In addition to facing legal challenges from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community to the country’s sodomy laws in the Supreme Court and its immigration laws before the Caribbean Court of Justice, Belize is now facing a human rights challenge before the Inter-American Commission on Humans Rights (IACHR) – a challenge led by United Belize Advocacy Movement (UNIBAM), the same NGO which had petitioned the Supreme Court to have the law criminalizing sodomy struck off the country’s law books. >>>
At the time of his death Joseph Sanchez (18) was wearing a white sleeveless blouse and short green and black skirt; he is apparently a known cross-dresser. But police have not said whether they are investigating the incident from any angle other than a robbery attempt. >>>
Criticism over Geelong police station’s response to the sexual assault of a gay man have prompted the victim to seek monetary compensation, and initiated an investigation of the incident by Victoria Police.
The president of Pakistan’s transgender association in Peshawar, the frontier city where suicide bombers killed over 80 churchgoers last month, says her community is facing eviction and police brutality.
24/10/2013 | ILGA-LAC - Oficial de Comunicación
Policemen went to a ravine in New Kingston, where homeless gay men usually camp. Police officers piled and burnt clothing, and warned the men not to come back to the area. The next day, the men wanted to report the incident in a police station, where they were denied the right to present a complaint. >>>
23/07/2013 | ILGA Brussels - internship
"Gay people are and will forever be part of the human family. In Cameroon, they are ordinary people who did not chose to be who they are; they are our brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers, friends, classmates, colleagues, neighbors, and . No one deserves to die tortured. No one deserves to die. We all have the right to life, dignity, respect, and development." >>>
We, the ILGA Asia Board members, representing more than a hundred LGBTI organizations in Asia, are alarmed by reports of abuses committed by the police in the Mandalay area in Burma against transgenders and homosexuals. We condemn these abuses against the LGBTIs. >>>
A eunuch was picked up by his neighbour and three others who bundled him into a vehicle, took turns to allegedly sodomise him for over three hours, singed him with cigarettes and then doused him in kerosene before throwing him out of the car early on Thursday. >>>
Ramil Khassanov from Almaty oblast famous for being the first Kazakhstan transsexual to openly talk about his sexual preferences in one of Kazakhstan's TV shows lost his housing and property to fire, KTK reports.
CEDAW--the international beacon for women's rights--does not shine on lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people in Indonesia. This is a painful disappointment, given LBT people's need for protection from a fundamentalist backlash.
The lifestyles of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Iran are comprehensively and systematically denied by the Islamic regime, which exposes them to horrific punishment, bullying and risk of suicide, a study has found. >>>
MANILA (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 3, 2012) - Filipino gay activists in the Philippines are raising the alarm over the sudden hike in robberies, attempted killings and murders against transgender and gay group members in the Philippines.
The Philippine LGBT Hate Crime Watch (PLHCW) is reporting that Erano Padilla of the Northern Philippines has been arrested and charged with assault after scalding his gay son Edmund, 19, with boiling water. >>>
Zukiswa Gaca was 15 when she ran away from her home in rural South Africa after being raped. In Khayelitsha, near Africa's 'gay capital' she was again targeted again, a victim of what's called 'corrective rape.'