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Hundreds march in Delhi Pride seeking 'a life without fear'

27 November 2016   India

Hundreds of people marched in the heart of the national capital of India for the 9th Queer Pride Parade to show solidarity with the LGBTQ community in making a united call for equality of gender and s

Saudi Embassy in Pakistan denies banning transgenders from Umrah

25 November 2016   Saudi Arabia

The Saudi embassy in Islamabad has denied reports that a ban was imposed on transgender people from performing Umrah. “There is no truth in reports that Saudi Arabia has barred transgenders fro

Mandate of UN Independent Expert on SOGI safeguarded

21 November 2016   United Nations

The United Nations mandate of the Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) has been safeguarded despite hostile contestation at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). B

Court removes barrier blocking LGBT anti-bias cases

11 November 2016   Uganda

A court in Uganda overturned a provision that had allowed the Equal Opportunities Commission to disregard complaints from people it considered “immoral or socially unacceptable.” The Const

Podcast: Panel discussion at the launch of first-ever global analysis of the criminalisation and persecution of lesbian and bisexual women

01 November 2016   Human Dignity Trust

Speakers: Baroness Barker, Kenita Placide, Rosanna Flamer-Caldera, Téa Braun Download: Audio [duration-19:42], Slides, Full Report, Executive Summary Recorded: 11 October 2016,

World Bank announces new Advisor on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues

27 October 2016

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Ki has announced Clifton Cortez as the Bank’s Advisor on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) issues – a newly created senior position responsi

Senator calls for decriminalisation of buggery

25 October 2016   Dominica

Senator Isaac Baptiste, an ppposition Senator has called on the Government of Dominica to consider decriminalising buggery and reviewing legislation pertaining to unlawful sexual intercourse between m

UN holds first leaders’ meeting on LGBT rights

22 September 2016   United Nations

On 21 September 2016 a High Level event was organised by the United Nations LGBT Core Group at the United Nations General Assembly. The event, #Path2Equality: Global Leaders Discuss Progress Towards L

US preacher who praised Orlando gay club shooting deported from Botswana

20 September 2016   Botswana

President Ian Khama of Botswana said on Tuesday he had ordered the arrest and deportation of U.S. pastor Steven Anderson, who was banned from neighboring South Africa last week over his anti-gay views

We Are Real: The Growing Movement Advancing the Rights of Intersex People - Insightful report

04 August 2016

“What is intersex?” “Do intersex people really exist? I don’t know anyone who is intersex.” “Isn’t this a medical issue? What does this have to do with human

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