Pride Amsterdam organizers are making plans for a July 29 march in support of activists and other people at risk in the 76+ countries with anti-LGBTI laws. This blog is helping with fact-checking and other information.
The Commonwealth of Nations, most of them former British colonies, has granted legal recognition to an LGBTI group for the first time. Overall, the group has a poor record on LGBTI rights — of the 52 countries in the Commonwealth, 36 have laws against consensual same-sex intimacy.
Canada has a crucial role to play in the effort to assure full recognition of the human rights of LGBTQI people, in particular for LGBTQI refugees, Jamaican-Canadian activist attorney Maurice Tomlinson told Canadian legislators this week.
LGBTI rights activist Jason Jones has filed suit to overturn anti-gay laws in Trinidad and Tobago.
Substantial advances for LGBT rights were achieved in 2016, amid anti-gay violence, arrests and setbacks that marred the past 12 months.
By Khavoy Brown On Saturday, International Human Rights Day, I was at Emancipation Park in Kingston with about 28 Montego Bay “Pridesters.” We went to listen to a pastor, Scott Stirm, deliver the keynote sermon at what was billed as a Human Rights Day Rally. This annual event is put on by the anti-gay …
Caleb Orozco, the activist in Belize who successfully challenged and overturned his country’s anti-gay law, has been selected as the 2017 winner of the David Kato Vision and Voice Award. In memory of murdered Ugandan LGBT activist David Kato, the award is presented annually to an exemplary LGBT rights activist.
Caribbean leaders recently made it clear that there’s a long way to go before LGBTI people achieve full acceptance, as noted in UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI news. But there’s good news embedded in two of the following news items: A church leader in Grenada spoke against that country’s anti-gay law and …
The U.N. General Assembly today rejected a plan to undo the U.N. Human Rights Council’s June decision to hire a watchdog to investigate violations of LGBTI rights. Among the countries supporting the LGBTI rapporteur were South Africa, which had earlier indicated support for the anti-LGBTI proposal; Sri Lanka and Kiribati, two countries that still …
In Pakistan, trans activist Didar was shot. She was rushed to the hospital, and her life is out of danger. In Russia, officials shut down BlueSystem, the country’s most popular website for LGBT news and entertainment. See below for more news briefs.