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Nyasha Zhakata – Global Director, The Dream Academy

My name is Nyasha Zhakata (Masi). I’m an out and proud 38-year-old lesbian mom of an incredible daughter. I’m an activist, human rights defender, and the Global Director of The Dream Academy,…

J.P. Der Boghossian — Queer Armenian Library

Based in Minneapolis, the Queer Armenian Library is an online collection of curated works by or about queer Armenians. I spoke to founder J.P. Der Boghossian to learn more about the library…

Alex Meszaros — Identity.Education, Romania

Located in Timișoara, Romania’s third-largest city, Identity.Education was created out of a need for formal representation of the LGBTI community and a lack of spaces for the community to gather. I spoke…

Daniel Arzola – Artivista Mundial

Click for English Daniel Arzola es un “artivista” e inmigrante venezolano queer. Joel Klausler de Alturi conoció a Daniel en Twin Cities Pride y quedó cautivado por su arte. Su conversación se…

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ADDED ON: 02/02/2023

LGBTQ+ History Month: Remembering the Glamour Boys – the gay MPs who warned 30s Britain about Nazism

In the 1920s and 1930s of buttoned-up Britain, homosexuality was an illicit act, and would remain that way until 1967 when the law changed in England and Wales. Even though gay culture was…

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ADDED ON: 02/02/2023

The Americans Who Are Fleeing the United States

If there’s any truth to the popular superstition that a bird pooping on you brings good luck, then hopefully the pigeon that relieved itself on me on the chilly morning of November…

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ADDED ON: 02/02/2023

Gang violence, death threats and police on dating apps: The brutal reality of being LGBTQ+ in Egypt

The LGBTQ+ community in Egypt is under attack from violent gangs and authorities, and a landmark documentary is detailing queer folks’ “relentless courage” in the face of “relentless oppression”. While homosexuality itself is…

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ADDED ON: 02/02/2023

Gay man’s murder in Argentina underscores growing concerns over hate crimes

Authorities in Argentina’s Misiones province on Dec. 30 found a 20-year-old gay man dead with 42 stab wounds to his body. Alejo Portillo was found in the town of Colonia Azara. His…

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