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Added on: 02/06/2024
Namibian President Hage Geingob passed away at age 82 on Sun, Feb 4. He had served as Namibia’s third president since 2015, and is succeeded by his…

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Added on: 02/06/2024
Transgender woman Nayab Ali is running in Thursday’s elections in Pakistan, aiming for a seat in the National Assembly. In traditionally conservative Pakistan, where no transgender person…

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Added on: 02/06/2024
Persecuted and prosecuted in their home country, some members of Russia’s LGBT community have been driven abroad — and hundreds have moved to Argentina, where their civil…

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Added on: 02/05/2024
LGBTQ+ Palestinians in danger due to their sexual orientation can request asylum in Israel, the Tel Aviv District Court for Administrative Affairs ruled on Sunday, according to KAN…

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Added on: 02/05/2024
02/04/2024
In the corridors of power and the shadows of society, a chilling tale unfolds in Iran, tugging at the threads of cultural stigma, societal prejudice, and governmental…

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Added on: 02/05/2024
02/04/2024
Reports from Russia indicate a young woman in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, east of Moscow, has been arrested and charged for wearing rainbow-colored earrings in violation…

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Added on: 02/04/2024
02/02/2024
Rights groups expect Uganda’s Constitutional Court to issue a verdict imminently on an appeal against the strict anti-LGBTQ+ law the country passed last year that imposed the…

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Added on: 02/04/2024
Russians courts have convicted the first two people on charges of LGBTQ extremism following the Supreme Court’s decision in November to ban the “international LGBT movement”. One…

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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: 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
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
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: 01/26/2024
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: 01/25/2024
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…

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Added on: 01/24/2024
01/23/2024
Disgraced former President Jacob Zuma has raised alarms within the LGBTIQ+ community by seemingly spearheading a campaign to undermine the hard-won rights of same-sex couples in South…

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Added on: 01/24/2024
01/23/2024
The World Health Organization (WHO) established an expert advisory group on transgender health, seeking guidance from a transgender former prostitute who called the line of work “empowering”…

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Added on: 01/24/2024
For decades, same-sex Estonian couples could only register as co-habitants or domestic partners. As of 2024, they have the same right to marry as heterosexual couples. Minister…

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Added on: 01/24/2024
01/23/2024
Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orbán has claimed that ‘no money in the world’ would make him accept LGBTQ+ “propaganda” after the EU froze funding to the country…

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Added on: 01/23/2024
01/23/2024
The children of dozens of same-sex couples in Italy could see the name of their non-biological parent removed from their birth certificates, an ongoing trial may soon…

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Added on: 01/23/2024
Human rights groups are pushing the University of Ghana to take stronger action in response to a widely publicized anti-gay attack that occurred on a university campus…

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Added on: 01/22/2024
01/22/2024
Uganda’s heavily criticised Anti-Homosexuality Act could pose a major threat to the country’s efforts to prevent the spread of HIV. When the Anti-Homosexuality Act was enacted last year, the…

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Added on: 01/22/2024
01/21/2024
Burundi’s President, Évariste Ndayishimiye, has come under sharp criticism from Human Rights Watch, the US and the EU for expressing support for the public execution of LGBTIQ+…

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Added on: 01/22/2024
01/21/2024
In November, Russia’s Supreme Court ruled the “international LGBT movement” to be an extremist organisation, effectively outlawing LGBT activism in the country and placing anyone the authorities…

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Added on: 01/20/2024
01/19/2024
Russia’s Internal Affairs Ministry has begun calling transgender people in for questioning in St. Petersburg and the Arkhangelsk region, reports human rights organization Sphere. Police officers are…

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Added on: 01/19/2024
A woman in Russia’s Saratov region faces charges for the first time ever of “demonstrating an extremist organisation’s symbols” after posting an image of the LGBT’s rainbow…

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Added on: 01/19/2024
In an ever-worsening climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in East Africa, Burundian president Évariste Ndayishimiye has added fuel to the fire. Speaking with journalists on…

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Added on: 01/18/2024
01/17/2024
The ink was barely dry on Russia’s decision to outlaw what it called the “international LGBT public movement” as extremist when masked police raided a bar in central…

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Added on: 01/17/2024
01/16/2024
The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland convenes leaders from government, business, and civil society to address the state of the world and discuss…

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Added on: 01/15/2024
01/14/2024
The Ghana Education Service (GES) is accused of encouraging anti-LGBTQ+ sentiment and discrimination by unnecessarily singling out same-sex sexual conduct in schools as misconduct. Human rights group Rightify…