Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Ukraine: First-ever Kyiv pride cancelled in face of ultra-right threat - 20 May 2012

Headline Title:  Ukraine: First-ever Kyiv pride cancelled in face of ultra-right threat The Ukrainian authorities should take action to protect the rights of LGBT people and ensure they are able to exercise their human rights without fear of attacks, Amnesty International said today a Police in Kyiv failed to stop ultra-right hooligans from putting LGBT activists at risk and marring the city's first-ever Pride parade. Media Node:  Police at Kyiv Pride Kyiv Pride injuries Story Location:  Ukraine 50° 27' 21.348" N, 30° 30' 44.8776" E “It has been clear from the start that the Kyiv police department did not want this march to go ahead. Their reluctance to commit to the event and to put adequate security measures in place to protect demonstrators left organizers fearing for their safety.” Source:  Max Tucker, Ukraine campaigner at Amnesty International Date:  Sun, 20/05/2012 URL:  ‘Virulent’ homophobic attacks put South Caucasus activists at risk Description:  News story, 18 May 2012 URL:  Ukraine: Authorities must start to implement police criminality law ahead of Euro 2012 Description:  News story, 14 May 2012 URL:  Ukraine: Euro 2012 Jeopardised by Criminal Police Force Description:  Media briefing, 30 April 2012

‘Virulent’ homophobic attacks put South Caucasus activists at risk - 18 May 2012

Headline Title:  ‘Virulent’ homophobic attacks put South Caucasus activists at risk Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan must do more to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, Amnesty International said after a spate of attacks on activists. A spate of attacks on LGBTI activists points to endemic discrimination that needs to be dealt with in South Caucasus countries. Media Node:  Tbilisi LGBT protest Twitter Tag:  LGBTI Story Location:  أرمينيا 40° 10' 45.6744" N, 44° 30' 54.8208" E “The virulent nature of these recent attacks shows the need for a public dialogue to tackle homophobia throughout the South Caucasus to protect LGBTI people from discrimination. ” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Programme Director at Amnesty International Date:  Fri, 18/05/2012 URL:  Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Description:  Thematic page

África: En el día internacional contra la homofobia, no más discriminación contra el colectivo LGBTI - 16 May 2012

Headline Title:  África: No más discriminación contra el colectivo LGBTI Debe ponerse fin a la discriminación y la persecución que sufre el colectivo LGBTI en Sudáfrica y Camerún, ha declarado Amnistía Internacional mientras activistas de todo el mundo celebran el Dí La discriminación y la persecución a causa de la orientación sexual de las personas está aumentando en todo el África subsahariana. Media Node:  EPOC activists_es Story Location:  United Kingdom 31° 42' 38.5992" S, 25° 18' 45" E See map: Google Maps “Es profundamente preocupante que en 2012 la gente aún sea perseguida a causa de su orientación sexual, real o percibida, o por su identidad de género.” Source:  Erwin van der Borght, director del Programa para África de Amnistía Internacional URL:  Camerún debe revisar la legislación que penaliza las relaciones homosexuales Description:  Comunicado de prensa, 5 de marzo de 2012

Afrique. Halte à la discrimination contre les LGBTI à l'occasion de la Journée internationale contre l'homophobie - 16 May 2012

Headline Title:  Afrique : il faut respecter les droits des LGBTI Les discriminations et les persécutions visant les personnes lesbiennes, gays, bisexuelles, transgenres et intersexuées (LGBTI) en Afrique du Sud et au Cameroun doivent cesser, a déclaré Amnesty In Les discriminations et persécutions visant certaines personnes en raison de leur orientation sexuelle se multiplient en Afrique subsaharienne. Media Node:  EPOC activists_fr Story Location:  Royaume-Uni 31° 42' 38.5992" S, 25° 18' 45" E See map: Google Maps “Il est profondément choquant qu'en 2012, des personnes continuent à être persécutées en raison de leur orientation sexuelle ou identité de genre réelles ou perçues.” Source:  Erwin van der Borght, directeur du programme Afrique d'Amnesty International URL:  Le Cameroun doit abroger les lois qui érigent en infraction les relations homosexuelles Description:  Nouvelle, 5 mars 2012

Africa: End discrimination against LGBTI on international day against homophobia - 16 May 2012

