Indonesia’s new criminal code puts at risk the basic rights of millions. LGBT people, and religious minorities will be particularly affected.
LGBT People and Democracy articles on Democracy Chronicles
Since the end of the 19th century, there has been a global movement towards increased visibility, recognition, and legal gender rights including a focus on LGBT people and democracy. Also check out our section on World Democracy.
Florida Doesn’t Need a Speech Czar
Full disclosure: I’m a liberal Democrat. So, I won’t be sending in my vote-by-mail ballot for Ron DeSantis in November. Nor will I vote for him in 2024.
Celebrity Caitlyn Jenner Explores Run For California Governor
Caitlyn Jenner, a former reality TV star, is reportedly meeting with political advisors as she considers bid for governor of California.
Chechnya Release Salekh Magamadov and Ismail Isayev
With the help of Russia, security services in Chechnya are holding two members of the LGBT+ community in total arbitrariness.
Court Rules Therapists Have Right to Offer Conversion Therapy
A three-judge federal panel recently green-lighted a controversial form of treatment for minors despite opposition.
Not A Lost Cause: A Black Queer Southerner’s Perspective on Southern Politics
Georgia flipped blue in the November 3 election to the surprise of many. However, there is little awareness of the role voter suppression might have played in keeping Georgia red in the past.
ID Laws and Stigma Are Keeping Some Trans Voters Away From the Polls
Voters are not to be discriminated against. However, ID laws and stigma are leading to just that effect, keeping some trans voters away from the polls.
US trans and non-binary people hit by voting barriers
Voter identification barriers are still prevalent in the U.S. electoral landscape. Trans and non-binary people are the recent victims.
Russia reacts to murder of Yelena Grigoriyeva, takes down suspected anti-LGBT site
Russia takes down anti-LGBT site that added activist Yelena Grigoriyeva to hit list weeks before her murder. The Moscow Times wrote about Russia’s reaction.
AP-NORC Poll: LGBT Candidates Still Face Some Extra Hurdles
Number of U.S. voters say they’d have some hesitancy about supporting an LGBT candidate for president, according to a new poll from AP-NORC.