Discrimination and Equality

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Added on: 02/03/2024
02/02/2024
Kentucky legislators passed some of the nation’s worst anti-LGBTQ+ laws in 2023. Alongside bans on gender-affirming care for minors and bans on teaching LGBTQ+ topics in public…

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Added on: 02/02/2024
Mumbai: After a hiatus of four years, the city’s official LGBTQIA+ pride parade is back, this time, the organisers say, it will be bigger than the previous…

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Added on: 02/02/2024
02/01/2024
Eliott had heard too many horror stories about trans kids coming out in small country towns. But when he did, he was surprised by what happened. He was…

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Added on: 02/02/2024
Ghana’s former president and leading opposition presidential candidate John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday expressed his opposition to LGBTQ+ rights but did not say if he would support…

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Added on: 02/02/2024
02/01/2024
(Reuters) – Two Russian courts have meted out the first convictions in connection with what the government calls the “international LGBT social movement” and which was designated…

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Added on: 02/01/2024
01/31/2024
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A Tennessee Republican introduced legislation proposing a bill of rights for individuals who received gender reassignment surgeries and later wish to detransition. Republican Caucus Chair…

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Added on: 02/01/2024
01/31/2024
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith announced a new pronoun disclosure policy for schools on Wednesday, in addition to other restrictions on transgender treatments and sports. The pronoun policy…

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Added on: 02/01/2024
01/31/2024
The suicide of a 16-year-old Indian boy who hit a wall of online abuse after posting selfies in saris and makeup has galavanised calls for social media…

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Added on: 02/01/2024
01/31/2024
It all started with a broken heart. Roxy* kept her queerness to herself as she was growing up in Freetown Sierra Leone. Her mother – a pastor…

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Added on: 01/31/2024
01/30/2024
Florida will no longer allow transgender people to change the sex on their state driver’s license to reflect their gender identity, a policy change that muddles whether…

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Added on: 01/31/2024
A court in Yerevan on Tuesday rejected Russia’s request to extradite a man who fled the republic of Chechnya after being tortured because he was suspected of…

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Added on: 01/31/2024
01/30/2024
France’s first openly-gay Prime Minister Gabriel Attal said French “mindsets are evolving” on LGBTQ issues in a major speech to lawmakers Tuesday laying out his programme. France…

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Added on: 01/31/2024
01/30/2024
Doski Azad dared to live openly as a transgender woman in Iraqi Kurdistan, but her murder two years ago shattered the enclave’s reputation as a relatively liberal…

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Added on: 01/30/2024
01/29/2024
Pope Francis said in an interview published on Monday that Africans were a “special case” in the opposition of bishops and many other people in the continent…

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Added on: 01/30/2024
01/29/2024
Marianna is a queer activist from the south of Ukraine. She is also the head of an LGBTQ+ organization, “For Equal Rights,” which has been working toward…

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Added on: 01/30/2024
01/29/2024
On a gray afternoon last June, the school board in Glendale, California, was preparing to make what was once a routine vote to honor June as LGBTQ+…

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Added on: 01/30/2024
01/29/2024
The next lesbian, gay, or transgender person to be the godparent of a baby baptized in a Catholic parish, or in a cathedral, in any corner of…

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Added on: 01/29/2024
01/28/2024
At a packed, dimly lit music venue in Helsinki, an attentive crowd dressed up for a night out sings sweetly along to musicians on stage in front…

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Added on: 01/29/2024
This report contains references to suicide that may be disturbing to readers. Nearly five years after democratic Taiwan legalized same-sex marriage, LGBTQ+ activism is all but extinct across…

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Added on: 01/29/2024
Several Republican legislators from Michigan and Ohio were recorded in an online forum planning to try to ban trans health care for everyone, regardless of age. The discussion was hosted…

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Added on: 01/29/2024
01/28/2024
The transgender community in Germany faces an escalation in disinformation, primarily fueled by far-right groups amid attempts to pass the country’s Self-Determination Act. This legislative proposal, designed to ease the legal…

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Added on: 01/27/2024
01/26/2024
The Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA) filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday against the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in which they are asking the VA…

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Added on: 01/27/2024
01/26/2024
Quebec has finally issued its first drivers’ license with an X gender marker, after years of advocacy and legal action by queer activists—but it could be years…

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Added on: 01/26/2024
01/22/2024
NAKURU, Kenya, Jan 22 (Openly) – When Minne Gachau’s husband died from AIDS-related complications in 2006, she was still in denial about being HIV-positive herself – too…

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Added on: 01/26/2024
01/25/2024
The US swimmer Lia Thomas, who rose to global prominence by becoming the first transgender athlete to win a NCAA college title, is taking legal action in…

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Added on: 01/26/2024
Facing stiff criticism from Western countries for its harsh new anti-gay law, Uganda has taken on a three-year chairmanship of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), a global body of…

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Added on: 01/26/2024
01/25/2024
Nearly a third, or 28%, of Gen Z adults in the United States identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer, a larger share than older generations,…

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Added on: 01/25/2024
01/24/2024
Gender rights groups have warned politicians not to exploit the rights of minority groups for “cheap political gain”. This follows comments made by former president Jacob Zuma regarding same-sex…

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Added on: 01/25/2024
01/24/2024
A recent study on the prevalence of domestic violence has unveiled concerning findings about the experiences of maltreatment among LGBTQI Australians. Trigger Warning: This story discusses abuse…

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Added on: 01/25/2024
01/24/2024
A coalition of rights groups launched a campaign – #SecureOurSocials – on Tuesday, 23 January, calling on social media giant Meta to strengthen protections for LGBT+ people in the Middle…