Justice for LGBTQ+ People
People who are LGBTQ+, or who support the rights of those who are, can face lengthy prison sentences, physical punishment, or even the death penalty. Actions as simple as raising a rainbow flag can lead to arrest and persecution. Laws disguised as being “family friendly” criminalise and penalise same-sex relations and people not conforming to expected gender identities. The lives of LGBTQ+ people – especially those who do not conform to gender stereotypes and appearance – are at even more heightened risk during conflict or under the rule of extremist leaders, such as populists or military dictators, looking for a scapegoat. During our in-depth investigations, we shine a light on the unique struggles faced by LGTQ+ people around the world.