Fear and Loathing

UK: Interviews with asylum seekers reveal why the Home Office rejects so many LGBT claims

Those claiming asylum on the basis of their sexual identity are often unable to provide objective evidence of that identity, leaving their claims to rest upon whether or not the decision-maker finds their account credible.

Hong Kong: The gay Hong Kong Chinese men afraid to come out to their families, and why parents need educating to accept them

Hong Kong Chinese respondents to a survey say fear of rejection is the main reason they conceal their gay identities from their families. The unwillingness of gay men in Hong Kong to practise safe sex or disclose they ahve HIV are big factors in the rapid growth in HIV infection rates in the city

The Global Reach of So-called Conversion Therapy

This report draws on data from an extensive literature review, the first-ever global survey on the topic, and in-depth interviews with experts and survivors from various countries.

US: Wedding venue rejects an interracial couple

In a now-viral video shared to social media by Welch over the weekend, a woman identified as the event hall’s owner can be seen telling the 24-year-old, “First of all, we don’t do gay weddings or mixed race … because of our Christian race, I mean, our Christian belief.”