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  Nearly two-thirds of Swiss residents vote for marriage equality

Almost two-thirds of Switzerland's voters backed the government's plan to introduce same-sex marriage in a referendum held Sept. 26, with campaigners calling it a historic day for gay rights in Switzerland, Yahoo! News reported, citing AFP. ...


 
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  WORLD Marches, world leaders, Swiss marriage, soccer match

Thousands of people including soldiers and diplomats marched peacefully through the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv in an annual Pride parade despite some opposition to an event called off last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, Reuters ...


 
WORLD-Germanys-compensation-Lyra-McKee-LGBTQ-Afghans-tennis-player

  WORLD Germany's compensation, Lyra McKee, LGBTQ Afghans, tennis player

Germany has compensated almost 250 people who were prosecuted or investigated under a Nazi-era law criminalizing homosexuality, according to euronews. By September, 317 people had applied for compensation for their ...


 
Pope-again-refuses-to-bless-same-sex-marriages

  Pope again refuses to bless same-sex marriages

Pope Francis told reporters recently on a return flight from Hungary that the Catholic Church is unable to bless same-sex marriages because marriage is a divine sacrament between a man and a woman, per The Advocate. ...


 
SOCCER-Lloyd-scores-five-goals-as-US-women-rout-Paraguay

  SOCCER Lloyd scores five goals as U.S. women rout Paraguay

Scoring five goals in a soccer match can be called a glut or even a "repoker." Whatever it's called, Carli Lloyd accomplished that incredible feat as the U.S. women's national team routed Paraguay 9-0 in Cleveland ...


 
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  Gay Games XI postponed because of pandemic

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the upcoming Gay Games XI have been moved from November 2022 to November 2023, Outsports reported. "Given the ongoing uncertainty regarding the state of travel restrictions internationally and in Hong Kong, ...


 
WORLD-False-report-Indian-activist-dies-fashion-exhibit-LGBT-Awards

  WORLD False report, Indian activist dies, fashion exhibit, LGBT Awards

In Spain, a man who claimed eight hooded men carved an anti-gay slur on his butt using a knife in a horrific hate crime later said the act was consensual, according to out.com. According to police ...


 
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  MUSIC 'Global Citizen Live' to run Sept. 25-26

International advocacy organization Global Citizen announced the expansion of "Global Citizen Live" to include Los Angeles and London with an outdoor event in L.A., which is presented by Verizon, and headlined by Stevie Wonder with Adam ...


 
Dutch-study-Transgender-people-face-twice-the-odds-for-early-deaths

  Dutch study: Transgender people face twice the odds for early deaths

A long-term Dutch study revealed that transgender people have double the odds of dying early compared to folks whose identity matches the sex they were assigned at birth (cisgender), according to the U.S. News & World ...


 
Afghan-LGBTQs-in-peril-with-little-help-in-sight

  Afghan LGBTQs in peril, with little help in sight

Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of LGBT Afghan citizens, who dared to take modest steps toward living openly when their country was under the occupation and influence of a more tolerant "western culture," are now literally hiding in ...


 
WORLD-Anti-TGNC-vote-VeryGayRaptor-Brazilian-governor-Scottish-poll

  WORLD Anti-TGNC vote, #VeryGayRaptor, Brazilian governor, Scottish poll

In Australia, the government voted down workplace protections for transgender, non-binary and intersex people, OutInPerth.com reported. The senate was considering the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment ...


 
Ukraine-president-promises-to-fight-for-LGBTQ-rights

  Ukraine president promises to fight for LGBTQ rights

On Sept. 1, the president of Ukraine said his country will continue to fight anti-LGBTQ discrimination, The Washington Blade reported. "With U.S. support, Ukraine will continue to advance respect for human rights, civil liberties and fundamental ...


 
WORLD-WorldPride-items-Afghanistan-resident-Irish-exhibit-Poland

  WORLD WorldPride items, Afghanistan resident, Irish exhibit, Poland

The WorldPride 2021 Human Rights Conference that took place in Copenhagen was the largest in-person LGBTQ rights gathering since the pandemic began, the Los Angeles Blade reported. More than 1,000 LGBTQ activists from around the world ...


