‘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

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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


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


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 […]

Trans woman settles human rights case with City of Hamilton


HAMILTON, Ont. – The City of Hamilton reached an agreement to settle a human rights application involving a trans woman who was denied access to the women’s washroom at the MacNab Bus Terminal in Hamilton by a City employee. The trans woman was provided access to the family washroom. The City of Hamilton recognizes the […]

President Obama: NC and Mississippi laws ‘are wrong and should be overturned’

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President Barrack Obama spoke at a press conference in London Friday calling the recent laws passed in North Carolina and Mississippi “wrong” and that they “should be overturned.” Speaking alongside British Prime Minister David Cameron on his fifth visit to the U.K., President Obama was responding to a journalist who asked him to comment on […]

The U.K. warns tourists about anti-LGBT laws in North Carolina and Mississippi


The United Kingdom’s Foreign Office warned its LGBT citizens of the risks of traveling to North Carolina and Mississippi, which have enacted anti-LGBT laws. The updated travel warning comes just ahead of President Obama’s planned visit to England. The new Foreign Office advice states: “The US is an extremely diverse society and attitudes towards LGBT people […]

70,000 sign petition in support of men arrested under Morocco’s anti-gay law


LONDON – More than 70,000 have signed a petition in support of two Moroccan men arrested under the country’s anti-gay law after being brutally attacked in their own home. The petition was delivered Friday to Morocco’s Minister of Justice, urging him to release both men immediately, to properly investigate the attack and bring the perpetrators […]

Marriage equality coming to Colombia


Colombia’s Constitutional Court ruled Thursday in favor of marriage equality for the nation’s same-sex couples. Colombia is now the 20th country worldwide to embrace full marriage equality for all of its citizens. Colombia Diversa, a Colombian LGBT advocacy group, said in a press release, “The Constitutional Court of Colombia ruled that marriage is the only […]

Fondation Émergence launches a campaign with the theme ‘Homophobia and Transphobia Affect All Ages’


MONTREAL –  Fondation Émergence has announced the theme and visuals for the 2016 campaign against homophobia and transphobia, which highlights the realities of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors. The unveiling of the visuals marks the launch of the 2016 campaign and is linked with the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, which will […]

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