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UK PM Theresa May Urges Repeal Of Anti-Gay Laws Across Commonwealth

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has called for Commonwealth nations to repeal “outdated” anti-gay laws and said the UK “deeply regrets” its legacy of discrimination against LGBTIQ people around the world. Homosexuality remains illegal in 36 of the 53 Commonwealth countries – including nine that have a maximum penalty of life imprisonment – because penal …

Commonwealth Decriminalisation Petition March

Petition Urging Commonwealth Countries To Scrap Anti-Gay Laws Gets 100,000 Signatures

More than 103,000 people have signed a petition calling on dozens of Commonwealth countries to repeal longstanding anti-gay laws. Homosexuality remains illegal in 37 of the 53 Commonwealth countries, with those countries continuing to enforce penal codes first introduced under the British Empire but never repealed. Punishments for LGBTIQ people among the countries include 10 …

Indonesia Declares Homosexuality A ‘Mental Disorder’

Indonesia’s Ministry of Health has moved to declare homosexuality a “mental disorder,” as lawmakers debate a popular bill that would criminalize homosexuality in the country. The Ministry announced it would add homosexuality to a list of mental disorders in a new medical guide it planned to publish, according to local media reports. The guide is …

Indonesian Police Force Transgender Women To Act Like ‘Real Men’

Indonesian police have raided beauty salons in Aceh province and shamed a group of transgender hairdressers. The women had their heads shaved and were forced to wear men’s clothes in what police say was part of their “coaching” to behave like “real men”. Local Police Chief Ahmad Untung Surianata told the BBC: “We are holding …

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