Discrimination and Equality

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Added on: 02/05/2019
02/03/2019
Poland’s first openly gay politician founded a new progressive party on Sunday ahead of European and Polish elections this year. Robert Biedron, who named the party “Wiosna”…

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Added on: 02/05/2019
02/03/2019
Victoria is set to become the first state in Australia to introduce a ban on conversion therapy. Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria (head of government) made the…

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Added on: 02/04/2019
Our Circle, an LGBT advocacy group based in Belize is launching new projects aimed at strengthening ties within the local LGBT community. The organization has launched their…

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Added on: 02/04/2019
The recent online vitriol some Singaporeans have spewed on a man from a local junior college who was seen on an Instagram post kissing his male partner…

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Added on: 02/04/2019
02/02/2019
The commercial capital of the country celebrated its first Pride Parade after the Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality in September last year on Saturday. Hundreds of people were…

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Added on: 02/04/2019
02/02/2019
Chizuka Oe and Yoko Ogawa have lived together in a relationship of mutual trust for almost 25 years since they fell in love after their first encounter…

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Added on: 02/03/2019
Three transgender people who identify as male lost their legal bid on Friday to be recognised as such on their Hong Kong identity cards, in a setback…

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Added on: 02/03/2019
02/01/2019
When Newsweek publicly announced that I was one of the 15 members of the “Creative Class of 2019,” I seriously had to pinch myself. I was discussing video streaming…

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Added on: 02/03/2019
Copenhagen is set to become the first city in Denmark to usher in policy specifically designated to the LGBTI+ community. The policy, ‘En ligeværdig del af fællesskabet’…

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Added on: 02/03/2019
01/31/2019
In commemoration of 2019 marking 50 years since the Stonewall Riots took place, the editors over at Gay Star News are inviting 50 international guest writers to…

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Added on: 02/02/2019
02/01/2019
A Bollywood movie about a family accepting their daughter is a lesbian was hailed on Friday (Feb 1) for pushing the boundaries of cinema in socially conservative…

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Added on: 02/02/2019
01/29/2019
A Greek bishop has been given a seven-month suspended jail sentence for inciting homophobic hatred and abusing ecclesiastical office. Bishop Amvrosios of Kalavryta, whose name is Athanassios…

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Added on: 02/02/2019
The passing of a bill on sexual violence, which has been deliberated on by the House of Representatives since 2016, is at risk of being delayed again,…

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Added on: 02/02/2019
Diallo (a pseudonym), a human rights activist in Maroua, reports. A homosexual couple was surprised in the midst of love-making one morning last October in a shop in…

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Added on: 02/01/2019
01/30/2019
28 US states are still lacking in basic equality for LGBT people, according to the Human Rights Campaign’s State Equality Index. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation…

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Added on: 02/01/2019
Dikeh made the positive comment on Instagram in support of Jussie Smollet, an African-American Nollywood actor who was recently brutally attacked by two men, which many are now…

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Added on: 02/01/2019
01/31/2019
Non-league Altrincham will support football’s fight against homophobia by wearing a new kit based on the LGBT flag for a competitive fixture. The National League North side…

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Added on: 01/31/2019
01/27/2019
France’s contestant for the Eurovision Song Contest has been faced with homophobic harassment on social media. Bilal Hassani has been the subject of online abuse and two…

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Added on: 01/31/2019
01/29/2019
In a first for Japan, the city of Chiba held a ceremony Tuesday to issue certificates recognizing both the partnerships of sexual minority and common-law couples. “I…

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Added on: 01/31/2019
01/29/2019
In a landmark reform, 155 parliamentarians voted for Angola’s first overhaul of the criminal statute books since gaining independence from Portugal. They voted to drop the colonial…

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Added on: 01/30/2019
01/29/2019
Residents of Barcelona have shown their support for the queer community after the city’s LGBT+ centre was vandalised just over one week after opening. The Centre LGBTI Barcelona opened…

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Added on: 01/30/2019
01/29/2019
Gay congressman Jean Wyllys, who fled Brazil in fear of his life, will be replaced by another gay politician. Wyllys, a pioneering gay politician in the country,…

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Added on: 01/30/2019
01/29/2019
A major leak of the confidential data of 14,200 people with HIV in Singapore could hamper a fight against new infections among LGBT+ people in the city-state,…

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Added on: 01/30/2019
01/29/2019
The Russian LGBT Network has requested that Russia’s Federal Investigative Committee look into reports of renewed arrests, torture, and killings of those suspected of being LGBTQ in…

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Added on: 01/30/2019
01/29/2019
While much recent attention has been focused on the LGBT community in Chechnya and the wider North Caucasus, sexual minorities in Central Asia live under significant pressure…

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Added on: 01/29/2019
01/29/2019
A new campaign in France is aiming to tackle anti-LGBT+ bullying in middle and high schools across the country. France’s Ministry for Education and Youth launched a…

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Added on: 01/29/2019
01/28/2019
The situation in Chechnya is urgent. That’s why nearly one hundred people flocked to a rally outside of the Russian embassy in London to call for an end to…

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Added on: 01/29/2019
This past weekend, pride week kicked off in full force in Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon. A flurry of rainbow umbrellas dotting Yangon harbor, held by fishermen following…

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Added on: 01/29/2019
01/29/2019
Imagine living a lie. A life of lies, secrecy and often depression only to conform to cultural norms so that you or your family isn’t endangered or…

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Added on: 01/29/2019
01/25/2019
Chafik Lafrid, 33, said his life become ‘‘hell’‘ when he went out on December 31 last year dressed like a woman. The Moroccan gay man claims that…