Latest News: Global Advocacy
Turkish Government Must Respect and Protect LGBTI People’s Right to Peaceful Assembly, Says International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, in Response to Istanbul Pride Crackdown
(New York) - The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) today condemned the Turkish government’s use of pepper spray, water cannons, and rubber bullets to stop the 13th Istanbul lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) Pride Parade, which was scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 28.
Statement by Jessica Stern, Executive Director, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges
“For weeks and months to come, Americans will celebrate today’s historic ruling - a dream come true for tens of thousands of LGBTI community members and tens of thousands of their loved ones and extended family, clergy, teachers, employers and allies across the country."
Video Trailer Highlights Forthcoming Graphic Novel Centered on Struggles of Gay Couple in Iran to Find Acceptance
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) on Wednesday released video trailers in Farsi and English to promote its upcoming publication of a graphic novel about the struggles in Iran of two fictional gay men, "Yousef and Farhad" created in partnership with Khalil Bendib, the Algerian-American political cartoonist and Amir Soltani, the Iranian-American award-winning author of "Zahra's Paradise."
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission Calls on Morocco to Stop Persecuting Individuals based on Claims of Homosexuality
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) today called on Moroccan authorities to immediately release two men on trial for alleged homosexual acts.