May 17 2019 2:23PM
IDAHOBIT Spotlight: Lui Asquith, Solicitor at Mermaids
Lui Asquith, Solicitor at Mermaids, Pronouns: They/them As a non-binary person and as someone who works for the rights of trans and gender variant children every day, IDAHOBIT 2019 is an opportunity to address the transphobia that unfo...
May 17 2019 2:23PM
IDAHOBIT Spotlight: Khakan Qureshi, Activist and co-organiser of LGBTIQ+ Intersectionality and Islam Conference
Khakan Qureshi, Activist and co-organiser of LGBTIQ+ Intersectionality and Islam Conference, Pronouns: He/him IDAHOBIT is important to me for a variety of reasons. But the last few months, I feel, encapsulate why we need IDAHOBIT. In F...
May 17 2019 2:17PM
IDAHOBIT Spotlight: Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Founder of UK Black Pride
Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Founder of UK Black Pride Pronouns: She/her So much of the work we do at UK Black Pride is about ensuring the unique and specific experiences of queer people of colour are acknowledged, amplified and understood. We...
May 17 2019 1:44PM
Why IDAHOBIT is important to me and the LGBTI+ community
By Maria Munir and the Amnesty Rainbow Network IDAHOBIT – or International Day Against Homophobia, Biophobia, Intersexism and Transphobia – marks our global commitment to reducing inequality for LGBTI+ people. No matter where we are in...
Mar 31 2019 9:59PM
Happy international day of trans visibility to all of the trans community. Love and solidarity forever.
Blog by Jennie Joy, Rainbow Network Committee Member The 31 st of March is International Transgender Day of Visibility. It’s a day for celebrating our trans siblings and recognizing and raising awareness of the discrimination that they...
Jan 27 2019 1:02PM
Remembering the Holocaust: The murder of LGBTI people is not yet history
By Maria Munir. Maria is a human rights defender and LGBTI Network Committee Member. Content warning: mentions of murder, anti-Semitism, racism, ableism, homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia Six million. That’s the first thing that of...
Jan 25 2019 12:55PM
Putin has given Chechnya free rein to persecute LGBTI people
By Natalia Prilutskaya, Russia Researcher at Amnesty International For the second time in less than two years, a violent homophobic crackdown has left LGBTI people in Chechnya fearing for their lives. Earlier this week the Russian LGBT...
Nov 20 2018 3:37PM
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Content note: this post will discuss mental health, suicide, murder, transphobia, violence, and death. This blog post was written by Jo Gower, committee member of Amnesty UK’s Rainbow/LGBTI Network.
Oct 3 2018 4:19PM
The Gender Recognition Act Government Consultation
Blog by Jennie Joy - Amnesty UK LGBTI Network Committee Member What is the Gender Recognition Act? This legislation from 2004 allows (some) trans people to legally change their gender. While ground-breaking at the time of its implement...
Jun 19 2018 5:55PM
Suffering in silence: The invisibility of LGBTI refugees
The LGBTI refugee community suffers discrimination and violence even in their safe host countries. It's time for this to change.
May 17 2018 11:31AM
Homophobia, transphobia, and biphobia belong in the trash, let’s work together to bin it
Dr Senthorun Raj is the Secretary of Amnesty UK LGBTI Network and Lecturer in Law at Keele University. Today marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) . May 17 th commemorates a human rights tu...
May 17 2018 10:44AM
Five LGBTI activists to look out for
Here are 5 brilliant lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex activists (LGBTI) who are making waves while taking a stand for their rights.
Apr 18 2018 1:58PM
Campaigning for equal rights in all commonwealth countries
This is blog was written by Cllr Joe Porter Representative for the West Midlands on UK Youth Voice and Stonewall Young Campaigner and was originally posted here . Next week is the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London. So...
Apr 12 2018 12:57PM
Prolonged detention and rejected applications are all too common for LGBTI asylum seekers like Sadat I. from Ghana.
This blog was written by Alex Wainwright, Education Officer and North East and Yorkshire Outreach Lead for Amnesty UK’s LGBTI Network Homosexuality remains illegal in 72 countries, of which 45 have laws applying to women as well as men...
Apr 3 2018 5:18PM
Chechnya – One Year On
One year ago, troubling reports claiming the abduction and torture of gay and bisexual men started to emerge from Chechnya. We are still awaiting an investigation by the authorities and for justice to be served.
Mar 30 2018 7:12PM
It's time to speak up on Trans Day of Visibility
This blog was written by Pippa Hallett, Prides Lead and East, West and South Midlands Outreach Lead for Amnesty UK's LGBTI Network. International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) is held annually on the 31 st of March. Initially cr...
Mar 23 2018 9:11PM
It’s time for marriage equality in Northern Ireland
The introduction of same-sex marriage in England, Wales and Scotland was no doubt one of the most historic moments in the history of the progression of the rights of LGBTI people in Britain. In the words of the former Labour leader Ed...
Mar 10 2018 1:30PM
In the face of the horrific treatment of trans people in Aceh, Indonesia, we must stand up and act.
All over the world, the rights of trans people - to be free from torture, inhumane or degrading treatment, the right to freedom of expression, a private life, and protection from discrimination - are disregarded and discarded. Trans pe...
Mar 3 2018 3:07PM
The intersex movement has been silenced for too long - we must all campaign, together
This blog was written by Lui Asquith, Vice Chair and Campaigns Lead for Amnesty UK's LGBTI Network. I wrote this blog on intersex rights last year. It looks at what the term ‘Intersex’ means and what Amnesty International’s stance is i...
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...
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