Discrimination and Equality

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Added on: 04/21/2019
04/19/2019
A Honduran transgender woman who was detained in a US immigration facility for seven months despite being granted asylum has been released after a legal challenge. Nicole…

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Added on: 04/21/2019
04/17/2019
An estimated 2,000 people filled Cayman’s capital on Saturday (13 April) to rally against same-sex marriage in the Cayman Islands. It comes on the heels of the…

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Added on: 04/21/2019
04/19/2019
China’s largest e-commerce site, Taobao, began removing LGBTI-themed items from online stores this week. Taobao, owned by Chinese billionaire Jack Ma, told Vendors selling products such as…

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Added on: 04/20/2019
The man who killed fashion designer Dexter Pottinger had his murder charge reduced to manslaughter after he told Jamaican authorities that he stabbed Pottinger 25 times after…

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Added on: 04/20/2019
04/18/2019
A group of Russian LGBT+ activists have been arrested in St. Petersburg during an annual “Day of Silence” protest for sex and gender equality. Some 11 people…

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Added on: 04/20/2019
04/17/2019
For Tacaquito Usui to marry his partner, Japanese law first requires him to undergo sterilisation surgery and be diagnosed with a mental disorder because he is transgender….

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Added on: 04/19/2019
04/18/2019
The Italian arm of Amnesty International said it would be tracking comments posted amid concerns verbal and physical violence is on the rise under Italy’s populist government….

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Added on: 04/19/2019
04/17/2019
In 2017, I started A Nasty Boy magazine to validate and affirm the lives and experiences of gay men in Nigeria. I hoped that it could contribute,…

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Added on: 04/18/2019
Lesbian content was banned on Sina Weibo last week, with related same-sex discussion forums and LGBT hashtags removed from the popular microblogging site. This censorship operation comes…

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Added on: 04/18/2019
04/17/2019
Dozens of same sex couples kissed simultaneously outside an upscale shopping mall in Colombia’s capital Wednesday, in the latest demonstration calling for LGBT rights in the South…

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Added on: 04/18/2019
04/15/2019
A drag collective have announced their event with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has been cancelled due to ‘age appropriateness’. Glitter Hole had arranged to read children’s…

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Added on: 04/17/2019
04/16/2019
Malaysian LGBT+ rights activist Numan Afifi is being questioned by police over a speech highlighting discrimination against the queer and trans community. Afifi, who founded a LGBT+…

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Added on: 04/17/2019
04/15/2019
In the first oral argument of an unprecedented trial challenging the constitutionality of Japan’s same-sex marriage ban, LGBT couples spoke Monday of their experiences, aiming to highlight…

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Added on: 04/17/2019
04/16/2019
Susel Paredes often finds herself in dangerous situations, donning a bulletproof vest to lead high-profile police operations and breaking up cartels of street vendors in one of…

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Added on: 04/16/2019
In 2014, the Health Promotion Board (HPB) published a set of FAQs on youth sexuality and received backlash for being affirming of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender…

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Added on: 04/14/2019
04/12/2019
A Turkish professor has said homosexuality is a “secret service plot” employed by unnamed actors against countries that are seen as a threat, news website T24 reported…

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Added on: 04/14/2019
04/12/2019
Anti LGBT+ protesters descended on a hotel yesterday (April 11) in Kiev, Ukraine where the European Lesbian Conference (ELC) was due to kick off. Dozens of protesters…

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Added on: 04/13/2019
04/13/2019
Folade Mutota, executive director for the Women’s Institute for Alternative Development today said taunting about sex and gender was the most prevalent form of sexual harassment reported…

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Added on: 04/13/2019
04/12/2019
When the news broke that Rep. Bella Abzug had introduced a bill to protect lesbian and gay people from discrimination to Congress, David Mixner cut out the…

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Added on: 04/13/2019
04/12/20219
On April 18, 2016, Max walked down the hall at his high school in Bremen, a midsize city in Northern Germany. He opened the glass door of…

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Added on: 04/12/2019
04/12/2019
People having their sexual orientation or gender identity revealed without their consent has become a deepening problem in Japan, a country known for its culture in which…

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Added on: 04/12/2019
04/10/2019
Two city councillors and the mayor of Castlegar have condemned controversial comments made during a question period at last week’s televised council meeting. During question period, resident…

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Added on: 04/12/2019
04/08/2019
“As long as we are in government – Fiji will not allow same-sex marriage.” This is the statement from Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama while opening the Raralevu…

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Added on: 04/10/2019
04/09/2019
A petition has been signed almost 5,000 times calling for anti-LGBT+ pastor Steven Anderson to be banned from entering Ireland. Anderson—a preacher with the Faithful Word Baptist…

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Added on: 04/10/2019
While Guyana and the United Kingdom (UK) continue to enjoy a healthy and fruitful relationship, and rarely butt heads when it comes to policies and laws, High…

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Added on: 04/10/2019
04/09/2019
Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel addressed the Mexican Senate on Tuesday, calling on lawmakers to advance LGBT rights in the country of some 120 million people. On…

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Added on: 04/09/2019
04/07/2019
Growing up in a small city in southern Poland, part of a religious family and conservative community, Maciej Gosniowski was told again and again that something was…

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Added on: 04/08/2019
04/06/2019
Draconian new laws have spread unease rather than outright panic in a population that is used to finding ways around legislation. A day after it became legally…

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Added on: 04/07/2019
04/05/2019
Paraguay’s LGBT communities are feeling increasingly isolated amid a conservative shift in the Latin American country, even after they celebrated the global success of local lesbian drama…

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Added on: 04/07/2019
04/05/2019
BBC News’ LGBT Correspondent Ben Hunte has claimed that in his former role at BBC Africa he was asked to remove his social media over fears that…