Saudi Arabia has no law against transgender people, but the kingdom has carried out arrests for cross-dressing and ordered the imprisonment and flogging of men accused of behaving like women, according to US-based Human Rights Watch.
A report from the International Commission for Jurists has found that fear of police violence and persecution keeps many queer people away from the justice system.
“Do you realise that your statement will push so many people who struggle with their identity back into stuffy closets?”
The French film director discusses her evolution as a queer filmmaker, the rise of homophobia in France, her opposition to the right-wing and more.
While we resist acts of violence like Tara’s death, we must also resist and challenge the institutional violence that is perpetuated everyday.
Canada, backed by the EU, the US and Mexico, had pushed for including the recognition of LGBTQI people and an acknowledgment of homophobia in a key policy paper to be finalised at a major UN conference in Ecuador next week.
A big majority – 79% – of those surveyed said they were comfortable with an open LGBTQ culture on campus.
“I feel that my gender and sexuality are not fixed…at the same time, I love my femininity too much to discard it, even if I think of it as being constructed. But society treats me like I am a man. I have struggled a lot to stand up for my identity and I am still struggling.”
Pakistan’s deeply stigmatised transgender community was only granted equal rights in 2012, and still faces widespread abuse and harassment. Homosexuality remains criminalised, meaning that many transgender persons still suffer legal discrimination.
Could the rejection of Omar Mateen’s sexuality by his family and society have led him to kill 49 people at the gay night club Pulse?
A political neophyte who has never held elected office, Donald Trump has said he may not need much from his Republican colleagues on Capitol Hill anyway.
Mateen worked as a security guard for nine years in the company that profits from both US border militarisation and the Israeli occupation.
National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs released its findings a day ahead of its scheduled publication after the Orlando, Florida shooting of over 50 LGBTQ individuals, the worst mass murder in US history.
While the world mourns the dead in Orlando, in India gays remained persecuted and criminalised; it is time that changed
Santa Monica Police Chief said there was no known connection between Howell’s arrest and the shooting early Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, where 50 people were killed and more than 50 were wounded.
The murder highlights the stigma and danger faced by the LGBTQ+ community and its supporters, and is also part of a larger threat to rational thought and speech that has been mounting for several years.
A round-up of what’s happening in the worlds of gender and sexuality