Canadian web-filtering company Netsweeper was caught assisting the censorship in countries with anti-LGBTQ laws
LGBTQ people from across the world participated in the protests, including some who had been driven from their home countries
A young man from India on the tribulations he faces at home, and how he’s prevented from coming out by his native language not having a word for gay
A sad, true story of homophobia while working for an NGO in Pakistan that was devoted to “promoting peace”
How Britain Turned a Fourth of the World Anti-Gay, and What the Ultimate Colonizer Is Doing About It
In the 1800s and 1900s, Britain brought anti-gay laws to 53 countries, and today 36 of those nations still have them
Do you have first-hand experience of what it’s like to live with the criminalization of LGBT people? If so, Hornet wants to hear your stories
We must fight for decriminalization of laws that deny the right of individuals and contribute to systems of stigma, marginalization and violence
A Kenyan court ruled that forced anal exams to convict suspected homosexuals is unconstitutional, but eight other countries still use them
As part of Hornet’s campaign, we highlight organizations and individuals working to defend LGBT rights around the world
Outright Action Internatonal has been at the forefront of advancing and defending LGBT rights around the world
As part of our ongoing #DecriminalizeLGBT campaign, we’re highlighting the work of the Spectra Project and its Chairman of the board, Subhi Nahas.
We sat down with Georges Azzi, Executive Director of the Arab Foundation for Freedoms, and talked about how his organization is helping #DecriminalizeLGBT
As 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.