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WORLD-Workplace-index-Japan-survey-stories-of-the-year-Buttigieg

  WORLD Workplace index, Japan survey, stories of the year, Buttigieg

Two years after the India's Supreme Court decriminalized homosexuality, employment for the LGBTQ community is slowly gaining acceptance in the private sector—to the point where there is now an India Workplace Equality Index, RFI.fr reported. The ...


 
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  Gay influencers called out for partying in Mexico during pandemic

A social-media account called GaysOverCovid has been exposing the gay men of the world for continuing their hard-partying, jet-setting lifestyles in the midst of a pandemic, according to media outlets such as DListed.com. For instance, Chicago-based ...


 
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  WORLD Lithuania outlook, HIV/AIDS and COVID, lawyer arrested, trans youth

Lithuania appears set to legalize same-sex civil partnerships next year, but same-sex marriage could be up to a decade away, according to Tomas Raskevicius—the country's only openly LGBT+ lawmaker, Reuters reported. "We're going to submit t ...


 
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  WORLD Gender-identity studies, religion items, Hungary's ban

Romania's Constitutional Court overturned a ban on gender-identity studies voted through by lawmakers but which rights groups and universities said would infringe on human rights and fuel discrimination, Openly News ...


 
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  Switzerland's parliament okays marriage equality, residents to have final say

On Dec. 18, the Swiss parliament approved a bill allowing same-sex couples to marry, finally bringing the nation in line with much of Europe on LGBTQ rights, TheLocal.ch reported. However, the Swiss residents themselves will have ...


 
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  International LGBTI Assn reports on criminalization, 69 countries have bans

--From a press release

Geneva, 15 Dec. 2020 — Despite considerable progress in legal protection for lesbian, gay and bisexual people, 69 UN member States continue to criminalise consensual same-sex activity, ILGA World (The ...


 
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  WORLD: Bhutan's pro-gay move, LGBTQ+ refugees, official comes out

A joint sitting of both houses of Bhutan's parliament approved a bill to legalize gay sex, making the tiny Himalayan kingdom the latest Asian nation to take steps toward easing restrictions on same-sex relationships, Reuters reported. ...


 
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  England allows gay and bisexual men to donate blood

England has relaxed blood-donation rules for gay and bisexual men. Gay and bisexual men will be able to donate blood more easily from next summer following a landmark policy change, The Guardian reported. Men in a ...


 
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  WORLD Dutch apology, Swiss gov't, Victory Institute, 'Queer Japan'

The Dutch government issued a formal apology to transgender and intersex citizens who were required to undergo sterilization surgeries to legally change their gender and agreed to compensate some of those who underwent the procedures, The ...


 
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  WORLD German soldiers, UK HIV rates, OutRight, Chopin

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government agreed on a draft bill that would compensate gay soldiers who faced discrimination in the armed forces between 1955 and 2000, TheLocal.de reported. Under the proposed law, which needs to be approved ...


 
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  WORLD European Union, groundbreaking case, Caster Semenya

The European Union announced its first strategy to protect the rights of LGBTQ+ people, out.com noted. Many saw the development as a response to the rising anti-LGBTQ+ hate and rhetoric in Poland and Hungary. The new ...


 
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  WORLD Trans deaths, China census, Rob Halford, Hungary measure

Globally, at least 350 transgender people have been killed this year (2020)—a figure that has risen since last year's total of 331, Forbes noted. The annual list, released for Transgender Day of Remembrance (Nov. 20) by ...


 
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  WORLD Canada museum, gay NZ leader, marriage items, 'Drag Race'

The embattled Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) said it's planning sweeping changes to rebuild the organization more than four months after staff came forward with shocking allegations of racism and LGBT censorship, CBC.ca reported. The ...


 
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  WORLD Taiwan marriages, Nigeria court, protests, GQ Awards

Two women became the first military officers to marry their same-sex civilian partners at a mass military wedding in Taiwan—marking another landmark for LGBTQ+ rights in Asia, CNN.com reported. The island's defense ministry called it an ...


 
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  VIEWPOINT Is Pope Francis' support of civil unions just lip service?

Pope Francis has expressed support for civil unions in the Catholic Church. Once again, the pontiff has sent shockwaves across the globe to 1.3 billion of his followers with another LGBTQ- affirming statement. However, this one ...


