Increasing desperation in the Bangladeshi LGBT community came to a head Friday, May 19, when police in Bangladesh broke up a social gathering, making 29 arrests in what seems to be part of a government crackdown against the LGBT community.
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.
“From the frying pan into the fire” — that’s how some LGBT refugees described the experience of fleeing to Kenya to escape from homophobic violence in Uganda. Most LGBT refugees in Kenya experienced something like that, even if it wasn’t as extreme as the vivid old description suggests.
Police in St. Petersburg, Russia, gave LGBT demonstrators a pleasant surprise: In contrast to previous years’ harassment, police on May 17 protected 300 LGBT people and allies at a rally celebrating the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia.
Bangladeshi activists are seeking to raise £25,000 to mount a legal challenge to the country’s colonial-era anti-LGBT law.
Human rights groups and LGBTI rights organizations from the seven countries of North Africa have joined forces today to seek recognition for the human rights of LGBTI people on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT).
A recent survey found that Nigerians have become a bit more tolerant of LGBT people.
Tendo Kalyango, an LGBTIQ Ugandan refugee in Kenya, turned to sex work to make ends meet while awaiting a ruling on his quest for asylum abroad. His earnings help him to stay alive, but also go into the pockets of blackmailers and corrupt police officers.
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.
Jamaican activists are making plans for the third annual Montego Bay Pride, which is scheduled for Oct. 12-15, 2017. “Come be a part of LOVE & PRIDE in the Bay!” says Jamaican/Canadian activist Maurice Tomlinson. “This accessible event will offer ground transportation, meals, and entertainment,” he says. Events are planned to begin at 10 a.m. …