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Members of the LGBT Community in DRC Face Violence and Excommunication

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Sexuality & Gender

Homosexuality is not illegal in DRC, but members of the LGBT community are routinely treated like criminals and harassed by members of the community. A local human rights organization is working on improving tolerance and encouraging people to formally report cases of abuse.

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Despite Bullying, Legislation and Aid Initiatives Suggest Evolving Views on Transgender Community in Kashmir

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: Legal RightsSexuality & Gender

Beginning in childhood, Kashmir’s transgender community members face bullying and discrimination that can last a lifetime. Now, a Supreme Court ruling and a local financial-assistance initiative suggest that the tide of public opinion may be turning.

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