Discrimination and Equality

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Added on: 01/01/2019
12/30/2018
A transgender woman was shot 11 times and killed on her way to the gym in Brazil. Nicolly Banks, 26, walked down Liopino Lourenço de Araújo street in Uberlândia, Triângulo Mineiro,…

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Added on: 01/01/2019
12/30/2018
Transgender people gathered in Lahore for the first ever trans pride march in Pakistan this weekend. Taking place on Saturday (29th December), transgender people and their allies took…

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Added on: 01/01/2019
12/30/2018
On Monday, December 18, the Lok Sabha passed the problematic Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016, ignoring 27 recommended amendments from activists, trans community members and allies….

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Added on: 01/01/2019
12/29/2018
Less than 80 years after roughly 6,000 gay men perished in Nazi concentration camps, Germany has become one of the countries mostly widely accepting of  lesbian, gay,…

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Added on: 01/01/2019
12/29/2018
Ten same-sex couples will file a lawsuit against the Japanese government in a bid for recognition towards marriage equality. The couples, who will file a joint lawsuit…

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Added on: 12/31/2018
Tanzania has reacted angrily to an advisory issued by the US to its citizens, against travelling to the East African country, terming the action malicious. Government spokesman…

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Added on: 12/31/2018
12/30/2018
An Anglican gay bishop has married his partner surrounded by friends and family at a cathedral in Toronto. Bishop Kevin Robertson has married his partner Mohan Sharma at St…

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Added on: 12/31/2018
12/30/2018
A 96-second video of an apparent homophobic attack has been circulating in Malaysia this week. A group of individuals verbally abuse, then violently attack, two men. The…

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Added on: 12/30/2018
12/28/2018
Marielle Franco, Brazilian LGBT and human rights activist, was killed in March 2018. Her widow, Monica Benicio, continued her fight for better treatment of the poor, the…

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Added on: 12/30/2018
12/28/2018
For two Egyptian women, being in a relationship without risking their lives meant traveling all the way to Canada. Soon after they arrived there, Miral Mokhtar and…

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Added on: 12/30/2018
I am a Ugandan man living in Kakuma Refugee Camp in northwestern Kenya, where I am seeking asylum. I am 23 years old, the second child to…

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Added on: 12/29/2018
12/27/2018
A group of student activists have created banners in the style of those made by Ofsted, the UK schools regulator, in a bid to highlight the lack…

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Added on: 12/29/2018
12/28/2018
TWO LGBTQI activists yesterday agreed with Canadian government’s crime advisory warning Canadians to consider the risks of traveling to The Bahamas because homosexuality is not widely accepted….

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Added on: 12/29/2018
12/29/2018
Marta Álvarez was subjected to almost a decade of abuse and humiliation because of her sexuality. The lesbian activist spent nine years in a Colombian prison and experienced a…

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Added on: 12/28/2018
12/27/2018
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists today condemned the violent assault of two young men after they were beaten up by several unknown assailants for allegedly…

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Added on: 12/28/2018
Dede Oetomo is the founder and trustee of the Indonesian LGBT advocacy group GAYa Nusantara Foundation, based in Surabaya. “Indonesia has always been conservative and it has…

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Added on: 12/28/2018
12/28/2018
A trans woman prisoner has been transferred to a female prison in Illinois after a year-long court battle. Deon ‘Strawberry’ Hampton described being treated like a ‘sex slave’ while housed in multiple in male penitentiaries…

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Added on: 12/28/2018
12/27/2018
Members of the trans community in Mumbai, India have protested a bill which was designed to protect their rights. The bill has been highly controversial among the trans, intersex,…

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Added on: 12/28/2018
12/26/2018
In 1993, I was appointed by China’s Ministry of Health to carry out a multi-city survey on the country’s population of men who have sex with men,…

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Added on: 12/28/2018
12/26/2018
A theater in the Russian city of Makhachkala canceled the premiere of the music documentary BTS World Tour: Love Yourself in Seoul after a social media campaign accused BTS,…

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Added on: 12/27/2018
12/27/2018
As a child undergoing conversion therapy in Florida in the early 2000s, I could never have imagined how different this nation would be nearly 20 years later. I could…

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Added on: 12/27/2018
12/26/2018
Opinions are divided on the Life Partnership Bill, which is holding back some rights for same-sex couples, as the bill enters the final phase before becoming law….

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Added on: 12/27/2018
12/26/2018
The ‘We All Belong’ campaign in Derry & Strabane have launched their pledge to tackle prejudice, racism, discrimination and all forms of hatred. Public representatives, as well…

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Added on: 12/27/2018
Campaign asks members of the public to protest deportations on commercial flights by refusing to take seat. Campaigners have “hacked” hundreds of adverts on the London Underground, replacing them…

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Added on: 12/26/2018
12/26/2018
Police found no violations of Russia’s gay propaganda laws in confiscated children’s drawings from a school art exhibition after parents complained that they depicted same-sex couples. Russia…

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Added on: 12/26/2018
The U.N. refugee agency has moved more than 200 gay refugees from dangers of Kakuma refugee camp to safety in crowded, unsanitary quarters in Nairobi. The O-blog-dee advocacy…

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Added on: 12/25/2018
The Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) has censured a purported revamp of the Malaysian Islamic Development Department’s (Jakim) outreach (Mukhayyam) programme to rehabilitate LGBT persons. Referring to a…

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Added on: 12/25/2018
12/24/2018
Joko Widodo was welcomed as a fresh breeze when he stood for election as president of Indonesia in 2014. A stranger to the elites that had long…

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Added on: 12/25/2018
12/24/2018
At the office of the Shaan Foundation, which works with the LGBT community in the district, transgender persons begin a gathering early in the day, holding a…

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Added on: 12/24/2018
12/22/2018
Two transgender students have received an apology from their English university after a security guard told them not to use the men’s toilets. The security guard allegedly…