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Tatar language activist who identifies as queer: ‘Under the influence of the modern Russian state, Central Asian politicians are trying to implement similar anti-gay policies’
Interview with Tatar queer language activist Marsel Ganeyev, whose aim is to „help minorities reconnect to their roots or overcome the emotional trauma"
Colonized by Spain, the US, and Japan, the Philippines has a long history of discourses imposed on its own traditions, including the ones related to gender identity and fluidity.
The games' attendees must agree to be filmed by police or security staff “for the purpose of ensuring public security at the Event and preventing crime.”
Those who spoke to PEN American said the repression reminded them of the Soviet occupation, "during which all art and culture was systematically repressed or exploited for government propaganda purposes."
Public transportation become a place where transphobic stares, harassment and threats of violence are rampant.
Here is a photo-essay showcasing Taiwan's 21st Gay Pride event in Taipei, also known as Asia's largest visibility event for the LGBTQ+ community, with about 170,000 participants this year.
Non-governmental organizations and entities have been the source of data that help visualize what the population of trans people and travestis experience in Brazil, amid the absence of official surveys.
As Taiwan is holding East Asia's largest LGBTQ+ Pride event in late October, local drag shows are experiencing something of a come-back in the island's art scene.
On October 17, 2023, a five judge bench of the Supreme Court of India has ruled against legalizing same-sex marriage in a unanimous verdict. This judgment has sparked concerns among LGBTQ+ activists.
While Western far-right narratives take root in Pakistan, the queer community endeavors to remind citizens that they have always been there
Brazil: Communicators and activists from marginalized communities discuss online harassment and how they protect themselves
More than half of the journalists, communicators and influencers surveyed said they had received threats or been intimidated online, while 46 percent reported that they had already suffered hacking attempts on social media profiles
For five years now, an organization serves as network and a platform for empowering women and transgender individuals who face challenges related to migration, gender, and sexuality in São Paulo, the largest city of Brazil
In May 2023, the Federal Shariat Court in Pakistan cancelled three sections of the the Transgender Persons Act, prompting the halting of gender-based registration of transgender people and limiting their voting rights.
Patthakarn Sadubtham "tries to use art as a medium to alleviate the hardships that many gay individuals, some still compelled to remain in the closet, have had to endure."
"Today, more and more trans women are finishing their studies and becoming professionals," explains activist Lorena Duarte.
Existing legislation in Azerbaijan does not address hate crimes based on gender identity or sexual orientation. There is also no law on bullying despite advocacy efforts of activists.
HK’s top court: the government has not fulfilled its constitutional duty to provide any legal framework for same-sex relationships to be recognised.
Knowing the homophobic Russian state policy, members of the LGBTQ+ community tried to avoid the Russian occupiers, fearing they might face increased persecution because of their gender or sexuality.
After fleeing Russia due to the war and mounting homophobia, the couple is adjusting to being together without worrying that they could be arrested for being gay
Punishable by death in Iran, homosexuality is also condemned by many member sof the Iranian diaspora. Yet thanks to a few exiled activists, things could be changing outside the country.
It is crucial to foster a nuanced understanding of LGBTQ+ rights advocacy that respects cultural diversity while upholding the principles of human rights and equality.