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

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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

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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. […]

Pride in Uganda made possible through global crowdfunding

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LAGOS, Nigeria –Pride celebrations start this week in Uganda, fully funded by more than 2,500 members of All Out, a global movement for the rights of LGBT people. The event, themed “Standing together!”, will culminate with a Pride march in Kampala Saturday, Aug. 6. “As a gay man living in a country where my love […]

House LGBT Caucus calls on Ukrainian government to protect Odessa Pride

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The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus urged the Ukrainian government today to take measures to safeguard the celebration of LGBT Pride in Odessa this month. “On behalf of the LGBT Equality Caucus, I commend the leadership of Ukraine for actions taken to ensure that Kiev’s Pride celebrations were able to take place in an atmosphere of […]

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

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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)

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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 […]

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