Category Archives: International LGBT Rights

SF Pride Continues to Support Global Equality

by Andrea Shorter As the world watches the fate of Prop 8 and DOMA come before the United States Supreme Court, the eventual courts’ decisions to finally end these unjust laws will not only shape LGBT liberation history for our … Continue reading

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Pride Solidarity Message from Sexual Minorities Uganda

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See Call Me Kuchu film about Ugandan LGBT activists

Don’t miss the Frameline Film Festival Centerpiece Screening of this moving film, Call Me Kuchu: In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato – Uganda’s first openly gay man – and his fellow activists work against … Continue reading

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Progress for LGBT People in Malawi

In the past, the situation for LGBT in Malawi has been very difficult. Laws against what the government has been calling “unnatural acts” and “gross indecency” have led to the persecution and incarceration of many LGBT people. In 2010, Malawi … Continue reading

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International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) in San Francisco

The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, or IDAHO, took place yesterday and was marked by events held throughout the globe. Here in San Francisco, Gays Without Borders organized a wonderful event in UN Plaza to mark the occasion. After … Continue reading

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Haiti and Humanitarian Aid for the LGBT Community

More than two years have passed since the massive earthquake in Haiti, and still its effects remain a hefty daily reality for hundreds of thousands of people. One of the lessons emerging from this disaster is the increased need to … Continue reading

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Nepal Hosts National LGBT Sport Competition

After hosting the country’s first lesbian wedding and recognizing a “third gender” in its census data, Nepal recently announced that it will be hosting an LGBT national sporting event. In what many call South Asia’s most LGBT friendly country, this … Continue reading

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Protecting LGBT Rights in India

In 2009, the Delhi High Court in India struck down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, decriminalizing gay sex among consensual adults in the region. However, this has not stopped LGBT opponents from trying to overturn the decision. The … Continue reading

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Closing Down Lesbian Torture Clinics in Ecuador

A coalition of LGBT and women’s rights groups in Ecuador recently celebrated a huge victory. After years of advocacy and protest, Fundación Causana, Taller de Comunicación Mujer and Artikulación Esporádika lobbied the government of Ecuador to investigate and shut down … Continue reading

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Criminal Genders: Police Abuses against Transgender Women in Kuwait

Since a change in the law in May of 2007, life has become even more difficult for transgender women in Kuwait. What was once a rather generic public decency law was altered to stipulate that anyone “imitating the opposite sex … Continue reading

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