On the International Day Against Homophobia, we remember and remind others that we continue to challenge the marginalization, confront violence and abuse because of our sexual orientation and we live with a question mark on our sexual orientation rights. >>>
If you are used to working in a team and looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity with a community-based LGBTQ refugee support organization, the Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees's Board of Directors is currently seeking new Board Members. >>>
People across Lebanon have risen up against the injustice perpetrated by the Municipality of Dekwaneh last Saturday April 20th, 2012. Antoine Chakhtoora, Municipality Mayor of Dekwaneh, ordered his internal security forces to raid and close a Club frequented by
people with non- heteronormative sexual orientations and gender expressions. Please adopt this statement and spread the statement to your allies and to the media and join the campaign of mobilizing mass support in Lebanon and the Global South in the pursuit of justice. >>>
It's been 15 years since I came out as a gay woman in the Philippines, and even if Aiza Seguerra is now an out adult lesbian with a girlfriend, Rustom Padilla is now BB Gandanghari, Pinoy Big Brother always has gay characters, and Boy Abunda is now out and proud, an educated Pinay I met recently still asked me, "When did you decide to become a tomboy?" >>>
The campaign 'Kurd Men for Equality' is a response to an Iranian court's sentence for a man found guilty in a domestic dispute. On April 15, Iranian police paraded Saman Rasoulpour, a man found guilty in a domestic dispute, through the northwestern city of Marivan dressed in traditional Kurdish women’s clothing. That walk was his punishment.
Sunil Pant has come along way from not even knowing the word for gay before he was twenty to getting LGBTI rights recognized by the Supreme Court in Nepal, and he's not going to let current troubles hold him back.
On 24 April, Peter Dankmeijer (GALE director) facilitated a strategy workshop on how to advocate for the right to education for LGBT people in Indonesia. He did the workshop on invitation of Arus Pelangi, a national civil society organization based in Jakarta that focuses on LGBT human rights advocacy. >>>
“A climate of fear and intimidation” is now pervasive, says a leading Nepali activist. This is a dramatic reversal in a country whose Supreme Court created broad protections for LGBT people in a 2007 court ruling.
n much of Asia, stigma and discrimination on the basis of diverse sexual orientation and/or gender identity (SOGI) strips people of their rights and excludes them from mainstream health programs, public and private services, and economic opportunity. >>>