Discrimination and Equality

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Added on: 05/20/2024
05/20/2024
While Pride Month is around the corner in Thailand, Burmese LGBTQ people live under the Tatmadaw’s shadow, waiting for help from their Thai counterparts. “Even if Thailand…

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Added on: 05/20/2024
05/20/2024
Italy was among nine EU countries that did not sign a declaration promoting European policies in favor of LGBT+ communities, sparking widespread protests within the country while…

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Added on: 05/20/2024
05/19/2024
TBILISI — “No racism, sexism, homophobia or transphobia,” reads a sign in a small vegan café in the center of the Georgian capital, an EU flag pinned…

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Added on: 05/20/2024
RIETI, ITALY — Ella Anthony knew it was time to leave her native Nigeria when she escaped an abusive, forced marriage only to face angry relatives who threatened…

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Added on: 05/19/2024
05/18/2024
Canada said it granted refugee status to two Japanese women last September due to widespread discrimination they faced in Japan as lesbians and members of the weaker…

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Added on: 05/19/2024
05/18/2024
Several events were held across South Africa this week to commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT), under the 2024 theme of “No one…

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Added on: 05/19/2024
05/18/2024
Sexual diversity activists protested in Peru’s capital in front of the health ministry Friday to demand that the government repeal a decree that characterizes seven gender identities,…

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Added on: 05/18/2024
05/17/2024
A federal appeals court rejected a bid from a group of Maryland parents to require Montgomery County Public Schools to allow them to opt their children out…

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Added on: 05/18/2024
05/17/2024
Fearing imprisonment and abuse in their homeland, some queer Ugandans have fled to neighboring Kenya where they hope to live in safety. It’s been a year since…

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Added on: 05/18/2024
LGBTQ community in Pakistan has been advocating for acceptance and rights, despite facing challenges amid conservative societal attitudes and legal restrictions, and now the office of Deputy…

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Added on: 05/18/2024
05/17/2024
Liechtenstein has become the last German-speaking country to legalise same-sex marriage in a near-unanimous decision, according to reports. In a significant victory for its LGBTQ+ citizens, the…

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Added on: 05/17/2024
05/16/2024
GABORONE (Reuters) – President Ian Khama of Botswana said on Tuesday he had ordered the arrest and deportation of U.S. pastor Steven Anderson, who was banned from…

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Added on: 05/17/2024
05/16/2024
GENEVA (16 May 2024) – Systemic discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity are still affecting many people across the world, a group of…

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Added on: 05/17/2024
05/16/2024
The family of a gay man who was arrested in Qatar say that he was “trapped” by a fake Grindr account and that he urgently needs access to…

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Added on: 05/17/2024
05/16/2024
LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) – A transgender politician from Russia said on Thursday that he had reverted to his gender assigned at birth, in an unusual message…

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Added on: 05/16/2024
05/15/2024
Cumberland City Council in western Sydney has overturned its ban on LGBT books from public libraries in an evening marred by chaos. The meeting opened with councillors…

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Added on: 05/16/2024
Alex Kofi Donkor is used to speaking out in support of Ghana’s LGBTQ+ community. For the past eight years, the activist has fearlessly led protests and panel…

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Added on: 05/16/2024
05/15/2024
VIENNA (Reuters) – Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people in the European Union face less discrimination but more physical or sexual attacks than three…

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Added on: 05/16/2024
05/15/2024
Trans, non-binary, and intersex people in Peru are now classified as “mentally ill” following a decree from the government’s health ministry. The decree, signed by Peruvian president…

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Added on: 05/15/2024
05/14/2024
On 7 May, the new leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) stepped up to replace Humza Yousaf as First Minister. In a recent interview with BBC…

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Added on: 05/15/2024
In Japan, there are no laws that explicitly prohibit employment discrimination against LGBTQ+ employees. In June 2023, Japan passed the Act to Promote LGBT Understanding, which does…

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Added on: 05/15/2024
05/15/2024
Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) and Western Sydney University (WSU) have joined forces on a groundbreaking four-year research project to address the long-neglected issue of sexual healthcare for…

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Added on: 05/15/2024
05/14/2024
Eighteen Republican-led states sued the Biden administration late Monday over new federal guidance that aims to protect transgender Americans from workplace discrimination. In a lawsuit filed against…

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Added on: 05/14/2024
05/14/2024
Delhi govt has told the high court that 143 toilets have been constructed in the national capital for exclusive use by transgender persons. In a status report,…

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Added on: 05/14/2024
An organizer with Regina’s Pride parade says she was surprised to get an application from the governing Saskatchewan Party asking to take part in the event next…

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Added on: 05/14/2024
05/13/2024
In the bucolic, and conservative, small town of Broadview Heights, Ohio — south of Cleveland, north of Akron and right next door to the spectacular Cuyahoga Valley…

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Added on: 05/14/2024
05/13/2024
Esther McVey, the “minister for common sense”, has said she will crack down on diversity initiatives in the civil service, including banning the wearing of rainbow lanyards….

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Added on: 05/13/2024
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — When Luana Salva got her first formal job after years of prostitution, she was ecstatic. A quota law in Argentina that promoted the…

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Added on: 05/13/2024
05/12/2024
In a significant step towards reconciliation, the New South Wales government has announced a formal apology to individuals who faced discrimination under previous laws criminalising homosexuality. The…

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Added on: 05/13/2024
BERLIN — Swiss Eurovision fans were getting ready Sunday to give a hero’s welcome to singer Nemo, who won the 68th Eurovision Song Contest with “The Code,” an operatic pop-rap…