Stories about LGBTQ+ from January, 2017
Same-sex relations were decriminalized in Jordan in 1951, but nearly 70 years later the country's LGBT citizens remain the targets of discrimination and mistreatment, with little protection from the law.
"If you want to know if you are going the right way follow women of color, brothers and sisters."
A new Russian website supposedly calculates the number of LGBT persons in cities around the country, in an effort to help people evade anti-discrimination policies by homestay networks like Airbnb.
"The path surely must not have been easy but I'm sure that this path will lead you to a bright and beautiful future that you truly deserve."
"I do not in any way justify those that beat him, but… I don’t want our people to be tolerant of these kind of sick freaks."