Out Abroad: Activists Rally in Support of Trans Rights; Houthi Rebels Sentence 13 People to Death in Yemen

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Activists in Alberta rally in support of trans rights, Houthi rebels sentence 13 people to death on charges related to homosexuality, and a London teen was stabbed in a possible hate crime.

Alberta Activists Rally In Support Of Trans Rights

Hundreds of people joined a rally at the Alberta legislature in support of trans rights.

According to Global News, the rally was organized days after Alberta Premier Danielle Smith proposed policy changes regarding transgender youth, gender-affirming care, sex education, and more.

The proposed changes will require parental notification and consent when a child under 15 years old wants to change their name and pronouns at school. It will also give parents the option to opt their children into classroom discussions on gender identity, sexual orientation or human sexuality.

“It’s really encouraging to see the turnout here, it gives me hope and optimism,” said Kevin McBean, a teacher at a High School in Edmonton in an interview with Global News.

Houthi Rebels Sentence 13 People To Death in Yemen


Soldiers of the Yemeni Army. Photo by Al Jazeera English, via Wikimedia Commons.

Thirteen people have been sentenced to execution on charges relating to homosexuality in Yemen.

According to Pink News, the death sentences were handed down in Ibb, an area controlled by the Houthis rebels.

The rebels, officially known as Ansar Allah, are a Shia Islamist political and military organization that emerged in Yemen during the 1990s.

“The Houthis are ramping up their abuses at home while the world is busy watching their attacks in the Red Sea,” said Niku Jafarnia, a researcher for Human Rights Watch, in an interview with AFP.

Amnesty International reported that the rebels are targeting the LGBTQ community with arbitrary arrest and torture, including rape and other forms of sexual violence.

London Teen Stabbed In Possible Trans Hate Crime


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The London Metropolitan Police report that a teenage girl was stabbed over the weekend in a possible transphobic hate crime.

“This was a shocking and violent attack, and we continue to support the victim and her family as she recovers from her injuries. At this stage, we are treating this as a transphobic hate crime, and we know this will cause significant concern,” Detective Inspector Nicola Hannant said in a statement.

According to NBC News, the 18-year-old was attacked in Harrow, a borough northwest of the British capital, on Feb. 10. She was hospitalized but has since been discharged.

Local reports say the teen was stabbed 14 times at a roller-skating party after she was accosted with transphobic slurs.

“Another young trans woman stabbed multiple times in a clearly transphobia motivated attack. How many more until you all see that platforming transphobic extremists day in day out has consequences,” wrote trans activist Katy Montgomerie on X.

The incident remains under investigation, and authorities ask anyone with further information to reach out to police.


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