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Solidarity and hope for hundreds as the first Iranian LGBTI pride is held online

Solidarity and hope for hundreds as the first Iranian LGBTI pride is held online

August 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

For many LGBTI people in Iran, August 21st, 2020, was a signal of hope as the first pride event was held virtually, safe from the persecution of its Islamic regime. Inspired by virtual pride events this year and in a historic milestone, 6Rang held the first ever pride targeted towards the Iranian LGBTI community. The […]

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SOGIESC issues in the 44th Human Rights Council session

SOGIESC issues in the 44th Human Rights Council session

August 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

The agenda of the Human Rights Council’s 44th session (June – July 2020) included many SOGI[1] issues.   During this session, the Independent Expert on SOGI presented his report on “conversion therapy” as part of an interactive dialogue. 6Rang and many other LGBTI organisations provided input for this publication. These organisations also emphasised how harmful […]

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Pride in Education 2020

Pride in Education 2020

June 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Educate OUT Prejudice – Usualise LGBT+ content  Live – Global – Virtual  Schools OUT UK and Laila El-Metoui are working on this exciting conference: Pride in Education 2020. These organisers believe this conference is much needed at this particular time with Covid 19 and the ongoing racism and that young LGBT+ people in all their diversity are […]

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Black and queer solidarity

Black and queer solidarity

June 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Highlighting the connection between #BlackLivesMatter movement, taking over the globe following #GeorgeFloyd’s death, and LGBT rights’ movement is important for us. These movements are both about resisting against different forms of suppression and discrimination. We want to eliminate suppression and discrimination in any form. One of the most prominent figures of the #StonewallUprising was #MarshaPJohnson […]

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187 organisations urge states to protect LGBTI rights affected by COVID-19 pandemic

187 organisations urge states to protect LGBTI rights affected by COVID-19 pandemic

June 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

As reported by ILGA World: In line with the call to action signed by 96 human rights experts, organisations working for the protection of the human rights of persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) globally have urged States and stakeholders to ensure that this public health emergency will neither […]

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COVID-19: The suffering and resilience of LGBT persons must be visible and inform the actions of States

COVID-19: The suffering and resilience of LGBT persons must be visible and inform the actions of States

May 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Statement by human rights experts on the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 17 May 2020 Geneva/Washington D.C./Strasbourg, 14 May 2020 On the eve of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) on 17 May 2020, a group of United Nations and international human rights experts* call on States and other stakeholders […]

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