 
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  WORLD Church leaders, Amnesty International, students

Pope Francis included a U.S. archbishop who has made several strong, positive statements about LGBTQ people in the group of 13 church leaders named cardinals; there are also a bishop from the island nation of Malta ...


 
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  Pope calls for same-sex civil unions in documentary (UPDATED)

In a departure from the position held by the Vatican's doctrinal office, Pope Francis called for the passage of civil union laws for same-sex couples in a documentary that aired in Rome, NBC News noted. "Homosexuals ...


 
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  WORLD French plan, 'gay panic' defense, trans youth case, Northern Triangle

The French government unveiled a national plan to combat hatred and discrimination against LGBTQ people, and the initiative emphasises the importance of inclusive education in stamping out homophobia, RFI.fr reported. The three-year plan aims to make ...


 
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  WORLD India couple, Japan items, pro-trans writers, Nigeria job fair

In India, a same-sex couple approached the Delhi High Court seeking legal recognition of their marriage under the Foreign Marriage Act, India.com reported. The petitioners, an Indian citizen and an overseas citizen, are two gay men ...


 
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  Threat to marriage equality looms at Supreme Court, Lambda Legal responds

--From a press release

(Washington, D.C., October 5, 2020) — Today, in a statement in Davis v. Ermold, authored by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and joined by Justice Samuel Alito, the Justices indicated a desire to overturn Obergefell v. ...


 
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  WORLD Egypt arrests, Trans Legal Mapping Report, designer dies

In Egypt, authorities are accused of using dating apps and social media to track down and arrest queer folks in their latest attempt to "clean the streets," Out.com noted. Human Rights Watch interviewed 15 people who ...


 
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  WORLD Iran report, Uruguay Pride parade, anti-gay terrorist

A new survey—"Hidden Wounds: A Research Report on Violence Against LGBTI in Iran," published by the Iranian Lesbian and Transgender Network, 6Rang—is shedding light on the atrocities LGBTQ+ Iranians face on a daily basis, Out.com reported. ...


 
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  WORLD Barbados items, EU's criticism, Billie Jean King, Equality Act

Barbados is ready to grant legal status to same-sex couples, in a major breakthrough for gay rights lobbying in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) region, The Jamaica Gleaner reported. Gov. General Dame Sandra Mason made the announcement ...


 
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  WORLD Argentina pro-trans move, Canada survey, Uganda groups, sports items

Argentina President Alberto Fernandez is now requiring 1% of public sector jobs be set aside for transgender people, LGBTQ Nation noted, citing Pagina 12. Fernandez signed a decree that reads, "Every [trans] person has a right ...


 
WORLD-Vancouver-protest-dating-apps-Budapest-Pride-N-Ireland-marriages

  WORLD Vancouver protest, dating apps, Budapest Pride, N. Ireland marriages

In Canada, protesters held a beach dance party in Vancouver's West End night in a bid to disrupt an event by a Toronto preacher who has been accused of anti-LGBTQ hate speech, CBC.ca reported. David Lynn, ...


 
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  WORLD Tom of Finland, India items, Denmark legislation, PrEP study

The works of the iconic Finnish artist Tom of Finland will be exhibited in Japan for the first time ever, a press release noted. The exhibition is the result of a collaboration between the Finnish Institute ...


 
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  WORLD Foreign aid policy, India trans council, torture claims, rainbow flag

The lead U.S. foreign aid agency has proposed a new policy on gender and women's empowerment that eliminates any mention of transgender people or contraceptives, ProPublica reported. The draft policy released by the U.S. Agency for ...


 
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  WORLD Pride events, Queensland, Costa Rica refuge, George Michael

The pandemic may have forced Pride organizers to cancel their planned march this year in Sarajevo, but activists say they will compensate for this loss with many other activities, BalkanInsight.com noted. Preparations for the march—scheduled for ...


 
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  World Rugby's proposed ban on transgender women sparks outcry

Citing recent research, a 38-page World Rugby transgender working group draft document is proposing a ban on transgender women from playing women's rugby. An anonymous leaked the draft document to The Guardian. Windy City Times was ...


 
WORLD-Israel-incident-Cayman-marriage-singer-comes-out-Poland-arrests

  WORLD Israel incident, Cayman marriage, singer comes out, Poland arrests

The Israel Police arrested a 16-year-old from the central Israeli city of Lod on suspicion that he took part in a violent attack on two young gay men in the Jaffa Port, Haaretz reported. The suspect ...


