Tag Archive | anti-gay laws

Blocked: LGBT+ websites from Russia to Indonesia

Blocked: LGBT+ websites from Russia to Indonesia

When Russian cities started banning Pride marches, LGBT+ rights activist, Mikhail Tumasov, took to the internet to make sure his organisation kept its voice. But state authorities were quick to catch up. Tumasov said the country’s internet regulator had tried repeatedly to shut down his group’s website under the terms of Russia’s 2013 ‘anti-gay propaganda’ […]

Ghana: Court drops case against 21 LGBT+ activists

Ghana: Court drops case against 21 LGBT+ activists

(Reuters) – A court in Ghana dismissed a case against 21 Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) activists on Thursday, ruling there was not enough evidence to prove they had gathered unlawfully, a prosecutor in the case said. “What this means is that they cannot be brought back to court on the same charges. So […]

Hungary: PM calls EU action on LGBT rights ‘legalised hooliganism’

Hungary: PM calls EU action on LGBT rights ‘legalised hooliganism’

(Reuters) – Hungary’s Prime Minister on Friday accused the European Commission of “legalised hooliganism”, for an infringement action against measures by his government that the EU executive said discriminated against LGBT people. Thursday’s action against Hungary related to a new law that bans schools from using materials deemed as promoting homosexuality or gender change, which […]

Hungary: Gay editor to leave over anti-LGBT+ law

Hungary: Gay editor to leave over anti-LGBT+ law

A children’s books’ editor from Hungary, who has received death threats and homophobic abuse over his work, said on Monday he would leave the country, following the introduction of a law banning LGBT+ content in schools. The law that came into force last week, which has been condemned by the European Union, bans material that […]

Russia: Food retailer pulls ad that included lesbians

Russia: Food retailer pulls ad that included lesbians

(Reuters) – A high-end Russian food retailer has angered both gay rights campaigners and opponents by running and then apologising for an ad that included a profile of a family in which a mother and her adult daughter both have female partners. A 2013 Russian law, decried by Western countries as state-enforced bigotry, bans the […]

Namibia considers scrapping anti-gay law

Namibia considers scrapping anti-gay law

Namibia could soon scrap a colonial-era law that criminalises homosexuality, the justice minister said on Friday, calling the legislation “outdated and discriminatory”. The law is rarely enforced in the Southern African country, and is among several dozen laws that the government will consider abolishing, following recommendations by a reform commission. “The LGBTQI community are human […]