US State Dept issues worldwide alert amid threat of violence against LGBT community

These comments were made on the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia, and Transphobia.


Iraq criminalizes same-sex relationships with maximum 15 years in prison

Iraq didn't explicitly criminalize gay sex, though loosely defined morality clauses in its penal code had been used to target LGBT people, members of the community have also been killed.


‘Israelis have been raping Palestinian women,’ University of Illinois prof. claims

Professors critiqued arguments that Hamas persecutes LGBTQ+ in Gaza as "homophobic" during a conference on Palestine and imperialism.

Israel cuts 85% of budget for LGBTQ+ tolerance program in schools

Israel saw a record number of 3,309 instances of violence and hate speech directed at members of the LGBTQ+ community in 2022, according to The Aguda’s 2023 report.

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'Queer in Gaza' campaign aims to raise awareness about Hamas LGBTQ+ persecution

“Living as a Queer person in Gaza is punishable by torture and death by Hamas, the rulers of Gaza” the campaign notes.

Duolingo 'spreads LGBTQ+ propaganda', gets investigated by Russian media watchdog - report

Radetel, which claims to protect “public morality, culture, and traditional values”, argues that Duolingo isn’t suitable for children because it includes references to the LGBTQ+ community.

Hate surge on X after new gay and half Jewish French PM assumes office

The appointment of Attal, the son of a Jewish man, as Prime Minister has, according to the UEJF, led to "a wave of hatred" on Twitter.

Burundi's president says gay people should be stoned

"If you want to attract a curse to the country, accept homosexuality," Ndayishimiye said.


'Rainbow Club in Yeshiva': JQY's animated LGBTQ videos aim to foster dialogue

The videos aim to frame a new community conversation about LGBTQ+ issues that allows "disagreements without divisiveness."

Pamphlets blaming Holocaust on LGBT people appear for 2nd time in a week

Thousands of men were sent to concentration camps as "homosexual offenders" during the Holocaust.

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