Living Dangerously: What It’s Like to Be Gay in Iran

The following article was originally published in Vocativ. It is reproduced  here entirely without any editing, other than to fit our format.  We acknowledge and thank Vocative as well as the author Sune Engel Rasmussen for their excellent journalism. It is possible to be gay and live under a repressive regime that is always threatening to … Continue reading

Africa / Americas

Seeking African dialogue on behalf of LGBT Zambians

Chalwe Charles Mwansa, a human rights defender and LGBT activist from Zambia, says that his country, and other African countries, need “an African-centered dialogue that tackles the social and political issues that currently drive homophobia across the continent.” “These discussions must also sit within a broader dialogue that is centered on a human rights approach, … Continue reading


Quorum: Global LGBT Voices in New York

World’s Leading LGBT Activists To Speak In New York The Daily Beast, in collaboration with groups including 76Crimes.com, is to host “Quorum: Global LGBT Voices” at the New York Public Library, featuring talks and panels highlighting the struggles and triumphs of LGBT people worldwide News Release – Dec. 4, 2014/PRNewswire/ — The Daily Beast, in collaboration with … Continue reading

Asia / Middle East / North Africa

New fund aims to help Iranian LGBT community

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) has launched a fund aimed at supporting the emerging Iranian LGBT community and addressing LGBT human rights violations in Iran. The goal is to support: Advocacy, research or outreach projects to  improve the lives of LGBT Iranians and other marginalised groups there.  Building new or strengthening … Continue reading

Americas / Asia / Faith and religion

Will Brunei’s horrid law unite LGBT and women’s activists?

The celebrity-boosted boycott of the Sultan of Brunei and his Beverly Hills Hotel could open the way for an important partnership of activists supporting women’s rights and those pushing for LGBT rights. So far, though, little progress has been made in that direction, although a mix of both types of advocates joined former talk show … Continue reading

Middle East / North Africa

New tools to fight anti-gay repression in Iran

The human rights organization IGLHRC has created an online toolkit to help with the struggle against Iran’s inhumane anti-gay laws. Here’s the group’s announcement: IGLHRC Announces New Resources for Defenders of LGBT Rights in Iran برای دیدن این مقاله به زبان فارسی ، لطفا به اینجا مراجعه کنید (30 April 2014—New York) The International Gay … Continue reading