Making love a crime

A new report from Amnesty International on criminalization of same-sex conduct in Sub-Saharan Africa. Thirty-eight countries in sub-Saharan Africa have laws criminalizing consensual same-sex sexual conduct. Underpinning these laws are deeply entrenched discriminatory social attitudes.

Read more: Making love a crime

New EU LGBTI guidelines

Protection of LGBTI human rights is now officially part of EU foreign policy.

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Read more: New EU LGBTI guidelines

State-sponsored homophobia. World Survey 2013

ILGA 2013 MAP

ILGA has just published this years survey of laws on criminalisation, protection and recognition of same-sex love. This issue has increased the number of articles devoted to specific issues or regions, and is released in all 6 UN official languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish). 

Download the English version here. Find all versions of the report and the world map of LGBTI rights here:

http://ilga.org/ilga/en/article/1161

International Day against Homo- and Transphobia

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May 17th, which is the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia is coming up. All over the world, a range of events will take place. For example, Kenya joins the ranks of African nations where commemorations of the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia will be held, which now includes South Africa, Cameroon, Uganda and Botswana as well.

Read more here: http://www.dayagainsthomophobia.org

 

New publication

Trans people worldwide experience substantial health disparities and barriers to appropriate health care services that keep them from achieving the highest possible health status. A new publication presents case studies from 11 countries and form the basis of major themes for recommendations for future action.

Download Transforming Health.

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