12 07, 2023

Japan Lawmakers Pass Law Promoting LGBT Understanding

By |2023-07-12T19:06:01-07:00July 12th, 2023|Categories: LGBT Politics, LGBT Politics Asia|Tags: , , , , |

TOKYO, JP — (07-12-23) — Japanese lawmakers have just passed a law that 'Promotes Understanding of LGBT People'. According to Human Rights Watch, in June, the Japanese Diet, the national legislature of Japan, passed its first-ever law on sexual orientation and gender identity. It seeks to “promote understanding” and avoid “unfair discrimination.” The law states [...]

24 10, 2022

Qatar Forces Arrest and Abuse LGBT People, Says HRW

By |2022-10-24T17:19:41-07:00October 24th, 2022|Categories: LGBT Politics, World LGBT News|Tags: , , , , |

DOHA — (10-24-22) — Qatar Security forces have been arbitrarily arresting and abused LGBT Qataris as recently as last month, said Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday. The Human Rights Watch released the following press release pertaining to the alleged abuses taking place in Qatar: "Qatar Preventive Security Department forces have arbitrarily arrested lesbian, gay, [...]

17 09, 2022

LGBTQ Activists in Belgrade Vow to March Despite EuroPride Ban

By |2022-09-17T11:33:04-07:00September 17th, 2022|Categories: World LGBT News|Tags: , , , , , |

BELGRADE — (09-17-22) — Anti-LGBTQ activists' tensions are mounting in Belgrade as LGBTQ activists promised to stage a EuroPride march today in the Serbian capital despite a government ban. The interior ministry banned the EuroPride march earlier this week citing security concerns after right-wing terrorist groups threatened to hold protests. The conservative ruled Balkan country [...]

24 03, 2022

LGBT People in Iraq Come Under Attack Daily – HRW

By |2022-03-24T21:28:37-07:00March 24th, 2022|Categories: World LGBT News|Tags: , , , , |

BAGHDAD — (03-24-22) — LGBT Iraqi citizens are coming under daily attack by armed groups, police and one of the country's most powerful militia, the umbrella organization, daily for simply being gay. According to Human Rights Watch and IraQueer, cases include abductions, torture, rape and murder. HRW said the Iraqi government has refused to hold [...]

15 02, 2022

LGBT Rights Under Renewed Fire in Hungary, says HRC

By |2022-02-15T18:09:51-08:00February 15th, 2022|Categories: World LGBT News|Tags: , , , , , , |

HUNGARY — (02-15-22) — LGBT rights activists and the groups that work to protect them are under new pressure in Hungary from its judicial branch, says Human Rights Council.  On February 1, an appeals court in Hungary ruled against Labrisz Lesbian Association, saying that an article pusblished in a pro-government newspaper likening them to pedophiles [...]

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