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Added on: 12/17/2023
12/14/2023
Christmas can be a fraught time for LGBTQ+ people, some of whom might be estranged from their families while others dread festive gatherings with intolerant relatives. But…

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Added on: 12/15/2023
12/14/2023
A 25-year-old gay man who has been living and working in Edmonton since 2018 is concerned for his safety because he’s being deported back to Uganda. The man,…

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Added on: 12/07/2023
12/06/2023
KAMPALA, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Uganda’s government on Wednesday denounced the United States’ expansion of visa restrictions against its officials, accusing Washington of pushing an “LGBT agenda”…

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Added on: 12/03/2023
12/02/2023
Anti-homosexuality laws stop people from accessing lifesaving health services and seriously impede progress on eliminating HIV, a senior UN official has said. Sixty-seven countries have laws that…

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Added on: 12/02/2023
A tight-knit community in San Francisco has suddenly found itself divided over the ongoing conflict in Gaza, leaving some feeling cut off from the support of their…

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Added on: 11/26/2023
11/24/2023
A museum in Britain identified Roman emperor Elagabalus this week as a transgender woman, saying it would start using she/her pronouns in written materials about the third-century…

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Added on: 11/16/2023
(Geneva) – The Uzbekistan government should urgently act on recommendations made on November 8, 2023, during its fourth Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of its human rights record at…

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Added on: 11/14/2023
11/13/2023
A United Nations committee says it is “deeply concerned” about numerous U.S. human and civil rights abuses in a new report, including the ongoing rise in state-level…

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Added on: 11/09/2023
11/08/2023
EU Member States should be forced to recognise LGBT parents, even if they forbid it in their own legislation, a committee in the European Parliament believes. Especially…

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Added on: 11/05/2023
The World Bank has declared that it will insist on LGBTQ rights safeguards before new Uganda funding resumes, after it was halted in August following the enactment…

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Added on: 11/03/2023
11/02/2023
The Gay Games XI 2023 open this weekend in Hong Kong and Guadalajara, Mexico. Hong Kong was scheduled for 2017 before the global pandemic, and Guadalajara was selected in…

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Added on: 11/02/2023
11/02/2023
Fierce opposition from conservative lawmakers is casting doubt on the future of PEPFAR, the U.S. government’s most successful global-health program, which was set up two decades ago…

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Added on: 10/26/2023
Officials in the West African nation of Niger are stirring up worries about citizens of Niger visiting Europe and learning about LGBT rights there.  As leaders of…

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Added on: 10/20/2023
The following 31 Commonwealth nations still have anti-homosexuality laws — roughly three-fifths of the group’s total of 56 nations. Worldwide,66 countries still cling to such anti-homosexuality laws. About half of the…

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Added on: 10/06/2023
The number of nations with laws against gay sex has fallen to 66, continuing the slow, decades-long progress toward recognition of the human rights of LGBTQ+ people. The…

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Added on: 10/05/2023
10/04/2023
Pope Francis has suggested there could be ways to bless same-sex unions, responding to five conservative cardinals who challenged him to affirm church teaching on homosexuality ahead…

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Added on: 09/28/2023
09/27/2023
The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has hit back at UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman’s highly controversial comments on the international asylum system. Braverman faced heavy backlash this week…

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Added on: 09/28/2023
Uganda is home to the largest refugee population in Africa – and the third largest in the world – and has been widely praised for its progressive…

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Added on: 09/22/2023
09/22/2023
Turkey’s leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has complained about the display of what he described as as “LGBT colours” at the United Nations, which was brightly decorated to…

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Added on: 09/10/2023
Sixty groups forming an Ibero-American Catholic LGBTQ+ network have written to Pope Francis asking for LGBTQ+ people to be directly involved in the Synod assembly next month,…

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Added on: 08/23/2023
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Africa The World Population Review provides metrics for tracking laws impacting sexual orientation and gender identity globally. Our World in Data offers data on extreme poverty by…

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Added on: 08/18/2023
08/17/2023
The International Chess Federation (FIDE) says it is temporarily banning transgender women from competing in its women’s events. The FIDE said individual cases would require “further analysis”…

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Added on: 08/17/2023
08/16/2023
There are about 100 openly LGBTQ+ players and coaches across the tournament’s expanded 32 teams, according to counts by LGBTQ+ publications. One of those, Autostraddle, noted that the…

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Added on: 08/11/2023
08/10/2023
WASHINGTON, Aug 8 (Reuters) – The World Bank said on Tuesday it would halt new lending to the Ugandan government after concluding that its anti-LGBTQ law, which has…

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Added on: 07/21/2023
07/18/2023
When I read Mark Zuckerberg’s long-term vision for Threads, I became increasingly concerned about the future of sexual free speech. Thanks to its close integration with Instagram, the…

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Added on: 07/21/2023
07/20/2023
Volker Türk has been in his position since October 2022. An increase in support for populist political parties and anti-freedom or rights movements throughout the world is…

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Added on: 07/17/2023
07/16/2023
White Christian nationalists are exporting their American culture wars to Africa and getting people killed with “kill the gays” laws, and we see what they are doing….

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Added on: 07/14/2023
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on July 12 launched into a condemnation of Western attitudes on homosexuality during a visit to Uganda, which has just introduced some of…

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Added on: 07/10/2023
07/09/2023
When the US evangelical preacher and anti-LGBTQ+ crusader Scott Lively landed in Uganda in 2009 to warn of the “gay agenda”, he was arriving after a series…

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Added on: 06/29/2023
06/28/2023
Whenever the rights of LGBTQ+ people move forward in the world, be it with laws that recognize same-sex marriage or the administrative identity of trans people, there…