 
US-falls-to-Canada-in-womens-world-hockey-championships

  U.S. falls to Canada in women's world hockey championships

At the women's world hockey championships, Canada stunned the United States 5-1 on Aug. 26, CBC.ca reported. Jamie Lee Rattray scored twice for the Canadian team as the U.S. squad's win streak ended at 29 games. ...


 
WORLD-Trapped-in-Afghanistan-lesbian-pioneer-anti-gay-crimes-Valencias-bid

  WORLD Trapped in Afghanistan, lesbian pioneer, anti-gay crimes, Valencia's bid

Among the Americans trapped in the suburban areas of Kabul, Afghanistan, under Taliban control was Josie Thomas, 32, a transgender government contractor for the U.S. State Department and former U.S. Air Force Sergeant, The Washington Blade ...


 
WORLD-Kazakhstan-protest-anti-gay-attack-Taiwan-wedding-Olympics

  WORLD Kazakhstan protest, anti-gay attack, Taiwan wedding, Olympics

More than 100 people protested against an event planned by LGBT activists in Kazakhstan's northwestern city of Aqtobe, RFERL.org reported. The protesters said at the Aug. 8 rally that they would hand a petition to the ...


 
WORLD-Ghanas-bill-Pride-events-Gay-Games-race-car-driver

  WORLD Ghana's bill, Pride events, Gay Games, race-car driver

Ghanaian lawmakers are facing backlash over a bill before Ghana's parliament that aims to make LGBTQ-rights advocacy illegal, Voice of America reported. Eight lawmakers are sponsoring the bill, which would impose a maximum 10-year prison sentence ...


 
Canadian-becomes-first-out-trans-athlete-to-win-Olympic-medal

  Canadian becomes first out trans athlete to win Olympic medal

Canadian soccer star Quinn became the first openly transgender athlete to ever win an Olympic medal following their team's gold medal-winning win over Sweden on Aug. 6, NBC News reported. Canada's 3-2 win in penalty kicks ...


 
Olympics-US-womens-basketball-team-advances-to-semis

  Olympics: U.S. women's basketball team advances to semis

At the Tokyo Olympics, the U.S. women's basketball team advanced to the semifinals thanks to a 79-55 victory over Australia on Aug. 4. Last month in Las Vegas, the Australians stunned the Americans in an exhibition ...


 
Olympics-Transgender-weightlifter-exits-competition-early

  Olympics: Transgender weightlifter exits competition early

New Zealand transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard was knocked out of the women's 87+-kilogram competition early after failing on all three of her attempts, according to Yahoo! Sports. Hubbard was the only one of the 13 ...


 
WORLD-Central-America-migration-New-Zealand-asylum-Olympics

  WORLD Central America migration, New Zealand, asylum, Olympics

A State Department spokesperson said the United States will continue to urge the governments of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to protect LGBTQ rights as part of its efforts to address the "root causes" of migration ...


 
Olympics-US-womens-3x3-basketball-team-wins-gold-

  Olympics: U.S. women's 3x3 basketball team wins gold

The U.S. team of Stefanie Dolson, Allisha Gray, Kelsey Plum and Jackie Young won the first women's gold medal in the new Olympic sport of 3x3 basketball, The Chicago Tribune reported. Plum scored all five of ...


 
Olympics-Japan-tops-US-in-gold-medal-softball-game

  Olympics: Japan tops U.S. in gold-medal softball game

In the Olympics, host country Japan beat the United States 2-0 to take the gold medal on July 27. Softball was added to the games at host country Japan's request, and from the moment it became ...


 
Olympics-Womens-soccer-team-advances-to-quarterfinals

  Olympics: Women's soccer team advances to quarterfinals

United States women's national team (USWNT) forward Alex Morgan had a goal disallowed as the squad settled for a 0-0 tie with Australia in its final game of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics group stage, ESPN.com noted. ...


 
Gay-British-diver-wins-Olympic-gold

  Gay British diver wins Olympic gold

The British team of Tom Daley and Matty Lee narrowly won the 10-meter synchronized diving competition on July 26 at the Tokyo Olympics, upsetting favored China and keeping the diving powerhouse from any chance of a ...


 
WORLD-Marriage-in-Chile-Polish-website-Toronto-news-Reclaim-Pride-march

  WORLD Marriage in Chile, Polish website, Toronto news, 'Reclaim Pride' march

On July 21, Chile's Senate approved an equal-marriage bill, DW.com reported. The regulations were presented during the second government of the socialist Michelle Bachelet (2014-2018) and last June 1, during ...


