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LGBT rights

LGBT RIGHTSThough there has been progress in the past 50 years or so for LGBT people around the world, it remains a divisive, religious, and political issue.

While some countries have decriminalised homosexuality, outlawed homophobic hate crimes and over 20 countries recognise same-sex marriage; others are becoming increasingly oppressive, and brutal, like Chechnya.

Having sex with someone of the same sex remains illegal in over 70 countries, and punishable by death in 10. We've pulled together a number of organisations working to promote equality, though it's worth remembering that LGBT human rights campaigners risk violence, discrimination, and arrest.

Contact us here if you know of an organisation we should include.

International HIV organisations

You may be interested in our section on International HIV organisations focusing on the health and well-being of gay men and men who have sex with men including HIV prevention, HIV treatment, advocacy, support services and promoting their health and human rights, and storytelling to fight the pandemic and the global stigma associated with it.

International HIV organisations | MEN R US

LGBT rights by country or territory | Wikipedia
Capital punishment for homosexuality | Wikipedia
LGBT rights | The Guardian
LGBT News | BBC
LGBT+ rights | Age UK

News

‘Don’t come back, they’ll kill you for being gay’ | BBC News | 28 Jul 2020
For years Mohamed's family tried to make him more like other boys - tougher, more "masculine". They even sent him to have a female spirit driven out with hallucinogenic drugs. Eventually, writes Layla Mahmood, they decided to kill him.
Facebook says threat to throw gay people to their deaths does not violate its standards | Gay Star News | 1 Jul 2020
 Polish Jews plead with politicians to learn from the horrors of the Holocaust and stop ‘dehumanising’ LGBT+ people | Pink News | 17 Jun 2020
 How globalisation has transformed the fight for LGBTQ+ rights | The Guardian | 16 Jun 2020
LGBT+ rights movements are strongest when they support other progressive causes and are supported in return | Openly | 12 Jun 2020
 Thugs push gay man into the road and beat him senseless – twice – in ‘vicious homophobic attack’ in central London | Pink News | 22 May 2020
 Coronavirus: 'I was attacked for hanging my rainbow flag' | BBC News | 22 May 2020
LGBT travel index puts Sweden top, and warns against some popular destinations | The Guardian | 22 Nov 2019

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