Roma LGBT People Talk About the Challenges of Facing Double Discrimination

Roma LGBT People Talk About the Challenges of Facing Double Discrimination


"If your family isn't open to it, of course you have to hide who you are."

It is not easy being LGBT in Serbia

It is not easy being LGBT in Serbia


Belgrade's annual Pride Week began on Monday (11 September) and will end with a march on Sunday (17 September). Pride parades were held over the past few years with strong security measures and, in the meantime, Serbia elected a gay prime minister. EURACTIV.rs reports.

Can a 29-Year-Old Gay Man End Our Water Crisis?

Can a 29-Year-Old Gay Man End Our Water Crisis?


Seth Maxwell believes everyone deserves clean drinking water.

Canada Sets International Example in LGBT Rights

Canada Sets International Example in LGBT Rights


LGBT-rights supporter waves an amalgamation of the Canadian and rainbow flags in front of the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa, 1999. In 2017, Canadian government condemned Ramzen Kadyrov’s purge of gay men in Chechnya and announced that nearly 30 victims of the purge have been safely resettled. 

Toronto-based charity says it helped 31 LGBT Chechens find asylum in Canada

A Toronto-based charity said Friday it has helped 35 LGBT individuals escape from Chechnya, 31 of whom have now arrived in Canada.

Moldova’s LGBT Community Faces a Russia-Inspired Media Crackdown

Moldova’s LGBT Community Faces a Russia-Inspired Media Crackdown


Moldova’s LGBT community has come under increasing fire from a campaign to restrict their use of media and information platforms to mobilize for their rights. In an email interview, Anastasia Danilova, describes the hostile environment activists face, in part due to Russia-inspired measures, and how they are responding.

Provincetown Named “America’s Top Beach Town” by Travel + Leisure Magazine

Provincetown Named “America’s Top Beach Town” by Travel + Leisure Magazine


Readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine have voted Provincetown as America’s Top Beach Town. In this year’s America’s Favorite Places Survey, readers named the town, stating that “a winning trifecta of gorgeous natural scenery, charming architecture and an everyone-is-welcome cultural scene, earned Provincetown top honors. “Considering everything else we have, our art colony and all …

How Did Nepal Become a Global LGBT Rights Beacon?

How Did Nepal Become a Global LGBT Rights Beacon?


Members of Nepal’s LGBT community were once openly derided as “social pollutants,” but now enjoy social and political rights—including legal recognition of a third gender—that put the country ahead of much of the rest of the world. In an email interview, Kyle Knight examines the tactics used and the victories gained.

What Life Under the Law and Justice Party Means for LGBT Poles

What Life Under the Law and Justice Party Means for LGBT Poles


The climate for LGBT Poles has deteriorated under the Law and Justice Party, with attacks on LGBT individuals and organizations on the rise as government policies emphasize nationalist themes at the expense of tolerance. In an email interview, A. Chaber explains how LGBT activists are trying to adapt.

In ISIS’ Shadow, LGBT Kurds Take A Stand

In ISIS’ Shadow, LGBT Kurds Take A Stand


"Progress is often uneven and complicated in the region –– a constant balancing act between various religious and cultural factors."

After Taiwan, Vietnam Among Asia's Most Progressive on LGBT Rights

After Taiwan, Vietnam Among Asia's Most Progressive on LGBT Rights


Saigon’s guide to restaurants, street food, news, bars, culture, events, history, activities, things to do, music & nightlife.

Asia's youngest nation offers glimmer of hope for LGBT rights

Asia's youngest nation offers glimmer of hope for LGBT rights


Marching through the streets of East Timor's capital Dili with a rainbow flag in his hand, Natalino Guterres was overwhelmed with emotion, reminding him of how he felt 15 years ago when he saw the Timorese flag raised for the first time.

The It Gets Better Project Just Gets Better With Age

The It Gets Better Project Just Gets Better With Age


As we hear more and more about the atrocities happening to our LGBTQ brothers and sisters in Chechnya and with our current administration turning a blind eye to our Pride, our community is feeling a rebirth of the strength of our voice.  Once again we are fighting for visibility and equality.  The comfort of our …

The Lonely, Heroic Work of a Gay Libyan Refugee in America

The Lonely, Heroic Work of a Gay Libyan Refugee in America


“I wish I could tell them it will work. But it’s a gambling process. You put your life at risk and wait.”

'Pride is at a crossroads': readers on marching for LGBT equality

'Pride is at a crossroads': readers on marching for LGBT equality


We asked readers to tell us the reasons they are attending Pride events – and amid claims of over commercialisation how the movement is changing