 
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  WORLD Human Rights Watch items, Indian prince, British Vogue

A Human Rights Watch report says that gay and bisexual men in Syria, along with transgender women, have been suffering horrific sexual violence in that nation during its civil war, Out.com noted. (The report is based ...


 
WORLD-Polish-anti-LGBT-zones-conversion-therapy-HRCs-Chile-report

  WORLD Polish anti-LGBT zones, conversion therapy, HRC's Chile report

A Polish court annulled a town's LGBT-free zone declaration, Out.com noted, citing Polsat News. The provincial administrative court in Radom invalidated the Klwow Commune Council's resolution because the term "LGBT-free" refers to ...


 
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  Panelists share anti-LGBTQ+ experiences in 'Torture' virtual discussion

The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) hosted a virtual event entitled "Reclaiming Identity: LGBTQ Experiences of Torture, Persecution, and Healing," on July 22. It showcased the experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals who have been tortured and ...


 
Activists-fight-against-anti-LGBTQ-zones-and-bias-in-Poland

  Activists fight against anti-LGBTQ+ zones and bias in Poland

There is a crisis happening in the LGBTQ+ community in Poland, as in many countries around the world. Poland's historically patriarchal and Christian values are deeply woven into social and political settings—and the effects on the ...


 
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  MOVIES Film probes Chechen's anti-LGBTQ atrocities

The Toronto-based LGBT-rights advocacy Rainbow Railroad hosted an online discussion of the HBO documentary Welcome to Chechnya on July 16. That film, which premiered last month, details both hostilities facing LGBTQ persons in that Russian state, ...


 
WORLD-Israels-lawmakers-Poland-Pride-flag-Global-Pride-grants

  WORLD Israel's lawmakers, Poland, Pride flag, Global Pride grants

Israel swore in its latest openly gay lawmaker recently—marking a record for the country considered a regional pioneer on LGBT rights despite opposition from religious conservatives, VOA News reported. Yorai Lahav Hertzanu ...


 
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  WORLD Conversion therapy, Thai measure, gay bars vandalized, Global Pride

The United Nations' Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity called for a global ban on the practices of so-called "conversion therapy," ...


 
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  Instagram excludes harmful conversion therapy groups, Born Perfect applauds

--From a press release

MENLO PARK, CA — Instagram announced today that it will exclude content that promotes the harmful practice of conversion therapy — a step taken by the Facebook-owned social media platform to curtail online hatred and harmful ...


 
Activists-fight-against-anti-LGBTQ-zones-and-bias-in-Poland

  Activists fight against anti-LGBTQ+ zones and bias in Poland

There is a crisis happening in the LGBTQ+ community in Poland, as in many countries around the world. Poland's historically patriarchal and Christian values are deeply woven into social and political settings—and the effects on the ...


 
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  United Nations call for a global ban on conversion therapy, Born Perfect comments

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — Today, the United Nations' Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity called for a global ban on the practices ...


 
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  WORLD African country's pro-LGBT move, Pride marches, lesbian singer

In a landmark decision on July 6, the Senate of Gabon voted to decriminalize same-sex relations with 59 votes in favor, 17 against and four abstentions, Outright International noted. The move to decriminalize was supported by ...


 
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  World-first Global LGBTQIA+ Pride viewed by 57M+

--From a press release

Global Pride, the 27-hour virtual Pride that took place on June 27, reached a worldwide audience of 57,050,978 viewers in at least 163 countries, organisers have confirmed. Broadcast on the YouTube channels of Todrick Hall and ...


 
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  WORLD Russian trans woman's win, Pride marches, museum CEO resigns

In Russia, a transgender woman won a landmark decision for trans rights and recognition after being fired from her job—but is now living in fear after her personal information was made public by Russian media, according ...


 
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  Global divide on homosexuality persists but acceptance has grown over two decades

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 25, 2020) — Despite major changes in laws and norms surrounding the issue of same-sex marriage and the rights of LGBT people around the world, a new ...


 
LGBTQIs-face-rampant-bias-in-Venezuela-sparking-asylum-in-nearby-countries

  LGBTQIs face rampant bias in Venezuela, sparking asylum in nearby countries

In the United States, Pride Month is known for widespread festivities, parade floats, rainbow-colored everything and celebration of self-identity. In Venezuela, Pride Month looks quite different for those who are part of the LGBTQI community. In ...


