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ILGA international conference 2014/ The second day

ILGA international conference 2014/ The second day

October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The second day of the international conference, ILGA, program has started in 4 halls with the following subjects: Gay, Lesbian, Trans and bisexuals. In these groups everybody could participate with any identity and there were no limitations regarding self-identification. The session of lesbian group was the most populous, the second most crowded was gays group […]

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ILGA and Iranian lesbians and transgenders

ILGA and Iranian lesbians and transgenders

October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The 27th international conference of ILGA, international united of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex, is taking place this year in Mexico on October 27-31th, with the main theme “Decolonizing our Bodies”.   ILGA is an international federation established in 1987. It is linked to 1100 organizations from 110 countries, which are active in the […]

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Justice For Iran Delivers UPR-Pre Session Statement

Justice For Iran Delivers UPR-Pre Session Statement

October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 8 October, just days ahead of Iran’s second Universal Periodic Review (UPR), Justice For Iran (JFI) made one of six presentations selected to inform UN delegates from around the world about the situation of human rights in Iran. On October 9, during a UPR Pre-Session event organized by UPR Info, Shadi Amin, the co-founder of JFI and […]

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Upholding human rights

Upholding human rights

October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

The United Nations Human Rights Council approved a resolution condemning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The resolution followed a resolution in 2011 on the same topic, asking the UN Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights to gather and publish information on how best to overcome discrimination and violence. The United […]

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TRANS WOMAN PREVENTED FROM ENTERING THE TURKISH PARLIAMENT: “IF YOU HAVE A BLUE ID, YOU ARE A MAN”

TRANS WOMAN PREVENTED FROM ENTERING THE TURKISH PARLIAMENT: “IF YOU HAVE A BLUE ID, YOU ARE A MAN”

October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

A trans woman was discriminated against September 19, 2014 prior to a press conference to be held by the CHP (Republican People’s Party) MP Aykan Erdemir at the Turkish Grand National Assembly. The woman who wished to attend the meeting concerning LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans) rights was asked to go through security checkpoint designated […]

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Kazakhstan looks to ban gay “propaganda” and identify gays by searching for degeneration in their DNA

Kazakhstan looks to ban gay “propaganda” and identify gays by searching for degeneration in their DNA

September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bolashak, a Kazakhstan national movement known for its calls to extradite Rakhat Aliyev to Kazakhstan, and a group of social activists from Almaty have petitioned to legally ban gay “propaganda” in Kazakhstan, Tengrinews reports. They organised a press-conference in Almaty on September 11. The activists urged the Parliament to introduce changes into the country’s legislation to ban gay […]

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Iran campaign seeks end to coerced LGBT sex changes

Iran campaign seeks end to coerced LGBT sex changes

August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Iranian activists are making a new push for recognition of the human rights of LGBT people in Iran, in particular for an end to the nation’s coercive advocacy of sex-change surgery for LGBT people. Shadi Amin, coordinator of the Iranian lesbian and transgender network 6Rang, writes: Click image to read “Pathologizing Identities, Paralyzing Bodies: Human Rights […]

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9 Former Ex-Gay Leaders Join Movement To Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

9 Former Ex-Gay Leaders Join Movement To Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

“We all got together and said it’s time to produce a statement that is not a statement of apology, but a statement on our beliefs on how conversion therapy harms people.” As advocates mount a national campaign against the practice, several former leaders of the ex-gay conversion therapy movement are now coming out in opposition […]

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Gay, Iranian And Stylish in Exile

February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Photo by Humans of New York A gay refugee couple from Iran have become Facebook superstars thanks to a shout-out on Humans of New York. They talk to The Daily Beast about life for Iran’s persecuted LGBT community in a country that denies their very existence. Last Thursday night, around 7 p.m., a photograph was posted to […]

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Arrests at Russian Protest Reminds World that Russia’s Prohibition on Homosexual “Propaganda” Remains

Arrests at Russian Protest Reminds World that Russia’s Prohibition on Homosexual “Propaganda” Remains

October 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

MOSCOW, Russia – Reports demonstrate that Russian authorities waited until fights broke out before making arrests at a gay rights rally. Nevertheless, attacks on the Russian LGBT community remain high. Fights broke out at the recent St. Petersburg gay rights rally when an opponent attempted to steal an activist’s rainbow flag. (Photo courtesy of Al Jazeera) […]

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