The LGBTQ+ news round-up: 20 March 2016

The week in LGBTQIA news…

The Queerness

In the first edition of TQ’s weekly global round-up, blogger and campaigner Tom Ana gives you the run-down on some of the world’s most important LGBTQ+ news stories from the last seven days.

In Nigeria, campaigners launched the #ImAkin online campaign to raise awareness of the ongoing violent persecution of LGBTQ+ individuals after the death of Akinnifesi Olumide in early February. Olumide was severely beaten by anti-gay attackers and later died of his injuries. His death sparked further homophobic bigotry online, which campaigners are hoping to combat.

Russia has announced plans to close a United Nations human rights office in Moscow. The decision has been seen as part of an ongoing crackdown on foreign criticism over ongoing human rights abuses and the silencing of local critics.

Welsh Communities Minister, Lesley Griffiths, has launched a Transgender Action Plan to target some of the issues faced by Wales’ transgender…

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