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#DecriminalizeLGBTAs part of our continuing #DecriminalizeLGBT campaign, we’re highlighting organizations and individuals that are working to protect and defend the rights of LGBT people around the world. Being LGBT is currently criminalized in over 70 countries around the globe. In at least 8 countries it is punishable by death. As long as homosexuality is criminalized LGBT people will continue to face violence, harassment, and discrimination. LGBT people cannot fully participate in their communities or enjoy access to public services when we are seen as criminals. Action must be taken and governments must be held accountable. Through grassroots organizing, social media engagement, and leadership from non-profits, governments, and corporations we can abolish these unjust laws.
Today, the Kenya high court upheld colonial-era laws that criminalize gay sex and prescribe a jail sentence of up to 14 years for those found guilty
The history of gay criminalization in the United States — mostly in the form of anti-sodomy laws — is a complex one, but let’s break it all down
While a concrete strategy isn’t yet laid out, the administration reportedly has plans to launch a global campaign
Every month we look at international news briefs, courtesy of Equal Eyes, a news source produced in collaboration with United Nations
The annual event saw its biggest crowds ever, with an estimated 15,000 people who took to the streets
There are more than 70 countries where ‘gay’ is illegal, and this definitive guide covers each region’s history and harshest penalties
A new Singapore petition is urging the government to repeal Section 377a of the penal code, the law that criminalizes homosexuality; but will it work?
The Brett Kavanaugh hearings have us worried: is marriage equality safe? At least there’s good news out of India; here’s what you need to know this morning
In today’s look at the week’s top stories, we say goodbye to ‘Adventure Time’ and Burt Reynolds as India gives the boot to outdated anti-LGBTQ laws
“Criminalizing carnal intercourse is irrational, arbitrary and manifestly unconstitutional.”