On Binaries, Blind Spots, and Shades of Gray: The UN Report on LGBQ+ Persons in Armed Conflict

Author: María Cecilia Ercole
Published: 28.11.2022
“I’d prefer it if you shoot me in the head.” These were the words of a young gay man in Syria in 2015 who knew his fate was to be thrown from the roof of a high-rise building after being convicted by ISIS for sodomy. The persecution, targeting and rape of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and plus (LGBTQ+) persons in some provinces in Colombia was systematic and, often, part of a tactic of social control. In 2017, in the Eastern parts of Ukraine, LGBTQ+ persons have been persecuted and forced to flee their homes and in 2022 there have…