Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Georgia: Homophobic violence mars Tbilisi Pride event - 17 May 2013

Headline Title:  Georgia: Homophobic violence mars Tbilisi rally Police in the Georgian capital Tbilisi failed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) activists as thousands of people violently attacked a Pride event today in what Amn Police in the Georgian capital Tbilisi failed to protect LGBTI activists as thousands of people violently attacked a Pride event today in what Amnesty International said was an ineffective response to organized and violent homophobia.  Media Node:  Georgia IDAHO violence Twitter Tag:  IDAHO Story Location:  Georgia 41° 45' 17.7192" N, 43° 50' 27.3912" E “Ironically this shameful violence marred a day that is meant to mark solidarity in the face of homophobic violence around the world, and it shows that the Georgian authorities have a long way to go to promote tolerance and protect LGBTI people and their human rights” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Programme Director at Amnesty International Date:  Fri, 17/05/2013 URL:  Activists worldwide target homophobia in Jamaica, Ukraine and South Africa Description:  Feature, 17 May 2013 URL:  ‘Virulent’ homophobic attacks put South Caucasus activists at risk Description:  News story, 18 May 2012

Activistas de todo el mundo contra la homofobia en Jamaica, Ucrania y Sudáfrica - 17 May 2013

Headline Title:  Activistas de todo el mundo contra la homofobia en Jamaica, Ucrania y Sudáfrica En Jamaica, algunos hombres son tachados de delincuentes sólo por expresar su amor. El 17 de mayo, para conmemorar el Día Internacional contra la Homofobia y la Transfobia, simpatizantes de Amnistía Internacional de todo el mundo emprenderán acciones para poner de relieve la situación de los derechos humanos del colectivo LGBTI en el mundo. Media Node:  IDAHO_es Twitter Tag:  IDAHO Story Location:  South Africa 31° 31' 42.978" S, 22° 30' 0" E “Sólo por ser quienes son, en muchos países el colectivo LGBTI sufre la discriminación, la violencia y el miedo en su vida cotidiana. En el Día Internacional contra la Homofobia y la Transfobia, Amnistía Internacional pide a miles de activistas que hagan una enérgica demostración de solidaridad para contribuir a cambiar las actitudes y las realidades en Jamaica, Ucrania y Sudáfrica. ” Source:  Emily Gray, del Programa sobre Género, Sexualidad e Identidad de Amnistía Internacional. Date:  Fri, 17/05/2013 URL:  International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia Description:  External web portal URL:  Ukraine: Discrimination and violent attacks in pervasive climate of homophobia Description:  News story/report, 16 May 2013

Des militants à travers le monde s'attaquent à l'homophobie en Jamaïque, en Ukraine et en Afrique du Sud - 17 May 2013

Headline Title:  Homophobie en Jamaïque, en Ukraine et en Afrique du Sud En Jamaïque, certains hommes sont considérés comme des criminels simplement pour avoir exprimé leur amour. Le 17 mai, à l'occasion de la Journée internationale contre l'homophobie et la transphobie, des sympathisants d'Amnesty International agiront pour exposer la situation des personnes LGBTI dans le monde. Media Node:  IDAHO_fr Twitter Tag:  IDAHO Story Location:  South Africa 31° 31' 42.978" S, 22° 30' 0" E “Les personnes LGBTI de nombreux pays subissent la discrimination, la violence et la peur au quotidien. En cette Journée internationale contre l'homophobie et la transphobie, Amnesty International appelle des milliers de militants à faire une forte démonstration de solidarité pour aider à changer les attitudes et les réalités en Jamaïque, Ukraine et Afrique du Sud.” Source:  Emily Gray, du programme Genre, sexualité et identité d'Amnesty International URL:  International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia Description:  Portail internet URL:  Ukraine. Discrimination et attaques violentes dans un climat d'homophobie Description:  Communiqué de presse, 16 mai 2013

Activists worldwide target homophobia in Jamaica, Ukraine and South Africa - 17 May 2013

Headline Title:  Activists worldwide target homophobia in Jamaica, Ukraine and South Africa In Jamaica, some men are labelled as criminals just for expressing their love. On 17 May, to mark the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), Amnesty International supporters worldwide will take action to highlight the human rights situation of LGBTI people around the world. Media Node:  IDAHO Twitter Tag:  IDAHO Story Location:  South Africa 31° 31' 42.978" S, 22° 30' 0" E “Simply because of who they are, LGBTI people in many countries face discrimination, violence and fear as a part of their daily lives. On the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, Amnesty International is calling on thousands of activists to make a strong show of solidarity to help change attitudes and realities in Jamaica, Ukraine and South Africa.” Source:  Emily Gray of the Gender, Sexuality and Identity Programme at Amnesty International Date:  Fri, 17/05/2013 URL:  International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia Description:  External web portal URL:  Ukraine: Discrimination and violent attacks in pervasive climate of homophobia Description:  News story/report, 16 May 2013

