Nov 8 2017 5:41PM
Speaking up for human rights: what does solidarity mean?
by Patrick Cash for the 'Write for Rights' campaign. When I ask myself why I’ve got involved with a campaign at Amnesty International, I have two answers: firstly, that I’ve always admired from afar the organisation’s ethos and work. A...
Oct 26 2017 10:56AM
There’s more to sex than someone being male or female
By Lui Asquith – Vice Chair of the LGBTI Network “ Is it a boy or girl?! ” We have probably all asked this question at some point in our lives, for it is almost always the first thing someone asks a new parent. However, we ask you this...
Oct 20 2017 12:49PM
Amnesty LGBTI: National Hate Crime Awareness Week
By Daniel Theophanous “I was assaulted by a man whilst I was holding hands with my lesbian partner. He grabbed me from behind and thrust himself into me, then verbally attacked me.” - Freya, 21, Wales “Someone described their intention...
May 10 2017 9:01AM
"I thought I was some kind of monster"
"I thought I was some kind of monster." These are the words of Sandrao from Germany who was born intersex – the term commonly used for individuals with variations of sex characteristics such as chromosomes, genitals and reproductive or...
Dec 3 2016 7:48PM
We will stand by LGBTI asylum seekers and fight for their rights
We will stand by LGBTI asylum seekers and continue to fight with them for their rights. In these worrying times, that promise and commitment is needed now more than ever. One of the most distressing human rights concerns of our time is...
Oct 26 2016 9:07AM
Understanding the ‘I’ in LGBTI
Do you know what the term intersex means? If the answer is no, you’re not the only one. Many people couldn’t tell you; nor could they say what issues intersex people face. As well as stigma and discrimination, many children who are bor...
Oct 26 2016 9:07AM
Understanding the ‘I’ in LGBTI
Do you know what the term intersex means? If the answer is no, you’re not the only one. Many people couldn’t tell you; nor could they say what issues intersex people face. As well as stigma and discrimination, many children who are bor...
May 14 2016 11:24PM
We need your help on IDAHOT
I have to confess that before October 2015, I wasn’t overly familiar with Tunisia. It was just one of those countries that I didn’t really know much about. The only real connection I had with it was when I visited Tunis for about two d...
Oct 23 2015 1:10PM
5 reasons why Prides matter
With the 2015 Pride season comes to a close, we've taken a look at why Pride events are still so important for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people and activists across the world. 1. People are still attacked...
Oct 9 2015 11:03PM
'Marwan' sits behind bars. His crime? 'Confessing' he's gay
It's the start of term for students. I strongly dislike the start of term. After four relaxing and worry-free months off, I'm faced with the prospect of writing my 10,000 word dissertation. Ergh. Just ergh. Conversations with my lectur...
Jul 1 2015 2:01PM
Pride in London and Istanbul: stickers and dancing versus water cannons and rubber bullets
London Pride has come and gone, and once again hundreds of you marched with us across London’s streets. The typically celebratory mood was bolstered by the news of the Supreme Court ruling that legalised same sex marriage across the US...
Jun 25 2015 5:49PM
Progress to take Pride in
I and other Amnesty activists have just come back from the Latvian capital Riga after the most exhilarating of EuroPride weekends. We can all confirm, as the slogan for EuroPride had it, "Changing history is hot". It’s a history that m...
Jun 9 2015 10:09AM
Europride 2015. Changing history is hot!
This blog is by LGBTI Network member Ferran Nogueroles Later this month, 25 years after regaining independence from the Soviet Union, Latvia will be the first post-Soviet country to host EuroPride. It marks a decade since Riga hosted i...
May 15 2015 1:14PM
5 brave ways activists are fighting for LGBTI rights worldwide
Around the world, people face violent attacks and threats simply because of who they are or who they have sex with. But some brave activists are still standing up for their rights. To mark the International Day against Homophobia, Tran...
Apr 14 2015 5:27PM
Elena Klimova and Russia's forgotten LGBTI youth
It’s ironic that a law claiming to ‘protect’ children actually helps marginalise and segregate them. I usually come to the library to work in peace. And by peace I mean absolute silence. I can’t stand noise when I’m trying to concentra...
Feb 6 2015 3:05PM
A union of Pride in the face of oppression
For the UK’s LGBTI community, last year marked a monumental step forward in the fight for equality – the legalisation of same-sex marriage. David Cameron cited its introduction as one of his proudest achievements of 2014. For once, I’m...
Dec 11 2014 7:23PM
The grit in the osyter
President Museveni would like more tourists to visit Uganda. He says it’s a much better destination than Spain – less humid and cooler because it’s higher. He may well be right in that respect. Uganda was once called the “pearl of Afri...
Nov 18 2014 3:59PM
The battle for transgender rights: which human right must I drop?
Asking someone to make a choice between rights is abhorrent. Yet, the harsh reality is that certain transgender people are forced to make such decisions if they wish to achieve legal recognition of their own sense of gender identity. T...
Oct 16 2014 11:54AM
Belgrade Pride: we finally walked. Ljudi za ljude
Barely three months ago I was interviewed by The Independent on the relevance of pride marches, and in particular, London pride . My answer then was that "we march for those who can't. Our platform helps people see the other side, beyo...
Sep 17 2014 4:29PM
Make sure Belgrade Pride isn't a washout
In May horrific floods plagued Serbia. At least 57 people died and more than 30,000 people were evacuated from their homes. At the same time, Belgrade Pride was due to take place and the organisers’ decision to postpone the celebration...
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