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In the past three months, five states have passed draconian legislation restricting women’s access to abortion, in some cases as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. Georgia, Ohio, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Alabama seem hellbent on denying women their constitutional right to do what they want with their own bodies. In some states, lawmakers want to force women to have babies against their wills, even in cases of rape and incest. In others, they want to impose 99-year prison sentences on...
trans woman

Sarah McBride, who works for the Human Rights Campaign, was specfically targeted A shocking video posted on Facebook shows two women barging into a meeting in Washington, DC, and harassing a transgender woman. Posie Parker began streaming the live video on Wednesday (30 January) morning. The video depicts her and Julia Long spewing transphobic harassment toward Sarah McBride. McBride is the National Press Secretary of the Human Rights Campaign. In the video, both Parker and Long continuously misgender McBride. At one point, Parker states:...
ILGA-rankings

See the full list of countries Malta just topped the list for the most LGBTI-friendly country in Europe. ILGA-Europe ranked a total of 49 countries for its annual review of the human rights situation of LGBTI people in Europe. Malta topped the list with a score of 91%, far out-reaching any other country. Then came Belgium (78%), Norway (77%), United Kingdom (73%), Finland (73%) and France (72%). With same-sex marriage legal as of last year in Malta, it ticks almost every criteria on the...
human rights

Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said efforts to ban homosexuality "create unnecessary divisions." Indonesia has ramped up discrimination and abuse against the LGBT community, and insiders say a law banning same-sex relations could be coming as soon as next week. On Wednesday, U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein warned the Indonesian government that such measures are “deeply wrong.” “The hateful rhetoric against this community that is being cultivated seemingly for cynical political purposes will only deepen their suffering and create unnecessary divisions,” Zeid,...
trump

President Trump and his administration just voted against a United Nations ban on the death penalty for being gay, making the United States of America (it’s hard to think this is actually really happening) just one of 13 other countries in the world to oppose such a historic vote. A few other notable countries who voted against the ban were China, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. The resolution wasn’t sought to ban the death penalty entirely, but instead to keep...
gay sex

They face three years in prison for consensual gay sex in their own home Two men have been arrested and tortured for gay sex in Uzbekistan. Police said the two men, both in their 20s, are facing three years in prison for ‘engaging in illegal sexual relations’. The couple had moved into a rented apartment in Tashkent, the capital of the former Soviet nation, in September. It is unknown how the police found out about the couple. Police torture two gay men in Uzbekistan Authorities...
Zimbabwe

‘The people of Zimbabwe deserve better‘ LGBTI and human rights groups have ‘welcomed the demise of the brutal homophobic tyrant Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe. Many groups are now calling on whoever replaces the ousted leader to improve the country’s human rights record. Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years and resigned on Tuesday after a military coup and rising tensions in his own party. In his 37 years of rule, it is estimated that tens of thousands of people were tortured, forcibly disappeared or...
BurundiTeens

After Egypt and Indonesia, it seems that Burundi is the next country to ramp up its hunt against gay men. Burundi police announced on October 6th, that they were enforcing a tough hunt on gay people and that they already had “several” incarcerated. These “several” LGBTQ people are currently being imprisoned in the African state of Burundi and asked to pay hefty bribes. If they don’t, they face even more fines, beatings, and potentially two years in prison. “The reason is just...
Azerbaijan

A shocking eyewitness reports the random tortures Over the last several days, LGBTI activists in Azerbaijan report a sudden crackdown on people who do not correspond with ‘national traditional values.’ Eyewitness reports claim authorities detain LGBTI people, beat, verbally abuse and force medical examinations on transgender people. Some reports even suggest authorities are shaving the hair of transgender women. Samad Ismayilov, president of Minority Azerbaijan, said it started several days ago. He received an anonymous testimony from a detained LGBTI person. He shared...
chechnya-evacuations

A group is hoping to start a "rainbow railroad" from Chechnya to Canada.  A Canadian human rights organization that assists LGBT people in escaping places where they face persecution is launching a campaign to help gay men get out of Chechnya, the semiautonomous Russian republic where at least 100 gay men have been arrested and detained recently. “Since we first received initial reports of gay concentration camps being established in Chechnya, Rainbow Railroad immediately re-classified Eastern Europe as a priority region,”...
Human Rights

I’m grateful that there are more and more foundations and platforms which do their best for a little bit more tolerance and acceptance for LGBT people, their growing number and power does really have positive and visible results, but still how does life look like for us in small cities? How many times were you judged for your appearance, for your manner, for your speaking, in other words for what you are? How many times did you wish to take...
ISIS punishment for being gay

Once again we find out about there are some societies around the Globe with an actual disregard towards basic human rights and values. This is an attitude that ISIS has constantly shown ever since it entered in conflict with the civilized world. Another innocent died on Friday after ISIS members threw it off the roof of a building. In these cases, the executions always take place publicly in the front of a crowd. There are two reasons for that....

According to the human rights, the situation where marriages and divorces are possible only in the rabbinical courts is considered unconstitutional. The non-governmental human rights organization in Israel appealed to the High Court, demanding the country to legalize same-sex marriages. On Sunday, 1st of November, the LGBT organization "Aguda" submitted the statement to the High Court of Justice of Israel. This document claims that the existing laws discriminate gay and lesbian couples' rights denying them the opportunity to get married and...

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Today this video blog became viral. John Barrowman, a star of “Doctor Who”, “Torchwood” and  TV’s Arrow, shot his daily video blog near the swimming pool. His...