OPINION: The global LGBTQI community need our help

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Human rights abuses are “rampant” and we need to act quickly and decisively, say campaigners BY SAURAV DUTT AND MANDY SANGHERA The LGBTQIA community in the world has never been in a more precarious position than at the current time. So much work has to be done, for if you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, [….]

“I was forced to run away from home”: A harrowing story of lesbian life in Italy

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Chiara Rolla, 27, was threatened by her own mother  BY JANE FAE As the world marks IDAHOBIT 2021, a heartbreaking and horrific story slips into my Twitter mentions from Italy. It deserves to be heard in full, if only for the bravery of the young woman speaking out. Though I have not the slightest doubt [….]

LGBTI rights in Europe have come to a “deeply worrying” stand-still, reveals the 2021 Rainbow Index

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Martine Hess speaks to activists to find out what life is like at opposite ends of the index BY MARTINE HESS On International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia, and Intersexphobia (IDAHOBIT), a leading LGBTI rights organisation reports “widespread and almost complete stagnation on human rights of LGBTI people”. ILGA-Europe has, for the past 12 years, [….]

Rainbow Europe calls for immediate action over “stagnation and regression on LGBTI equality”

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“If ever there was a time to put high political priority on LGBTI equality, it is now!” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Rainbow Europe 2019 has revealed not only a standstill but “a visible backslide on laws and policies safeguarding equality and the human rights of LGBTI people” in a significant number of European countries. Officially unveiled in [….]