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Added on: 01/28/2019
Historically, the LGBT community and Indigenous people have been closely connected in their struggle for equal and fair treatment in Canada. However, that connection has been partially…

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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
Activists warn that the LGBT panic in Indonesia is not only causing wide scale discrimination and persecution against the protected minority group, it is also helping to create a…

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Added on: 01/26/2019
Nearly one in 50 U.S. high school students considers themself transgender, and more than a third of those say they attempted suicide in the previous year, according…

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Added on: 01/26/2019
01/25/2019
A Taiwanese LGBT rights activist has been included in Newsweek’s Creative Class of 2019, an initiative celebrating innovators who develop creative solutions to the world’s problems, according…

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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: 01/26/2019
01/24/2019
A Bali-based LGBT pageant held its crowning ceremony for Mister and Miss Gaya Dewata (YGD) in secret last month following multiple online threats and opposition from the…

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Added on: 01/25/2019
01/24/2019
Although Australia has now achieved marriage equality, the topics of sexuality and gender identity continue to spark heated – and often discriminatory – public debates. Most recently, the…

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Added on: 01/25/2019
01/24/2019
The Supreme Court of Japan published a ruling on Thursday (24 January) upholding a law that requires transgender people to be sterilized before changing their gender on official documents. Japan’s law in question…

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Added on: 01/25/2019
01/23/2019
A prominent police officer in Nigeria has told gay people to “leave the country or face prosecution.” Dolapo Badmos, a Chief Superintendent and Lagos State Police Command spokesperson, also…

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Added on: 01/25/2019
Dozens of LGBT+ refugees living in a shelter run by the United Nations in Kenya were taken to hospital after falling sick on Thursday, days after they…

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Added on: 01/25/2019
01/22/2019
Apsara Reddy this month became the first transgender person to be appointed as general secretary of the Mahila Congress, the party’s women’s wing. Before plunging into politics,…

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Added on: 01/25/2019
01/24/2019
A prominent gay congressman in Brazil announced on Thursday that he was leaving his job and fleeing the country because of increased death threats made against him. Jean Wyllys, the country’s first openly…

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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: 01/24/2019
01/23/2019
Apple CEO Tim Cook and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella were seen at the same dinner table as Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro in a picture that surfaced on Twitter….

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Added on: 01/24/2019
Angola has finally shed the divisive “vices against nature” provision in its law, widely interpreted to be a ban on homosexual conduct. Taking things one step further, the government…

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Added on: 01/23/2019
01/22/2019
For the first time ever during a universal periodic review, United Nations member states have made specific recommendations for New Zealand to improve the human rights of…

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Added on: 01/23/2019
01/21/2019
A lesbian couple in Costa Rica is being sued by the state for their 2015 marriage. According to the lawsuit, their crime is ‘falsedad ideológica en perjuicio de la familia’ (ideological falsehood…

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Added on: 01/23/2019
01/21/2019
“I once told Martin that although I loved being his wife and a mother, if that was all I did I would have gone crazy. I felt…

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Added on: 01/23/2019
1/21/2019
The International Triathlon Union has reversed its decision to ban rainbow flags at events after criticism from gay athletes. New rules had stipulated that athletes must “avoid…

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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
01/22/2019
Describing itself as Jamaica’s oldest LGBT group, the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexual and Gays (J-Flag) has established a crowdfunding page as it seeks funds to rebuild its…

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Added on: 01/22/2019
01/18/2019
In Kenya, February 22 2019 could be an anniversary remembered for generations. This is the date on which a three-judge bench at the Constitutional Court in Nairobi…

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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
01/22/2019
An LGBT rights advocate has filed a case against the Attorney-General, stating that Section 377A of the Penal Code – which criminalises sex between men – is…

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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…