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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…

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Added on: 01/20/2019
The resolution of the European Parliament regarding the case of Mehman Huseynov in Azerbaijan is another example of hostility towards Azerbaijan as a whole. The resolution is…

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Added on: 01/19/2019
01/17/2019
Amy Griffiths was discovered dead at her flat in Chalverton Court, Droitwich, on Monday. Police said she had suffered head and throat injuries. Martin Saberi, aged 53,…

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Added on: 01/18/2019
01/16/2019
A bisexual man from Kyrgyzstan was forced to leave the country after suffering two homophobic attacks within the same month. The man, who is in his 20s,…

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Added on: 01/18/2019
01/16/2019
Everyone, including sexual minorities, have rights, and if they turn to the relevant Commission, we will discuss any issue, member of the Prosperous Armenia Party, candidate for…

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Added on: 01/18/2019
01/17/2019
The LGBT community in Ukraine is often under attack but one volunteer soldier has gone public about his sexuality. Viktor Pylypenko, 31, decided to come out after…

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Added on: 01/17/2019
01/16/2019
A number of LGBTI families have held a protest outside Leinster House calling for same-sex couples to be given legal recognition as parents. The provision allowing for the…

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Added on: 01/17/2019
“Widespread detentions, torture and killings of gay people have resumed in Chechnya,” said Igor Kochetkov, program director for the Russian LGBT Network. He added, “Persecution of men…

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Added on: 01/16/2019
01/16/2019
More than 100 Anglican priests in the Diocese of Oxford signed a letter critical of their bishops’ advice permitting active homosexuals to receive communion and to be…

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Added on: 01/16/2019
01/15/2019
In 2017, a far-right youth organisation called All-Polish Youth issued a series of “political death certificates” announcing the demise of high-profile pro-European politicians. Among them was Paweł…

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Added on: 01/15/2019
01/13/2019
On Friday, January 11, Novaya Gazeta reported that persecution of individuals thought to be LGBTQ has drastically increased since late December in the Russian republic of Chechnya. Since then, Meduza has…

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Added on: 01/15/2019
01/12/2019
Months after Supreme Court decriminalised consensual gay sex between adults, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat has reignited the debate around gay rights by insisting that homosexuality is…

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Added on: 01/14/2019
01/12/2019
Lithuania’s top court has ruled that foreign spouses of gay citizens must be granted residence permits. The Constitutional Court ruled that denying residency permits to the spouses…

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Added on: 01/14/2019
01/11/2019
The Royal British Legion has launched an official branch for LGBT+ people serving in the Armed Forces. The charity, which provides financial, social and emotional support to…

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Added on: 01/13/2019
01/12/2019
A first-time father has revealed his baby will have two mummies and two daddies. Carl Austin-Behan and husband Simon are expecting a girl in March after conceiving with a lesbian couple who are…

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Added on: 01/12/2019
01/11/2019
Activists in Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Chechnya are warning of a new gay purge even as Chelyabinsk celebrated a small victory. The Associated Press on Friday cited activist…

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Added on: 01/11/2019
01/09/2019
About 35 people have accessed the services at Malta’s new gender clinic since it opened in mid-November. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health Chris Fearne, said…

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Added on: 01/10/2019
01/09/2019
More than two thirds of teachers in Scotland have no recent grounding in LGBT+ issues, according to a new survey. The results of the research, released by Scotland’s…