OutRight Comments on EuroNews to the Status of the Global LGBTIQ Movement

For LGBTQ community, 2017 was a mixed bag

From the legalization of gay marriage in Australia to an attempted rollback of trans rights in the U.S., 2017 produced a series of highs and lows for the community.

INTERNATIONAL CRACKDOWNS

On the global front, we saw an "assault on human rights" in 2017, according to Jessica Stern, executive director of international LGBTQ advocacy group OutRight Action International. "For every step forward, we struggled not to take a step back," Stern told NBC News.

Violent crackdowns on LGBTQ people in Indonesia, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Egypt and the Russian region of Chechnya have harrowed the international community.

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