Discrimination and Equality

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Added on: 01/06/2024
Trans activist Dominique Rebel Saint-Vil of OTRAH (Organisation Trans d’Haïti) is surviving — barely — in her beleaguered, impoverished gang-controlled nation. In the following interview, she describes…

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Added on: 01/05/2024
01/05/2024
The Scottish Government has announced funding for a project to support the mental health of LGBTQ youth. £50,000 will be given to LGBT Youth Scotland to establish…

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Added on: 01/05/2024
01/04/2024
VATICAN CITY, Jan 4 (Reuters) – The Vatican on Thursday moved to calm Catholic bishops in some countries who have balked over last month’s approval of blessings…

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Added on: 01/05/2024
01/04/2024
The Estonian parliament decided on a “gender-neutral” marriage legislation in June. The law no longer mentions “a man and a woman” but “two natural persons” who can…

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Added on: 01/05/2024
The year 2023 was marked by a severe global assault on LGBTQ rights and unexpected challenges and progress. Despite the hard shove backward, LGBTQ communities stood up…

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Added on: 01/04/2024
01/04/2024
LONDON, Dec 21 (Openly) – There were huge milestones and setbacks for LGBTQ+ rights around the world during 2023. Same-sex marriage was legalised in nations including Slovenia and Andorra,…

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Added on: 01/04/2024
01/03/2024
At least 510 anti-LGBTQ bills were introduced in state legislatures across the United States last year — a new record, according to American Civil Liberties Union data as…

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Added on: 01/04/2024
01/03/2024
KAMPALA, Jan 3 (Reuters) – A prominent LGBT rights activist in Uganda, where sexual minorities say they have faced a wave of abuse since a harsh anti-gay…

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Added on: 01/04/2024
It was an unusually busy year for LGBT news in Africa in 2023, with one country decriminalizing sodomy, one slowly opening the door to equal marriage, several…

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Added on: 01/03/2024
01/02/2024
Six years since the state pledged to change adoption law so that discrimination against same-sex couples would be eliminated, the Israeli Supreme Court on Dec. 29 unanimously…

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Added on: 01/03/2024
01/02/2024
United States President Joe Biden has officially removed Uganda and three other African countries from the beneficiaries of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa), effectively ending…

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Added on: 01/03/2024
In March of this year, Russia will hold presidential elections. The contest, like ones past, will be highly choreographed, and its outcome is preordained. President Vladimir Putin,…

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Added on: 01/03/2024
01/02/2024
Former Kentucky clerk Kim Davis refused to issue marriage licenses to LGBTQ+ couples in 2015. Nearly a decade later, she’s facing $360,000 in damages and attorney fees….

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Added on: 01/02/2024
01/01/2024
Same-sex couples in Estonia are able to marry from New Year’s Day, in a milestone move people say brings the Baltic nation closer to its Nordic neighbours….

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Added on: 01/02/2024
As Congo copes with its biggest outbreak of mpox, scientists warn discrimination against gay and bisexual men on the continent could make it worse. In November, the…

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Added on: 01/02/2024
01/01/2024
US lawmakers are embroiled in a contentious debate over Uganda’s anti-gay legislation, highlighting the intricate dance between human rights advocacy, international relations, and the respect for national…

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Added on: 01/02/2024
A recent Ontario court ruling signals people using dangerous anti-LGBTQ slurs can’t hide behind certain free speech protections to shield themselves from legal accountability, a lawyer for…

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Added on: 01/02/2024
12/31/2023
Seattle has canceled a proposed plan to build a playground at a nude beach following backlash from the city’s LGBTQ+ community. As The Seattle Times reported, funding…

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Added on: 01/02/2024
12/31/2023
A Ukrainian couple campaigning for marital equality has called on the Kyiv government to act on a draft civil union law that would give same-sex partnerships legal…

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Added on: 12/31/2023
12/30/23
Burundi’s President Evariste Ndayishimiye has called on citizens to stone gay people, escalating a crackdown on sexual minorities in a country where LGBT people already face social…

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Added on: 12/30/2023
12/29/2023
Ohio’s Republican governor has vetoed legislation that would have barred transgender youth from receiving gender-affirming care, he said Friday. Signing the bill would “be saying that the…

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Added on: 12/30/2023
12/29/2023
The Greek government is pushing ahead with its same-sex marriage legislation, despite opposition from the church. In July, the prime minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, promised to…

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Added on: 12/30/2023
12/29/2023
LGBTQI advocates have called on the NSW government and NSW Police force to fully implement the recommendations by a special commission of inquiry into LGBTQI hate crime…

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Added on: 12/30/2023
12/29/2023
Every once in a while, the right in the U.S. can’t help but look longingly at countries where repression of LGBTQ is a matter of law. But…

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Added on: 12/29/2023
12/28/2023
A new study from the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy at the UCLA School of Law finds the LGBTQ+ population in…

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Added on: 12/29/2023
12/28/2023
Burundi’s President Évariste Ndayishimiye has said that homosexuals in his country “should be stoned”. Responding to a reporter’s question, Mr Ndayishimiye, a fervent Catholic, said powerful nations…

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Added on: 12/29/2023
KINSHASA, Congo—As Congo copes with its biggest outbreak of mpox, scientists warn discrimination against gay and bisexual men on the continent could make it worse. In November, the…

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Added on: 12/28/2023
12/27/2023
Hong Kong’s LGBTQ community is cautiously optimistic that the government will legalize same-sex marriage following landmark rulings in favor of granting gay and lesbian couples more rights. ARI…

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Added on: 12/28/2023
12/27/2023
A battle six years in the making was finally won as Maya Gurung and Surendra Pandley’s marriage was officially registered with the government of Nepal in late…

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Added on: 12/28/2023
12/27/2023
SÃO PAULO – Catholic members of LGBT+ communities in Latin America have welcomed a new Vatican declaration on the possibility of blessings for same-sex couples, including in…