And even if President Trump’s rumored reversal of Obama’s 2014 executive order never materializes, LGBT advocates are still on high alert. There is a National Prayer Breakfast scheduled for Thursday morning that Tiven and others have cited as a possible platform for Trump to sign a “religious freedom” order that would carve out room for anti-LGBT discrimination—although such talk remains, for now, mere speculation. … [Read more...] about Will Donald Trump’s White House Really Safeguard LGBT Rights?
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Steele-Knudslien's death marks the first known transgender person to be killed in 2018. There was more reported violence against transgender people in 2017 than any year in almost a decade, according to a report released by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, an educational arm of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization. In 2017, three transgender people were killed in the first week of January. … [Read more...] about Transgender Rights Advocate Found Stabbed And Beaten to Death — Her Husband Is Charged With Murder
"There was a lot of media attention just recently to African immigrants in China who were facing persecution. And Chinese diplomats in Africa were running around telling governments, you either stop criticizing us or we're going to stop giving you aid. And that's classic behavior by Beijing." … [Read more...] about HRW Head on Conflict Zone: Governments by their nature are tempted to violate human rights
After anti-government protests roiled the semi-autonomous city for nearly a year, China has now bypassed Hong Kong’s legislature to impose national security laws on the city to prevent and punish “acts and activities” that threaten national security, including secession, subversion and terrorism. Beijing said it was necessary to plug the national security “loophole,” which includes “foreign interference” blamed for stirring unrest in Hong Kong. … [Read more...] about Experts Fear Impact of China’s National Security Laws on Hong Kong’s Freedoms
These rights - set out in the Basic Law which is Hong Kong's mini-constitution - have been in place since it was handed back to China in 1997 by the UK. The Basic Law guarantees certain freedoms to the territory, such as the right to protest, which do not exist on the mainland. … [Read more...] about Hong Kong security law: Carrie Lam dismisses concerns over rights