The U.N.’s special representative on LGBT issues is resigning after just one year in the post, while the U.S. special envoy on LGBT rights now works for a president that has undermined them at home. The resulting uncertainty surrounding both positions is rekindling a debate about what they can accomplish.
Haiti’s LGBT community has long been marginalized, but in recent years it has come under an unprecedented wave of assault. In an email interview, Amber Lynn Munger explains what this new environment looks like, including new laws to restrict LGBT rights, and how activists are finding ways to fight back.
In a ruling Thursday on the fundamental right to privacy, India’s Supreme Court also recognized, for the first time, that sexual orientation is an essential part of privacy and dignity, paving the way for LGBT equality in India and beyond. The court openly and eloquently recognized LGBT rights and lives.