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Why tracking anti-LGBT war crimes in Ukraine is so difficult

Victims are reluctant to report sexual violence and fear homophobia from Ukrainian authorities

Gay Times

Self-proclaimed ‘ex-gays’ are bringing their dangerous ‘conversion mission’ around the world

Group X-Out-Loud members hail from dozens of countries, united by a desire to spread the ‘ex-gay’ ideology.

NBC News

Berlin's LGBTQ refugee center a haven for those fleeing civil war, homophobia

When gay refugees are placed in mainstream shelters, they often face the same discrimination and homophobia they were trying to escape in their home countries


Meet the ‘Angels’ Keeping London’s Gay Nightlife Scene Safe

Run by the LGBT Foundation and Westminster City Council, Soho Angels volunteers help people to party and get home safely


Frustration drives trans consumers to create sell-out brands

Using appropriate gender pronouns, not asking invasive questions and being aware of sensitive areas of conversation are basic requirements for businesses serving trans consumers

NBC News

Police departments across U.S. are mandating LGBTQ training

Some departments are doing so voluntarily, while others are being required to do so following lawsuits.

Byline Times

‘These LGBT Freaks – Do We Have Them Castrated?’: Inside Europe’s Invite-Only Conversion Therapy Conference

The event was organised by the International Foundation for Therapeutic and Counselling Choice – a London-based company that says it is a ‘home for the once-gay’

i paper

Inside Russia’s undercover crackdown on gay men

Salman Mukaev was arrested and ordered to invite gay men he met online to an apartment to be arrested