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Promoting Digital Security for LGBTI Communities

Digital Security for LGBTI For lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people around the world, especially in places where non-conventional sexualities are stigmatised, threatened or even illegal, access to online LGBTI communities provides essential space to connect with allies, friends and the broader movement, and to learn more about sexual rights. These positive developments have however come with new opportunities for homophobic responses, violence and coercion. 

This Eldis gender update looks at cases where people’s security have been put at risk connecting through online forums and apps – including a recent incident at the Rio Olympics – and goes on to recommend a set of resources to help LGBTI communities improve their security both on and offline.