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‘Families must end LGBT violence in Asia’

Some of those most guilty of violence and discrimination against gays, lesbians and transgender people in Asia are their families, which must instead play a key role in improving LGBT rights, activists from the region said. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people (LGBTI) in Asia face the threat of violence and widespread discrimination – denied education and jobs, and disowned by ...

Ukip's LGBT chairman steps down

The chair of Ukip's group for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) supporters has quit the party, citing "dissatisfaction at the failure of the leadership to set a gay-friendly tone".

How LGBT Youths Survive the Streets

A groundbreaking report released Tuesday documents the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youths in New York City’s commercial sex trade. This reflects the deep barriers that black, Latino, Asian, and multiracial LGBT youths face accessing education, employment, health care, and housing and, ultimately, simply becoming full participants in American society. The new research ...

Many LGBT homeless youth sell sex to survive on the streets, report says

Many homeless youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) are likely to engage in “survival sex” in order to stay alive on the streets or in homeless shelters, according to a new study. The federally funded study by the Urban Institute, which was conducted over three years, included in-depth interviews with 283 young people in New York City, most of them 15 to 21 years ...

Arkansas Town Defies State Ban, Protects LGBT Citizens

Conway, Ark., became the state's second LGBT-affirming city Tuesday, but the fate of the town's nondiscrimination policy is uncertain in the wake of a statewide antigay law approved the same day. read more

U.S. names first-ever LGBT human rights envoy

By Lisa Anderson NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United States Department of State on Monday named its first-ever special envoy to advocate globally for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Randy Berry, an openly gay senior diplomat, has served as U.S. Consul General in Amsterdam since 2012. "Defending and promoting the human rights of LGBT ...

London LGBT Film Festival Unveils Lineup

BFI Flare will open with Justin Kelly's 'I Am Michael,' close with Malcolm Ingram's 'Out to Win' and feature a 40th anniversary screening of 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show.'

.LGBT Public Launch Begins Today

Global domain registry operator Afilias announced today the first and only top-level domain dedicated to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is now open for registration: “dot LGBT” or .LGBT.