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“This is a major step forward for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex Chileans and families who can now enter into a life partnership under the law assured of benefits and rights,” said María Mercedes Gómez, IGLHRC.
IGLHRC and MADRE, the global women’s rights group, condemn the recent killing of at least five individuals by the Islamic State, two of whom were allegedly murdered for homosexual conduct.
For too long, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has peddled hate and abused with impunity lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in The Gambia. Jammeh scapegoats LGBT people to deflect attention from failed leadership that has lately brought the country to the brink of famine, food shortages and a quick devaluation of its currency.
During the week of Dec. 7, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission hosted a delegation of 50 LGBTI activists from across the world to share their deepest concerns about the rights of LGBTI people with representatives from member states and agencies at the United Nations. Jessica Stern, IGLHRC’s executive director, sat down with Mandeng, 28, a representative of Alternatives Cameroon, for a conversation about the life experiences of lesbians and the movement for LGBT rights in Cameroon. The Q and A was translated from French.