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Added on: 12/22/2023
12/20/2023
LAGOS, Dec 20 (Openly) – Behind a tall metal door in a suburb of Lagos lies a world of fun, fashion and flamboyance that most Nigerians have…

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Added on: 12/22/2023
12/21/2023
LONDON – Gay and transgender Russians say they fear further attacks on their rights following a Supreme Court ruling that designated LGBTQ+ activists as “extremists,” with some in…

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Added on: 12/20/2023
Gabon has wavered on whether to decriminalize homosexuality or not. Modern Gabon had never criminalized gay sex until 2019, when it enacted a law providing up to…

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Added on: 12/19/2023
12/18/2023
The Constitutional Court of Uganda has begun hearing the first challenge to a draconian anti-gay law that has triggered criticism from the United Nations and led to…

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Added on: 12/18/2023
12/17/2023
South Africa has one of the most progressive constitutions and laws in the world when it comes to human rights, including respecting the rights of women and…

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Added on: 12/17/2023
Last month’s Gay Games seemed to go off well, despite getting the cold shoulder from Hong Kong’s government. Unlike in other countries, where local governments have provided…

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Added on: 12/15/2023
12/14/2023
A 25-year-old gay man who has been living and working in Edmonton since 2018 is concerned for his safety because he’s being deported back to Uganda. The man,…

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Added on: 12/15/2023
The parliament of Ghana has begun debate on provisions of the bill formerly known as “the worst anti-LGBTQ bill ever”. The debate has ranged through a variety of…

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Added on: 12/13/2023
Russian riot police raided an LGBT club in Yekaterinburg less than two weeks after Russia’s Supreme Court banned the activities of the “international LGBT movement” — which…

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Added on: 12/12/2023
12/11/2023
The Constitutional Court of Uganda has tentatively scheduled December 18 as the commencement date for the landmark trial challenging the constitutionality of the country’s inhuman Anti-Homosexuality Act….

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Added on: 12/11/2023
12/10/2023
Photographer Ksenia Kuleshova calls the subjects in her new book, Ordinary People, her “heroes.” That’s how she described them even before the Russian Supreme Court declared the “international…

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Added on: 12/10/2023
12/8/2023
Thabsie Mabezane, a transgender woman and LGBT+ activist in South Africa, was aware of personal safety when she met a man on the dating app Tinder earlier…

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Added on: 12/08/2023
12/07/2023
Last week, Russia’s highest court deemed what it called the “international LGBT movement” to be an extremist organisation and banned its activities in the country. This is…

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Added on: 12/07/2023
12/06/2023
LGBTQ+ activists have been targeted by authorities in Jordan, in what human rights groups are calling a crackdown on free expression. Jordan’s General Intelligence Department (GID) and…

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Added on: 12/07/2023
12/06/2023
KAMPALA, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Uganda’s government on Wednesday denounced the United States’ expansion of visa restrictions against its officials, accusing Washington of pushing an “LGBT agenda”…

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Added on: 12/07/2023
12/06/2023
Draconian laws and repression are forcing Russia’s LGBT community out of the country, but those who cannot escape face an increasingly grim fate. “My friends and I…

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Added on: 12/07/2023
12/04/2023
When a clip of two men dancing at a party in Ethiopia was posted to TikTok, it unleashed a torrent of homophobic hatred and eventually forced one…

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Added on: 12/06/2023
Russia’s recent “extremist” designation of a loosely defined “LGBT movement” has led to a surge in emergency evacuations from the country, independent media reported Tuesday, citing the…

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Added on: 12/05/2023
“Gay or not gay, Uganda’s AHA is coming for you.” That is human rights lawyer Nicholas Opiyo’s description of the effects of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023 (AHA),…

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Added on: 12/03/2023
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), an Islamic group, has asked President Bola Tinubu to shun the “LGBT accord which will legalise lesbianism, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)…

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Added on: 12/03/2023
12/02/2023
Anti-homosexuality laws stop people from accessing lifesaving health services and seriously impede progress on eliminating HIV, a senior UN official has said. Sixty-seven countries have laws that…

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Added on: 12/01/2023
Bangkok, Dec 1 (EFE).- Activist groups called for a review of plans for the inauguration of a rehabilitation center for LGBT+ people and individuals considered “deviant” in…

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Added on: 12/01/2023
Human rights groups have begun reacting to the decision by Russia’s Supreme Court on Thursday to deem the “International LGBT Public Movement” an “extremist organisation”. Gay human rights…

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Added on: 11/29/2023
11/28/2023
Members of Russia’s LGBTQ community fear a court ruling due on Thursday will label them “extremists” and pave the way for arrests and prosecutions of those who…

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Added on: 11/29/2023
11/28/2023
Qatari security services reportedly detained and interrogated a former Qatar Airways flight attendant for wearing “tinted moisturizer,” which is perceived by authorities as a sign of possible…

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Added on: 11/28/2023
11/27/2023
The Iranian LGBTQ+ community has long been kept invisible by mainstream overseas Iranian opposition, but a US LGBTQ+ award to exiled Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi seems to…

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Added on: 11/28/2023
11/27/2023
Homosexuality should not be a criminal offence and people should be helped to understand the issue better, a top cardinal from Ghana has told the BBC. Cardinal…

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Added on: 11/26/2023
11/21/2023
Namibia’s High Court is set to deliver a judgment in May in a case that could see the decriminalisation of gay sex in the southern African country….

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Added on: 11/25/2023
11/24/2023
Transgender orthodoxy may soon become a litmus test for parenthood, according to the logic of a new policy working its way through the Department of Health and…

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Added on: 11/24/2023
11/23/2023
Activists have expressed their disappointment over the Equality Court’s failure to address blatant discrimination against an LGBTIQ+ asylum seeker by the Department of Home Affairs. The case revolves…