Egyptian activists: Anti-LGBT repression is getting worse
Middle East / North Africa

Egyptian activists: Anti-LGBT repression is getting worse

Egyptian activists have compiled a detailed report on the ongoing and increasing abuse of LGBT citizens by Egyptian police.  Recent highly publicized arrests made after a rainbow flag was displayed at a  Sept. 22 concert were “simply the latest episode in the systematic campaign” of repression, according to The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) Continue reading

Anti-LGBT forces wield ‘traditional values’ as a weapon
Commentary / International

Anti-LGBT forces wield ‘traditional values’ as a weapon

The concept of “traditional values” has been weaponized for use against LGBT people. “Through a persistent rhetoric, powerfully promoted by Russia and its allies, LGBT people have come to embody all that is antithetical to so-called ‘traditional values,’ ” says Graeme Reid, director of the LGBT rights program at Human Rights Watch. Continue reading