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Added on: 02/01/2019
02/01/2019
Berlin’s memorial to homosexual people killed during the Holocaust has been vandalised. Local magazine Monopol reported that the structure had been vandalised with black paint with a…

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Added on: 02/01/2019
01/31/2019
Non-league Altrincham will support football’s fight against homophobia by wearing a new kit based on the LGBT flag for a competitive fixture. The National League North side…

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Added on: 01/31/2019
01/27/2019
France’s contestant for the Eurovision Song Contest has been faced with homophobic harassment on social media. Bilal Hassani has been the subject of online abuse and two…

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Added on: 01/31/2019
The Church of England is facing pressure to withdraw guidance for ceremonies welcoming transgender worshippers following a transition after more than 2,000 members signed a letter of…

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Added on: 01/30/2019
01/29/2019
Residents of Barcelona have shown their support for the queer community after the city’s LGBT+ centre was vandalised just over one week after opening. The Centre LGBTI Barcelona opened…

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Added on: 01/30/2019
01/29/2019
The Russian LGBT Network has requested that Russia’s Federal Investigative Committee look into reports of renewed arrests, torture, and killings of those suspected of being LGBTQ in…

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Added on: 01/30/2019
01/29/2019
While much recent attention has been focused on the LGBT community in Chechnya and the wider North Caucasus, sexual minorities in Central Asia live under significant pressure…

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Added on: 01/29/2019
01/29/2019
A new campaign in France is aiming to tackle anti-LGBT+ bullying in middle and high schools across the country. France’s Ministry for Education and Youth launched a…

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Added on: 01/29/2019
01/28/2019
The situation in Chechnya is urgent. That’s why nearly one hundred people flocked to a rally outside of the Russian embassy in London to call for an end to…

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Added on: 01/28/2019
01/28/2019
A violent crackdown on LGBT people in the Russian region of Chechnya has resulted in the arrest and torture of dozens of people so far. Advocates, attorneys,…

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Added on: 01/28/2019
01/26/2019
As the world marks Holocaust Memorial Day on Sunday (January 27), PinkNews remembers all those in the LGBT+ community that were persecuted by the Nazis—and how the…

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Added on: 01/28/2019
01/26/2019
A long and tender kiss between two women in downtown Panama on Friday was a quiet but symbolic message from the LGBT community to the visiting Pope…

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Added on: 01/26/2019
Until recently a flag, painted on the balustrade, contrasted the otherwise concrete-grey waterfront next to the Angara River, which trenches the city of Irkutsk into halves. Its…

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Added on: 01/24/2019
01/21/2019
Being accepted by my cultural and religious groups means hiding my sexuality for fear of being ostracized, or even fear of violence. In LGBT+ groups, I am…

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Added on: 01/24/2019
01/23/2019
Italian newspaper Libero has sparked controversy publishing a headline seemingly correlating economic decline with an increased number of gay people. The headline, published on the front page of the…

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Added on: 01/24/2019
01/22/2019
The Russian LGBT Network, which announced on January 14 that it had received word of a new wave of arrests and torture in the Russian republic of Chechnya, has…

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Added on: 01/23/2019
Gabriel Diaz de Tudanca is a 19-year-old Spaniard who, although born a girl, identified as male from early childhood. “When I was three years old I came…

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Added on: 01/23/2019
1/21/2019
Lebanon has reportedly banned people from accessing Grindr, a gay dating mobile app, on the country’s public network. SMEX, a Lebanese NGO that works toward empowering people, reached…

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Added on: 01/23/2019
01/21/2019
THE UK Home Office has deferred the removal from Scotland of a young asylum seeker who is currently in the Dungavel detention centre. Isabella Katjiparatijivi, a 29-year-old from Namibia,…

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Added on: 01/23/2019
Lancashire fire service is seeking to recruit more firefighters from underrepresented social groups. LFRS will be recruiting full time firefighters in March and the service said it…

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Added on: 01/22/2019
01/21/2019
The Czech Republic currently offers civil partnerships for same-sex couples. However, advocates of gay marriage say the current system still leaves them at a disadvantage. Apart from…

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Added on: 01/22/2019
01/18/2019
The rights of British minority groups are under threat from hardline politicians holding the government to ransom during the Brexit process, leading lawyer Helena Kennedy told the…

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Added on: 01/22/2019
01/20/2019
Shraga Stern, a Haredi parent living in the UK, sent a letter to the secretary of state for education, Damian Hinds, saying: “Many members of the community…

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Added on: 01/22/2019
01/21/2019
Deniz, a 20-year-old observant Muslim who lives in Istanbul, works as a sign language translator and is studying gastronomy in his spare time. But Deniz, who prefers…

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Added on: 01/22/2019
01/21/2019
LGBT activists say they have begun helping people flee from the Russian republic of Chechnya amid what they claim is a new wave of detentions and torture targeting the gay…

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Added on: 01/21/2019
01/20/2019
There was little visible progress on human rights during 2018. Authorities failed yet again to end structural and political discrimination against Jews, Roma, and other minorities. There…

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Added on: 01/21/2019
01/20/2019
A website that gamified hunting gay men in Russia has been reactivated and is now calling for ‘gay hunters’ in several regions. In April 2018, Saw-inspired website пила (Russian for ‘saw’)…

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Added on: 01/21/2019
01/20/2019
Chester’s only LGBT+ choir is looking for new members of all ages and diversities to complete their ensemble. Proud Marys, who formed in November 2017, already have…

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Added on: 01/21/2019
More than two centuries ago Mary Wollstonecraft laid the foundations for feminist thought with a simple premise: lack of equal opportunity diminished individual self-worth and hobbled social…

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Added on: 01/20/2019
01/18/2019
Russian campaigners have told The Daily Beast that Chechen authorities have ordered people to kill LGBT members of their own families, and have demanded ransoms for the release of detained LGBT…