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Media Outlets Examine LGBTQ Laws, Human Rights In Uganda, Other Countries

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Uganda moves to allay fears over anti-gay sex law “Uganda has sought to reassure sexual minorities that they are safe, saying it has no plans to introduce the death penalty for gay sex after reports of rising homophobic attacks. LGBT+ rights campaigners in Uganda have expressed concerns…

Global Dispatches Podcast Interviews U.N.’s Independent Expert On LGBTI Rights

U.N. Dispatch’s “Global Dispatches Podcast”: How The Top LGBTI Rights Watchdog at the United Nations Defends Human Rights Around the World Mark Leon Goldberg, editor of U.N. Dispatch and host of the Global Dispatches Podcast, speaks with Victor Madrigal-Borloz, “a Costa Rican jurist who serves as the United Nations Independent…

President Trump Mentions U.S. Global Initiative To Decriminalize Homosexuality In U.N. Speech

Washington Blade: Trump brings up global initiative to decriminalize homosexuality at U.N. “In a surprise move, President Trump included in his speech before the United Nations on Tuesday his administration’s global initiative to decriminalize homosexuality in the more than 70 countries where it remains illegal. … The remarks mark the…

U.S. State Department Expresses Concern Over Deterioration Of Civil Liberties, Human Rights In Tanzania

Reuters: U.S. concerned by rising attacks on human rights in Tanzania “The United States has spoken out against Tanzanian moves to cut back human rights and civil liberties, including arrests and harassment of ‘marginalized’ people such as homosexuals. President John Magufuli’s government has been criticized by opposition politicians and international…

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UNAIDS Calls For Decriminalization, Protection Of LGBTI People

UNAIDS: UNAIDS calls on countries to remove discriminatory laws and enact laws that protect people from discrimination “Ahead of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), on 17 May, UNAIDS is calling on all countries to remove discriminatory laws against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people.…

Reuters Examines Influence Of Vice President Pence On U.S. Domestic, Foreign Health Policies, Including Mexico City Policy, Multilateral Engagement

Reuters: As Trump rewrites public health rules, Pence sees conservative agenda born again “In a sweeping social policy shift, the Trump administration is seeking to remake health rules at home and abroad for women, gay and transgender people, restricting access to abortion, curtailing support for contraception, and narrowing the scope…

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