Nearly Half World Countries Actively Stop LGBTQ People From Fighting For Rights..

A new report has found that nearly half of the world’s countries are actively stopping LGBTQ people from fighting for equality. OutRight Action International have released new research which shows that 85 of the world’s 194 countries to not allow the formation of LGBTQ organisations. These groups would help organise Pride marches, mobilise protests against anti-LGBTQ laws, and aid in the fight for decriminalising homosexuality in countries where it’s still illegal. The report – titled The Global State of LGBTI Organizing: The Right to Register – highlights an increased effort by some countries trying to suppress a growing LGBTQ movement. “History shows that progress on LGBTIQ rights have come through activism and visibility,” said Maria Sjodin, Deputy Executive Director, OutRight Action International. “When states suppress LGBTIQ organizations, they are really trying to stop LGBTIQ people from gaining basic human rights and equality”…

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