 
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  WORLD Israel news, Egyptian activist dies, Spanish singer comes out

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers behind the four largest pride parades in Israel—Haifa, Jerusalem, Be'er Sheva and Tel Aviv-Yafo—jointly decided to postpone their prospective parades, hoping they will be able ...


 
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  WORLD Global Pride, trans woman attacked, Poland items, singer comes out

Organizers of the June 27 virtual event Global Pride said that former U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden, U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ireland Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and artists Laverne ...


 
WORLD-Trans-womans-death-NZ-trans-politician-cyberattack

  WORLD Trans woman's death, NZ trans politician, cyberattack

In Colombia, trans woman Alejandra Monocuco died with coronavirus symptoms after paramedics learned she was HIV-positive and allegedly refused to treat her, PinkNews reported. She lived in the Santa Fe neighborhood of Bogota and was a ...


 
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  WORLD Zambia pardon, fashion house, HIV+ mayor, Costa Rica marriage

Zambia's president pardoned a gay couple sentenced to 15 years in prison in November under colonial-era sodomy laws in a case that caused a diplomatic conflict with the United States, Reuters reported. Japhet Chataba, 39, and ...


 
WORLD-New-HIV-news-Catholic-event-conversion-therapy-Hungary-anti-trans-bill-

  WORLD New HIV news, Catholic event, conversion therapy, Hungary anti-trans bill

A global trial stated that a new HIV drug injected every two months effectively reduces the rate of infection, and provides longer and stronger protection, than taking pills, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. The four-year trial—conducted ...


 
-Costa-Rica-celebrates-marriage-equality-

  Costa Rica celebrates marriage equality

As of midnight on May 26, Costa Rica became the first country in Central America (and the 28th United Nations member state) to legalize same-sex marriage after a groundbreaking court ruling came into effect. Reuters reported ...


 
Global-panel-looks-at-impact-of-COVID-19-on-LGBTQI-people

  Global panel looks at impact of COVID-19 on LGBTQI people

Following the release of OutRight Action International's report "Vulnerability Amplified: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on LGBTIQ People," the United Nations (UN) LGBTI Core Group hosted a virtual panel "The Impact of COVID-19 on LGBTIQ ...


 
WORLD-Violence-in-Mexico-rainbow-drawings-youth-survey-Israeli-Pride-events-

  WORLD Violence in Mexico, rainbow drawings, youth survey, Israeli Pride events

Mexico is seeing a surge of extreme violence toward LGBT+ people in its deadliest year in half a decade, rights group Letra S. said, citing cases of victims brutally stabbed and brazenly killed in public, Reuters ...


 
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  Tinley Park asked to support LGBTQ rights in Polish sister city

Activists in Europe are calling on Tinley Park residents and village officials to show support for LGBTQ rights in a sister-city community in Poland, The Chicago Tribune reported. European rights groups want Tinley Park and other ...


 
WORLD-Blood-donation-ban-Kenyan-refugees-trans-activist-club-COVID-19-outbreak

  WORLD Blood-donation ban, Kenyan refugees, trans activist, club COVID-19 outbreak

The top court in Brazil ruled the country's ban on men who have sex with men (MSM) from donating blood is unconstitutional, The Washington Blade noted, citing Reuters. Seven of the 11 judges who sit on ...


 
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  Germany's parliament bans conversion therapy

Germany's parliament passed a law banning so-called "gay conversion therapy" for young people nationwide, media reports noted. The legislation is intended to stop groups offering the service—which claims to be able to ...


 
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  Ida B. Wells, two Black gay men win Pulitzer Prizes

Ida B. Wells (1862-1931)—a Chicago investigative journalist, educator and an early leader in the civil rights movement—received a special citation when the 2020 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced May 4 ...


 
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  Federal, private sectors unite in mental health, suicide prevention response

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Recognizing the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the country's mental health and well-being, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance), which serves as the ...


 
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  Survey: One in four LGBT Colombians have attempted suicide

Findings from the largest and most comprehensive study conducted on LGBT people in Colombia A new survey from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law and the Colombia Collaborative Project finds that the majority (72%) ...


 
WORLD-Turkish-president-Honduras-killing-Pope-Benedict-Tom-of-Finland

  WORLD Turkish president, Honduras killing, Pope Benedict, Tom of Finland

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan supported Turkey's top Muslim cleric, who caused a firestorm by claiming homosexuality "brings disease and causes this generation to decay," NBC News reported. In his first sermon during the holy month ...


