Tag: LGBTQ Discrimination

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

June 12, 2019

Botswana De-Criminalized Homosexual...

Campaigners for same sex relationships in court in Gaborone, Botswana, where a judge decriminalized homosexuality.Some of the people who attended a court case in Gaborone, Botswana, where the court decriminalized same sex relationships.Happy campaiger

June 6, 2019

Transgender Russian Seeks Freedom I...

Francis Savinovskikh made headlines in Russia when the authorities took two foster children away, citing concerns that their upbringing was not “traditional.” At the time, Savinovskikh had the name Yulia and didn’t accept being a man. Savinovskikh fled to Spain to seek political asylum — and was recognized by the authorities there as a man

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

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