Business and Technology

Russia: A horror-themed website told readers to ‘hunt’ gay people. Then an activist was stabbed to death.

The frightening Russian website promoted it as a “game” — identify gay people, upload their photos and information to a database and then proceed to hunt them down and torture them, as in the gruesome “Saw” movies that inspired the site’s name.

LGBT Indonesians on edge as police, military highlight 'risks' of alternative sexual orientations

Indonesia's national police and military have publicly warned about the "risks" of being LGBT, in officials' latest verbal attack against the minority group in the world's largest Muslim-majority country.

Artificial intelligence and big data: Risks and benefits to the HIV/AIDS response

This paper highlights the emergence of new technologies and digital tools and how they challenge human rights in the context of HIV/AIDS. It also focuses on the challenges that HIV/AIDS response faces in this new digital era.

India: Blued Releases Anti-Cyberbullying Campaign

Blued, a gay social networking app that has actively been involved in supporting and encouraging the LGBTQ community has launched an anti-cyberbullying campaign for the LGBTQ community.

Nigeria: ‘This Is Quite Gay!’

On the quiet, promising first morning of June, I received a text message from my brother in Abuja, Nigeria. “Please, refrain from all these shameful acts,” he wrote. “Everyone is tired of you. Mummy is crying, Daddy is crying. If you don’t value relationships, we do!”

India: LGBTQ persons face discrimination in housing, work and public spaces despite increased legal recognition

The Indian Government must give effect to recent rulings of the Supreme Court and end discrimination and other human rights violations and abuses based on real or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression,