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LGBT America Under Trump: The Fight Ahead

LGBT America Under Trump: The Fight Ahead

By Peter Jackson | Jun 10
Any hope for advancement of equality under Trump has evaporated and turned instead to fear. Trump's administration is pandering to the base that supported him -- and things might get a lot, lot worse.

Trans Woman Who Fled Chechnya Targeted by Hitmen

Trans Woman Who Fled Chechnya Targeted by Hitmen

By Brittany Ferrendi | May 28
Forced to flee the Russian republic of Chechnya, the first openly Chechen transgender woman stepped forward to share her experience.

Gay Ugandan Refugee Seeks Funds to Help His Compatriots

Gay Ugandan Refugee Seeks Funds to Help His Compatriots

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 21
Now that he is restarting his life in the Bay Area, Ronnie Kayigoma is trying to assist other gay Ugandans who have fled anti-gay discrimination in their home country.

Survivor: Chechen Parents Told to Kill Their Gay and Bisexual Children

Survivor: Chechen Parents Told to Kill Their Gay and Bisexual Children

By Brittany Ferrendi | May 6
"They tell parents to kill their child," the man told FRANCE 24, choosing to remain anonymous in fear of his safety. "They say, 'Either you do it or we will.' They call it, 'Cleaning your honor with blood.' "

LGBT Organizations Mobilizing to Keep Gay Chechens Safe

LGBT Organizations Mobilizing to Keep Gay Chechens Safe

By Tucker Berardi | Apr 29
Grindr has begun helping gay men in Chechnya by using the app's location services to update users who may be in danger. They have also provided Chechen users with news reports of the progressing situation.

SF Protest Targets Chechnya

SF Protest Targets Chechnya

By David Nahmod | Apr 22
A group of about 50 LGBT activists gathered outside the Russian Consulate in San Francisco Tuesday, demanding that the Chechen Republic end its abuse of gay people there.

The Boys of Bangladesh

By Christiana Lilly | Dec 18
In April, two men were hacked to death in Bangladesh putting a spotlight on a hidden population in the small Southwest Asian country: LGBT people.

Sweden to Deport Gay Soccer Player to Gay-Hating Home Country

By Brittany Ferrendi | Aug 20
A gay soccer player will be deported from Sweden to Liberia where he will be prosecuted, beaten and possibly raped for his homosexuality.

U.S. Pastor Supportive of LGBT Rights Ordered to Leave Russia

Jul 10
An American pastor who supports LGBT rights has been detained in Russia and ordered to leave the country.

Gay Syrian Exile Sounds the Alarm

By John McDonald | Sep 13
Subhi Nahas has a soft and tender voice. When he speaks the pain and struggle is self-evident.

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