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LGBTI news briefs 1: Belize, Russia, Sweden

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted with slight modifications from the Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news. (This is the first of two posts. The second one reports on news from India, Gambia, Kenya and Lebanon.) … Continue reading

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Anti-‘gay propaganda’ bill blocked in Kazakhstan

Opponents of human rights for LGBTI people in Kazakhstan suffered a setback last week, as the nation’s Constitutional Council blocked enactment of a Russian-style anti-“gay propaganda” bill. The council announced on May 26 that it rejected the bill last week … Continue reading

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Recount: 75 (or 79) nations where homosexuality is illegal

The number of countries with anti-homosexuality laws is currently 75, according to the latest tally from ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association. That’s down one from earlier this month, when the African nation of Chad was … Continue reading

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Russian LGBTI rights worker arrested, labeled ‘extremist’

Frontline Defenders today protested the harassment and arrest of Konstantin Golova, an environmental and human rights activist in Tolyatti, which is about 600 miles east of Moscow.  Golova has been labeled an “extremist” for his activism, including work on behalf … Continue reading

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Largest LGBT rights rally in Russia, with police support

Today’s 250-strong celebration in St. Petersburg of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia was Russia’s largest LGBT rally ever, according to Queer Russia and Coming Out. The event was peaceful, benefiting from growing support from the police. As Coming … Continue reading

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10 years later, tally of 92 anti-LGBT nations drops to 76

The arc of history is trending toward justice for LGBTI people worldwide, judging by the latest tallies from ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association. In an encouraging change from 2006, when the ILGA report listed 92 … Continue reading

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LGBTI news briefs: Pakistan, India, Malawi, many more

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted from the Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news: ASIA In Pakistan, friends are mourning the assassination of Sabeen Mahmud, a prominent human rights activist. … Mahmud was the director of … Continue reading

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