National policy on prison housing calls for LGBT inmates to have separate quarters. This is for their safety, prison officials say, and many of the affected inmates agree to it.
A new gender identity law will likely improve the lives of transgender people in Greece. But before it was passed, Greek Orthodox clergymen railed against the bill, even threatening to excommunicate transgender people.
Police have detained seven people for allegedly raising a rainbow flag at a rock gig in Cairo. They have been charged with promoting homosexuality despite it not being an offense under Egyptian law.
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.
Police in Bangladesh have arrested 27 men "for homosexuality." Same-sex relations are a crime in the conservative Muslim-majority country.
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