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

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

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