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Graeme Reid, director of the LGBT Rights Program at Human Rights Watch, published an article on “traditional values” as “a potent weapon against LGBT rights” in countries that were formerly … more
Antoun Issa, senior editor at the Middle East Institute, wrote at Huffington Post about the politics behind Egypt’s anti-LGBT crackdown. Issa wrote: All of Egypt’s anti-LGBT campaigns are repetitive in content and application. Government, media, and religious bodies coordinate efforts to publicly expose and humiliate LGBT citizens, raids are made on LGBT-friendly venues, while authorities emphasize their moral justification in the crackdown. And they almost always serve a political purpose—this time is no exception. In Egypt’s current climate, the targeting of the LGBT community is part of a wider crackdown on political activism and civil society that has been ongoing under President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. On the broader scale, the persecution of Egypt’s LGBT community is a rule out of an old playbook among Arab regimes: espouse a conservative social policy, particularly on matters of gender and sexuality, to appease Islamic sensibilities and maintain “religious” legitimacy. more
By late October, a government journal in the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan announced that the country’s interior ministry had compiled a registry of “proven” gays and lesbians, reports … more
Two Irish men have married in Dublin to avoid paying €50,000 in inheritance tax on a house. more
Polands's eighth annual independence day rally organized by far-right nationalists drew 60,000 people, including representatives of “Neo-Nazi, white nationalist, and racist groups,” Newsweek … more
American county clerk Kim Davis, who became a religious right folk hero for refusing to provide marriage licenses to same-sex couples after the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling, … more
Colours Cayman, an LGBT advocacy group, submitted a petition to the European Parliament after efforts to engage British authorities about anti-LGBT discrimination failed. The Cayman Islands are a … more
The BBC reports on LGBT people from South Asian communities — Muslim, Hindu, and Sikh — who use social media to find people of the opposite sex willing to be part of a marriage of convenience to … more
Human Rights Watch’s Boris Dittrich reports a conversation among parliamentarians and NGOs during Pride month activities. A couple of parliamentarians said in response to questions about … more
The fact that people infected with HIV who are virally suppressed cannot sexually transmit the virus to others is now accepted in the HIV/AIDS community as a result of accumulating evidence since the … more
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