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Tomas Diafas — Thessaloniki Queer Arts Festival, Greece

Tomas Diafas is the founder of the Thessaloniki Queer Arts Festival. This grassroots initiative aims to alter deeply entrenched misconceptions and prejudices toward the LGBTQ+ community through artistic and cultural practices. Here,…

Aritha Wickramasinghe — Equality Director at iProbono, Sri Lanka

Aritha Wickramasinghe is the Equality Director at iProbono, a globally focused civil society organization that provides legal aid to marginalized individuals and advocates for social equity. Born in Sri Lanka, Aritha earned…

Political Candidate Leads Attack at Rainbow Hub in Bulgaria

Note from Alturi: This piece serves as an update from an earlier profile, Lilly Dragoeva - Bilitis Foundation, Bulgaria. A follow-up to amplify the voices in Bulgaria is due to recent events…

Alvar ​​Ameljushenko — Tallinn Bearty, Estonia

Founded in 2015, Tallinn Bearty is the only festival of bear culture in the Baltic region. I spoke to Alvar ​​Ameljushenko, the co-founder and organizer of the festival, to learn more about…

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ADDED ON: 12/01/2021

Qatar 2022 chief says fans from LGBT community are ‘welcome’

The chief executive of Qatar 2022 has attempted to assure football fans from the LGBT community they will be welcomed at next year’s World Cup in the country. The Gulf state, which…


ADDED ON: 12/01/2021

Five LGBTQ & two-spirit Native American people who are making the world a better place

As Native American Heritage Month comes to a close, we wanted to honor some of the many LGBTQ and two-spirit Native American people working every day to make the world a better…


ADDED ON: 12/01/2021

Anti-LGBTQ bill doesn’t criminalise intersex — Sam George

Samuel Nartey George, the Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, and lead Sponsor of the Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021, has refuted claims that the Bill intends to…


ADDED ON: 12/01/2021

Hungary’s parliament approves referendum on LGBT issues

Hungary's parliament authorized the government Tuesday to call a national referendum on LGBT issues, the latest in a series of steps by the country's nationalist leaders that critics say are intended to…



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