Category Archives: International pressure for LGBT rights

Activists want Gambia’s president banned from USA

A coalition of fourteen organisations joined forces to write to President Obama last week requesting the United States hold “President Yahya Jammeh and his associates accountable for their deplorable human rights record,” particularly with regard to LGBT people in the … Continue reading

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European Parliament urges Kyrgyzstan to drop anti-LGBTI bill

The European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBTI Rights reports: In a resolution adopted today, the European Parliament calls on Kyrgyzstan to reject a bill which would censor information on LGBTI issues. The draft law would punish the dissemination of information “aimed … Continue reading

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Queen honors LGBTI leader seeking change in Barbados

 The Daily Nation / NationNews.com of Barbados reports: The head of B-GLAD (Barbados Gays and Lesbians Against Discrimination) Donnya Piggott, has been given a prestigious honour by Queen Elizabeth ll. She was this evening [Jan. 12] named as one of … Continue reading

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Jamaica: LGBT youths can’t even call a gully their home

Jamaican activists who balk at the idea of forcing LGBT youths to live on the streets are trying to find a feasible alternative now that police have ousted dozens of youths from Shoemaker Gully, a drainage channel in New Kingston. … Continue reading

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Egypt: new arrests; sentence reduced; German MP speaks out

Trans woman arrested. BuzzFeed reported that Cairo police arrested a 25-year old trans woman and her roommate on Sunday, December 28th.  As usual, local media is sensationalizing coverage with this case.  Police told local media that Malooka Aldlouah’s videos, posted … Continue reading

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770 LGBT killings and major assaults in the Americas

A press release issued by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on December 17, 2014 reported the pervasiveness of violence including murders and violent assaults against LGBT’s in the Americas.  This article is an edited version of that news … Continue reading

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Update: Mona Iraqi fired by shnit film festivals

shnit PLAYGROUND Cairo 2015, organizers of International short film festivals, announced today on their website: “As of its annual Council meeting on December 22th in Bern, the Board of Trustees of the shnit FOUNDATION, in accordance with Festival Director, has … Continue reading

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