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Equality to brutality: global trends in LGBT rights

Horrifying images posted on social media for all the world to see show men accused of homosexuality thrown off high buildings, stoned to death, or shot in the head by extremist groups, including the Islamic State (known as ISIS) in Iraq, Syria and Libya.

This was the worst, but by no means the only, violence directed against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in all parts of the world. According to a report on discrimination and violence against LGBT people by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in June:

Since 2011, hundreds of people have been killed and thousands more injured in brutal, violent attacks… Other documented violations…

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 Equality to brutality: global trends in LGBT rights

Developments at the United Nations give insight into global trends and emerging patterns on matters relating to sexual orientation and gender identity.

ECHR Sexual Orientation Blog

Blogging by Paul Johnson, Professor of Sociology at the University of York.

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