An international conference planned for Oct. 12-13 in Jamaica will focus on how churches have helped to impose anti-LGBT laws in the past and how they can help to eliminate them in the future.
The leader of the Anglican Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands has declared his opposition to Jamaica’s anti-homosexuality law, calling for Parliament to repeal it.
The Iranian LGBTQ community is preparing to celebrate Pride at home and abroad.
Confronted with physical assaults and death threats, the Cameroonian LGBTI advocacy group Camfaids has temporarily closed its headquarters, which also serves as an LGBTI meeting place and as a refuge for victims of homophobia. Camfaids officials said the closure, which occurred July 17, will continue while the organization seeks financial support for improved security.
Kenyan LGBTI rights advocates are scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, July 27, to further their quest for official government recognition of their legitimacy.
A young Nigerian man was beaten, stripped and humiliated online after he dressed up in female clothing to visit a man he had been chatting with online.
Dozens of people gathered in Gaborone in mid-July for discussions of the LGBTI community and its relationship to business and work environments, ageism, and artists confronting discrimination.
India’s Supreme Court has raised hopes that it might overturn its 2013 ruling that reinstated the country’s anti-homosexuality law. But the court’s phrasing sounded like a warning that the court doesn’t want to overturn the law.
Russia claims it needs its anti-“gay propaganda” law to protect children, but actually the law “directly harms them through denying them access to essential information and creating a stigma against LGBT children and LGBT family members,” Human Rights Watch says in a new report.
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.