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...
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 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 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...
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...