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Jun 28, 2023

USAID’s Samantha Power: LGBTQI+ crackdowns are ‘the canary in the coal mine’ for declining freedoms

By Atlantic Council

Power gave a preview of USAID's forthcoming policy that emphasizes proactive outreach to LGBTQI+ communities around the world.

Civil Society Conflict


Jun 24, 2021

Ukraine offers hope in an increasingly homophobic neighborhood

By Adrian Hoefer, Shelby Magid

While Ukrainian attitudes towards the LGBTQI community are still far behind the levels of acceptance encountered elsewhere in the West, Ukraine’s modest progress offers hope in a region where intolerance is on the rise.

Civil Society Human Rights

New Atlanticist

Jun 21, 2021

Tony Blinken on the Putin summit and why the ‘democratic recession’ matters for LGBTQI rights

By Daniel Malloy

The US secretary of state spoke at an Atlantic Council Front Page event in honor of Pride Month, setting out the department’s priorities on LGBTI issues.

Afghanistan Human Rights

New Atlanticist

Mar 23, 2021

Protecting the world’s trans population requires political representation

By Joseph Rojas, Jr.

There is one group of women that has been left behind in conversations about gender-based issues: trans women. Global leaders must change the narrative to advance a trans-inclusive agenda

Human Rights Latin America


Nov 9, 2020

LGBTQ rights in Ukraine and the false dawn of Zelenskyy

By Bogdan Globa

Today’s Ukraine finds itself in an increasingly homophobic neighborhood with a president whose approach to LGBTQ issues has so far failed to match his liberal rhetoric on the subject.

Human Rights Resilience & Society

New Atlanticist

Jun 30, 2020

LGBTI leaders speak out on COVID, US-Europe relations, and the fight for equality

By Larry Luxner

As the world marks Pride Month, three prominent out LGBTI European leaders discussed their countries’ fight against coronavirus, ongoing disagreements between Europe and the United States, and the continuing fight for LGBTI equality.

Coronavirus Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Jun 2, 2020

Costa Rica legalized same-sex marriage. Where does the rest of Latin America stand on marriage equality?

By Isabel Kennon

As Costa Rica becomes the first in Central America to take this step toward equality, it remains to be seen who will be next to turn the Inter-American Court on Human Rights’ opinion into action.

Civil Society Human Rights


Jul 25, 2019

How should the US approach LGBT rights in Africa?

By Stephanie Mithika

The framing of LGBT rights as a form of neocolonialism has proven an effective tool for local politicians and religious leaders who wish to prevent progress on the issue – and who often form alliances with foreign religious groups and governments in the process.

Africa English

New Atlanticist

Jun 6, 2019

India’s first LGBT Chamber of Commerce: Lessons for the global economic ecosystem

By Phil Crehan and Aarthy Madanagopal

The launch of the LGBT Chamber of Commerce in India provides tremendous space to craft an economic ecosystem that works for all and illuminates global patterns that can better promote LGBT economic empowerment everywhere.  

India Resilience & Society

New Atlanticist

Jun 4, 2019

Honoring Stonewall by continuing the fight

By Leona A. Amosah

But Stonewall, while a pivotal and defining moment in queer history, never came to a satisfying conclusion. Even today, queer activists and individuals across the world are fighting for their lives, trying to escape state-sanctioned violence and community persecution.

Resilience & Society