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January 19, 2015

Sri Lankan LGBTI rights group Equal Ground hope the incoming government of President Maithripala Sirisena will be more open minded to the needs of sexual minorities and transgender people

A leading Sri Lankan LGBTI rights group has expressed hope that Sri Lanka will move forward to protect the needs of sexual minorities and transgender people now that the New Democratic Front coalition have taken power.

President Maithripala Sirisena was swept into power at the start of this year with the backing of Sri Lanka’s minority Muslim and Tamil communities and rural Sinhalese voters that had become disenchanted after 10 years of government by outgoing president Mahinda Rajapaksa.

July 4, 2012

Campaigner Rossana Flamer-Caldera says rise in nationalism in Sri Lanka poses major threat to LGBT rights at World Pride conference in London

Sri Lankan activist Rossana Flamer-Caldera says the only way to end the ban on gay sex in the former war-torn country is to appeal to ordinary people who ‘know what it’s like to have their human rights trampled on’.

Activists from around the Commonwealth met in London today (4 July) to discuss how the global community can work towards decriminalizing homosexuality in countries where former British colonial laws which banned being gay are still alive.

June 27, 2012

International conference on LGBT human rights in the Commonwealth is to be hosted by Pride London next week

London is bringing activists from around the world together next week for a summit on how to decriminalize gay sex across the Commonwealth.

The city's pride bosses, who are hosting the World Pride festival this year, have teamed up with gay international organization, Kaleidoscope Trust and the Human Dignity Trust to tackle homophobia in the Commonwealth.

June 18, 2012

Six activists from around the world will talk about LGBT rights in the Commonwealth at World Pride event in London

Activists from six different countries around the world will talk about LGBT rights in the Commonwealth at a conference during London's World Pride celebrations next month.

The event in the UK capital on 4 July will focus on the decriminalization of homosexuality in countries where the Queen is still head of state and how best to achieve an end to gay bans around the world.