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Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart runs the Erasing 76 Crimes blog, which focuses on the human toll of more than 70 countries’ anti-LGBTI laws and local struggles to repeal them.

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Joel Bedos

Joel Bedos is executive director at the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia. The annual day is observed on May 17 to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTI people internationally.

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Human Dignity Trust

The Human Dignity Trust is a legal charity based in London that supports those who want to challenge anti-gay laws wherever they exist in the world. The trust supports local activists and their lawyers to uphold international human rights law, including a person’s right to dignity, equality and privacy. Contact former Executive Director Jonathan Cooper.

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Oumar Zié Coulibaly

Oumar Zié Coulibaly is vice president at REPMASCI (Réseau des Professionnels des medias, des Arts et des Sports pour la lutte contre le sida et les autres pandémies en Côte d’Ivoire), which helps fight the stigmatization of LGBTI people. He is a journalist at the newspaper Notre Voie in Côte d’Ivoire and helped run a […]

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LGBTI Sey

LGBTI Sey works to provide an open, safe, inclusive space and community committed to challenging sexism, genderism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and heterosexism in the Seychelles.

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Reporting on hate speech

In 2010, a Florida pastor with just a few dozen followers attracted international media coverage when he announced plans to burn copies of the Quran on the anniversary of 9/11. By taking the bait, media outlets became complicit in advancing his hate-filled agenda, making Terry Jones a household name in the U.S. and far beyond. […]

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