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.
Jun 15 2018 2:19PM
Brexit: The day politicians left our human rights protections behind
Politicians have voted to take away the EU Charter of Rights after Brexit - this is a serious step backwards for human rights in the UK.

Russia: arrest of campaigner Peter Tatchell for gay rights protest is 'outrageous'

Peter Tatchell, seen here at a demonstration in Moscow in 2007, has long campaigned for LGBTI rights in Russia © Amnesty International
‘The response to Peter Tatchell’s protest is straight out of the Russian authorities’ playbook … immediate arrest by the police’ - Kate Allen Responding to news that the prominent British human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has been arrested and charged with a criminal offence after staging a protest near Moscow’s Red Square about LGBTI rights in Chechnya, Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK’s Director, said: “The response to Peter Tatchell’s protest is straight out of the Russian authorities’ playbook - protest in a high-profile location like Red Square, hold a placard criticising Putin o

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Urgent Action: Free trans asylum seeker from detention in USA

Alejandra fled attacks and extortion based on her transgender identity in El Salvador and requested asylum in the US.

UA 108/18 issued 08/06/2018
Jun 6 2018 10:11AM
Planning for Pride 2018
Pride is an important part of our calendar. In Scotland we’re helping Amnesty’s local groups coordinate attendance at as many Prides as possible to raise awareness of the human rights implications of failures to respect LGBTI people’s...

Urgent Action update: Far-right protesters attack festival organisers in Ukraine

The Festival of Equality was disrupted by violent far-right protesters and conservative religious protestors.

1st update on UA 99/18 issued 01/06/2018

Northern Ireland: thousands to march to demand marriage equality

UK Government must end denial of rights in Northern Ireland “The rights to abortion and equal marriage should not rely on postcodes” - Patrick Corrigan Mass rally will be led by Belfast Lord Mayor and speakers will include Conor McGinn MP, Repeal The 8th campaign leader Ailbhe Smyth and actor Bronagh Waugh Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of Belfast this Saturday (2 June) to call on the Prime Minister Theresa May to legislate for marriage equality in Northern Ireland. The march – led by the Love Equality campaign – will take place across central Belfast and will be led b

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Urgent Action: Violent disruption threatens Equality Festival in Ukraine

The Ukrainian Police advised the organizers of the Equality Festival to move it away from the city centre

UA 099/18 issued 16/05/2018

Lebanon: 'outrageous' crackdown on Beirut Pride condemned

An Amnesty poem (@blimundaseyes) published to mark this year's IDAHOT © Amnesty International
Director of Beirut Pride Week detained and interrogated for ‘encouraging debauchery’ ‘We stand in solidarity with all those affected by the cancellation of Beirut Pride Week’ - Lynn Maalouf The Lebanese authorities’ crackdown on Beirut Pride Week is an outrageous attempt to deny the human rights of LGBTI people in the country, said Amnesty International today. Earlier this week, the authorities in Beirut cancelled a programme of events to commemorate International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT, which is marked today), and briefly arrested Beirut Pride Week organiser Hadi Damie

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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.
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