Category Archives: LGBT Rights

Looking for a Leader in the Caribbean

By Robin Guittard, Caribbean campaigner at Amnesty International. Every year, Trinidad and Tobago becomes a paradise holiday retreat for thousands of people around the world. But in the twin island state, many women and men are living in hell as … Continue reading

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Lives on hold

Natalia Prilutskaya, Amnesty’s Campaigner on Russia, meets Sasha Kunko whose boyfriend has been imprisoned in Russia for the last two years. He was arrested following the May 2012 Bolotnaya protest in Moscow, when tens of thousands of people demonstrated against … Continue reading

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Belgrade Pride 2014 – ‘We are all LGBTI’

By Todor Gardos, Amnesty International’s campaigner on Serbia As I was getting on a plane to Serbia last Friday, my mind ran through all the different scenarios that could potentially have halted Belgrade Pride again this year. I know how … Continue reading

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A time to grieve and a time to dance

  By Conor Fortune, News Writer at Amnesty International, who recently returned from St Petersburg Ekaterina Khomenko’s throat was slit when a street cleaner found her in a car with the engine still running in St Petersburg earlier this month. … Continue reading

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“We’re sending a message of hope”

By Tracy Doig, Amnesty’s campaigner on Southern Africa, writing from Cape Town Junior Mayema was explaining to me why he’d taken the bold step of appearing in From the Same Soil, a new film that beautifully documents the experiences of … Continue reading

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