganda have decided to stand in solidarity and move forward with Pride Uganda this August. The event will only go on if they are able to secure $20,000 in funding. Hundreds of […]

Love Is GREAT Britain: A welcoming country for all

Love is Great Britain

NEW YORK — As part of the Love is GREAT campaign, the UK government will participate in local Pride events in 10 cities across the US to highlight the UK as a champion of LGBT equality and a global leader in human rights across policy, business, arts and culture, and tourism. The UK is proud to […]

LGBTQ rights in the Middle East — ‘Out of Iraq’ airs on Logo June 13 (VIDEO)

Iraq

In Iraq, LGBTQ ​people face discrimination in the form of abuse, “honor killings” and murder, and many have found it near impossible to escape the country that hates them and emigrate to America. In LOGO Documentary Films documentary “Out of Iraq,” airing Monday, June 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Iraqi solider Btoo and Iraqi translator […]

LGBT Confex showcases ‘inclusive innovation’ in Mexico City

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NEW YORK, N.Y.  — For the sixth year in a row, the LGBT Confex International Business & Tourism Forum will provide a meeting place for professionals and suppliers who see the LGBT community as an important market segment, as well as for businesses that offer an inclusive workplace. The World Trade Center in Mexico City […]

Austrian Pink Lake International LGBT Festival ticket sales set a new record!

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Ticket sales for the 9th annual Pink Lake International LGBT Festival, which will again be held on Lake Wörthersee in Austria, have set a new record. After only three weeks, half of the available combo tickets for the festival have been sold. The festival runs from Aug. 25-28. “We are very proud that the festival […]

Canada’s first emergency and transitional housing facility exclusively dedicated to homeless LGBTIQ2S youth unveiled

Rendering of Egale Centre (CNW Group/Egale Canada Human Rights Trust)

TORONTO – Egale Canada Human Rights Trust (Egale) has officially unveiled Egale Centre, Canada’s first and Toronto’s only facility that will combine the proven counseling services of Egale Youth Outreach with emergency and transitional housing exclusively dedicated to serving homeless LGBTIQ2S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer, questioning and Two Spirit) youth. When its doors […]

‘Being LGBTI in China’ survey report launched

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BEIJING — A report based on a survey of nearly 30,000 respondents from all provinces in China reflecting the life experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people was launched today at the United Nations Compound in Beijing to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). Entitled “Being LGBTI in China — […]

Anti-LGBT World Congress of Families gears up for its 10th International Congress

WCF 2016

Last October, the anti-LGBT hate group World Congress of Families (WCF) held its ninth international congress in Salt Lake City, a gathering that attracts thousands of anti-LGBT and anti-abortion speakers and activists from around the globe, reports the Southern Poverty Law Center. The gathering traditionally functions as a key site of right-wing strategy development to […]

International human rights groups launch campaign to support the LGBTI community in Indonesia

Imdonesia

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – International human rights groups launched a global campaign today to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex community in Indonesia. Increasing homophobic and transphobic rhetoric by political and religious leaders has caused growing hostility toward members of the LGBTI community in Indonesia, the world’s fourth largest country by population. The […]

After the murder of LGBT journalist and friend in Bangladesh, National Press Club urges justice

Activist

WASHINGTON — National Press Club leaders expressed outrage Tuesday about the murder of two people, including a journalist, in Bangladesh. Xulhaz Mannan, editor of Roopbaan, an LGBT magazine, and Tanay Mojumdar, a friend of Mannan’s, were hacked to death in Mannan’s apartment in the capital, Dhaka, on April 25, according to news reports. Ansar al-Islam, an Al Queda […]

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