07 June 2018 - NPWJ News Digest on on LGBTI rights


Denmark launches first LGBT action plan
by CPH Post , 06 Jun 2018

For the first time ever, a Danish government has launched a LGBT action plan in a bid to prevent discrimination and promote equal opportunity and security for the LGBT community.

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Barbados: Priest Pledges Support in Fight Against LGBT Discrimination
by Telesur, 06 Jun 2018

 Noel Burke, a church leader in Barbados, has come out in support of the country's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, or LGBT, community. Burke's show of solidarity comes days after three LGBT activists stated their intention to challenge Barbados' buggery laws at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

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Philippine City Passes Law Against LGBT Discrimination
by Human Rights Watch, 05 Jun 2018

The Philippine city of Mandaluyong has approved an ordinance to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from discrimination, the latest in a slew of local laws passed across the country.

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LGBT, Terrified for Their Lives in Russia, and Desperate for Asylum
by The Daily Beast, 01 Jun 2018

The Russian-based organization Stimul offers safe places to live and asylum advocacy for LGBT people fleeing life-threatening situations in homophobic Central Asian countries.

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