Discrimination and Equality

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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…

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Added on: 01/08/2019
On the Democrats’ first day in power, they passed a rules package that says that bars representatives and House employees from discriminating against LGBTQ people, according to LGBTQ…

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Added on: 01/07/2019
01/07/2019
Hundreds of Dutch Protestant pastors, prominent people in the church, as well as the party leader and a senator of Christian party SGP, signed a manifesto against…

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Added on: 01/07/2019
01/05/2019
Despite being one of the more socially liberal countries, Iceland still has a ban on gay men donating blood. One of the chief epidemiologists in Iceland has urged…

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Added on: 01/07/2019
01/07/2019
The victory of the anti-LGBT referendum in November, by a large margin, was a blow to the struggle for marriage equality in Taiwan. Taiwan’s LGBT movement, seen…

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Added on: 01/06/2019
01/04/2019
Trans women in a small Pakistani city have accused police of illegally confiscating their sound system. Dancing at weddings and other special occasions is often the only…

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Added on: 01/06/2019
01/04/2019
On Wednesday, the United States Senate approved the appointment of former Senator Kyle McCarter as the new Ambassador to Kenya. McCarter comes to a familiar territory with…

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Added on: 01/06/2019
Syeda Sarwat came to Britain as a student in 2010 in a bid to escape the violence, abuse and social isolation that she says she suffered as…

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Added on: 01/05/2019
01/05/2019
A Japanese lawmaker has come under fire for making anti-LGBTI comments. The comments come from Katsuei Hirasawa, a veteran legislator from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)….

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Added on: 01/05/2019
01/04/2019
Two men in Chile have been violently attacked and tortured in two seperate homophobic attacks already this year. One man had his head held under hot water…

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Added on: 01/05/2019
01/05/2019
Ireland may be known as the land of céad míle fáilte, but a report in the last months of 2018 suggests more needs to be done to…

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Added on: 01/04/2019
01/02/2019
The death of a trans woman in the Malaysian town of Klang, the second in less than a month, has prompted calls for the government to better…

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Added on: 01/04/2019
01/03/2019
A lesbian from India who was allegedly held against her will by her husband and parents has won the right to live with her girlfriend. The High Court…

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Added on: 01/04/2019
The two separate legal challenges were mounted by a 21-year-old University Hong Kong student, known as TF, and a 31-year-old activist, known as STK, who argued in…

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Added on: 01/03/2019
01/02/2019
As an increasing number of young South Africans reveal that their gender identities differ from their sex at birth, schools are learning about the challenges these students…

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Added on: 01/03/2019
01/02/2019
A former Conservative cabinet minister has accused the government of “mishandling” reforms needed to improve the health and quality of life of transpeople. Maria Miller, the chair of the commons women and equalities…

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Added on: 01/03/2019
01/02/2019
Brazil’s new right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro removed concerns regarding the LGBTI community from being considered by a new human rights ministry hours after his inauguration, part of…

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Added on: 01/03/2019
01/03/2019
Cambodia is considered one of the more progressive countries when it comes to LGBT rights. The Office of the High Commissioner of United Nations Human Rights said in a statement…

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Added on: 01/03/2019
Two female university students plan to wed 26 times overseas to raise awareness of the fact that they cannot do the same thing in their home country….

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Added on: 01/03/2019
The new co-dean of Rutgers Law School in Camden is the first woman, the first African American and the first LGBT law dean at Rutgers, The State…

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Added on: 01/02/2019
12/31/2018
Dozens of LGBTI activists in Turkey held a protest in central Istanbul calling for justice after the brutal and gruesome murder of trans woman Hande Kader. The…

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Added on: 01/02/2019
01/01/2018
A senior Trump administration official has sparked concerns over a plan to waive sanctions against extremist Russian politician Dmitry Rogozin to allow him to visit the US. Politico…

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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…