Human Rights Watch's LGBT Advocacy Director, Boris Dittrich, is leaving to run for the Dutch Senate. He reflects on 11 years of advances.
Recent rulings in locales as diverse as Chile and Hong Kong show progress, and more are expected.
Among Commeaweath nations -- all of which have historic ties to the U.K.-- two-thirds criminalize consensual same-sex acts. That must change, writes Boris Dittrich.
Even with bad news out of Bermuda, many in-roads were made in 2017.
Small moments can lead to enormous change, like when Angela Merkel was politely confronted on LGBT rights.
Malta, population 420,000, shows what political will and a commitment to separation of church and state can accomplish.
Politicians don't need to stop reaching out to minority groups — they have to remind the majority that everyone deserves equality and opportunity.