Tag Archives: Gay Rights


What Are Gay Rights?

Gay rights refer to the legal and social protections and privileges that are afforded to individuals who identify as LGBTI+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex). These rights may vary from place to place and are often dependent on the specific laws and cultural attitudes of a particular country or region. In general, however, gay rights encompass a wide range …

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Middle East

The Struggle for Gay Rights in the Middle East

The Middle East is a diverse and complex region, with a rich history and cultural traditions. However, the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex  (LGBTI) individuals in the Middle East are often limited, and discrimination and violence against LGBTI individuals is common. In many Middle Eastern countries, homosexuality is illegal and punishable by imprisonment or even death. In …

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Joseph Stalin

A Brief History of Homophobia in Russia

Stalin didn’t think much of gay rights. Dan Healy of the Moscow Times had given us a history of homophobia in Russia. “Orthodox clerics condemned sex between men and youths. They also condemned men who shaved, used make-up, or wore gaudy clothing as devotees of the “sodomitical sin.”” Peter the Great outlawed sex between men in his Military Code of …

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