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Saudi Police allegedly tortured and killed two Pakistanis for dressing like women in public

05 March 2017   Saudi Arabia

Two Pakistani transgender women died after being allegedly tortured by Saudi Arabian police in Riyadh for dressing up as women in public. Saudi authorities reportedly raided a ‘Guru Chela Cha

Beauty and the Beast: Russia considers ban over 'gay moment'

04 March 2017   Russian Federation

Russian officials are coming under pressure to check if Disney's new film Beauty and the Beast breaches the country's law against "gay propaganda".

Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky said a

Deputy Health Minister calls off plans to publish a ‘list of gays’

01 March 2017   Tanzania

Deputy Health Minister Hamisi Kigwangall announced that Tanzania has backed out of its plan to publish a list of names of gay people, saying this would "destroy evidence". He had earlier called a p

Ivory Coast officials refuse to explain why two gay men were jailed

26 January 2017   Côte D'Ivoire

Authorities in the Ivory Coast have refused to explain why two gay men were arrested and jailed in a country that does not crim

Court case to be filed as transgender prison inmates in Bengaluru face abuse, harassment and neglect

25 January 2017   India

On Nov. 27, 2016, four transgender individuals were arrested and sent to Bengaluru Central Prison, accused of abduction and attempted murder, among other things. One, Ishu, had undergone breast aug

Police ban transgender sports event following protest from a Muslim group

21 January 2017   Malaysia

Following a protest from a Muslim group, the South Sulawesi Police have banned a Bugis sports and cultural event involving waria (transgendered people) and bissu (a gender-neutral identity in Bugis

Tunisian judge jails trans woman pending indecency trial

19 January 2017   Tunisia

A district court in Hammamet, Tunisia, today ordered the detention of a transgender woman who is awaiting a court decision on charges of public indecency and insulting a government official,&n

Number of LGBT asylum seekers rises sharply - report

18 January 2017   United Kingdom

There has been a sharp change in the numbers of LGBT people seeking asylum, according to new figures. Home Office number reportedly show a rise of more than 400% in five years. 

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Parents arrange 'corrective rape treatment' for son after discovering his sexuality

23 December 2016   India

A young gay man in Kolkata was subjected to physical and mental torture after coming out to his parents.

Sanjoy (name changed), in his early 20s, lives with his partner about which his pare

Men arrested at alleged ‘gay party’ released

29 November 2016   Indonesia

The police have released 13 men who had been arrested after allegedly holding a sex party at an apartment unit in South Jakarta on Saturday night.

“We sent them home because there

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