HRC Equidad MX: Global workplace equality program launches in Mexico

LGBT Mexico

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 […]

Marriage equality petition to be presented at the Northern Ireland Assembly


A petition with over 20,000 signatures will be presented to the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont this coming Tuesday Sept. 20. The petition against the abuse of the veto over Marriage Equality legislation by the DUP that will be presented by Gerry Carroll MLA, West Belfast People Before Profit, was gathered by Belfast based LGBT […]

Anti-gay U.S. pastor Steven Anderson barred from entering South Africa

Steven Anderson

LAGOS, Nigeria – The South African Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, has announced today that U.S. pastor Steven Anderson will be denied entry into South Africa. The decision comes as a result of a campaign launched by global LGBT organization All Out, in partnership with Gay SA Radio. Steven Anderson gained notoriety after celebrating […]

Colombian political parties talk inclusion with LGBTI advocates

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thursday Victory Institute and partner organizations convened Colombia’s major political parties to discuss implementation of LGBTI inclusion clauses in the historic peace agreement between the government and FARC guerilla movement. Advocates shared the continued challenges to LGBTI political participation in the country, and provided party representatives with detailed recommendations for ensuring the […]

Egyptian envoy boycotts UN’s new monitor on anti-gay violence

Amr Ramadan

GENEVA — A 5-member UN human rights committee announced that a Thai law professor is its choice to be the UN’s first monitor against anti-gay violence, yet an Egyptian diplomat on the panel is boycotting the mandate. In a report circulated by the president of the UN human rights council (UNHRC), its Consultative Group—comprised of […]

Indonesians face unprecedented government-led anti-LGBT attacks (VIDEO)

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The Indonesian government stoked an unprecedented attack on the security and rights of sexual and gender minorities in early 2016. The government campaign included hateful rhetoric, discriminatory edicts, and the use of force to repress peaceful assembly. Human Rights Watch reports that beginning in January 2016 a series of anti-LGBT public comments by government officials […]

Belize’s highest court decriminalizes same-sex activity


Today, the highest court in Belize, a country in Central America issued a verdict that found the law criminalizing male same-sex sexual activity to be unconstitutional and ordered the law to be amended, a much-anticipated move hailed by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the United States’ largest civil rights organization for lesbian, gay, […]

Uganda Pride cancelled after threats, violent police raid

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Aug. 4 Ugandan police forces raided the 2016 Uganda Pride, forcefully arrested prominent human rights activist Dr. Frank Mugisha and Pepe Julian Onziema, leaders of Sexual Minorities Uganda, among countless others. Activists and individuals took to social media to report incidents of police brutality and misconduct. Kasha Jacqueline tweeted, “Our Pride event has been raided […]

Ugandan police raid Pride event; arrests made

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Ugandan police Thursday raided a peaceful LGBTQ pride event in Kampala, the country’s capital. While events continue to unfold, police arrested several participants, including activists Frank Mugisha and Pepe Onziema of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG). The raid was carried out shortly after a Ugandan tribute to the 49 victims of the deadly shooting in Orlando. […]

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