Why Do These Hacking Deaths Keep Happening in Bangladesh?

On April 25, a US Embassy worker, employee of USAID, and editor of Bangladesh’s first LGBT magazine was one of two men hacked to death in Dhaka. Xulhaz Mannan and Tanay Mojumdar were in a flat when five or six men, posing as couriers delivering a package, ente...

Is Kazakhstan’s Olympic Loss A Win for Human Rights?

On July 31st the city of Almaty, in eastern Kazakhstan, quietly mourned. Across the border in China, Beijing celebrated: earlier that day the International Olympics Committee announced that Beijing, a city without snow, will host the 2022 Winter Olympics. I...

A Victory for LGBT Rights at the UN

LGBT rights secured a major bureaucratic victory at the United Nations today when member states overwhelmingly voted down a Russian-backed proposal to curtail benefits afforded to the same-sex spouses of UN staff. The vote failed by a margin of nearly 2:1. 77 ...