Latest News: Global Advocacy

A few weeks ago, on a Facebook post about LGBT people in Iran, one of our followers shared a photo essay that follows the journey of LGBT refugees seeking asylum. We contacted the photographer, Bradley Secker, whose photos we have used in our report, “When Coming Out is a Death Sentence: Persecution of LGBT Iraqis.” Based in Turkey, he graciously agreed to answer a few questions about his photography project via email.
(New York) – During an historic briefing before the U.N. Security Council on violence against LGBTI people by ISIS, Jessica Stern, executive director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), urged world governments to act urgently to protect people targeted by extremist persecution and cruel acts in Iraq and Syria.
(NEW YORK) –The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) has launched an Indiegogo campaign to support Uganda’s first magazine, offering articles and short stories about the nation’s LGBTI community.
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) launches the first episode of a commissioned graphic novel, Yousef and Farhad, a story about the struggles for acceptance by two fictional gay men in Iran...