 
Hungarian-protesters-defy-prime-minister-with-sizable-march

  Hungarian protesters defy prime minister with sizable march

In Hungary, approximately 30,000 people joined the annual Pride celebrations in the capital of Budapest on July 24, with attendees marching in colorful outfits in support of inclusion and freedom, according to CNN.com. However, this year ...


 
WORLD-Cameraman-dies-order-for-Russia-French-priest-Benedetta

  WORLD Cameraman dies, order for Russia, French priest, 'Benedetta'

A Georgian TV cameraman who was among dozens of journalists attacked by a right-wing mob during chaos aimed at pro-LGBTQ campaigners has died, RFERL.org reported. Co-workers of Lekso Lashkarava, 37, said July 11 that he had ...


 
Billie-Jean-King-part-of-group-inducted-into-Tennis-Hall-of-Fame-

  Billie Jean King part of group inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame

Lesbian trailblazer and icon Billie Jean King was one of 12 people inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on July 17, according to the hall's website. The Class of 2021 includes coach Dennis Van ...


 
Israel-court-Surrogacy-for-same-sex-couples-should-be-allowed-

  Israel court: Surrogacy for same-sex couples should be allowed

On July 11, Israel's High Court of Justice ruled hat the state must allow same-sex couples and single men to become parents through surrogacy, after the government said last week that passing a law to this ...


 
WORLD-Anti-LGBTQ-crimes-conversion-therapy-out-prime-minister-Pakistan-school

  WORLD Anti-LGBTQ crimes, conversion therapy, out prime minister, Pakistan school

In England, police are treating the painting of a homophobic slur on an LGBTQ Pride mural as a hate crime, the BBC reported. The wall in St Helens, Merseyside, which was painted by volunteers and artists ...


 
Spanish-authorities-arrest-three-in-beating-death-of-gay-man-

  Spanish authorities arrest three in beating death of gay man

In Spain, authorities said they have arrested three men for the brutal beating death of a gay man July 3 that sparked widespread protests across the country, out.com noted, citing El Mundo. Nursing assistant Samuel Luiz, ...


 
WORLD-Historic-ruling-Pope-Francis-photo-contest-Methodist-Church

  WORLD Historic ruling, Pope Francis, photo contest, Methodist Church

In a first-of-its-kind decision in Latin America, The Inter-American Court of Human Rights found the Honduran state guilty of the extrajudicial execution of transgender activist Vicky Hernandez, which occurred June 28-29, 2009, according to The Washington ...


 
Ten-incredible-places-to-visit-in-Armenia

  Ten incredible places to visit in Armenia

Armenia is one of the most fascinating places in the world, with rich millennia-old history, ancient monuments, majestic countryside, lush highlands and much more. I just came back from this country. It was my third time ...


 
WORLD-Peter-Tatchell-conversion-therapy-Hong-Kong-ruling-Mexico-report

  WORLD Peter Tatchell, conversion therapy, Hong Kong ruling, Mexico report

Longtime British LGBTQ-rights activist Peter Tatchell is the subject of the new Netflix documentary Hating Peter Tatchell. According to an op-ed he penned for The Guardian, Tatchell has "been violently assaulted [more than] 300 times, had ...


 
European-Union-confronts-Hungarys-leader-over-LGBTQ-rights

  European Union confronts Hungary's leader over LGBTQ rights

The Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte challenged Hungary Prime Minister Viktor Orban to trigger the process of leaving the European Union (EU) as an argument over LGBTQ rights deepened Orban's isolation in the bloc, Time reported. ...


 
More-than-100000-attend-Tel-Aviv-Pride-

  More than 100,000 attend Tel Aviv Pride

More than 100,000 people gathered along Tel Aviv's seafront promenade June 25 to march in the largest Pride parade held worldwide since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, a press release announced. The Jerusalem Post noted ...


 
WORLD-Poland-march-Googles-donation-Ireland-incidents-True-Colors

  WORLD Poland march, Google's donation, Ireland incidents, True Colors

In Poland, thousands marched through central Warsaw on June 19 in an "Equality Parade" demanding an end to discrimination against the LGBT community—amid what campaigners said has been a rising tide of homophobia in the country ...


