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On August 19, 2015 at the International Islamic Moderation seminar in Bangi Selangor, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak cited Islam as justification for his government’s exclusion in protecting the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals.
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.
First-Ever U.N. Security Council Briefing on Violence Against LGBTI People: Focus on ISIS in Iraq and Syria
(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.
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission Launches Indiegogo Campaign for Uganda's 1st LGBTI Magazine
(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.