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...
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...
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