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Homophobic attacks on gay/bi-sexual people (queer bashing) are sadly a very real threat today. These criminal offences can be for robbery, discrimination, or for more sinister reasons.

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Stephen Fry takes on global anti-LGBTI leaders

This important documentary should be shared with all people.

The LGBTQI community continues to face oppression, arrest and in some countries death just because of who they are, how they look or who they love.

The haters need to be called out and Stephen Fry is doing just that.


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Anti-LGBT rhetoric and anti-gay slogans are themes, catchphrases, and slogans that have been used against homosexuality or other non-heterosexual sexual orientations and to demean lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.


Here’s 7 reminders of all the anti-gay horrors in Russia that Trump just sanctioned

Now that Donald Trump has confirmed that Vladimir Putin is his BFF, it’s worth a reminder of just what normalizing Russia’s bad behavior means. In the case of LGBTQ rights, it means that Trump has sanctified the violence and oppression that Putin has made a hallmark of his presidency.
Just how bad is it? With his cowardly and traitorous performance at Monday’s press conference, Trump essentially gave a green light to Putin to do whatever he wants to do and will likely ramp up his attacks on the LGBTQ community.
Based on what Putin has done in the past, that’s going to be pretty ugly. Here’s a list of some of the most egregious and vicious attacks on LGBTQ people that characterize Putin’s Russia.


Gay Couple Receive 87 lashes for Consensual Sex in Indonesia



The driver has insisted he’s “not homophobic” after the clip was shared online.




The police are appealing for the victim to come forward to report the crime


Hong Kong Libraries Forced to Censor LGBTI Themed Books


New Zealand Cake Maker Refuses To Bake Wedding Cake For Aussie Same-Sex Couple

Gay marriage does not fit in a Communist country, Cuban Evangelicals say

Cuban faithful are seen, Nov. 14, 2003, leaving the Evangelical Church of Canaan in Miller near Santa Clara central Cuba. The small church that American pastor Paul Northrup planted in central Cuba 50 years ago has grown and thrived since he left in 1959, becoming a small part of a broad movement that Cuban evangelicals have built across their socialist nation. AP File / 2003

Five Evangelical churches in Cuba say they oppose same-sex marriage because the ideology of gender is totally foreign to Cuban culture or “the historic leaders of the Revolution.”

The Evangelical League of Cuba, the Eastern and Western Baptist Conventions, the Methodist Church of Cuba and the Assembly of God Evangelical Church explained their posture in a statement posted last week on their social networks.

The statement came as the legislative National Assembly gets ready to meet at the end of this month to consider changes to the 1976 Constitution. 



Jean-Claude Van Damme Facing Backlash After Homophobic Same-Sex Marriage Comments


Hundreds Arrested Now Facing Homosexuality-Related Charges in Nigeria

Indonesian HIV Health Crisis Fueled by Anti-LGBT Crackdown?


Istanbul Pride Attacked by Police and Shutdown


World’s First Refugee Camp Pride Shadowed by Death Threats to Participants


Turning Children Gay? Billy Elliot Musical Cancelled in Hungary


Parents ‘likely’ beat 10-year-old boy to death for being gay

RIP Anthony Avalos

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The young victim was also covered in cigarette burns. He and his siblings had also been repeatedly abused, according to teachers, counselors and family members.

Brendon Nichols, deputy director of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, said Avalos recently announced he ‘liked boys’.

He declined to elaborate further to the Los Angeles Times.

Avalos’ aunt, Maria Barron, praised her nephew’s courage’.

Coming out ‘only reinforces how brave Anthony was,’ Barron said.


South African Teen Launches Youth Inclusivity Campaign Following Anti-LGBTI Sermon Experience


Mexico Football Fined $10,000 Over Homophobic Chant by FIFA


Anti-LGBTI Barbados Laws Challenged by LGBTI Activists


Australian Born Peter Tatchell Arrested in Moscow Over LGBTI Protest


Dozens Accused of Homosexuality and Arrested in Nigeria


LGBTI Teen Rom-Com ‘Love, Simon’ Has Been Banned in India


Violence Against Homosexuals Now Frowned Upon in Mozambique


United States Supreme Court Rules in Favour of Anti-LGBTI Baker


More Homophobic Threats for LGBTI Football Fans in Lead-up to Russia’s World Cup


Australian You-tuber Claims ‘Gay Hate Video’ was Satire Made in Very Bad Taste

YouTube musician calls gays an ‘abomination’, celebrates Pulse shootings

‘I have a fairly robust resentment of the gay community.’