 
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  WORLD China couple, Finland adoption, Pride masks, Morocco influencer

A Chinese lesbian couple's landmark court battle over the custody of their two children has stirred debate over LGBT rights and put a spotlight on the absence of a same-sex marriage law, Reuters reported. Shanghai resident ...


 
WORLD-HIV-Ugandan-men-employment-lawsuit-Chilean-rejection

  WORLD HIV+ Ugandan men, employment lawsuit, Chilean rejection

Mbarara Rise Foundation (MRF) issued a statement expressing concern about the safety, well-being and health of LGBTQI persons living in Uganda and, especially, for HIV-positive gay men. Founder/Executive Director Real ...


 
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  WORLD Canada and COVID-19, Indonesia incident, Panama policy

The organization Egale, partnering with INNOVATIVE Research Group, presented a timeline that shows the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on Canada's LGBTQI2S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and two-spirit) ...


 
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  WORLD Trans Day of Visibility, Hong Kong judge, Ugandan police, Elton John

On the International Trans Day of Visibility (March 31), Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David issued a message. "Transgender and non-binary people face significant cultural, legal and economic challenges, but ...


 
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  International Prides coming together for June 27 event amid COVID-19 cancellations

Pride organizations around the world have come together to organize a "Global Pride" event on Saturday, June 27, in response to the hundreds of Pride celebrations that have been cancelled or postponed because of the COVID-19 ...


 
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  WORLD Singapore ruling, athlete comes out, Canadian gym owner, UK Black Pride

Singapore's highest court upheld a law that criminalizes sex between men, dismissing three separate appeals that argued that the legislation was unconstitutional, Reuters reported. The ruling came after challenges last year to ...


 
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  International AIDS Conference to go digital

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020), to be held July 6-10, will become the first virtual edition of the International AIDS Conference. An announcement from AIDS 2020 International Chair Anton ...


 
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  WORLD Mass wedding, 100-year-old gay actor, Kenyan archive, Russian activist

Earlier this month, more than 140 LGBTQ couples tied the knot in a collective wedding organized by Rainbow Caravan, a Mexico City government campaign aimed at eliminating discrimination against LGBTQ people, NBC News reported. On the ...


 
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  WORLD Non-binary ruling, Qantas grounded, trans actor, conversion therapy

A British court ruled out adding a third option on passports for people who define themselves as neither male nor female, following a lengthy legal battle, Openly News reported. The Court of Appeal ruled in favour ...


 
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  WORLD Travel meeting postponed, Hong Kong ruling, African refugees, Grindr sold

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association—scheduled to take place in Milan, Italy—has been postponed to September/October because of coronavirus concerns, an organizational press release announced. The release stated, "The outbreak of ...


 
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  WORLD Effigy in Croatia, conversion therapy, Israel law

Croatia President Zoran Milanovic condemned the burning of an effigy of two men and a child at a festival weeks after the country's highest court ruled that same-sex couples could foster children, Reuters reported. Organizers of ...


 
WORLD-Bollywood-film-UK-employers-assault-Rainbow-Railroad

  WORLD Bollywood film, UK employers, assault, Rainbow Railroad

The India film capital of Bollywood is releasing its first major romantic comedy with a lead gay character, Advocate.com noted. Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan (translation: Be Extra Careful About Marriage) stars Ayushmann Khurrana as a young ...


 
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  WORLD Marriage in Mexico, European report, arrests in journalist's murder

The Congress in the Mexican state of Sonora is now getting pressure from federal legislators to approve a measure allowing for same-sex marriages, Fronteras reported. More than six months have passed since that measure was introduced ...


 
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  WORLD Swiss vote, Northern Ireland wedding, Tanzania report, bishops convene

In Switzerland, voters backed a referendum to extending anti-racism legislation to cover sexual orientation—defying critics who had claimed such a move would be an infringement of free speech, The Guardian reported. Unlike many of its western ...


 
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  WORLD Croatian couple, Church of England, detained in Mauritania, tennis

In Croatia, the Social Welfare Center in Zagreb again rejected the foster care application submitted by Ivo Segota and Mladen Kozic, who are life partners in the country, Total Croatia News reported. By doing so, the ...


 





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