• Four More Gay Men Executed By ISIS

    The Islamic State (ISL, ISIS) has executed four more men accused of homosexuality. On Sunday, in Iraq, there were two separate murderous incidents perpetrated by ISIS against gay men, simply because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation. First, in Mosul, two men, who were allegedly a gay couple,...
  • Saudi Arabia Opposes LGBTQ Rights in UN Global Goals

    Saudi Arabia wants to ensure that the United Nations does not include any mention of LGBTQ rights in the organization’s Global Goals initiative. The United Nations has developed a list of seventeen goals for sustainable development in all countries, for all people. The Global Goals include things like ending...
  • Boy Executed By ISIS For Being Gay

    More victims, two men and a boy, accused of being gay, are reported to have been executed in Syria this week. Originally captured at age 14, the boy was arrested and held since earlier in the year, before being executed by the Islamic State (ISIS). All three individuals were...
  • LGBTQ Organization, Saudi Activist Win Dink Award

    The 2015 International Hrant Dink Award was presented on Tuesday, September 15th to Samar Badawi and Kaos GL. The seventh annual Dink Award honors the slain Armenian journalist, Hrant Dink, “who dedicated much of his life to to the cause of human rights, particularly for minorities in Turkey,” and...
  • The Life of LGBTQ Syrian Refugees

    With Syria in crisis, the world is struggling to catch up with assisting the refugees fleeing their homeland. Some of those on the run from the Islamic State (ISIS) are from the LGBTQ community who face certain death if their identity is discovered. Approximately half of all Syrians have...
  • 30% of Israelis Identify as Bisexual

    Everyone’s a little bit gay. Or, as recent studies have indicated, more accurately, one third to one half of people identify as bisexual. The newest study out of Israel, found that 30% of secular Israeli Jews polled identify as neither exclusively heterosexual or homosexual, and instead fall somewhere in...
  • UN Meets to Discuss The LGBTQ Community and ISIS

    In what Samantha Power, US Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), called “a small but historic step,” the UN Security Council met to discuss human rights violations against LGBTQ people living under the oppression and violence of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS or ISIL). ISIS,...
  • ISIS Has Children Participate In Killing Gay Men

    In a newly released video by the Islamic State (ISIS), two men, accused of being gay, were executed with the assistance of local school aged children. In the six minute long clip, shot in Homs, Syria, the pair were sentenced to death for “homosexuality.” Afterwards, they were thrown from...
  • Video Shows Homophobia in Jerusalem

    Warning: this article contains strong language and homophobic slurs. Using a hidden camera, there has now been released a video that gives us a glimpse into the homophobia still present in Israel’s capital city. Two men, Shai and Ophir, walk the streets of Jerusalem as many couples do, holding...