Tag Archives: Human Rights Watch

Bad news, briefly, from Jamaica, Gambia, Russia

In brief, some troubling news from countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news and elsewhere: Anti-LGBTI rally in Jamaica portrays homophobes as victims In Jamaica, hundreds of Christians rallied … Continue reading

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New U.S. organization aims to boost LGBTI rights abroad

United States-based Alturi, a non-profit organization devoted to helping  LGBTI communities worldwide, launched publicly Sept. 30. Supporters at the launch included  U.S. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), a member of the LGBT Equality Caucus, and U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI), who … Continue reading

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Terminology traps: LGBTI, LGBT, or perhaps just LGB?

In its latest report on violence against sexual minorities in Kenya, Human Rights Watch tackles the terminology troubles that come with the territory when trying to write respectfully, accurately and inclusively about people and groups that use a variety of … Continue reading

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An appeal to end attacks on LGBT people on Kenya’s coast

A key issue in Kenya, as elsewhere in Africa and in other homophobic countries, is violence and the lack of almost any legal remedy. Even when police bother to step in, it is often to perpetrate further violence and victimization … Continue reading

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Tunisia: Protests against anal exam, sodomy sentence

Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the Tunisian LGBTIQ rights group Without Restrictions today protested the prison sentence and forced anal examination of a Tunisian man charged with sodomy after his telephone number was found on the phone of a murder … Continue reading

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Tortured in Gambia: LGBTI people, journalists, activists, clergy

In a new report, Human Rights Watch describes the horrors of life in the Gambia, a small West African country whose beautiful beaches are popular with tourists. Victims of torture under the regime of strongman Yahya Jammeh include not only … Continue reading

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Burmese official seeks arrest of gays; HRW protests

Press release from Human Rights Watch: Burma: Protect, Not Target, Gay People Condemn Official’s Anti-Gay Statements (New York, September 3, 2015) – Burma’s government should publicly condemn grossly discriminatory remarks by a regional official about gay men and transgender women, … Continue reading

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