What are the difficulties the LGBT community faces in Bangladesh? DW spoke to Riamoni Chisty, a gay activist who has fled the country and came to Germany after repeated persecution for promoting LGBT rights.
Police in Bangladesh have arrested 27 men "for homosexuality." Same-sex relations are a crime in the conservative Muslim-majority country.
Bangladesh has reinstalled a controversial sculpture days after removing it from the Supreme Court’s building. The Lady Justice statue, deemed un-Islamic by religious groups, has now been placed at a different location.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has substantiated claims that high-level officials have taken part in the humiliation and torture of individuals from Chechnya's gay population. The Russian president has backed a federal probe.
Calling for same-sex marriage, Cubans have chanted "revolution yes, homophobia no" in the streets of Havana. Until the early 1980s, gays and lesbians were routinely rounded up and forced to work in labor camps.
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