Tag: LGBTQ Community

July 9, 2019

First LGBT Pride March Held In Geor...

LGBT activists staged Georgia’s first pride parade amid heavy security in the capital, Tbilisi. About two dozen marchers gathered outside the Interior Ministry for a 30-minute demonstration on July 8, after the event was halted earlier in the day due to security concerns

July 1, 2019

‘If Not Now, When?’ LGB...

This spring, a march in Bishkek marked International Women’s Day by calling for equality for all — including LGBT people. Members of the LGBT community say it marked a turning point in the fight for equal rights in Kyrgyzstan, but they describe ongoing battles with harassment, threats, and job discrimination

May 28, 2019

Hundreds of Same-Sex Couples Tie Th...

Marriage equality campaiganer Lu Hsin-chieh said that the law wasn’t exactly what they had campaigned for, but that it had been passed in order to comply with an interpretation of the constitution by Taiwan’s highest court two years earlier

May 24, 2019

Gay Refugees in Kenya Wait for Rese...

For decades, Kenya has hosted refugees fleeing conflict, drought and persecution in East Africa, including sexual minorities. Most gay refugees hope to resettle outside Africa to Western countries where gay rights are better protected. But while they wait, a process that can take years, one group of gay refugees is helping inform and educate others about their situation

May 17, 2019

Serbia’s Novi Sad Holds For F...

Gay parades have been held every year in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, since 2014 without serious incident but safeguarded by hundreds of police officers. Previous gay-pride marches were marred by violence

Mass Weddings Planned as Taiwan OKs...

Opinion surveys in 2012 and 2015 found that slight majorities of Taiwanese support same-sex marriage, but local media outlet The News Lens and PollcracyLab found in a March 2018 survey that people held “malleable” views based on how the term “legalization” was framed

March 31, 2019

New Exhibit Commemorates 50 Years o...

A groundbreaking new exhibit at the Newseum in Washington marks the 50th anniversary of a police raid on a gay bar in New York’s Greenwich Village, and highlights key moments in the modern gay rights movement in America that many believe was born out of that historic event. For some members of the LGBTQ community, the exhibit is deeply personal.

March 16, 2019

Rainbow Rage: Kyrgyz Rail Against L...

The peaceful march by some 400 people in central Bishkek on Women’s Day on March 8 promoting women’s rights and “equality for all” was fiercely criticized by socially conservative lawmakers in the predominantly Muslim country

March 15, 2019

Transgender Migrants Seek Asylum in...

With the hope of being granted asylum, members of the LGBTQI community have been arriving at the United States border. They came along with various caravans of undocumented immigrants from Central America

March 6, 2019

Drugged And Attacked: A Kyrgyz Tran...

A Kyrgyz woman has described how she was drugged and attacked by a group of men after their discovered she was transgender. The first sex-reassigment surgery was performed in Kyrgystan in 2014, and Kyrgyz citizens can now change their legal gender, provided they have undergone surgery


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