Published in:50.50: NewsHomophobic petition defending PSG footballer is pulled – after 50,000 sign
The petition for Idrissa Gueye, who opted out of an anti-homophobia match in France, is deemed ‘hate speech’
Published in:50.50: FeatureUS abortion ban will be ‘devastating’ for Hispanic and Black communities
Marginalised communities in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico already struggle to access abortion, say campaigners
Turkey funds women’s groups to counter ‘feminist threat’
Government-operated women’s organisations are drowning out genuine feminist voices in Turkey, my research reveals
Published in:50.50: AnalysisUK conversion therapy ban must include trans people, say campaigners
Government’s proposed ban leaves all LGBT people vulnerable because anti-trans practices harm cis people too
Jake Daniels’ bravery will change the lives of other young LGBTIQ athletes
Blackpool’s teenage striker says coming out will allow him to be “free and confident”. I wish I had been able to do the same
Where does the US go once abortion is no longer protected?
Roe v Wade is almost certain to be overturned next month, and Republicans are already working to abolish more civil rights
EU’s amended Digital Services Act fails to better regulate ‘revenge porn’
European politicians failed to tackle digital image-based abuse, especially on porn sites, say survivors of ‘revenge porn’
Afghan women activists protest against Taliban’s new burqa decree
Women's rights activists march in Kabul against new face-covering order, despite threats and risk of imprisonment...
‘We need to take an unusual step’: a Polish feminist’s message to her US sisters
I’ve seen what a draconian abortion law can do in Poland. Here is what I think we should do
My abortion was legal. But the doctors acted like I was committing a crime
I assumed that getting an abortion would be easy in North Macedonia. But I was judged and patronised at every turn
Cost of living crisis could be ‘catastrophic’ for domestic abuse survivors
Experts say surging costs may offer perpetrators an excuse to control the household’s finances – depriving survivors...
It was ‘taboo’ for young Indian women to work. So they joined a union
They faced poverty, corruption, discrimination and threats. But these women in Rajasthan kept organising
I was a child of Section 28. ‘Heartstopper’ helps heal the pain
The new British drama series shows LGBTIQ freedom as a normal part of school life. If only my own school days had...
Hungary’s homophobic referendum failed. But its anti-LGBTIQ war goes on
It’ll take more than spoiled votes to defeat Viktor Orbán’s policies – although it’s a great start
We’ve hit crisis point for trans people in America
From Alabama to Florida, our rights are under attack. We can’t counter the Right without understanding its tactics
I led the campaign that helped unseat Slovenia’s right-wing prime minister
Despite intimidation, our feminist group ran a successful campaign to encourage people to vote in the recent...
Turkmenistan cut our abortion rights overnight. Our ‘allies’ did nothing
Access to abortion for Turkmen people has been shortened to five weeks. There’s been silence from those who could...
UK drops restrictions on doctor who offered ‘abortion reversal’
A Christian medic who offered to prescribe the controversial ‘treatment’ to our undercover reporter has been let off
Overturning Roe v Wade is just the beginning. They won’t stop at abortion
The Republican Party is poised to impose a Christofascist theocracy upon all Americans – limiting the rights of...
Most workplace sex harassment cases fail as Tories drag feet over reforms
Four years on from damning report, government has failed to bring forward promised legislation to protect workers...
Bosnian politician who wanted LGBTIQ people ‘isolated’ loses landmark case
Anti-discrimination law was introduced in Bosnia 13 years ago – but it had never been used to protect LGBTIQ people
How Latin American women are winning the battle for abortion rights
Argentina, Colombia and Mexico have recently legalised or decriminalised abortion. Could Chile be next?
Published in: 50.50: Video‘War gave us the final push’: Why one gay couple fled Russia for Turkey
Turkey’s record on LGBTQI rights is little better than Russia’s. All the same, Putin’s invasion of Ukraine was the...
Police leave family of murdered non-binary lesbian to find murder weapon
Exclusive: Sheila Lumumba’s friends say it was left to them to find crucial CCTV. Rights groups say Kenyan police...
Tory candidate kicked out after linking trans and Black people to Nazis
Alex Bramham, standing for election in Manchester, tweeted an image suggesting the UK being ‘invaded’ by trans,...
‘I’d never seen another African man share his transition on social media’
Ghali Eden founded the Instagram account Moroccan Transgender Community. It’s one way he’s fighting for the rights...
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