REGIONAL February 18, 2012

Report warns families to accept gay children or lose them to the street

“My father told me ‘If you can manage, just go. Once you’re gone, never ever come back!’”

Years ago, Yen’s father kicked her out of the house. The transgender, who refused to give her real name, said she has struggled to survive on the street ever since. “My father told me ‘If you can manage, just go. Once you’re gone, never ever come back!’” she told a team of researchers at the Institute for Studies of Society, …

POLICIES May 13, 2009

State Sponsored Homophobia

It is the hatred, hostility, or disapproval of homosexual people. While appalling and dangerous – and at times murderous – when it is found in individuals, formal or informal groups, it makes life for Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or intersex (LGBTI) persons a misery, often leading these to a devastating feeling of insecurity even within their families of origin. Homophobia …