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Added on: 02/02/2019
01/29/2019
A Greek bishop has been given a seven-month suspended jail sentence for inciting homophobic hatred and abusing ecclesiastical office. Bishop Amvrosios of Kalavryta, whose name is Athanassios…

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Added on: 02/02/2019
The passing of a bill on sexual violence, which has been deliberated on by the House of Representatives since 2016, is at risk of being delayed again,…

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Added on: 02/02/2019
Diallo (a pseudonym), a human rights activist in Maroua, reports. A homosexual couple was surprised in the midst of love-making one morning last October in a shop in…

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Added on: 02/01/2019
01/30/2019
28 US states are still lacking in basic equality for LGBT people, according to the Human Rights Campaign’s State Equality Index. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation…

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Added on: 02/01/2019
Dikeh made the positive comment on Instagram in support of Jussie Smollet, an African-American Nollywood actor who was recently brutally attacked by two men, which many are now…

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Added on: 01/31/2019
1/29/2019
A mayor in Indonesia has ordered the arrest of LGBT+ people so religious authorities can conduct exorcisms on them. Mayor of Padang Mahyeldi Ansharullah has used the…

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Added on: 01/31/2019
01/29/2019
In a landmark reform, 155 parliamentarians voted for Angola’s first overhaul of the criminal statute books since gaining independence from Portugal. They voted to drop the colonial…

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Added on: 01/30/2019
01/29/2019
Residents of Barcelona have shown their support for the queer community after the city’s LGBT+ centre was vandalised just over one week after opening. The Centre LGBTI Barcelona opened…

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Added on: 01/30/2019
01/29/2019
Gay congressman Jean Wyllys, who fled Brazil in fear of his life, will be replaced by another gay politician. Wyllys, a pioneering gay politician in the country,…

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Added on: 01/30/2019
01/29/2019
The Russian LGBT Network has requested that Russia’s Federal Investigative Committee look into reports of renewed arrests, torture, and killings of those suspected of being LGBTQ in…

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Added on: 01/30/2019
01/29/2019
While much recent attention has been focused on the LGBT community in Chechnya and the wider North Caucasus, sexual minorities in Central Asia live under significant pressure…

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Added on: 01/29/2019
01/28/2019
The situation in Chechnya is urgent. That’s why nearly one hundred people flocked to a rally outside of the Russian embassy in London to call for an end to…

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Added on: 01/29/2019
01/29/2019
Imagine living a lie. A life of lies, secrecy and often depression only to conform to cultural norms so that you or your family isn’t endangered or…

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Added on: 01/28/2019
01/28/2019
A violent crackdown on LGBT people in the Russian region of Chechnya has resulted in the arrest and torture of dozens of people so far. Advocates, attorneys,…

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Added on: 01/28/2019
01/26/2019
Taipei, Jan. 26 (CNA) A Taiwanese volunteer who went to China recently to campaign against its sexual orientation therapies sees the LGBT communities on both sides of…

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Added on: 01/28/2019
An Egyptian television anchor was unexpectedly sentenced to one year in prison for interviewing a gay man on TV last week. The conviction of Mohamed Al-Ghaity, a host on the satellite…

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Added on: 01/28/2019
01/26/2019
As the world marks Holocaust Memorial Day on Sunday (January 27), PinkNews remembers all those in the LGBT+ community that were persecuted by the Nazis—and how the…

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Added on: 01/28/2019
01/27/2019
The fate of LGBT community of Chandigarh swiveled into a different alley when Dhananjay Chauhan, a transgender student, led the campaign on Panjab University campus for a…

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Added on: 01/28/2019
01/27/2019
Rainbow flags flew high and gay anthems blasted out over Yangon’s river as a flotilla of boats took to the water of Myanmar’s biggest city on Saturday…

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Added on: 01/28/2019
01/26/2019
A long and tender kiss between two women in downtown Panama on Friday was a quiet but symbolic message from the LGBT community to the visiting Pope…

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Added on: 01/26/2019
Activists warn that the LGBT panic in Indonesia is not only causing wide scale discrimination and persecution against the protected minority group, it is also helping to create a…

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Added on: 01/26/2019
Until recently a flag, painted on the balustrade, contrasted the otherwise concrete-grey waterfront next to the Angara River, which trenches the city of Irkutsk into halves. Its…

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Added on: 01/25/2019
01/23/2019
A prominent police officer in Nigeria has told gay people to “leave the country or face prosecution.” Dolapo Badmos, a Chief Superintendent and Lagos State Police Command spokesperson, also…

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Added on: 01/25/2019
Dozens of LGBT+ refugees living in a shelter run by the United Nations in Kenya were taken to hospital after falling sick on Thursday, days after they…

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Added on: 01/24/2019
01/22/2019
The Russian LGBT Network, which announced on January 14 that it had received word of a new wave of arrests and torture in the Russian republic of Chechnya, has…

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Added on: 01/24/2019
01/23/2019
At the United Nations this past May, Uzbek Deputy Justice Minister Mahmud Istamov committed the authoritarian regime he serves to over 200 reforms proposed by the UN…

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Added on: 01/24/2019
Angola has finally shed the divisive “vices against nature” provision in its law, widely interpreted to be a ban on homosexual conduct. Taking things one step further, the government…

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Added on: 01/23/2019
01/21/2019
“I once told Martin that although I loved being his wife and a mother, if that was all I did I would have gone crazy. I felt…

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Added on: 01/23/2019
01/21/2019
THE UK Home Office has deferred the removal from Scotland of a young asylum seeker who is currently in the Dungavel detention centre. Isabella Katjiparatijivi, a 29-year-old from Namibia,…

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Added on: 01/22/2019
01/18/2019
In Kenya, February 22 2019 could be an anniversary remembered for generations. This is the date on which a three-judge bench at the Constitutional Court in Nairobi…