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

Report: How stigmatisation and bullying of LGBTI people in Africa is driven by churches

31 January 2017

Homophobia has become a site of painful struggle in the churches, in much the same way as slavery, racism and sexism was in the past. This new insightful report by African Christian scholars and publi

Sri Lankan activists call for a strong multi-level campaign for LGBTIQ rights

23 January 2017   Sri Lanka

Since the Sri Lankan cabinet of ministers rejected a proposal to repeal Articles 365 and 365A of the Penal Code, a Victorian relic that violates the human rights citizens on the basis of sexual orient

Our December Newsletter - A round-up of some of our key activities and other global news since August

16 December 2016   Human Dignity Trust

It has been a very exciting few months for us at the Trust, with an important court victory in Belize, the launching of our flagship report called ‘Breaking the Silence’ on the criminalisa

Winners announced - LexisNexis and Human Dignity Trust collaborate in a ‘hackathon’ challenge to better document LGBT persecution

12 December 2016   Human Dignity Trust

LexisNexis announced the winning design of the “Hack the Change” Hackathon challenge. More than 40 coders, developers and designers were brought together over 48 hours, tasked with prototy

Insightful report provides 200+ examples of what States are doing to tackle violence and discrimination against LGBT people

29 November 2016   United Nations

The OHCHR publication "Living Free and Equal" provides an analysis of more than 200 examples of what States are doing to tackle violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender

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

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