LGBTQ Rights

Parents Try to Ban the Bible from School Shelves for "Indecent” Material

A parent in Utah challenged the Bible under a state law that bans “pornographic or indecent” material in schools, which had been used to remove books written by black and LGBTQIA+ authors from shelves.

Christian Leader Blames Gay Sex, Abortion, & Porn for New Zealand Cyclone

A New Zealand church leader is under fire for suggesting that Cyclone Gabrielle, a storm that recently devastated New Zealand and parts of Australia, was caused by homosexuality and pornography.

Catholic Group Spent Millions to Out Priests As Gay Using Dating Apps

A conservative, Colorado-based Catholic group reportedly spent millions of dollars to gather information and identify priests who use gay dating apps and share those data with bishops nationwide.

UK Islamic Charity Under Fire for Urging Followers to Pray Against LGBT

An Islamic charity in the UK was criticized for sharing a post on social media against the LGBTQIA+ community, urging followers to pray for protection against them.

Uganda Proposes New Legislation to Ban Homosexuality

Ten years after Uganda proposed the death penalty for homosexual acts, the East African nation is seeking to pass new legislation to criminalize homosexuality further, endangering the lives of the country’s LGBTQIA+ community members.

Introduced by Member of Parliament Asuman Basalirwa, the country’s new “Anti-Homosexuality Bill” would sentence anyone accused of “lesbianism, gay, transgender, queer or any other sexual or gender identity contrary to the binary categories of male and female” to ten years in prison.

Jerusalem's Chief Rabbi Blames LGBT Rights for Earthquake Aftershocks

Jerusalem’s Sephardic chief rabbi, Shlomo Amar, has been criticized for saying that the recent earthquake aftershocks in Israel were caused by the country’s decision to give the LGBTQIA+ community rights and freedoms.

Middle Eastern Governments Crackdown on LGBT Community Via Dating Apps

A human rights group released a new report detailing how security agencies and government officials in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have been using social media and dating apps to crack down on LGBTQIA+ people.

The report by Human Rights Watch, titled “All This Terror Because of a Photo: Digital Targeting and Its Offline Consequences for LGBT People in the Middle East and North Africa,” exposed how governments used digital methods to clamp down on the region’s LGBTQIA+ community.

Israeli Minister Admits to Being "Fascist Homophobe" but "Won't Stone Gays"

Israel’s far-right finance minister and deputy speaker of Israel’s parliament Bezalel Smotrich outed himself as a fascist homophobe but said he won’t stone gay people to death or eat shrimp.