About 600,000 women in Russia experience domestic abuse annually, including many lesbians. Homosexuals are socially ostracized and have no legal protections. Some parents even allow their lesbian daughters to be raped.
Romanians have begun two days of voting on whether to constitutionally define marriage as the union between a man and a woman. The debate has deepened divisions in a country already embroiled in political turmoil.
Zimbabwe’s LGBTI community has appealed to the government, political parties and election bodies to ensure safe spaces for community members to vote. They were subjected to physical and verbal abuse in the past.
Homosexual relationships are a crime in most African countries. In Kenya, sexual acts between two men can lead to 14 years in prison. The Supreme Court is now hearing a case seeking to overturn this.
Germany is seen as a progressive and safe country for LGBTQ+ people, but a new social media trend is exposing the daily struggle of many. One user recalls being threatened with the specter of Nazi death camps.
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