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.
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More than 40% of transgender people have reported negative treatment at work. LGBT+ people tend to be more highly educated and work more often in health and social services.
Rwandan LGBT+ worshippers have found a church that accepts them and makes them feel at home. Elsewhere in Africa, those who are openly gay or lesbian often still face prejudice and harassment.
The Defense Ministry intends to make amends with gay soldiers who were rejected from promotion and subjected to medical exams. But will the plan address historical cases and other anti-LGBT+ discrimination?
Yulia Tsvetkova faces charges of "spreading pornography" for artwork promoting body positivity, including for posting vagina drawings on social media. Her case has sparked a wave of support among activists and artists.
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