Homophobia

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Omar is a 28-year-old gay Iraqi who now lives in Lebanon. “My boyfriend was killed in February 2017,” he said. “We had been together for two years, and he was my only support system. Shortly after that, I had to escape to save my life.”

Omar and his dead partner are far...

Facebook accounts with Russian ties not only sowed racial and cultural division, but their ads preceded spikes in hate crimes.

One of the ads depicted a Mexican immigrant as a ravenous boll weevil and a “parasite.” Another purported to show a map of a planned American “...

April 24, 2018—Homosexuals in Chechnya are at greater risk than anywhere else in the Russian Federation, and face police surveillance, blackmail, murder, incarceration in secret prisons and torture. At federal level, a 2013 law banning ‘propaganda on non-traditional se...

A Republican candidate who won enough support at the party’s Massachusetts convention to advance the primary for governor is a pastor who once wrote a book claiming that the Holocaust was caused by a conspiracy of gay men within the Nazi party.

Scott Lively, an attorney...

EVERYTHING YOU LOVE WILL BURN

Inside the Rebirth of White Nationalism in America
By Vegas Tenold
313 pp. Nation Books. $27.

Before Dylann Roof murdered nine black churchgoers in Charleston, before Heather Heyer was killed in Charlottesville while protesting the torch-wie...

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she deeply regrets the UK's role in criminalizing same-sex relations in its former colonies.

The laws were passed under British rule and are still used in 37 of the Commonwealth's 53 member nations.

There is a global trend towa...

April 20, 2018

April 4, 2018

The Russian authorities have abjectly failed to take effective action in response to the violent persecution of gay men in Chechnya, Amnesty International said one year after a series of homophobic crimes in the southern republic were exposed.

A report by t...

April 4th, 2018

Severe beatings, electric shock treatment and forced starvation continue to be perpetrated against the LGBT+ community in Chechnya, a leading Russian NGO has said.

At least 36 people have suffered “abusive treatment” in secret prisons over the past year a...

April 6, 2018

Family pressure has fueled a sense of persecution felt by gay people in Chechnya, a mainly Muslim region in southern Russia.

Dozens have fled and some have been granted asylum abroad, amid reports of kidnap and torture by Chechen security forces targeting gay or alleged...

BAKU -- Niko, a 27-year-old gay epileptic from Baku, recalls being beaten, tortured with electric shocks, and raped by four police officers who detained him during a crackdown on homosexuals in Azerbaijan.

“They raped me anally and orally,” says Niko, who asks that his...

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