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Added on: 07/11/2024
In June, Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Culture and Information said it was reviewing a petition, “We Are against Open and Hidden LGBT Propaganda in Kazakhstan!” initiated by the head…

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Added on: 07/10/2024
Leah Forester knows what rejection feels like. When the Orthodox Jewish comedian came out as a lesbian several years ago, her Haredi family stopped speaking to her….

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Added on: 07/09/2024
Unable to get married legally in Japan, LGBTQ couples are celebrating their special bond by donning traditional kimonos and fashionable formal wear for elaborate “photo weddings”. But…

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Added on: 07/08/2024
Institutional understanding of sexual violence is often informed by patriarchy and misogyny. Courts, police and lawmakers are all prone to this bias. The institutionalisation of such patriarchal…

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Added on: 07/08/2024
The Cairo 52 Legal Research Institute has unveiled the MENA Trans Archive, a new, free online archive focused on legal and sharia-law information for trans people living in…

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Added on: 07/06/2024
Two former Soviet republics are considering Russian-style anti-LGBTQ laws. Neither the nation of Georgia nor that of Kazakhstan is considering criminalizing same-sex intimacy, but both are dealing…

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Added on: 07/04/2024
07/02/2024
GENEVA (2 July 2024) – The military coup was a devastating setback for gender equality in Myanmar and has left women, girls, and LGBT people acutely vulnerable…

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Added on: 07/01/2024
Japan is the only country among the world’s wealthiest democracies that has not legalized same-sex unions. Few celebrities are openly gay. Conservative groups oppose legislative efforts to protect the L.G.B.T.Q. community. But now,…

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Added on: 07/01/2024
06/30/2024
“My daughter, born in a male body but identifying as a girl, didn’t choose this difficult life where she faces bullying and hatred for being herself. A…

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Added on: 06/28/2024
If you take a walk in Lazimpat, here is what you might see: narrow streets buzzing with life, cozy cafes filled with laughter and lively conversations, and…

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Added on: 06/27/2024
DHAKA, BANGLADESH — Pride Month, the monthlong celebration of LGBTQ+ culture and rights, is not publicly celebrated in Bangladesh, a Muslim-majority country where same-sex relationships are illegal under…

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Added on: 06/26/2024
Ten same-sex couples got married in the United States over the internet from Hong Kong, a semi-autonomous southern Chinese city that does not formally recognize such unions…

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Added on: 06/26/2024
Rights groups say LGBT Afghans are in an increasingly desperate situation after the Taliban takeover as they face serious threats to their safety. Human Rights Watch and…

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Added on: 06/25/2024
06/25/2024
The SM by the Bay at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Complex was transformed into a thrilling, inclusive celebration as SM Supermalls, in collaboration with RunRio,…

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Added on: 06/25/2024
06/24/2024
Even in the exuberant world of Taiwanese politics, Huang Jie stands out – and not just because of the pink highlights in her hair and love for…

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Added on: 06/24/2024
06/23/2024
House Deputy Speaker and Las Piñas Rep. Camille Villar has called for a stop to the continuing discrimination against members of the LGBTQIA+ community. During the Pride Month…

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Added on: 06/24/2024
The Chinese city of Chengdu is known by many Chinese millennials as the country’s unofficial “gay capital”, even sometimes dubbed “Gaydu”. Although probably more famous for pandas, Chengdu…

Alturi Blog

Added on: 06/22/2024
Ziggy Tang
Alturi Contributor
In the complex tapestry of China’s socio-political landscape, Shanghai Pride emerged in 2009 as a crucial beacon of LGBTQ+ visibility and advocacy. From small volunteer gatherings to…

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Added on: 06/20/2024
Organisers of Pink Dot 2015 said the estimated turnout of 28,000 was a record for the event, surpassing the crowd count of 26,000 they gave last year. No…

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Added on: 06/20/2024
06/19/2024
Thailand’s Senate has passed the marriage equality bill, paving the way for the country to become the first in Southeast Asia to recognise same-sex marriage. The upper house…

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Added on: 06/19/2024
06/19/2024
In a momentous occasion for LGBTQ+ rights in Asia, the senate in Thailand senate has overwhelmingly approved same-sex marriage legislation. The vote, passing 130 to 4 with…

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Added on: 06/18/2024
06/18/2024
In a world where acceptance and safety often seem difficult to attain, many queer individuals also struggle to find a safe space to express themselves. They have…

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Added on: 06/18/2024
06/17/2024
Thailand’s senate has passed the final reading of a historic marriage equality bill, paving the way for the country to become the first in south-east Asia to…

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Added on: 06/17/2024
06/16/2024
When Daoud, a veteran queer activist, recently walked past rainbow flags hung for Pride month in the old port city of Jaffa, a historic centre of Palestinian…

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Added on: 06/16/2024
A petition against so-called “LGBT propaganda” has received more than 50,000 signatures, meaning Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Culture and Information must consider it. However, a number of experts…

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Added on: 06/15/2024
A British-Mexican man who says he was targeted for being gay and arrested on false drug charges in Qatar has been given a suspended six-month jail sentence,…

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Added on: 06/13/2024
06/12/2024
The fight for LGBTQIAA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, and more) rights has been an ongoing struggle for decades. Throughout history, individuals identifying as part…

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Added on: 06/12/2024
A transgender woman in China who spent millions of yuan on plastic surgery only to end up with a deformed mouth has warned people of the potential…

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Added on: 06/11/2024
06/10/2024
During her eight years in office, Taiwan’s outgoing President Tsai Ing-wen endorsed marriage equality and aspired to build a Taiwan where individuals can freely express themselves and…

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Added on: 06/11/2024
06/10/24
A 75-year-old man who tried to open a gay bar in a conservative Pakistani city has been detained in a mental health hospital since last month by…