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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…

Global News

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…

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Added on: 06/11/2024
Grace Fausett
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Past In India, a majority of transwomen have to seek out a living through two things, sex work and begging. That continues to be the reality for…

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Added on: 06/10/2024
A non-binary social media influencer fleeing persecution in Saudi Arabia has been denied asylum in the UK because officials allegedly don’t believe they are really LGBT+. Ali Saad…

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Added on: 06/07/2024
06/06/2024
A non-binary social media influencer fleeing persecution in Saudi Arabia has been denied asylum in the UK because officials allegedly don’t believe they are really LGBT+. Ali Saad Muthyib,…

Global News

Added on: 06/06/2024
06/05/2024
A British-Mexican man who was arrested in Qatar in what his family called a “honeytrap operation” on gay dating app Grindr has been given a six-month suspended…

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Added on: 06/04/2024
T-shirts usually come in sizes like M and XL. However, Queermandu’s t-shirts come in sizes Twink and Bear. Queermandu, a brand new LGBTQ+ tour company in Kathmandu,…

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Added on: 06/03/2024
06/01/2024
SEOUL, June 1 (Reuters) – The annual Seoul Queer Culture Festival was held in the South Korean capital on Saturday despite previous issues in securing a venue…

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Added on: 06/03/2024
06/01/2024
BANGKOK (Reuters) – Rainbow flags filled the streets of Bangkok on Saturday at the start of Pride Month as Thailand inches closer to recognising same-sex marriages. Thousands of…

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Added on: 06/02/2024
06/01/2024
The annual Seoul Queer Culture Festival was held in the South Korean capital on Saturday despite previous issues in securing a venue and protests against the LGBT…

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Added on: 06/02/2024
06/01/2024
Rainbow flags filled the streets of Bangkok on Saturday at the start of Pride Month as Thailand inches closer to recognising same-sex marriages. Thousands of LGBTQ+ revellers…

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Added on: 06/01/2024
05/31/2024
South Korea’s first openly gay legislator may have cracked the ruling party’s rainbow ceiling but admits there is a long way to go to make the country’s…

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Added on: 06/01/2024
Thailand kicked off its celebration of the LGBTQ+ community’s Pride Month with a parade Saturday, as the country is on course to become the first nation in…

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Added on: 06/01/2024
05/31/2024
Jerusalem on Thursday held its annual gay pride parade under heavy security and with a subdued vibe, given the solemn mood in Israel after months of war….

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Added on: 05/31/2024
BANGKOK, Thailand —  In 2019, business was booming for Owen Zhu. He was one year into his new career in real estate, showing Bangkok properties to Chinese investors. Then the…

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Added on: 05/28/2024
The city government here has issued a certificate of residence to a same-sex couple, listing their relationship in the same way as those in a de facto…

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Added on: 05/27/2024
05/26/2024
The Government of Indonesia is proposing a media bill that raises serious concerns about freedom of expression. The bill, if passed, would ban “LGBT content” and heavily…

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Added on: 05/27/2024
05/26/2024
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Transgender individuals from Afghanistan have filed a petition with the Peshawar High Court, seeking protection from forced deportation by Pakistan. The petitioners argue that they…

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Added on: 05/24/2024
05/23/2024
JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesia’s parliament is proposing changes to its broadcast law that would ban investigative journalism and LGBT content, sparking criticism from civil society groups and…

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Added on: 05/22/2024
05/21/2024
A Japanese lesbian couple has been granted refugee status in Canada after enduring discrimination in Japan. Eri, aged in her 30s, and Hana, in her 50s, got…

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Added on: 05/21/2024
05/20/2024
HRW urged the Iraqi government on Monday to repeal a new law that prohibits same-sex conduct and transgender expression as it violates basic human rights such as…

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Added on: 05/20/2024
05/20/2024
While Pride Month is around the corner in Thailand, Burmese LGBTQ people live under the Tatmadaw’s shadow, waiting for help from their Thai counterparts. “Even if Thailand…

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Added on: 05/19/2024
05/18/2024
Canada said it granted refugee status to two Japanese women last September due to widespread discrimination they faced in Japan as lesbians and members of the weaker…

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Added on: 05/18/2024
LGBTQ community in Pakistan has been advocating for acceptance and rights, despite facing challenges amid conservative societal attitudes and legal restrictions, and now the office of Deputy…

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Added on: 05/17/2024
05/16/2024
The family of a gay man who was arrested in Qatar say that he was “trapped” by a fake Grindr account and that he urgently needs access to…

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Added on: 05/15/2024
In Japan, there are no laws that explicitly prohibit employment discrimination against LGBTQ+ employees. In June 2023, Japan passed the Act to Promote LGBT Understanding, which does…

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Added on: 05/14/2024
05/14/2024
Delhi govt has told the high court that 143 toilets have been constructed in the national capital for exclusive use by transgender persons. In a status report,…

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Added on: 05/09/2024
05/08/2024
Iraqi Kurdistan region,— The recent changes made by the Iraqi parliament to the country’s laws against prostitution, which now include penalties for homosexuality and transsexuality, will not…