 
WORLD-India-court-trans-death-Guatemalan-LGBTQs-Gay-Games

  WORLD India court, trans death, Guatemalan LGBTQs, Gay Games

A court in India ordered state and federal officials to draw up plans for sweeping reforms to respect LGBTQ rights, in a ruling that went far beyond the terms of a case brought by a lesbian couple who said they had ...


 
WORLD-Domestic-violence-activist-dies-Jerusalem-Pride-Olympics

  WORLD: Domestic violence, activist dies, Jerusalem Pride, Olympics

On May 28, the LGBTQ Domestic Violence Foundation launched its #SeenAndBelieved campaign to shine a light on the prevalence of DFV (domestic and family violence) in LGBTQ communities, aiming to break down the barriers to victims ...


 
WORLD-Twitch-AIDS-activist-dies-Europe-and-LGBTQ-laws-India-hearing

  WORLD Twitch, AIDS activist dies, Europe and LGBTQ laws, India hearing

COMPILED BY WCT STAFF The world's largest game streaming service, Twitch, said that players will be able to add a transgender label to their videos—a move the company said would aid inclusion among its 30 million ...


 
WORLD-Myanmar-activist-Cyprus-official-brutal-crimes-UK-youth

  WORLD Myanmar activist, Cyprus official, brutal crimes, UK youth

In Myanmar, Equality Myanmar Executive Director Aung Myo Min broke another barrier, becoming the first LGBTQ person to become sworn in as a member of cabinet after being appointed by the National Unity Government as its ...


 
MUSIC-Adam-Lambert-to-curate-perform-at-Stonewall-Day

  MUSIC Adam Lambert to curate, perform at 'Stonewall Day'

The organization Pride Live announced its fourth annual Stonewall Day—a global campaign to elevate awareness and support for the Stonewall legacy and the continuing fight for full LGBTQ+ equality. This year, Pride Live is teaming with ...


 
International-Day-Against-Homophobia-Transphobia-and-Biphobia-observed-May-17

  International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia observed May 17

--From May17.org

LGBTQI+ networks, individuals and allies from around the world took part in the 2021 International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia again this year on May 17. The theme for this year's events was "Together: Resisting, ...


 
WORLD-Toronto-schools-shocking-death-trans-women-sentenced-Elton-John

  WORLD: Toronto schools, shocking death, trans women sentenced, Elton John

The Toronto Catholic District School Board plans to celebrate Pride Month every June, starting this year, CBC.ca reported. The board's trustees voted in favor of flying rainbow flags outside its office and all of its schools ...


 
International-Day-Against-Homophobia-Transphobia-Biphobia-to-take-place-May-17

  International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia to take place May 17

--From a press release

LGBTQI+ networks, individuals and allies from around the world will be celebrating the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia again this year on Monday, May 17. The theme for this year's events, known also as ...


 
UK-to-ban-conversion-therapy

  UK to ban conversion therapy

Britain will move to ban conversion therapy and provide more support to those in the LGBT community who have undergone the treatment, as part of its post-pandemic government agenda, Reuters reported. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government ...


 
WORLD-Parenting-news-Tonga-activist-pension-fight-drag-personality

  WORLD Parenting news, Tonga activist, pension fight, drag personality

A Croatian court has ruled that same-sex partners can now adopt children, backing a same-sex couple in their five-year fight for the right to family life, Openly News reported. On April 21, Zagreb's Administrative Court ruled ...


 
Refugee-Coalition-of-East-Africa-calls-for-attention-to-anti-queer-violence

  Refugee Coalition of East Africa calls for attention to anti-queer violence

--From a press release

On May 17, the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia will be observed worldwide, followed by many celebrations of Pride in the month of June. We at the Refugee Coalition of East Africa will raise ...


 
WORLD-Caribbean-group-hate-crime-Queen-of-the-Pacific-volcano-wedding

  WORLD Caribbean group, hate crime, 'Queen of the Pacific,' volcano wedding

A Caribbean advocacy group launched a fund to help LGBTQ people who have been impacted by the eruption of a volcano on the island of St. Vincent, The Washington Blade reported. The Eastern Caribbean Alliance for ...


