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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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) pe...
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...
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 Su...
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 E...
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...
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 the...
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 a...
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 introd...
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...
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 a...
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 th...
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 ta...
Aug 7 2014 10:42AM
Cameroon High Commission stalls on our petition. A wasted lunchtime?
For the past two months Amnesty supporters have been adding their signatures to a letter to President Paul Biya of Cameroon calling on him to repeal laws that criminalise...
Jun 9 2014 12:09PM
Rain stops play at Belgrade Pride - will the Ukrainian authorities stop Kiev's?
This year’s Belgrade Pride - due to take place at the end of May, was cancelled because of floods. Some people, like one former UKIP councillor a few months back, may see...
Feb 28 2014 7:41PM
The anti-gay law: Uganda's shame
‘the homosexuals have lost the argument in Uganda. They should rehabilitate themselves and society should assist them to do so.’ President Museveni At the start of this w...
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