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Chechnya renews persecution of LGBTs, activists say

Chechnya renews persecution of LGBTs, activists say

By Heather Cassell

LGBT activists sounded the alarm that Chechen authorities have renewed their crackdown on LGBTs in Chechnya, detaining several gay men and women.

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By Heather Cassell | January 9, 2019

Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's new president, didn't waste any time attacking the country's minority communities, including LGBTs, when, hours after his inauguration, he signed a slew of executive orders removing some rights.

By Heather Cassell | January 2, 2019

In a year that celebrated the United Nation's 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, human rights, particularly LGBT rights, were profoundly under attack in 2018, according to leading human rights organizations.

By Heather Cassell | December 19, 2018

Vallejo LGBT activists and leaders of its sister city commission and association came together earlier this month to figure out responses to November's crackdown on the African country's LGBT community.

By Heather Cassell | December 12, 2018

A little more than a month after the latest anti-gay crackdown, LGBT Tanzanians are living underground or have fled the East African country out of fear.

By Heather Cassell | December 5, 2018

Pope Francis clarified his stance on gay priests and nuns serving as Catholic clergy with the release of his new book, "The Strength of a Vocation: Consecrated Life Today."

By Heather Cassell | November 28, 2018

Taiwan voters struck a harsh blow to the Southeast Asian country's LGBT community last weekend when voters rejected referendums on same-sex marriage and LGBT curriculum in schools.

By Heather Cassell | November 20, 2018

Costa Rica is poised to become the first Central American country to legalize same-sex marriage.

By Heather Cassell | November 14, 2018

A migrant caravan of nearly 80 people, many identifying as LGBT, arrived in Tijuana, Mexico, across the border from San Diego, November 11, surprising local community organizations.

By Heather Cassell | November 7, 2018

On the eve of expected mass arrests of LGBTs, the Tanzania government publicly backtracked after intense international pressure.

By Heather Cassell | October 31, 2018

Called the "Trump of the Tropics," Jair Bolsonaro captured 55 percent of the vote against left-wing opponent Fernando Haddad in Brazil's presidential runoff election October 28.

By Alex Madison | October 24, 2018

The lesbian mayor of Zurich, Switzerland is in town this week to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the sister city relationship between her city and San Francisco.

By Heather Cassell | October 24, 2018

Uganda and Lebanon's parliamentary speakers Rebecca Kadaga and Nabih Berri declared victory after leading the charge October 18 to ban discussions about LGBT issues at the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Geneva, Switzerland.

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