LGBTI

Dédé Oetomo stressed that the focus on LGBT issues in Indonesia is due to an increased level of intolerance and homo- and transphobia in recent months. In spite of these worrisome trends, Dédé Oetomo remains optimistic that Indonesian society has come a long way in terms of organizing around LGBT issues.

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Discrimination in the healthcare system, exclusion from society, limited job opportunities - in South Caucasus LGBTI persons are still victim of discrimination and violation. An owerview of Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan.

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Caroline Ausserer spoke with Zhan Chiam, employee at ILGA (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association), about the recent report of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on LGBTI asylum-seekers and -refugees.

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This paper reads Abdellah Taïa’s Salvation Army, a semi-autobiographical film that chronicles the coming of age of a Moroccan boy through its queer affects.

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The LGBT Movement in Thailand has struggled over the past two decades in applying a holistic human-rights-based approach as a strategy to achieve its goals. This article analyzes the fledgling relationship between the state and the multifaceted LGBT movements in light of a rapidly changing political landscape.

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Mexican state of Coahuila introduces same-sex marriage – the Heinrich Böll Foundation promotes human rights and equality for lesbian, gay and trans* individuals.

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The last episode in the series of attacks against the LGBT community took place on August 9, when police raided a hammam frequented mostly, though not exclusively, by gay men. Twenty-seven men were arrested, including clients and workers at the hammam, charged with homosexuality (Article 534 of the penal code) and public indecency (Article 521).

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Despite South Africa’s Constitution of 1996 being considered one of the most advanced worldwide, the LGBTI community in South Africa faces violence, harassment, intimidation and hate crimes. With numerous projects, the Heinrich Böll Foundation seeks to improve the situation of the LGBTI community in South Africa.

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The EU-funded project “Coming out! Advocating promotion and protection of LGBT rights” was launched in 2013 by the regional office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, the Sarajevo Open Center and the CURE Foundation. The cooperators intent to raise awareness of LGBT issues and to combat homophobia. Lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgender individuals (LGBT) are among the groups which are particularly subjected to discrimination in Bosnia-Herzegovina and virtually invisible in society.

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11.12.13 will be remembered as a Black Day in India for criminalizing homosexuality once again after four years. The Supreme Court of India overturned a historic ruling of 2009 by the Delhi High Court, which legalised homosexual intercourse for the first time in India.

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On January 28, 2014, Naji al-Dahdah, a magistrate in Jdeideh el-Metn, Lebanon, issued a ruling acquitting a transexual individual accused of engaging in sexual relations with men. The ruling carries great significance, not just for the legal status of transexuals, but also because of its implications for interpreting Article 534 of the Lebanese Penal Code.

LGBTI

Gay Rights are Human rights

The Sexual identity of a person remains as a reason of discrimination on world wide ground. Till 1992, homosexuality has been registered as an illness in the ICD- catalogue released by WHO. In more than 80 countries homosexuality nowadays is a reason for criminal prosecution, in seven countries it is even threatened with death penalty. The Heinrich Böll Foundation is supporting numerous LGBTI- activists and networks in various countries to spread information and to demand (human) rights.

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