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September 29, 2019

From Our Archive: The Ordeal of a A...

The health department of the state government formed a seven-member medical board to determine whether Pinki is a male or female, who has been arrested on a rape charge brought by a woman

September 25, 2019

“We Have a Lot of Evidence th...

At a meeting of the LGBTI Core Group at the United Nations on 24 September, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet expressed concern about growing rhetoric on the part of political leaders using homophobic language to advance their agendas, and stressed that hate speech cannot be equated with freedom of expression, lest it undermine human dignity and even human lives

September 18, 2019

How Leonid Met Aleksandr And Togeth...

Leonid was born in a small town in Russia’s Far East, where his mother beat him for being gay. When he finished school, he left home and met Aleksandr, with whom he now campaigns for LGBT rights

September 17, 2019

Murder In Tashkent: Killing Of Gay ...

The brutal killing of a 25-year-old gay man in Uzbekistan’s capital, Tashkent, last week has raised concerns within the local lesbian and gay community, which has been largely ostracized in the predominantly Muslim Central Asian country

September 16, 2019

Serbian Prime Minister Attends LGBT...

Thousands joined the annual gay pride parade in Serbia’s capital, Belgrade, on September 15. Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, who is a lesbian, attended with her partner. Before the parade started, dozens of protesters bearing crosses and images of Orthodox saints gathered to condemn the event. Five of the protesters were detained. While the police did not comment on the detentions, local media reported that they followed clashes with police

September 8, 2019

Bosnian Capital Hosts First LGBT Pa...

Many marchers wore rainbow T-shirts, and beat drums and blew whistles. Others carried rainbow flags and signs that read “United In Differences” and chanted “Death to fascism, freedom to the people!”​

September 3, 2019

End Systemic Discrimination Against...

Transgender women in Lebanon face systemic violence and discrimination, Human Rights Watch, Helem, and MOSAIC said in a report and video released today. Transgender women face discrimination in accessing basic services, including employment, healthcare, and housing, as well as violence from security forces and ordinary citizens

August 22, 2019

American-Georgian lawyer seeks pros...

The bullying of Georgia’s gay community has at times taken on a medieval air: A local “knight” and his loyal legion of thugs have for years sought to smite any attempt by LGBTQ Georgians to gather publicly in Tbilisi. Now, a U.S. lawyer-turned-Georgian citizen is bringing the struggle into the realm of contemporary law

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

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