Stories about LGBTQ+ from April, 2018
Chinese netizens’ #IamLGBT campaign pushes change at Weibo
The move is significant, but it doesn’t mean that LGBT content will be spared from the latest censorship crackdown.
‘Compromising journalism. Compromising a young woman's right to be herself. Compromising the nation.’
A Trinidad & Tobago newspaper is slammed for its "homophobic" coverage of history-making sprinter Michelle Lee Ahye.
Though opposition remains, Trinidad & Tobago takes a historic legal step towards LGBT equality
"We are all humans. We are all the same. When are you going to realize you’re on the wrong side of history?"
Jamaican Reaction to Trinidad Buggery Law Ruling is Predictably Mixed
"It is easier to break the chains of the law than those of the mind. Bigotry is Herculean."
Jamaican Dancehall Star Buju Banton's Impending Release from Prison Sparks Renewed Controversy
"If Banton[...]retracted his hideous views on homosexuality and sought to amend the damage he has done to men and women across the Caribbean, he would be worthy of a platform."
PHOTOS: Celebration as High Court Deems Trinidad & Tobago ‘Buggery’ Law ‘Unconstitutional’
"In the end, whether or not the court's ruling managed to change anyone's mind, LBGT+ and religious activists stood side by side on the steps of the Hall of Justice..."
Brazil's Black Population Dominates Popular Politics, But Remains Left Out From Government
Brazilian scholar Flávia Rios reflects on achievements and challenges in the struggle for racial and gender equality.
Trinidad & Tobago's LGBT Community Speaks Out as Court Decision on ‘Buggery’ Law Approaches
"Religion must not trump reason when it comes to basic human rights."
Marvia Malik, Pakistan's First Transgender Newscaster, Wants to Change Societal Attitudes Toward Her Community
"...there’s nothing we can’t do; we’re educated, have degrees, but no opportunities, no encouragement. This is what I want to change."