'Accurate Nashville Statement' Embraces LGBTQ Love, Counters Bigots

'Accurate Nashville Statement' Embraces LGBTQ Love, Counters Bigots

After Christian leaders release anti-LGBTQ "Nashville Statement," residents stand up for city's inclusive values.

 

LGBT advocates seek to label opponents as U.S. hate groups

LGBT advocates seek to label opponents as U.S. hate groups

A liberal coalition on Thursday started a campaign to label socially conservative organizations that oppose transgender rights as hate groups, ratcheting up the antagonism between opposing sides on one of America's most contentious debates.

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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.

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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. 

How the world is celebrating International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

How the world is celebrating International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

IDAHOT is celebrated annually on 17 May to commemorate WHO's decision to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1990. IDAHOT was created in 2004 and is now celebrated in more than 120 countries, whether in triumph or in defiance. 

Georgia Governor Rejects Bill Shielding Critics of Gay Marriage

Georgia Governor Rejects Bill Shielding Critics of Gay Marriage

“I do not think that we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in Georgia.” – Governor Nathan Deal

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Disney, Marvel to Boycott Georgia if Religious Liberty Bill Is Passed

Disney, Marvel to Boycott Georgia if Religious Liberty Bill Is Passed

“Disney and Marvel are inclusive companies, and although we have had great experiences filming in Georgia, we will plan to take our business elsewhere should any legislation allowing discriminatory practices be signed into state law,” a Disney spokesman said on Wednesday.

Obama Administration Makes Refugee Program More LGBT-Inclusive

Obama Administration Makes Refugee Program More LGBT-Inclusive

The U.S. Department of State’s recently included same-sex partners as a family reunification refugee priority category, improving access to the refugee program for LGBT families.                

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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.

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Major companies form group to push for LGBT rights globally

Major companies form group to push for LGBT rights globally

"The Human Rights Campaign-led group will push for protections in the workplace globally, including in countries where LGBT individuals face legal discrimination or harassment."

LGBT Institute officially launches at Center for Civil and Human Rights

LGBT Institute officially launches at Center for Civil and Human Rights

"It's the perfect time and the perfect place to shine a spotlight on issues that don't often get a platform."

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

LGBT groups to Obama: Private prison not safe for transgender women

LGBT groups to Obama: Private prison not safe for transgender women

"...Transgender detainees make up less than one percent of the estimated 34,000 people held in detention, yet made up 1 out of 5 confirmed instances of sexual assault in immigration detention facilities."

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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. 

Small Legal Gains Signal Big Leap For LGBT Rights In Africa

Small Legal Gains Signal Big Leap For LGBT Rights In Africa

Legal experts say the victories “represent significant progress on human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and have broader implications with regard to countries’ obligations to uphold basic rights” of those who live in the margins.

Zambian gay rights activist Paul Kasonkomona leaving magistrate court.

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Backlash to America's Gay Rights: U.S. Evangelicals taking their fight overseas

Backlash to America's Gay Rights: U.S. Evangelicals taking their fight overseas

American evangelicals are taking their fight against LGBT rights overseas.