 
WORLD-Namibia-ruling-US-embassies-Kenya-refugee-camp-trans-teen

  WORLD Namibia ruling, U.S. embassies, Kenya refugee camp, trans teen

Namibia's High Court ruled against a gay couple battling to obtain travel documents for their twin daughters, born to a surrogate in South Africa, after authorities refused to do so on the basis the infants were ...


 
WORLD-Peru-items-Kenya-UK-government-Poland-city

  WORLD Peru items, Kenya, UK government, Poland city

The first lesbian elected to Peru's Congress promised to put up a "strong battle" for LGBTQ+ rights in the South American nation as two social conservatives go head to head for a presidential run-off vote in ...


 
International-Day-Against-Homophobia-Transphobia-and-Biphobia-theme-announced

  International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia theme announced

--From a collective press release

LGBTQI+ networks from around the world have announced the theme for this year's International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia: "Together: Resisting, Supporting, Healing!" We are inspired by this very ...


 
SPORTS-Rapinoe-Morgan-lift-US-to-victory-over-France

  SPORTS Rapinoe, Morgan lift U.S. to victory over France

The U.S. Women's Soccer National Team beat France 2-0 on April 13 in a friendly match against France behind goals by veterans Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan, The Olympic Channel noted. The duo won Olympic gold ...


 
Groups-respond-to-death-of-queer-refugee-after-attack-on-Kenyan-camp-

  Groups respond to death of queer refugee after attack on Kenyan camp

LGBTQ+ people living in a refugee camp in northwestern Kenya have had to deal with a series of homophobic attacks by other residents and locals—and, now, one individual has passed away after an arson-related attack in ...


 
WORLD-Trans-women-arrested-death-threats-Russian-film-leader-apologizes

  WORLD Trans women arrested, death threats, Russian film, leader apologizes

Two transgender women facing charges of "attempted homosexuality" (as well as public indecency and not carrying identification) in a high-profile case in Cameroon will spend more than two months behind bars without a trial after a ...


 
Russian-leader-Putin-officially-bans-same-sex-marriage-

  Russian leader Putin officially bans same-sex marriage

On April 5, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law a series of constitutional amendments that, among other things, formally defines marriage as between a man and a woman in the country, The Washington Blade reported. ...


 
WORLD-Uzbek-activist-hate-crimes-report-Ghana-arrests-Chely-Wright

  WORLD Uzbek activist, hate-crimes report, Ghana arrests, Chely Wright

Uzbek activist Miraziz Bazarov was hospitalized after he was attacked by unknown men hours after his public event was disrupted by dozens of aggressive men in Tashkent, RFERL.org reported. Physicians at the Tashkent Traumatology Hospital said ...


 
Global-momentum-for-marriage-equality-surgesFreedom-to-Marry-Global-website-created

  Global momentum for marriage equality surges,"Freedom to Marry Global" website created

--From a freedomtomarry.org press release

April 1st marks twenty years since the Netherlands ended the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage, becoming the first of so far 30 countries worldwide to affirm the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. Now, two ...


 
WORLD-Pride-in-London-racist-drag-shows-Korean-defector-Alan-Turing

  WORLD Pride in London, racist drag shows, Korean defector, Alan Turing

Pride in London announced that its five most senior members, including its co-chairs, will step down following damning accounts of racism and bullying, PinkNews reported. The non-profit has been deluged by demands for new leadership after ...


 
WORLD-Landmark-ruling-Montreals-Gay-Village-acid-attack-anti-LGBTQ-laws

  WORLD Landmark ruling, Montreal's Gay Village, acid attack, anti-LGBTQ laws

In a landmark ruling, a Japanese court ruled that the government's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, NPR noted. Article 24 of Japan's constitution defines marriage as based on the "mutual consent of both sexes," which ...


 
LETTER-The-Vaticans-words-and-actions-do-not-echo-love-

  LETTER The Vatican's words and actions do not echo love

The LGBTQA community is responding with shock, anger and frustration at the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith statement concerning same-sex unions. Many in our community can't understand why Pope Francis would allow such a ...


 
DignityUSA-Vatican-denying-same-sex-blessings-Exacerbates-pain-and-anger-

  DignityUSA: Vatican denying same-sex blessings "Exacerbates pain and anger"

--From a press release

March 15, 2021. DignityUSA, the organization of Catholics working for justice, equality, and full inclusion of LGBTQI people in the church and society, is deeply disappointed by the Vatican's statement unequivocally denying blessings to same-sex coupl ...


