ILGA and this blog have both issued updated lists of countries with anti-LGBT laws. ILGA counts 72 of them. This blog lists 76. We don’t disagree about where those repressive laws apply, only on how to categorize the countries.
About 200 LGBT people worldwide have been arrested in recent weeks in anti-LGBT police actions in southeastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean.
Among many international responses to reports of mass arrests of LGBT people in Chechnya were an official U.S. State Department call for an investigation by the Russian government, a petition from Amnesty International, and a brief prayer from a queer Christian blogger.
The African Transdiverse community today launched the online magazine Queerstion, making its debut on the International Transgender Day of Visibility.
Nearly 290 prominent conservative Christian leaders from the Caribbean have urged President Donald Trump to end U.S. support for fair treatment of LGBTI people — what they call “the LGBT agenda.”
A key decision will be made in June about the campaign challenging 36 Commonwealth nations to repeal their anti-LGBT laws. Those repressive laws once applied to all the nations in the former British Empire.
Cameroon attorneys Michel Togué and Alice Nkom this week received the Geuzenpenning Award for their work defending LGBTI clients in that repressive African country. Togué and Nkom are the longest-serving of only about four Cameroonian attorneys who accept LGBTI clients. Others are Charlotte Cathy Moundo and Jathan Ndongo, two associates of Togué, working in Yaoundé, …
An Anglican archbishop in the Caribbean calls for justice for LGBTI people. An annual LGBTQ film festival is held for the fifth time in Botswana. Tanzania backs off a proposal to publish the names of gay Tanzanians. Those items and other less encouraging news come from the latest edition of UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of …
Advocates for queer liberation need to nurture a new generation of grassroots leaders who are well-versed in local culture, says Sri Lankan trans researcher Chamindra Weerawardhana. Only they can refute the conservative argument that LGBTQI rights are an unwelcome Western neocolonialist import.
Scared and mystified by President Donald Trump, people on both sides of the Atlantic are turning to George Orwell’s 1984 and other dystopian novels for insight into what to expect from a repressive, fact-denying government.