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We all have the right to be treated as equals, regardless of our gender identity or sexuality.
But being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual or intersex is a crime in many countries around the world.
John Jeanette is a 65-year-old Norwegian woman. She has been transgender all of her life, but spent many years hiding it Norway's laws state that she must undergo sterilisation to be legally recognised as a woman.
Call on Norway to change its discriminatory laws, and send John Jeanette a message to help her continue her campaign for justice.
On paper, South Africa champions sexual equality: it was the first African country (fifth in the world) to legalise same-sex marriage. Many flee there from neighbouring countries where it can be life-threatening to identify as anything but heterosexual. But these refugees often find South Africa to be far from the LGBTI haven they'd hoped to find.
We all have the right to be treated as equals, regardless of our gender identity or sexuality. But being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual or intersex is a crime in many countries around the world.
Love is a human right. Find out why.
It's already illegal to be gay in Gambia: consenting adults convicted of the 'crime' of homosexuality face 14 years in jail. But Gambia's Parliament has proposed that the punishment is increased to a lifetime behind bars.
The decision to punish gay people for their whole lifetime now lies with Gambia's President.
Asking someone to make a choice between rights is abhorrent.
Yet, the harsh reality is that certain transgender people are forced to make such decisions if they wish to achieve legal recognition of their own sense of gender identity.
A new wave of laws brought in by President Museveni since 2012 are denying free speech and freedom of association for all Ugandans.
As the country prepares for elections, Ugandan people are unable to challenge their political rulers, speak freely and protest against a group of new human rights-denying laws.
Ihar Tsikhanyuk is a gay man living in Minsk, Belarus. When he tried to set up a gay rights organisation, the police beat him. When he complained, they said they'd beat him again.
No one gets some people's panties in a twist better than Panti Bliss, the drag persona of Rory O'Neill. Panti has become one of Ireland's most articulate - and stylish - advocates for LGBTI human rights.
Watch this little taster of Panti who spoke to us just before she delivered our sell out Pride Lecture challenging discrimination.
It came into force in March 2014 but now Uganda's draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill has been declared 'null and void'.
This is a significant victory for the activists who have campaigned tirelessly against the law.
This Q&A explains LGBTI human rights issues and the work we are doing in this area. Developed by our LGBTI Network this resource is designed for local groups and speakers.
Thank you to everyone who came down to London Pride. We donned feather boas and picked up 'Love is a Human Right' placards to march in support of those who canâ€™t, and everyone whose human rights are denied on the basis of their sexuality and gender
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As we get into Pride season in the UK, we'll be demonstrating for those who are persecuted for their sexuality or gender identity. People like Ihar in Minsk, Belarus.
When Ihar tried to set up a gay rights organisation, the police beat him. Ihar asked authorities to investigate the police brutality, but he's still waiting for justice.
From 29 March 2014, marriage ceremonies in England and Wales will be legally extended to same-sex couples. We're thrilled. This is a historic moment for LGBTI rights in the UK.
We'd like to invite you to celebrate your same-sex marriage with us and help continue advancing rights for LGBTI people around the world.
The witch hunt has begun: one day after Uganda's anti-gay law was passed, allegedly gay men were outed and shamed in a newspaper, potentially endangering their lives.
This new law affects all Ugandans, regardless of their sexuality - international funds to vital health and legal services have already been cut, and the value of the Ugandan shilling dipped.
The president of Uganda, Kaguta Yoweri Museveni has signed into law the Anti-Homosexual Bill which means anyone found guilty of same-sex relations would automatically be sentenced to a lifetime behind bars.
Elena Klimova was facing anti-gay 'propaganda' charges for running a website offering support to LGBTI teenagers.
Thousands of you emailed the authorities asking them to drop the charges. The case against Elena has now been closed and her online project will be able to continue.
It’s two years today since Pussy Riot climbed the steps to the altar of Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, and ‘performed’, jumping, chanting, with unplugged guitars and microphones. After a minute, they were removed from the church.
As the Winter Olympics open in Sochi, writer, broadcaster and critic Anthony Holden says why he things they pose as many problems for Vladimir Putin as those he thinks he has solved.
Four ballet dancers. Twenty press photographers. Five news crews. 15,000 signatures. With a week to go until the Winter Olympics start in Sochi, we made sure your message to President Putin - stop the human rights crackdown - couldn't be ignored.
Putin's hug-a-gay-visitor-to-Russia PR campaign isn't fooling anybody. The first anti-gay arrest of the Olympics took place at the weekend, and it's unlikely to be the last.
We imagine an alternative Russia where Elton John fan Vladimir Putin is banned from listening to or referring to the 'threat to traditional values' that is Elton John.
Prisoner of conscience Roger Jean-Claude Mbede has died after years of persecution for being a gay man in Cameroon.
Meanwhile, anti-gay laws in Africa are tightening and expanding. The witch-hunt has already begun in Nigeria - and Uganda is set to be next. How many more will die for saying 'I love you'?
It's illegal to be gay in 36 African states. Depending on where you are, having a consensual same-sex relationship can get you a life sentence - or even a death sentence.
We've mapped the African countries legally doing away with human rights for anyone identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex.
Ihar is a gay man living in Minsk, Belarus. When he tried to set up a gay rights organisation, the police beat him. When he complained, they threatened to kill him.
Find out how you can support Ihar to continue bravely defending human rights for LGBTI people in the former Soviet state.
Scotland's Marriage and Civil Partnership Bill passed its first vote with flying colours, as MSPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of legalising same-sex marriage.
Risga reflects on the historic vote and looks at the next steps towards securing Holyrood's approval for same-sex marriage in Scotland.
People around the world, from the UK to the Ukraine to Uganda, are denied their human rights purely because of their gender identity or sexuality.
Want to do something about it? Let us know that you're interested in defending LGBTI rights and we'll keep you posted about actions and events relevant to you.
Despite hysteria about the possibility of a lesbian Queen or marrying your own son, the Equal Marriage Act is about equality and hopefully an end to discrimination. Simple as that.
More than a quarter of LGBTI Europeans have been attacked or threatened with violence in the last five years. Meanwhile, a number of African nations continue to roll back the rights of LGBTI people.
It's never been a more important time to remind ourselves that LGBTI rights are human rights, and they need protecting.
Being gay in Uganda is dangerous. It's already illegal, and some politicians want to introduce the death penalty for 'homosexual crimes'.
Filmmakers Katherine and Malika have documented the struggle of Uganda's gay rights activists, some of whom have paid for their campaign for justice with their lives. They write about filming 'Call Me Kuchu'.
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