 
Vatican-wont-bless-same-sex-unions-

  Vatican won't bless same-sex unions

The Catholic Church said it cannot bless same-sex unions, adding that it is "not licit" to bless relationships that involve sexual activity outside of marriage, according to an NBC News item. The Congregation for the Doctrine ...


 
WORLD-Adoption-ban-trans-soldier-Belgium-killing-archbishop

  WORLD Adoption ban, trans soldier, Belgium killing, archbishop

Same-sex couples will be barred from adopting children in Poland even as single parents, under a new law announced by a nationalist ruling party that has made anti-gay policies a major part of its governing platform, ...


 
WORLD-Court-rulings-trans-kids-books-activist-dies-Naomi-Campbell

  WORLD Court rulings, trans kids' books, activist dies, Naomi Campbell

A Chinese court upheld a ruling that a textbook description of homosexuality as "a psychological disorder" was not a factual error but merely an "academic view," according to the South China Morning Post. The Chinese LGBT ...


 
Lesbian-Amanda-Nunes-defends-UFC-title-

  Lesbian Amanda Nunes defends UFC title

Amanda Nunes—a Brazilian lesbian who many consider to be the great women's mixed-martial artist of all time—successfully defended one of her UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) titles on Feb. 6. Nunes—who ...


 
WORLD-Ghana-turmoil-Malaysia-case-Copenhagen-2021-Brazil-churches

  WORLD Ghana turmoil, Malaysia case, Copenhagen 2021, Brazil churches

Anti-gay outcry has forced Ghana's first LGBT+ community center to temporarily close to protect its staff and visitors three weeks after it opened, Reuters reported. Church groups, politicians and anti-gay rights groups have called on the ...


 
WORLD-Canadian-groups-Moroccan-refugee-LGBT-Rights-Ghana-trans-heroine

  WORLD Canadian groups, Moroccan refugee, LGBT+ Rights Ghana, trans heroine

From $400,000 in funding for a national initiative aimed at expanding two-spirit advocacy, to $239,000 to improve LGBTQ youth housing access in the Prairies, 76 Canadian community groups are being sent nearly $15 million from the ...


 
Commission-Jamaica-should-repeal-same-sex-ban-

  Commission: Jamaica should repeal same-sex ban

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), the top rights body of the Americas, said in a symbolic landmark ruling on Feb. 17 that Jamaica should repeal its colonial-era gay sex ban, Reuters reported. Two Jamaicans ...


 
WORLD-School-items-Olympics-Angola-law-Dutch-senate

  WORLD School items, Olympics, Angola law, Dutch senate

Toronto's Catholic school board reinstated the link to an LGBT support phone line on its website following outrage from the community, according to Yahoo! News, citing The Canadian Press. The school board removed LGBT YouthLine from ...


 
WORLD-Turkish-items-Gibraltar-couple-lesbian-lawmaker-dies-Australia

  WORLD Turkish items, Gibraltar couple, lesbian lawmaker dies, Australia

In Turkey, four students were arrested over artwork that reportedly depicted LGBT rainbow symbols alongside an image of a sacred Islamic site, the BBC reported. Students at Bogazici University in Istanbul have been protesting against the ...


 
Biden-issues-global-pro-LGBTQI-memorandum-

  Biden issues global pro-LGBTQI memorandum

On Feb. 4, U.S. President Joe Biden issued a presidential memorandum aimed at expanding protection of the rights of LGBTQI people worldwide, including potentially through the use of financial sanctions, U.S. News & World Report reported. ...


 
WORLD-Trans-honoree-Sophie-dies-famous-Africans-come-out-Leo-Varadkar

  WORLD Trans honoree, Sophie dies, famous Africans come out, Leo Varadkar

In India, the list of Padma awards recipients this year included a transgender individual from Karnataka who has, over the past many decades, practiced and single-handedly popularized rural folk arts, according to NDTV. For Manjamma Jogathi, ...


 
Removing-Global-Gag-will-benefit-millions-of-women-worldwide-leaders-comment

  Removing "Global Gag" will benefit millions of women worldwide, leaders comment

--From press releases

On Jan. 28, President Joe Biden signed a presidential memorandum that will reverse restrictions on abortion access domestically and abroad imposed and expanded by the Trump administration, CNN.com reported. ...


 





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