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January 29, 2016 Jamaica's Offences Against the Person Act of 1864, also known as the sodomy law, criminalizes all forms of intimacy between men, even in private. Although the law is rarely enforced, it provides...
January 26, 2016 By Slava Bortnik Belarus, my home country, is toying with a Russian-style “anti-propaganda” bill, potentially limiting the free expression of LGBT people. In Russia, this law is used to harass...
January 21, 2016 In Russia, the year started with both good news and bad news for the country’s embattled LGBT community. First, the bad. Persecution of NGOs working to defend the rights of LGBT people is as...
January 20, 2016 A gay couple arrested arbitrarily by police, a transgender man unable to get a job because of transphobia, and thirty-three transgender women killed since 2006 in possible hate-motivated murders....
January 15, 2016 By Maurice Tomlinson This week the president of the Jamaica Association for Guidance Counsellors in Education (JAGCE) revealed that some homophobic school counselors completely shun LGBT...
January 12, 2016 At the end of 2015 I had a chance to meet with several LGBT activists from Tajikistan. Most Americans know little about this Central Asian nation, which is situated between China and Afghanistan...
January 06, 2016 On January 6, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his now-famous speech on four freedoms essential to democracy and human rights: Freedom of speech Freedom of religion...

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November 11, 2016

Honoring:

Caleb Orozco 

Executive Director of United Belize Advocacy Movement (UNIBAM) and lead plaintiff in the landmark case that overturned Belize's sodomy law

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Olena Hloba

Co-founder of Parents Initiative Tergo, an ally organization of parents of LGBT people, Ukraine

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Factsheet | April 20, 2017
Crackdown on Gay Men in Chechnya The Current Situation On April 1, 2017, independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported that Chechen authorities detained more than one hundred gay men...
Letter | April 18, 2017
Dear Ambassador Haley: I am writing to express alarm over the ongoing persecution of gay men in Chechnya, Russia, and to call for U.S. leadership at the United Nations in pressing for...
Factsheet | April 10, 2017
The Current Situation On April 1, 2017, independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported that Chechen authorities detained more than one hundred gay men over the prior week “in connection with...
Factsheet | March 07, 2017
President Trump signed a revised executive order on March 6 in response to a court-ordered stay of his January 27 order that barred the resettlement of refugees and nationals of seven countries,...

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