Asia / Middle East / North Africa

Online activists spur change in Middle East, China, world

Online LGBT activism and community-building are the focus of this week’s video in the “Quorum” series of 11 discussions of international LGBTI issues. Moderator for the latest discussion is Andre Banks, executive director of AllOut.org, the  U.S.-based advocacy organization that has enlisted 2 million people worldwide to take action online for LGBTI rights. Panelists / … Continue reading

Europe

Video: The human cost of Russia’s anti-gay campaign

Russia’s “concerted, government-run anti-gay propaganda campaign” is the focus of this week’s video in the “Quorum” series of 11 discussions of international LGBTI issues. In the latest Daily Beast video, activist Anastasia Smirnova, who was arrested in Russia for posting an LGBT banner at the Sochi Olympics, talks with Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen.  Although Smirnova … Continue reading

Commentary

Quorum – Attend with Live Blog on Human Rights Day

World’s Leading LGBT Activists 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.  While the evnt is by invitation only, you can attend by Live … Continue reading