AJ Impact

US Supreme Court LGBT worker ruling has a giant loophole

Exemption for small businesses with fewer than 15 employees leaves out one in six US workers.

US Supreme Court LGBT worker ruling has a giant loophole

Egypt

Egyptian LGBT activist dies by suicide in Canada

Outspoken LGBT rights advocate Sara Hegazy was imprisoned and tortured in Egypt before seeking asylum in Canada.

Egyptian LGBT activist dies by suicide in Canada

Europe

Swiss Parliament's lower house backs same-sex marriage bill

Legislators also approve draft law letting lesbian couples use sperm donations to conceive children.

Swiss Parliament's lower house backs same-sex marriage bill

LGBTQ

Costa Rica allows same-sex marriages in first for Central America

Costa Rica becomes the sixth country in Latin America and first in Central America to legalise same-sex marriage.

Costa Rica allows same-sex marriages in first for Central America

Nigeria

Coronavirus heightens anxiety among LGBTQ Nigerians with HIV

For an already vulnerable, stigmatised group, the outbreak and lockdown have increased concerns about their health.

Coronavirus heightens anxiety among LGBTQ Nigerians with HIV

Opinion

Coronavirus exacerbates LGBTQI refugees' isolation and trauma

In their responses to COVID-19, countries need to put safeguarding mechanisms in place to protect vulnerable groups.

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Mengia Tschalaer

Mexico

'We don't want any more murderers': A fight for justice in Mexico

After her close friend and fellow sex worker is murdered, one woman is on a mission to stop the violence.

'We don't want any more murderers': A fight for justice in Mexico

Europe

Switzerland votes for law against homophobia

Majority votes in favour to extend anti-racism laws to cover sexual orientation in referendum.

Switzerland votes for law against homophobia

Qatar

Northwestern in Qatar cancels Mashrou' Leila talk after backlash

University moves event with Lebanese indie pop band to US after anti-gay backlash prompts 'safety concerns'.

Northwestern in Qatar cancels Mashrou' Leila talk after backlash

Croatia

Croatia's same-sex couples campaign for child fostering rights

A landmark case is set to make legal history in Croatia.

Croatia's same-sex couples campaign for child fostering rights

LGBTQ

'It's dangerous': Sinaga case fuels LGBT backlash in Indonesia

Indonesia's gay community has struggled with abuse for years and Sinaga's rape conviction has fuelled more anger.

'It's dangerous': Sinaga case fuels LGBT backlash in Indonesia

LGBTQ

Indonesia rights body condemns LGBT raids ordered by Depok mayor

Depok mayor says that he also wants to rehabilitate 'victims' in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

Indonesia rights body condemns LGBT raids ordered by Depok mayor

LGBTQ

India's LGBTQ community joins citizenship law protests

Members of LGBTQ community and others march in New Delhi as protests against 'anti-Muslim' law continue across India.

India's LGBTQ community joins citizenship law protests

AJ Impact

Transgender Germans seek compensation after forced sterilisation

Prior to legal reform in 2011, sterilisation was mandatory to change one's sex on identity documents.

Transgender Germans seek compensation after forced sterilisation

LGBTQ

Vogue cover to feature Mexico's transgender 'muxe' women

Iconic fashion magazine to shine spotlight on Mexico's indigenous transgender women with front-page splash next month.

Vogue cover to feature Mexico's transgender 'muxe' women