Category Archives: International pressure for LGBT rights

Arab LGBTQ activists in U.S., Canada aim to rally diaspora

A group of Independent Arab LGBTQ activists need your support. Located in the United States & Canada, the group of activists are working to mobilize the community in the diaspora to continue the fight against homophobia in the Arab world, … Continue reading

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Tunisia: What are you doing to your youth?

Dictatorial, homophobic leaders of Tunisia “systematically sacrifice” the country’s youths, forgetting that youths led Tunisia’s democratic revolution, says the group Shams, which seeks the repeal of Tunisia’s anti-gay law. The statement by Shams (which means “Sun”) came in response to … Continue reading

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Anti-gay Cameroonians target LGBTI rights activists

During renewed national discussions of Cameroon’s anti-homosexuality law, anti-gay Cameroonians have targeted, threatened and harassed LGBTI rights advocates, some of whom were driven from their homes. Alternatives-Cameroon, the Douala-based advocacy organization that fights against Aids and for recognition of the … Continue reading

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African/U.S. appeal for Cameroon’s girls, LGBTI youths

Two groups of human-rights advocates in the United States and Cameroon have joined forces to appeal for recognition of the rights of Cameroonian children, especially girls and LGBTI youths, who are often subjected to discrimination, abuses and inadequate health care. … Continue reading

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U.N. approves LGBTI rights watchdog

The U.N. Human Rights Council will soon appoint a watchdog to monitor nations’ compliance with U.N. principles designed to protect the dignity and human rights of LGBTI people. The European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBTI Rights reported today: UN Human Rights … Continue reading

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Iran pushes ‘Islamic human rights’ excluding LGBT people

Kevin Schumacher, OutRight Action International’s program coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa, reports: The Iranian government plans to host an international human rights conference in the city of Qom in August to discuss Islamic Human Rights principles, which … Continue reading

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End anti-LGBTI religious bias, London Pride marchers say

The London Pride 2016 march was led by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, a Muslim; Matthew Barzun, U.S. ambassador to the U.K.; and other dignitaries and celebrities. A group of African gay people living in the United Kingdom marched in London … Continue reading

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