News in brief: Some bright spots, some trouble ahead

Spare a thought for LGBTQ people in these countries. Better yet urge our government to do more in advocating for human rights around the world.


News items in this recap mostly were excerpted with slight modifications from two published round-ups of the world’s LGBTI-related news– UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes and ILGA’s LGBulleTIn.

Trouble ahead: Brunei, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia

The Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah The Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah

Human rights activists in Brunei have expressed their concern over reports that the government is committed to implementing the second phase of the Syariah Penal Code by June 2017. This phase, reads a statement released on The Brunei Project’s Facebook page, “will include the amputation of limbs for those found guilty of theft, while the proposed third phase will include the punishment of death by stoning for those found guilty of adultery or sexual intercourse between two males.” The Sultan of Brunei recently expressed concern about delays in imposing  Syariah law enforcement in the country.

Lawmakers in Indonesia are in discussions to draft legislation to restrict LGBT rights, according to…

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