Georgia Man Gets 40 Years in Prison for Hot-Water Attack on Gay Men

Georgia Man Gets 40 Years in Prison for Hot-Water Attack on Gay Men

“Mr. Tolbert said he spent 10 days in the hospital, undergoing skin grafts for burns on his back, arms and neck. Mr. Gooden, who was also severely burned, received a month of treatment for his injuries, during which he had to be put into an induced coma.”

4 men charged with hate crime in ‘brutal’ attack of gay couple at Miami Beach

4 men charged with hate crime in ‘brutal’ attack of gay couple at Miami Beach

“…Logunov said he believed without a doubt that they were attacked because of their sexual orientation — because of “our happiness, our outfits, our affection for each other.”

Chechen Authorities Arresting and Killing Gay Men, Russian Paper Says

Chechen Authorities Arresting and Killing Gay Men, Russian Paper Says

“You cannot arrest or repress people who just don’t exist in the republic,” the spokesman, Alvi Karimov, told the news agency.

Photograph: Musa Sadulayev/AP

Trump/Pence and the future of global LGBT rights

Trump/Pence and the future of global LGBT rights

If Trump enables Pence’s attitudes toward sexuality and gender identity to prevail in U.S. foreign policy, it will shift the already precarious balance of power in the United Nations. The internationalization of LGBT rights will slow if not halt.

Photo: Ethan Miller via Getty Images

LGBT Institute Symposium Call for Papers

LGBT Institute Symposium Call for Papers

The LGBT Institute has announced a call for papers for its symposium planned for November 18-20th at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.

We Are Orlando: Community Statement and Gathering

We Are Orlando: Community Statement and Gathering

The LGBT Institute, along with a host of community organizations, have released a statement today on the Orlando massacre. 

Key Constituencies Impacted by HIV Epidemic to Hold Counter Conference During National HIV Prevention Conference

Key Constituencies Impacted by HIV Epidemic to Hold Counter Conference During National HIV Prevention Conference

Mirroring the need for intersectionality and inclusivity in the fight to end HIV/AIDS, the People’s Mobilization on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Counter Conference is a community-built space that aims to empower constituencies most impacted by HIV to be in control of the dialogue. The Counter Conference will happen in parallel with the National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC) as an alternative and accessible space for those who cannot attend the larger NHPC.

Congressional Forum to Investigate 'Epidemic of Violence' Against Trans People

Congressional Forum to Investigate 'Epidemic of Violence' Against Trans People

To date, 21 trans women have been murdered in the United States since January, almost double the number of trans murders in all of 2014. Most of this year's victims were trans women of color.

Global-Local Connection for LGBT Rights event stirs up conversation

Global-Local Connection for LGBT Rights event stirs up conversation

The evening’s conversation covered an array of topics, including but not limited to anti-LGBT laws across the world, bullying, the school-to-prison pipeline, Black Lives Matter, Trans Lives Matter, the role of social media in activism, HIV/AIDS and LGBT elders.

Photo Credit: Patrick Saunders

LGBT Institute to Host National Leaders, Develop Research Agenda

LGBT Institute to Host National Leaders, Develop Research Agenda

“Our LGBT community, at home and abroad, is facing a pivotal moment. Despite recent legal gains, there is still much work to be done. The LGBT Institute provides a unique opportunity for us to be bold and layout an agenda that seeks to provide voice for those most often marginalized within the LGBT community."

Report: LGBTQ Prisoners Routinely Beat, Raped, and Harassed

Report: LGBTQ Prisoners Routinely Beat, Raped, and Harassed

Thanks to the growing visibility of trans women in pop culture and the media, the country is learning more about the unique challenges that trans people face every day — including those behind bars.

Ashley Diamond, Transgender Georgia inmate, released early from prison

Ashley Diamond, Transgender Georgia inmate, released early from prison

"Her release does not erase her barbaric treatment by GDC officials, which was tantamount to torture. Nor is her plight isolated. We will continue to advocate for an end to prison practices that unfairly punish and inflict pain on transgender inmates.” -- Chinyere Ezie, Southern Poverty Law Center staff attorney 

Black Trans Lives Matter rally takes over Underground Atlanta

Black Trans Lives Matter rally takes over Underground Atlanta

LGBT activists and supporters gathered for a rally in downtown Atlanta on Tuesday to call attention to a rash of anti-trans violence, with a reported 17 transgender people being killed across the country so far this year.

Photo: Georgia Voice

Gay Refugees Address U.N. Security Council in Historic Meeting on LGBT Rights

Gay Refugees Address U.N. Security Council in Historic Meeting on LGBT Rights

"Members of the LGBT community really fear persecution as they watch these horrendous sights of people being hurled off buildings…they won’t come out and request protection because they’re too afraid to tell anyone.”

Subhi Nahas, a gay Syrian refugee, speaks at the United Nations headquarters in New York, August 24. The U.N. Security Council held its first-ever meeting on LGBT rights on Monday. Photo: MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

Gay and Marked for Death

Gay and Marked for Death

“The Iraqi refugee I interviewed told me that on social media earlier this year, he saw images of a rooftop execution and learned later that the victim — unrecognizable because he was blindfolded and shown mostly from behind — was a friend of his who hadn’t left Iraq.

Photo from The Daily Mail: Two ISIS militants wait for an order to throw the men over the edge of the building. 

#BlackLivesMatter unveils Campaign Zero

#BlackLivesMatter unveils Campaign Zero

The comprehensive set of policy demands on the federal and state level introduced by Black Lives Matter activists on Friday, named Campaign Zero, comes after months of discussions with protesters from across the country and was informed by the recommendations of President Barack Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing.