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With this photo, the African Human Rights Coalition explains its support for asylum-seekers from Uganda and other anti-LGBT nations.

Appeal: Help me tell Texas judge of dangers of gay life in Uganda

The U.S.-based African Human Rights Coalition is raising money to provide expert testimony before an American judge in Texas who ...
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Trans model Sasha Elijah (Heba Kanso photo courtesy of Thomson Reuters Foundation)

Lebanon: Trans model breaks taboos

Trans model Sasha Elijah is on a mission to challenge the stigma and taboo of being transgender in the Middle ...
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Kiev police did not act to protect LGBTI rights advocates on May 10, 2018. Instead, they waited outside the venue where an Amnesty International event was disrupted by members of radical groups. (Tanya Cooper photo courtesy of Human Rights Watch)

Homophobe of the Week: ‘That Guy’

The dishonor of being named Homophobe of the Week goes to “That Guy” — the figure on the left in ...
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Frank Mugisha, executive director of Sexual Minorities Uganda, or SMUG. (Photo courtesy of Fortune Magazine)

Uganda: Protests greet shutdown of LGBTI rights event

“We will not be intimidated,” Ugandan LGBTI leader Frank Mugisha said in response to the May 17 shutdown of the ...
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Young participant at Coming Out's rally for LGBT* rights holds a sign that states "Let's Live in Peace." (Photo courtesy of Coming Out)

Russia: 150 attend LGBT rally despite hurdles and bans

The Russian LGBT+ rights group Coming Out succeeded in holding its 10th annual celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia ...
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Banner for 2018's International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

IDAHOT day: Festivities but homophobic hate too

Celebrations, awards and inspiring statements marked today’s International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in many countries, although opponents in Uganda, ...
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Kiev police did not act to protect LGBTI rights advocates on May 10, 2018. Instead, they waited outside the venue where an Amnesty International event was disrupted by members of radical groups. (Tanya Cooper photo courtesy of Human Rights Watch)

Ukraine: Threats of violence block LGBTI event; police just watch

Police in Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine, stood by on May 10 as opponents of LGBTI rights disrupted a planned panel discussion ...
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Lebanese police arrest Gay Pride organizer; events canceled

Lebanon’s Gay Pride Week began as scheduled on Saturday, but was shut down after  organizer Hadi Damien was arrested and ...
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A Cameroonian police officer belonging to the Gendarmerie Nationale Camerounaise.

Homophobes of the Week: Cameroon’s baton-swinging police

Gendarmes in Cameroon won the dishonor of being selected as Homophobes of the Week by launching a gay-hunting expedition that ...
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Yaoundé's Essos district by night. (Photo courtesy of Camer.be)

Cameroon: The Yaoundé 23 have been set free

Almost two days after their May 11 arrest on suspicion of homosexuality, the 23 men held at the Central Police ...
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