lgbti discrimination



Every day across the globe people are subjected to discrimination, violence, imprisonment, torture or even execution because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

By highlighting instances of abuse against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals, Amnesty International activists work to protect the basic human rights of LGBTI people.

In The News

 

Ugandan President Museveni has just signed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law. It is a draconian and damaging piece of legislation, Amnesty International said today.

 

A handcuffed Russian ballerina braved the freezing weather in Moscow yesterday as Amnesty International activists delivered a petition of 330,000 signatures urging President Vladimir Putin to repeal repressive legislation in the country. 

The image of a man laying on a bench in a packed court room in northern Nigeria, screaming in pain as he was being lashed 20 times with an oil-smeared whip is profoundly shocking.

Jean-Claude Roger Mbede died an untimely death on 10 January in his hometown, Ngoumou, Cameroon.

What we're doing now

Join the LGBTI Group

The Amnesty International LGBTI Group meet once a month at the Amnesty International offices, Seán MacBride House, 48 Fleet Street, Dublin 2. Our next meetings are on 16 October, 13 November and 11 December - all at 6pm. If you plan to attend please let us know by emailing lgbtireland@amnesty.ie or phoning 01 863 8300.

Take Action

Hate crime is a serious form of discrimination. Victims of these crimes are selected by the perpetrators on the basis of a real or perceived identity-related characteristic such as ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.