Project Journalists who Revealed Abuse of Gay Men in Chechnya

Petition via Amnesty International UK

Staff at Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta are fearing for their lives.

On 1 April the paper reported that over a hundred men suspected of being gay had been abducted, abused and some even killed because of their perceived sexuality.

Chechen authorities have warned the journalists they will ‘face retaliation’.

Journalists for the paper have been murdered for their investigations in the past decade. Call on Russian authorities to protect the journalists, and their freedom to report human rights abuses.

Sign and Share: Petition via Amnesty International UK

Being gay is illegal in Sri Lanka – Let’s Stop This Discrimination Now

Being gay is illegal in Sri Lanka – and can land you in jail for up to 10 years.

Now, for the first time in decades, there’s a real chance for change: as part of a trade deal with the European Union, the country was asked to drop their anti-gay law.

Their answer? “No way.” Continue reading

An end to gay ‘cures’ is possible – take action now | All Out

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“I can’t believe 95,000 people signed my petition! If the World Health Organization speaks up tomorrow, we could end gay ‘cures’ in China for good. Let’s keep it up!” Xiao Zhen – gay ‘cure’ survivor

In 24 hours the World Health Organization is gathering thousands of doctors and officials to help stop suicide among vulnerable groups – including lesbian, gay, bi and trans people.

Major health associations have confirmed these sham ‘cures’ harm people, and could lead to suicide. What if the WHO took this meeting to call for a ban on gay ‘cures’ once and for all?

Here’s the plan: if thousands of us flood WHO’s inbox with messages before the meeting tomorrow, we can push them to call for a ban on gay ‘cures’ in front of the whole world. Follow the link below to send a message to WHO before the conference starts.

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