Discrimination and Equality

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Added on: 11/24/2018
The NHS has been accused of treating the health needs of gay, transgender and other LGBT+ people as “less important” than the wider population by the head of parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee. After receiving evidence…

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Added on: 11/24/2018
11/22/2018
As Taiwan gears up to vote on same-sex marriage on Saturday (Nov. 24), its LGBT community has been battling a flood of misinformation proliferating across social media…

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Added on: 11/24/2018
Shh…Diam!, a four-member punk group is a rarity in a country where gay and transgender issues are often seen as taboo, cross-dressing is illegal and sodomy is banned…

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Added on: 11/24/2018
On a sunny day in a park in Taipei, photographer Austin Haung advises a same-sex couple on how to pose for a pre-wedding photo shoot. For him,…

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Added on: 11/23/2018
11/22/2018
Turkish LGBT rights organisation Kaos GL said on Wednesday that Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs had used hate speech against LGBT people while answering questions on homosexuality on Turkey’s official…

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Added on: 11/23/2018
11/21/2018
Taiwan is in the final days of a battle over the future of equality in the country, with conservatives campaigning fiercely against LGBT advocates over a referendum on…

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Added on: 11/23/2018
11/23/2018
The dark surface of Inya Lake is illuminated by warm bobbing candles, pushed out by a small but dedicated crowd who has come in the evening to…

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Added on: 11/23/2018
11/23/2018
Muslim leaders in Thailand’s South have rejected the proposed Life Partnership Bill, which would allow LGBT couples to marry. The Nation reports that, if the bill becomes…

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Added on: 11/23/2018
Cuba will revise its constitution in 2019 – and one of the biggest topics under debate is Article 68, which proposes legalising same-sex marriage. By legalising same-sex marriage,…

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Added on: 11/23/2018
11/20/2018
The Philippine LGBTI Chamber of Commerce recently revealed the results of the first-ever SOGIE inclusivity index in the Philippines, and the results are dismal. In a survey of…

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Added on: 11/23/2018
The civil society association called “Rainbow Families”, which brings together LGBTIQ activists, called on Tuesday on member of the Croatian parliament to amend the final foster care…

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Added on: 11/22/2018
11/19/2018
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has said that a trade deal with the US should represent “shared values,” as Republicans attempt to strip LGBT+ rights protections from the…

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Added on: 11/21/2018
Costa Rica is poised to become the first Central American country to legalize same-sex marriage. On November 14, Costa Rica’s constitutional court formally ordered the country’s lawmakers…

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Added on: 11/21/2018
11/20/2018
The New Zealand police, New Zealand Defence Force and numerous major sponsors have pulled out of the country’s largest pride parade after organisers banned police and corrections staff from…

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Added on: 11/21/2018
11/19/2018
A Chinese erotic writer has reportedly been jailed for more than 10 years after including gay sex scenes in one of her novels. State media reported that…

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Added on: 11/21/2018
11/20/2018
An English rugby team is fighting to save a gay teammate from being deported to Kenya, where they fear he will face persecution or imprisonment. Kenneth Macharia, who…

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Added on: 11/20/2018
A prominent Russian lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) support group had to cancel an annual Inclusive Family conference in Moscow after homophobic threats and an attack with pepper…

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Added on: 11/19/2018
11/18/2018
Seven transgender people in Sumur Utara, Klender, East Jakarta, have been told by residents to leave a boarding house they are currently staying at. “We, kampung Sumur residents,…

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Added on: 11/19/2018
11/19/2018
A reported 100,000 people attended a rally on Ketagalan Boulevard in support of LGBTQ rights Saturday, with a nationwide referendum on marriage equality and LGBTQ-friendly education scheduled…

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Added on: 11/17/2018
11/16/2018
The Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar made the news this month. It was revealed that two LGBTI individuals had been arrested under the colonial-era Section 377 of the…

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Added on: 11/17/2018
11/16/2018
The administration of Depok in West Java says it is committed to preparing a regulation to curb a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement that the…

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Added on: 11/16/2018
11/13/2018
The World Bank has pulled a planned $300 million educational loan to Tanzania amid concerns about the country’s policy of banning pregnant girls from going to school….

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Added on: 11/16/2018
When Hugo Weaving dances along the red dirt of Broken Hill in evening gloves and an array of sequins, the world watches with affection. However, if a group…

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Added on: 11/15/2018
11/14/2018
Staff and students at the University of Birmingham have warned that LGBT rights are not adequately protected at its new campus in Dubai where being gay or transgender risks imprisonment, flogging…

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Added on: 11/15/2018
11/15/2018
New research has shown that more than three-quarters of LGBT+ young people have disclosed that anti-LGBT+ bullying is a major source of anxiety in their lives. The new…

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Added on: 11/15/2018
11/14/2018
Surrounded by the skyscrapers that tower over Times Square, a new billboard went up this week that in large black letters reads: “NO GAYS ALLOWED.” Just below,…

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Added on: 11/15/2018
11/13/2018
Taiwan’s bid to become the first country in Asia to recognize same-sex unions has been a rocky road. One woman, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator Yu Mei-Nu,…

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Added on: 11/14/2018
11/14/2018
In a country where nudity is neither commonplace nor commodity, the act of stripping publicly is often a political one — the same way the act of…

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Added on: 11/14/2018
11/12/2018
Polish president Andrzej Duda has said he would consider issuing a Russian-style “gay propaganda” law that would ban LGBTQ media, literature, and gatherings like Pride. The authoritarian leader told…

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Added on: 11/14/2018
Several regional authorities are planning to create regulations designed to further curtail the rights of the LGBTI community — minority group frequently used as political fodder during…