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 Every day I fear for my safety living in this country because of my sexual orientation. I am alive but if anyone ever find out and wanted to find out, they can kill me …I am an easy target for anything.
 —Peter, Dominica,…
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Two years ago, I was asked to speak at the opening of the first Baltic Pride Parade in Vilnius, Lithuania. It was a chilling experience. When I arrived in that European Union member state, the organisers greeted me with disappointment. A court had issued…
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Government Obligated to Protect Peaceful Marchers in Pride Parade

(New York) – The Bulgarian justice minister should publicly denounce a cleric’s calls for violence against people who participate in the LGBT Pride Parade in Sofia on June 30, 2012, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Justice Minister Diana…
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Minister of Justice, Diana Kovacheva1040 Sofia1, Slavyanska, str. Fax: (+359 2) 981-91-57E-mail: cabinet@justice.government.bgb_dimitrova@justice.government.bgpr@justice.government.bg June 26, 2012 Dear Minister Kovacheva, On June 30, 2012 the LGBT (…
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Government Should Prosecute Violence, Prohibit Discrimination

(New York) - The killing of Ebru Soykan, a prominent transgender human rights activist, on March 10, 2009, shows a continuing climate of violence based on gender identity that authorities should urgently take steps to combat, Human Rights Watch said today…