Human Rights Don't Discriminate
LGBTI rights are human rights
A person's sexual orientation or gender identity can lead to discrimination, violence, imprisonment, torture, or even execution, and these abuses are all illegal under international human rights law. Amnesty International works to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people by shining a light on rights abuses, calling for policy change, and working to protect LGBTI human rights defenders. Amnesty International considers anyone imprisoned solely because of homosexuality to be prisoners of conscience who should be immediately and unconditionally released.
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- No Shame in Diversity: The right to health for people with variations of sex characteristics in Iceland
- No Safe Place: Salvadorans, Guatemalans and Hondurans seeking asylum in Mexico based on their sexual orientation and/or gender identity
- "I need my parents' consent to be myself": Barriers to gender-affirming treatments for transgender people in China
- First, Do No Harm: Ensuring the rights of children with variations of sex characteristics in Denmark and Germany
- 'I am not a monster:' State-entrenched discrimination and homophobia in Tunisia
- Rule by Law: Discriminatory Legislation and Legitimized Abuses in Uganda
- Speaking Out: Advocacy Experiences and Tools of LGBTI Activists in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Making Love is a Crime: Criminalization of consensual same-sex behaviour in sub-Saharan Africa
- The State Decides Who I Am: Lack of legal gender recognition for transgender people in Europe