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Brunei: Many businesses cut ties over anti-gay death penalty

Brunei: Many businesses cut ties over anti-gay death penalty

Travel agents, London’s transport network, and finance houses were among a rising number of companies on Friday to cut ties with businesses owned by Brunei, to protest over the Sultanate’s introduction of the death penalty for gay sex and adultery. The small Muslim-majority former British protectorate on April 3 rolled out further Islamic Sharia laws, […]

Brunei defends new anti-gay Islamic laws against growing backlash

Brunei defends new anti-gay Islamic laws against growing backlash

(Reuters) – Brunei has defended its right to implement Islamic laws that would allow death by stoning for adultery and homosexuality against growing global criticism. Brunei, a Muslim-majority former British protectorate with a population of around 400,000, will implement the Sharia laws from April 3, punishing sodomy, adultery and rape with the death penalty, including […]

South America: Favoured Destination for LGBT+ migrants fleeing persecution

South America: Favoured Destination for LGBT+ migrants fleeing persecution

Growing up in Jamaica’s Montego Bay, Glenroy enjoyed an idyllic childhood – until his family discovered he was gay. They physically attacked him, and threw him out of the house, triggering an ordeal that would last more than two years, and eventually force him to seek refuge thousands of miles (km) away in Argentina.

EU reviews relations with Tanzania over homosexuality crackdown

EU reviews relations with Tanzania over homosexuality crackdown

(Reuters) – The European Union has recalled its envoy in Tanzania and will review its relations with the country in response to a planned crackdown homosexuals. Brussels also criticised what it saw as growing human rights violations in Tanzania. “The EU regrets the deterioration of the human rights and rule of law situation in Tanzania […]

Indonesia: Draft Bill With Anti-‘LGBT On TV’ Legislation

Indonesia: Draft Bill With Anti-‘LGBT On TV’ Legislation

Indonesia’s parliament is considering national legislation that would ban lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender content from TV screens by the end of the year. The Draft Bill would ban LGBT content and ads, and comes amid police raids on ‘gay spas’. The UN has condemned gay raids in Indonesia, and Egypt, and the bill is not […]

US: Video Company Challenges Law On Serving Gay Couples

US: Video Company Challenges Law On Serving Gay Couples

The husband-and-wife owners of a Christian video and film production company, whose goal is to “glorify God through top-quality media production,” have filed a federal lawsuit challenging a Minnesota law requiring them to provide services for same-sex weddings. Minnesota’s attorney general and its commissioner of human rights are named in the suit filed in U.S. […]

Germany To Overturn Gay Convictions

Germany To Overturn Gay Convictions

The convictions of over 50,000 gay German men,  who were prosecuted under a 19th Century law, are to be overturned, according to Germany’s Justice Minister, Heiko Maas. The convictions occurred between 1946 and 1969, and even though the laws against homosexuality were softened in the 1960s, they were not fully repealed until 1994, leaving thousands […]