Two male dancers fell in love in Uganda. For that, they were fired from their dance troupe and fled as LGBT refugees to Kenya. This is their story.
Financial woes threatened to shutter a house that serves as a judgment-free shelter for LGBT Tunisians from the homophobia that often surrounds them.
Prosecutors in Muslim northern Nigeria have charged 53 people with attending a supposed gay wedding. The arrestees pleaded not guilty to the charge, saying that they were at a birthday party, not a gay wedding.
While human rights activists criticize Indonesia’s failure to curb anti-LGBT zealots and roll back homophobic fundamentalist Islamic laws, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence praised Indonesia as a model of “modern Islam” that other Muslim-majority countries should follow.
Guyana, the only country in South American with anti-LGBT laws, plans to put the issue of decriminalizing homosexuality to the voters.
Indonesia is continuing to persecute LGBTI people, Human Rights Watch reports. At a time when two men have been jailed on homosexuality charges, Indonesia President Joko Widodo missed an opportunity to roll back repressive sharia laws.
Arabic-language media regularly display anti-LGBTIQ bias, often using loaded words for sexual minorities that mean “faggots,” “sinners,” “immoral” and “devil worshippers.” A new project from OutRight Action International seeks to change that.
While anti-LGBT violence rages in Chechnya, a deafening silence is the response of people who claim that, while they value LGBT lives, they need to defend traditional family values by opposing LGBT rights. But if they don’t speak up now, it will be obvious that they don’t really believe gay men deserve the right …
In the intensely homophobic Russian republic of Chechnya, what began as a minor drug arrest escalated into mass arrests of Chechen men suspected of being gay, torture, deaths and secret prisons described as concentration camps. Data on telephone calls to and from arrested Chechens were used to track down other suspects.
Donate. Mobilize. Sign petitions. Those are ILGA’s suggestions for people concerned about mass arrests, torture and other human rights abuses affecting LGBT people in Chechnya.