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US court reaffirms charges against anti-LGBTI hate preacher but dismisses case on jurisdictional grounds

12 June 2017   Uganda

On Monday, 5 June 2017, a US federal court strongly reaffirmed the charges against homophobic American extremist Scott Lively in aiding and abetting crimes against humanity for the persecution of Ugan

Cross-Cultural Evidence for the Genetics of Homosexuality - study by University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada

25 April 2017

The Archives of Sexual Behavior recently published a special edition devoted to research into reasons behind a person’s sexual orientation, titled “The Puzzle of Sexual

Referendum to decide legality of homosexuality - Government tells Inter-American Commission

20 April 2017   Guyana

Guayna will soon have a chance to vote on whether they believe homosexuality should remain a criminal act or if those laws which criminalise it should be struck down via a referendum. The Government

Buggery law only applicable to non-consensual acts claims Prime Minister, gays not persecuted in Barbados claims AG

20 April 2017   Barbados

In a recent interview, the Prime Minister of Barbados reportedly claimed that the country’s laws criminalising same-sex sexual acts were only applicable to non-consensual acts. Claiming that Bar

Doctors oppose ‘anal test’ for determining sexuality

12 April 2017   Tunisia

The National Council of the Medical Order in Tunisia issued a statement on April 3, 2017, calling for doctors to cease conducting forced anal and genital examinations. The move is an importa

Prime Minister wants to change anti-gay laws in Singapore but won't - interview

01 March 2017   Singapore

Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will wait until society changes its views before changing laws banning gay sex. He was recently pressed on his personal views regarding 377A of Singapo

Case challenging colonial law criminalising cross-dressing likely heading to the Caribbean Court of Justice - Press release

28 February 2017   Guyana

PRESS RELEASE – The Court of Appeal today in an oral decision delivered by the acting Chancellor, the Honourable Carl Singh, confirmed the ruling of the then acting Chief Justice Ian Chang

Deported gay Afghans told to ‘pretend to be straight’

26 February 2017   United Kingdom

New Home Office rules would send gay asylum seekers back to Afghanistan, where homosexuality is illegal. The document, dated from February, reportedly lays out the multiple risks to LGBT Afghans from

Supreme Court decision brings Lebanon a step closer to decriminalising consensual same-sex sexual conduct

31 January 2017   Lebanon

In a landmark case, a judge in Lebanon has brought the country a step closer to decriminalising consensual same-sex sexual conduct. Currently - as stated under Article 534 of the Pencode - sex acts &l

Thousands of gay men pardoned for past convictions

31 January 2017   United Kingdom

Thousands of gay and bisexual men found guilty of decades-old sexual offences in England and Wales have been posthumously pardoned. The enactment by the government of the so-called Alan Turing law me

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