Latest News: Global Advocacy

May 17th marks the 11th annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), recognized worldwide as a day to bring attention to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues.
This is the first in a Q & A series with global activists probing a range of their concerns and challenges. Brian Tofte-Schumacher of IGLHRC sat down with Raksha Mahtani of Sayoni, a Singapore-based group that organizes and advocates for lesbian, bisexual and transgender women’s issues.
Our partner organization in Nepal, the Blue Diamond Society needs emergency funds now to provide aid to LGBTI people. Please make a donation or spread the word!
While the Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations Law raises the minimum marriage age to 18—a positive move to combat child marriage—it also promotes a policy of exclusion against LGBTI Malawians that would likely translate into discrimination in education, housing, jobs and elsewhere.