Discrimination and Equality

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Added on: 01/16/2019
Mohammed Idris, the mayor of Depok in the metropolitan Jakarta area of Indonesia, has instructed city agencies to investigate LGBT activities and this month asked citizens to…

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Added on: 01/16/2019
01/15/2019
The state of New York has passed bills banning gay conversion therapy and adding gender identity to its anti-discrimination legislation. The state’s legislative body approved the bills on Tuesday…

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Added on: 01/16/2019
A Tunisian man who worked in Dubai for the past five years lost his job and now faces criminal homosexuality charges in a Tunisian court — all…

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Added on: 01/15/2019
01/13/2019
In his first week in office, newly elected Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro started actions to roll back LGBTQ rights. So it was only a matter of time before…

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Added on: 01/15/2019
01/13/2019
On Friday, January 11, Novaya Gazeta reported that persecution of individuals thought to be LGBTQ has drastically increased since late December in the Russian republic of Chechnya. Since then, Meduza has…

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Added on: 01/15/2019
01/13/2019
A conservative Christian group in the US has urged a district judge to block trans women from using a faith-based women’s shelter. Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) sued…

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Added on: 01/15/2019
01/12/2019
Months after Supreme Court decriminalised consensual gay sex between adults, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat has reignited the debate around gay rights by insisting that homosexuality is…

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Added on: 01/14/2019
01/13/2019
Homophobes have continued their aggravated attacks on people they believe to be gay or lesbian in Ghana. This phenomenon of lawless attacks on perceived LGBTI persons has…

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Added on: 01/14/2019
01/12/2019
Lithuania’s top court has ruled that foreign spouses of gay citizens must be granted residence permits. The Constitutional Court ruled that denying residency permits to the spouses…

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Added on: 01/14/2019
01/12/2019
While marriage equality is yet to clear the legislative thicket, advocates are encouraged by the country’s efforts to woo more LGBTQ tourists   The Life Partnership Bill still…

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Added on: 01/14/2019
01/11/2019
The Royal British Legion has launched an official branch for LGBT+ people serving in the Armed Forces. The charity, which provides financial, social and emotional support to…

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Added on: 01/13/2019
01/11/2019
India’s army chief drew flak on Friday for saying gay sex would not be tolerated among soldiers, months after the country scrapped a colonial-era ban on same-sex…

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Added on: 01/13/2019
01/11/2019
Congress is finally close to passing a bill that makes lynching a hate crime — but an evangelical group is trying to remove any reference to LGBTQ…

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Added on: 01/12/2019
01/11/2019
At least one in eleven people identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, according to a survey conducted by advertising giant Dentsu Inc., while more than two-thirds…

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Added on: 01/12/2019
01/11/2019
It wasn’t long after Joe’s father was shot dead for being gay that the 24-year-old Ugandan college student realized the men from his church would be coming…

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Added on: 01/12/2019
01/11/2019
Regional authorities in China shut down two LGBTI organizations on Tuesday (8 January). The Municipal Affairs Bureau in the southern metropolis Guangzhou labeled the Guangzhou University Rainbow Group and…

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Added on: 01/11/2019
01/10/2019
A ban on conversion therapy by Israeli doctors will help protect gay people from treatments that claim to make them straight, but more work needs to be…

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Added on: 01/11/2019
01/09/2019
State-sanctioned discrimination in Indonesia against the LGBT community and individuals saw a sharp increase towards the end of last year as officials in a number of cities…

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Added on: 01/11/2019
When the news broke that India’s Supreme Court had struck down a colonial-era law making gay sex illegal, the reaction in Delhi was jubilant, with public celebrations erupting across the capital. Fast…

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Added on: 01/11/2019
01/10/2019
Four weeks before the release of her debut novel, author Sabina Khan tweeted she hadn’t been sure anyone would read her story when she first began writing. “I wasn’t…

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Added on: 01/10/2019
01/08/2019
It is reported that on the night of June 28, 1969, transgender revolutionary Sylvia Rivera, infuriated and exhausted with the way the queer community had been treated,…

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Added on: 01/10/2019
A Hong Kong-based charity that uses art to fight sexual-orientation discrimination is taking the largest ever LGBT Asian contemporary art exhibition to Bangkok in November. “Spectrosynthesis II”…

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Added on: 01/09/2019
Nigerian gay man Dan Yomi is gearing up to launch an online project that he hopes will help other gay people deal with issues relating to their…

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Added on: 01/09/2019
Poverty is one of the main issues facing bisexual people. Yet it is a problem that is seriously overlooked. Bisexual people are the “invisible majority” of the…

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Added on: 01/09/2019
01/06/2019
Campaigners said they will increase the pressure on Westminster to spread marriage equality to all parts of the UK. Stephen Donnan, a campaigner with LGBTI rights group…

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Added on: 01/09/2019
Four months after fleeing their home in El Salvador, the six members of the Meneses family arrived in Nogales, Sonora on Dec. 25 with documents ready to…

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Added on: 01/08/2019
01/04/2019
The number of same-sex marriages topped the number of marriages done in church, based on the Saipan Mayor’s Office records for January through September 2018. Saipan Tribune…

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Added on: 01/08/2019
01/04/2019
Have you ever felt excluded from the society and from your own family? Have you ever been discriminated by your classmates based on your gender? If you…

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Added on: 01/08/2019
01/07/2019
Transgender Indians and their allies have been urgently rallying against a transgender bill. They want the bill to be overhauled before it is considered by the upper…

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Added on: 01/08/2019
01/05/2019
The ruling came after a magistrate lost his job following him expressing anti-LGBTQ views on adoption. A UK judge, Her Honour Judge Katherine Tucker, has ruled that…