Feb 8 2018 12:32PM
Scotland moves towards legal gender self-declaration
This blog was written by Jennie Joy, committee member of Amnesty UK's LGBTI Network and lead for the network's presence in Scotland. The Gender Recognition Act In the UK, you can only legally change your gender by applying for and obta...
Feb 6 2018 1:27PM
Taking Pride in Our Unions - Part 3 - Champions of Equality Gives Us A Wealth Of Treasures
Taking Pride in Our Unions is an LGBT History Month blog series celebrating trade union and LGBT solidarity. This blog has been written by Carola Towle, UNISON's LGBT Officer. Peter Purton's book Champions of Equality gives us a wealth...
Jan 24 2018 6:10PM
Taking Pride in Our Unions - Part 2 - Hidden from History: How Trade Unions Championed LGBT+ Equality
An LGBT History Month blog series celebrating trade union and LGBTI solidarity
Jan 24 2018 6:09PM
Taking Pride in Our Unions - Part 1
An LGBT History Month blog series celebrating trade union and LGBTI solidarity
Dec 13 2017 11:13AM
Write for Rights with the LGBTI Network
By Daniel Theophanous We started the Write for Rights campaign over 15 years ago: a global letter-writing initiative which has now become one of world’s biggest human rights event. The campaign’s premise is that “sometimes a letter can...
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...
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