Ukraine: Discrimination and violent attacks in pervasive climate of homophobia - 16 May 2013

Headline Title:  Ukraine: Pervasive climate of homophobia The Ukrainian government must introduce legislation to address discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity following a number of attacks on individuals, Amnesty Internat A new report exposes endemic discrimination by officials and members of the public towards gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex in Ukraine. Media Node:  Ukraine Story Location:  Ukraine 47° 0' 22.4316" N, 30° 14' 3.75" E “People have been beaten and in one case murdered because of their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. Most of these crimes have not been properly investigated and have gone unpunished. ” Source:  Max Tucker, Amnesty International's expert on Ukraine. URL:  Nothing to be proud of: Discrimination against LGBTI people in Ukraine Description:  Report

Zambie. Deux hommes inculpés parce qu'ils auraient eu des relations homosexuelles doivent être libérés - 8 May 2013

Headline Title:  Zambie. Deux hommes inculpés doivent être libérés Les autorités de Zambie doivent immédiatement libérer deux jeunes hommes, arrêtés parce qu'ils auraient eu des relations sexuelles « contre nature » et dont la mise en liberté sous cautio Les autorités zambiennes doivent immédiatement libérer deux jeunes hommes, arrêtés parce qu'ils auraient eu des relations sexuelles « contre nature » et dont la remise en liberté sous caution a été refusée. Media Node:  Zambia LGBT_fr Twitter Tag:  LGBTI Story Location:  Zambie 14° 52' 23.88" S, 25° 53' 1.6404" E “L’arrestation de ces deux hommes au seul motif de leur orientation sexuelle réelle ou présumée s’apparente à de la discrimination et constitue une atteinte à leurs droits à la liberté de conscience et d’expression, ainsi qu’au droit à la vie privée.” Source:  Simeon Mawanza, chercheur sur la Zambie pour Amnesty International. Date:  Wed, 08/05/2013

Zambia urged to release two men charged with same-sex sexual conduct - 8 May 2013

Headline Title:  Zambia: Release two men charged with same-sex sexual conduct The Zambian authorities must immediately release two young men who have been denied bail after being arrested on charges of having sex “against the order of nature”, Amnesty International said. The Zambian authorities must immediately release two young men who have been denied bail after being arrested on charges of having sex “against the order of nature”. Media Node:  Zambia LGBT Twitter Tag:  LGBTI Story Location:  Zambie 14° 52' 23.88" S, 25° 53' 1.6404" E “The arrest of the two men solely for their real or perceived sexual orientation amounts to discrimination and it is in violation of their rights to freedom of conscience, expression, and privacy” Source:  Simeon Mawanza, Amnesty International’s Zambia researcher Date:  Wed, 08/05/2013

Puerto Rico debe aprovechar oportunidad histórica para acabar con la discriminación

Los órganos legislativos de Puerto Rico tienen una oportunidad histórica para acabar con la discriminación del colectivo de lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y personas transgénero e intersexuales (LGBTI) con un par de proyectos de ley que se debatirán esta semana, ha declarado hoy Amnistía Internacional. Los órganos legislativos de Puerto Rico tienen una oportunidad histórica para acabar con la discriminación del colectivo de lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y personas transgénero e intersexuales (LGBTI

Porto Rico. Il faut saisir l’occasion historique qui se présente et mettre un terme à la discrimination

À Porto Rico, les membres du Parlement ont une occasion historique de mettre fin à la discrimination envers les lesbiennes, les gays et les personnes bisexuelles, transgenres et intersexuées (LGBTI) qui vivent sur l’île grâce à deux projets de lois dont ils doivent débattre cette semaine, a déclaré Amnesty International mardi 7 mai 2013. À Porto Rico, les membres du Parlement ont une occasion historique de mettre fin à la discrimination envers les lesbiennes, les gays et les personnes bisexuelles, transgenres et intersexuées (LGBTI

Puerto Rico must seize historic chance to end discrimination - 7 May 2013

Headline Title:  Puerto Rico must seize historic chance to end discrimination Puerto Rico’s lawmakers have a historic opportunity to end discrimination against the island’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people with a pair of bills due for debate th Puerto Rico’s lawmakers have a historic opportunity to end discrimination against the island’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people. Media Node:  Boricua Pride Story Location:  Puerto Rico 18° 13' 58.5012" N, 66° 31' 39.756" W “The approval of these two laws would be a big step for justice and equality for an important sector of Puerto Rico’s population, which to date has fallen victim to institutionalized discrimination” Source:  Pedro Santiago, director of Amnesty International Puerto Rico Date:  Tue, 07/05/2013

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