Headline Title:  Africa: End discrimination against LGBTI on international day against homophobia Discrimination and persecution of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in South Africa and Cameroon must be halted, Amnesty International said as activists around the wor Discrimination and persecution against individuals because of their sexual orientation is increasing across sub-Saharan Africa. Media Node:  EPOC activists Story Location:  United Kingdom 31° 42' 38.5992" S, 25° 18' 45" E See map: Google Maps “It's deeply disturbing that in 2012, people are still being persecuted because of their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.” Source:  Erwin van der Borght, Amnesty International's Africa director URL:  Cameroon urged to overhaul laws criminalizing gay relationships Description:  News, 5 March 2012

North Carolina: Same-sex marriage ban ‘setback’ for human rights - 9 May 2012

Headline Title:  North Carolina: Same-sex marriage ban ‘setback’ for human rights North Carolina’s ban on same-sex marriage is a setback for human rights, Amnesty International said after voters in the south-eastern state approved a state constitutional amendment prohibiting sam North Carolina has voted in favour of a ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions, contravening rights protected under international law. Media Node:  north carolina Story Location:  Royaume-Uni 35° 19' 58.4508" N, 78° 18' 37.9692" W See map: Google Maps

Russia urged to reconsider anti-gay laws as activist fined - 4 May 2012

Headline Title:  Russia urged to reconsider anti-gay laws as activist fined A prominent Russian LGBTI rights activist has become the first person to be fined for spreading “gay propaganda” under a new St Petersburg law after he picketed the city hall with a poster that sai Under repressive new laws in St Petersburg, a prominent LGBTI rights activist has been fined for spreading "gay propaganda". Media Node:  Russia Aleksayev gay rights Twitter Tag:  russia Story Location:  United Kingdom 59° 38' 33.2808" N, 30° 3' 30.9384" E See map: Google Maps “These new laws threaten freedom of expression and fuel discrimination against the city’s LGBTI community” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International's Europe and Central Asia Programme Director

Iraq: Investigate ‘Emo’ Attacks

The government of Iraq should immediately investigate and bring to justice those responsible for a targeted campaign of intimidation and violence against Iraqi youth seen as belonging to the non-conformist “emo” subculture, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission said today. The government of Iraq should immediately investigate and bring to justice those responsible for a targeted campaign of intimidation and violence against Iraqi youth seen as belonging to the non-co

Le Cameroun doit abroger les lois qui érigent en infraction les relations homosexuelles - 5 March 2012

Headline Title:  Cameroun : il faut abroger les lois pénalisant les homosexuels Le gouvernement camerounais doit abroger les textes de loi qui érigent en infraction les activités sexuelles pratiquées entre adultes consentants de même sexe, a déclaré Amnesty International, qui Jean-Claude Roger Mbede et 12 autres personnes au Cameroun ont été arrêtés depuis mars 2011 parce qu'ils étaient soupçonnés d'homosexualité. Media Node:  Jean-Claude Roger Mbede, pictured with his lawyer Alice Nkom_fr Twitter Tag:  cameroon Story Location:  Yaoundé Cameroon 3° 52' 0.0012" N, 11° 31' 0.0012" E “Les lois qui érigent en infraction les rapports sexuels entre personnes de même sexe sont contraires à nombre de traités régionaux et internationaux relatifs aux droits humains.” Source:  Erwin van der Borght, directeur du programme Afrique d'Amnesty International Date:  Mon, 05/03/2012

Cameroon urged to overhaul laws criminalizing gay relationships - 5 March 2012

Headline Title:  Cameroon: stop criminalizing gay relationships Laws criminalizing consensual same-sex relationships must be repealed by the Cameroonian government, Amnesty International said as it called for the release of those currently in prison for homosex Jean-Claude Roger Mbede and 12 other people in Cameroon have been arrested since March 2011 for allegedly practising homosexuality. Media Node:  Jean-Claude Roger Mbede, pictured with his lawyer Alice Nkom Twitter Tag:  cameroon Story Location:  Yaoundé Cameroon 3° 52' 0.0012" N, 11° 31' 0.0012" E “Laws criminalizing same-sex sexual conduct violate a raft of regional and international human rights laws” Source:  Erwin van der Borght, Amnesty International's Africa Director Date:  Mon, 05/03/2012

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