October 2–9, 2020

State of the World…

LGBTI+ rights are under attack globally, making our struggle more important each and every day. The fight for equality continued in multiple countries this week, such as Panama who is encountering demands to uphold the rights of same-sex couples, in Mexico, where activists sued the Querétaro state…

September 25-October 2, 2020

State of the World…

The LGBTI+ community continues to fight back in the face of adversity. This week we saw progress on multiple fronts, such as in Belgium, where the new deputy prime minister is now the most senior transgender politician in Europe, in Uruguay, where thousands marched for LGBT…

September 18–25, 2020

State of the World…

The LGBTI+ community is constantly battling for human rights globally. In this week’s struggle, we saw the United Kingdom government scrap plans that allow trans people to change their legal gender without a medical diagnosis, a court in France rejected a transgender woman’s demand to be recognized…

September 11–18, 2020

State of the World…

To truly achieve liberation for the LGBTI+ community, we need to see progress made on all fronts. We did see progress in many contexts, including the European Union, whose president stated that ‘LGBT-free zones’ have no place in the EU, in Barbados, as they recognize same-sex civil…

September 4–11, 2020

State of the World…

LGBTI+ rights continue to waver in this polarized climate. However, acts of solidarity and victories are needed to continue this fight. Solidarity was evident in Germany, as thousands marched across the Polish border in a powerfully symbolic protest; in Japan, as Tokyo highlighted LGBTQ rights with a…

August 28-September 4, 2020

State of the World…

LGBTI+ people saw freedoms advanced and threatened this week. In Uganda, officials and a judge were no-shows in court over a queer youth torture case. In Ukraine, Pride event organizers were viciously attacked by neo-Nazis and people on the far-right as police stood by. Polish bishops…

August 21–28, 2020

State of the World…

We saw astounding victories and astonishing setbacks this week in the fight for queer freedom! Astounding victories included a federal appeals court in the United States ruling that it is unconstitutional to bar students from using the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity, as well as…

August 14–21, 2020

State of the World…

Equality is at risk as LGBTI+ activists across the world fight for human rights. This week presented landmark successes as China approved the HIV-preventing drug Truvada for PrEP use, officials in Uganda were charged with inhuman treatment and torture of 20 queer men, and Holland adopted anti-discrimination…

August 7–14, 2020

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State of the World…

We continue to work through another week of triumphs and setbacks in our fight for equality. Resilience was shown in multiple places, like Lebanon, where a fundraising drive to ‘rebuild Beirut with Pride’ was launched after a devastating blast wiped out…

July 31-August 7, 2020

State of the World…

As the world struggles through the global pandemic, LGBTI+ equality continues to be under attack. The impact of COVID-19 on the trans community in Panama has been exacerbated by the country’s gender-segregated quarantine days, and in the Philippines, as the government has been accused of using…

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