Kathmandu (Pahichan) January 22 – Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT) continue to be denied their full rights across the world: gay sex isillegal in 75 countries and in five countries it’s punishable by death.
But there have been improvements in LGBT rights. Last year Mozambique decriminalised homosexuality, making it one of just a few countries in Africa where same-sex relationships are legal. In 2012 Argentina introduced a groundbreaking gender-identity law, allowing transgender people to change their gender on birth certificates. And Vietnam recently abolished its ban on same-sex marriage.
While the LGBT community still faces violence and inequality, we want to highlight the work of great campaigners, activists and organisations across the world, and celebrate advances for LGBT rights. Who are the local heroes making a difference? Which grassroots organisations have helped to bring about real change? What recent campaigns have made breakthroughs in LGBT rights?
From 8 to 14 February, the Global Development Professionals Network will be dedicating a week of coverage to mark the amazing work that’s been done in the LGBT community. To join in the conversation.
From : The Guardian