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AUDIO: Is it getting worse for LGBT people in Ghana?

Western media continues to report on government official's call for arrests of LGBT people in Ghana and the growing homophobia and harassment of gays and lesbians.

Breakthrough: United Kingdom to record sexuality-based asylum claims

The UK joins only five other countries which record data on the number of LGBT persons benefiting from
asylum/subsidiary protection due to persecution on the ground of sexual orientation: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Latvia and Estonia.

In Iran, LGBT activists distribute leaflets against homophobia

The report goes on to say that the Iranian diaspora media failed to report this extraordinarily brave action and "in addressing various aspects of human rights violations and discriminations did not take full advantage of the opportunity to educate the public about homophobia.”