Stories about LGBTQ+ from April, 2018
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.
"We are all humans. We are all the same. When are you going to realize you’re on the wrong side of history?"
"It is easier to break the chains of the law than those of the mind. Bigotry is Herculean."
"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."
"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..."
Brazilian scholar Flávia Rios reflects on achievements and challenges in the struggle for racial and gender equality.
"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."