LGBTI

Behind Political Homophobia: Global LGBT Rights and the Rise of Anti-LGBT in Indonesia

The Indonesian case of homophobia (or even some other ASEAN countries) reveals that homosexuality issues are more complex and are more than just moral or immoral debates; they are about national reactions to the rapid transmission of global discourse, the dynamic of movements and counter-movements in democracy, and also the state’s multifaceted representation which place sexuality as a political issue of our contemporary time.

By Hendri Yulius

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The LGBT community: Youngest stepchild?

In late November 2016, rainbow colors broke through the black of mourning found everywhere in Bangkok, as 700 activists and allies from around the world arrived to participate in the largest ever world conference of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA).

By Dédé Oetomo, Rosalia Sciortino

LGBT Rights Under Siege in Indonesia

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.

Changing Political Tides

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.

By Srijula Yongstar

Contradictory Mexico

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

By Caroline Ausserer

Lebanon's LGBT community is still suffering abuses

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).

By Georges Azzi

Coming out! – LGBT awareness-raising campaigns in Bosnia-Herzegovina

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.

By Caroline Ausserer

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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