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Groups Demand Humane Treatment for LGBTs in Immigration Detention

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 10
This Human Rights Day, LGBT and human rights groups are calling for human treatment for LGBT people in immigration detention facilities in the United States.

Brazil Panel Delivers Report on Regime Brutality Targeting Minorities, Gays, Others

INTERNATIONAL | Dec 10
After 30 years of impunity for crimes of the state, the National Truth Commission report names 377 people allegedly responsible for 434 deaths and disappearances, and thousands of acts of torture.

IGLHRC Brings You The Truth About Uganda and LGBT Strife Around The Globe

INTERNATIONAL | Aug 16
IGLHRC's presence on the ground in Uganda and its delivery of the facts behind LGBT headlines worldwide have been constant and reliable as it approaches its 25th anniversary.

Kenyan Gay Activist Visits San Francisco

POLITICS | By Heather Cassell | Jul 12
Uganda and Nigeria have garnered much global attention due to the countries' anti-LGBT laws, but little notice has been paid to other countries that have, or are proposing, similar laws, such as Kenya.

Uganda: Donors Who Withheld Aid ’Misinterpreted’ Anti-Gay Bill

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 8
The Ugandan government now says that international donors who withheld aid because of their anti-gay bill have "misinterpreted" the law, whose main focus was to "stop the promotion of homosexuality to children and others."

Gay Men Will All Need Diapers, Says Nigerian Columnist

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 25
Nigerian columnist Benedict Hart publicly voiced his support for the country’s new anti-gay law, saying that too much gay sex will have gay men wearing diapers.

Biden Pushes for ENDA, Blasts Human Rights Abuses

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 23
At a Human Rights Campaign Gala this weekend in Los Angeles, Vice President Joe Biden delivered a powerful speech to 1,000 guests, putting the world on blast for human rights abuses by focusing on the floundering Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Anti-Gay Pastor Scott Lively: Putin is ’Defender of Human Rights’

RELIGION | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 13
Anti-gay pastor Scott Lively stepped up to say that Russian President Vladimir Putin was a "defender of true human rights" for his recent decisions to target the LGBT community and to invade Ukraine.

US: Syria Leads Human Rights Violations in 2013

INTERNATIONAL | By Lara Jakes | Feb 27
A chemicals weapons attack in Syria last summer that the U.S. says killed more than 1,400 people was the world’s worst human rights violation of 2013, the Obama administration concluded Thursday.

Study: LGBT Individuals Living in Anti-Gay Communities Die Early

HEALTH | By EDGE | Feb 16
A study found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals who lived in communities with high levels of anti-gay prejudice have a shorter life expectancy of 12 years on average compared with their peers in the least prejudiced communities.

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