A Malaysian appeals court has overturned a High Court ruling that would have allowed a trans man to change the name and gender on his national identity card. The trans advocacy group Justice for Sisters called the decision ignorant and appalling.
A prominent Malawi politician is due in court this week for a ruling on whether he will face a hate-speech trial for stating that homosexuals have no rights and should be killed.
Nearly three-quarters of LGBT Nigerians say they have suffered abuse because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Most did not report the abuse, whether out of shame, fear of reprisal or a belief that no one would help. Those are some of the findings of a new survey conducted by the Bisi Alimi Foundation.
A gang of homophobic thugs assaulted and robbed two young men in Cameroon, claiming that they were homosexuals who needed to be scared straight. It’s an all-too-familiar story in Cameroon, where such attacks lead to depression and passivity in the LGBTI community:
A Kenyan advocacy group is petitioning the nation’s director of public prosecutions to put an end to anal tests, an abusive medical procedure that its advocates believe, incorrectly, can prove whether a suspect is homosexual.
Visual artists, musicians and designers are pushing for an end to repression of LGBTI people worldwide by shining a spotlight on the 76 or so countries with anti-homosexuality laws. Some examples from recent months and recent years:
Kyrgyzstan has amended its constitution to ban same-sex marriage, but continues to delay action on a proposed Russian-style law against “gay propaganda.”
Partnerships between Canadians and Jamaicans boost LGBTI rights, but Canadian banks do too little to help, says Andrew Beckerman, a board member of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network who attended Montego Bay Pride 2016.
A video that presents anti-gay sex abuse as a laughing matter is going viral in Nigeria and inspiring outrage from human rights advocates. “Shameful,” “despicable,” “childish and stupid,” “wicked” are some of the comments by people who have viewed the video.
An Indian couple married in late December in what apparently was the first public transgender wedding in the nation’s largest city, Mumbai.