Many young people are eager to break free of Israel’s ultra-orthodox communities. But adjusting to a different way of life often proves difficult. The Hillel organization helps them get on their feet.
Once in Germany, gay and lesbian refugees continue to experience verbal attacks and homophobia. They also encounter difficulties during the asylum process, as Knud Wechterstein from Rainbow Refugees Frankfurt explains.
In Malawi, colonial-era laws on homosexuality may have been suspended, but LBGT face ridicule and religious bigotry when trying to access something as necessary and prosaic as medical treatment.
Several German states have adopted new guidelines for discussing the LGBT community as part of sexual education classes. But for some, the "acceptance of sexual diversity" is akin to brainwashing.
Hundreds have gathered in Mexico City in support of legalizing same-sex marriage across the country. But tens of thousands have also marched against the president's support for legalizing same-sex unions.
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