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State Owned Newspaper Claims International Conspiracy Pushing Gay-rights in Ghana


Belarus slams UK embassy over rainbow flag on day against homophobia

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Edinburgh man shares pictures of bloodied face after being ‘battered for holding boyfriend’s hand’ in sickening attack outside club


Arrests Made During Violent Gay Bar Raid in Cameroon



One of the men is in a life-threatening coma while his friends also suffered serious injuries


Youth Paid to be Gay Says Kenya’s Film Classification Board


Students Take a Stand Against Anti-Gay Religious Bigotry in Private South African School


Anti-LGBTI Protesters Rally Against Inclusive School Program in Vancouver


Russia website wants users to hunt gays in Saw-inspired horror ‘game’

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Chechnya’s Comeback’, the terrifying website that wants to torture gay men for sport

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President of Kenya Preaches More Homophobia, Stating that LGBTI Rights are of “No Importance”


Parents Demand Resignation of Teacher in Swaziland Following Allegations of Homosexuality


In this video LGBTI activists from Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Kenya discuss how anti-gay laws affect them and their countries.


New Anti-Homosexuality Law Being Pursued by Ugandan MPs


Call Me By Your Name Removed From Chinese Film Festival


Revised Transgender Military Ban Trump Announced by Trump


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Russia to Block Ireland’s “Gay” Eurovision Song?


Calls to End Homophobia in the Commonwealth Backed by Prince William


Queen Met with LGBT+ Rights Protest during Commonwealth Day Celebrations


Ellen Calls for Boycott of Bermuda Following Same-Sex Marriage Reversal


Homophobic Cape Town Pastor Ordered to Stop Preaching Hate


Global Outrage Forces US City to Revoke Ban on Pride Festival


Tunisia Bans Oscar Winning Gay Film: Call Me By Your Name

Man found guilty of plotting terrorist attack on LGBT pride event

Ethan Stables (GM Police)


Indonesia classifies homosexuality as a ‘mental disorder’ ahead of banning gay sex




US state’s senate commitee votes to allow adoption agencies turn away gay couples

Bill is advancing through a Senate committee 


Concern Follows Malaysian Newspaper’s “Gay Checklist” to Help Identify Homosexuals


Australian Boxer Anthony Mundine Believes the Death Penalty Would “Deter” People From Being Gay


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Indonesia Urged to Reject Homosexual Criminalisation by United Nations


Anti-Gay Pastor Officially Banned From Visiting Jamaica


Queer and transgender people are still regularly being killed – this is not our history, it’s our day to day

Although it’s an uncomfortable reality to accept, we need to accept it


Brazil’s Shocking LGBTI Murder Rate – Worst in the World


More Arrests by Egyptian Officials for Homosexuality


Crackdown in Saudi Arabia After ‘Gay Wedding’ Video Goes Viral


LGBTI Community Facing Mob Attacks and Family Violence in Ghana


United States Supreme Court Fails to Challenge Anti-LGBTI Law


Homophobia Spreading Across Former Soviet Union: Amnesty International


Jussie Smollett Speaks Out About Anti-Gay “Propaganda” in Africa



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London: Man jailed for breaking man’s leg because he was gay

‘[The] needless, unprovoked and sustained assault that left the victim seriously injured and frightened.’

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There’s Been A Huge Rise In Hate Crimes Against LGBT People, A New Report Says

The figures were released as Stonewall launches its biggest campaign in years.

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It’s still illegal to be gay in 72 countries, new human rights report finds

The number of countries banning same-sex relationships has declined over the last decade, a new human rights report has found, but attacks against LGBT people are still common in many nations.

The report, released today by global rights group the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), found that same-sex relationships remain a crime in 72 countries around the world, down from 96 in 2002.


Police in Chechnya are reportedly rounding up gay men and having them killed in an act against homosexuality.



Attempt to remove UN’s LGBT rights expert defeated in narrow vote 




NEWS: Home Office award LGBT charity nearly £30k to tackle hate crime

Gay youngsters being forced from the family home in ‘dramatically increasing’ numbers, charities warn

Despite LGBT equality laws and gay marriage, growing numbers of young people are being forced into homelessness by homophobic parents, the Albert Kennedy Trust and Stonewall Housing have warned

Russia to debate banning all public displays of affection between gay people

If the legislation is approved gay couples will face a two-week jail term


The final night of the Republican National Convention featured more talk about LGBTQ rights than any previous GOP convention. Major Garrett, Nancy Cordes and Steve Chaggaris joined CBSN to discuss.


On Friday, Ireland became the first country in the world to vote on same-sex marriage in a national referendum. But as Ireland moves towards greater equality, many other countries are moving in the opposite direction. Here is a snapshot of gay rights around the globe.


Syrians have been thrown from high buildings and beheaded by ISIS because of their perceived sexual orientation. Arwa Damon documents some of the cases.


Ali Velshi discusses cultural differences with Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations




A disowned gay Indian prince has become an activist for gay rights in the country where little tolerance exists.

Anti-gay campaign shows Russia’s worst side

As Russia prepares to host the Sochi Winter Olympics, Europe Editor Matt Frei reports that the country’s campaign against gay people shows its worst side just when it hoped the world would see only its best.

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Nigerian Anti-Gay Law, The World Reacts

The Anti-Gay Bill has been signed into law by the Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan. On this episode of Network Africa, we take a look at the different opinions shared by Nigerians and the different reactions the new law has generated from the international community.