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Added on: 04/30/2019
In the Caribbean, homophobia remains a problem, but LGBT people are seeing increased signs of public acceptance, including politicians coming out in support of their LGBT constituents….

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Added on: 04/30/2019
04/27/2019
Riyadh Khalaf is standing on St Stephen’s Green when he is approached by two young women. “Are you Riyadh K?” asks one, referring to his YouTube handle….

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Added on: 04/30/2019
Adhe Jengker marched among 4,000 others at the Women’s March in Jakarta Saturday. A tall trans woman in her late 20s, Jengker carried a poster that said…

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Added on: 04/30/2019
04/27/2019
MAINLY Buddhist Taiwan, with a population of around 24 million, would have become the first country in Asia to legalise gay marriage following a 2017 ruling by…

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Added on: 04/30/2019
04/29/2019
A dozen Virgin Mary figurines decorate Robert Biedron’s office in Warsaw, picked from about 400 or so he’s gathered from across the world. Some show her smiling…

World Voices

Added on: 04/27/2019
Nóra Blaskovits
Alturi Contributor
Shifting the paradigm Having the largest Catholic population in the world, Brazil is a country where culture, beliefs, and institutions are highly influenced by the Church. Catholicism…

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Added on: 04/27/2019
A report from Nicaragua indicates eight LGBTI people have been killed during anti-government protests that began in the Central American country last April. The report notes a…

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Added on: 04/27/2019
04/24/2019
Singapore’s Foreign Minister has denied ever labelling a discussion around the country’s gay sex ban as ‘silly’. Queer man, YuZhou Lee attended a Singapore government forum in…

World Voices

Added on: 04/27/2019
Max Micallef
Alturi Contributor
Could you give me a brief summary of what the Where Love is Illegal project is about? The Where Love is Illegal project is a campaign to…

Global News

Added on: 04/26/2019
In late February, the mayor of Warsaw issued a declaration combating discrimination against LGBT people by providing better sex education in schools and creating a city shelter…

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Added on: 04/26/2019
Armenia’s first registered transgender woman has received death threats after making a speech in her country’s national assembly. Lilit Martirosyan became the first member of her country’s…

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Added on: 04/26/2019
04/25/2019
Brazil’s far-right president, the self-declared homophobe Jair Bolsonaro, has been accused of inciting hatred towards LGBT people after declaring the South American country should not become a…

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Added on: 04/26/2019
04/24/2019
Some of the world’s largest companies said on Wednesday that plans to grant equal marriage to LGBT+ couples in Taiwan – the first place in Asia to…

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Added on: 04/26/2019
On April 23, the film “Pride” showcased for an audience of approximately 100 people in Flex Theatre in the HUB-Robeson Center at 7 p.m. Directed by Matthew…

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Added on: 04/25/2019
04/24/2019
The chairman of Poland’s conservative ruling party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, has called the LGBT rights movement a foreign import that threatens the Polish nation. Kaczynski, Poland’s most important…

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Added on: 04/25/2019
Members of the New IRA apologized for last week’s killing of prominent lesbian journalist Lyra McKee by one of its volunteer members in a statement to the…

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Added on: 04/25/2019
04/24/2019
Members of Delhi’s transgender and non-binary community have voted for the first time under their correct identity in India’s general election. The Indian election—which takes place from…

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Added on: 04/25/2019
04/24/2019
A homophobic Kuwaiti academic claimed on Scope TV in March that she invented a cure for homosexuality based on Islamic medicine. “I discovered therapeutic suppositories that curb…

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Added on: 04/25/2019
In Malaysia, a wide range of government-sponsored programs spread misinformation about LGBT people, which leads to anti-gay discrimination and violence. After human rights defender Numan Afifi described…

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Added on: 04/24/2019
04/23/2019
Facebook has quietly removed three far-right networks that were engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior intended to spread politically divisive content in Spain ahead of a general election…

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Added on: 04/24/2019
04/23/2019
India has opened the doors to its first health clinic run entirely for and by LGBT+ people. The healthcare centre, located in Mumbai, employs LGBT+ receptionists, pharmacists,…

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Added on: 04/24/2019
04/22/2019
The name of a gay student who died after being outed may remain known to only a small number of people – his immediate family, friends, classmates,…

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Added on: 04/24/2019
The doubling of HIV cases in Jamaica’s prisons has resurrected the debate on formally offering condoms to curb the spread of sexually transmitted infections, with a clergyman…

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Added on: 04/24/2019
04/23/2019
The Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would decide whether the Civil Rights Act of 1964 guarantees protections from workplace discrimination to gay and transgender people…

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Added on: 04/23/2019
04/22/2019
Malaysian Police are investigating LGBTI rights activist, Numan Afifi, after he reported on the LGBTI rights situation at a UN Human Rights Council session last month. Police…

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Added on: 04/23/2019
04/21/2019
A soldier has detailed what happened to him after he was caught up in South Korea’s hunt for gay people in the military. While same-sex activity is…

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Added on: 04/23/2019
In Chechnya, traditional leaders feel threatened by society’s free access to information online, by empowered and independent women, and by the very existence of queer people. The…

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Added on: 04/23/2019
Extending support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, Priya Dutt, the Congress candidate from Mumbai North Central constituency, on Sunday said she would push…

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Added on: 04/23/2019
04/23/2019
Vivek Sharma has travelled 20km from his home to the congested eastern suburb of Mumbai for his HIV treatment. But the journey is no hardship for the…

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Added on: 04/22/2019
04/20/2019
There’s at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church: America’s largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path…