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Joci Márton — Hungary

Joci Marton is a Roma LGBTQ+ activist from Hungary, working to showcase Roma LGBTQ+ identity through art inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities (SOGI). Here, he discusses what led him…

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…

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ADDED ON: 01/17/2022

Tom Cotton Senate bill would separate prison inmates by birth gender, not identity

A prisoner's gender at birth, not their gender identity, would determine where they would be housed, under a U.S. Senate bill proposed last week by Republican Tom Cotton of Arkansas. The bill introduced Wednesday came in…


ADDED ON: 01/17/2022

BCers Now Able to Change Gender on Provincial IDs Without Surgery

Those looking to change their gender on their BC Identification cards will no longer need confirmation from a physician to do so. This means that BCers will no longer require Gender confirmation surgery…


ADDED ON: 01/17/2022

Man finally admits to killing gay American college student nearly 35 years ago

A man has pled guilty — against his lawyers’ wishes — to charges stemming from the death of a gay American man in 1988, which was initially deemed a suicide by authorities…


ADDED ON: 01/17/2022

Polish House passes bill echoing Russian “gay propaganda” law

WARSZAWA – A measure that would give school administrators and superintendents the power to remove books, lessons, and ban student participation in events or clubs that are LGBTQ+ affirming passed the lower…



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