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ADDED ON: 04/22/2021

LGBT Couples Not Entitled to Full Property Rights, Court Rules

A court’s recent ruling that same-sex couples aren’t entitled to the same property rights as married heterosexual couples has once again highlighted the legal predicaments many LGBT people face. On April 12,…

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ADDED ON: 04/22/2021

Hate sign put up against lesbian kindergarten teacher in Be’er Ya’acov

A sign which says "[this kindergarten] is run by lesbians" was hung on a short railing near Moatza square in Be'er Ya'acov on Wednesday, as part of an ongoing campaign of harassment…

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ADDED ON: 04/21/2021

Owner of China’s biggest gay dating app enters online healthcare business focusing on men’s health

BlueCity Holdings, owner of China's biggest gay dating app, Blued, announced on Tuesday that He Health, the brand's health service platform for men, has officially obtained an internet hospital license in China,…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2021

‘End housing bias against gay couples’

Housing Authority should amend Home Ownership Scheme rules to rectify discrimination against gay couples, the high court heard yesterday. But the Housing Authority told high court judge Anderson Chow Ka-ming that changing…

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ADDED ON: 04/19/2021

Halt Proposed Shariah Amendment Criminalising LGBTQ People

Malaysia is facing a serious threat to human rights and the HIV response with the announcement by a cabinet minister of the government’s plans to expand the jurisdiction of religious courts and…

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ADDED ON: 04/19/2021

Kerala is pioneer in transgender rights. So where are the transgender voters?

Kerala has been a pioneer in the field of transgender rights in the country. It was the first state in India to announce a transgender policy after the 2014 Supreme Court judgment…

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ADDED ON: 04/17/2021

LGBT People Fleeing Harassment in Iran Find Life No Easier in Turkey

For hundreds of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Iranians who fled their homeland because of persecution for who they are, moving to Turkey was not a significant improvement. Sexual and gender minorities…

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ADDED ON: 04/16/2021

Kyrgyzstan: National-patriots attack women’s rights rally

Women’s rights campaigners in Kyrgyzstan’s capital were assaulted by dozens of self-styled traditionalists on April 14 while holding a rally to call on the government to do more to combat gender-based violence.…

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ADDED ON: 04/16/2021

Thai LGBT couple speak out against Indonesia’s online bullying

Twenty-nine-year-old Jasmine, who asked to use a pseudonym to protect her privacy, moved to northern Thailand last year to be with her boyfriend, a 60-year-old American. As a trans woman, Jasmine, feared…

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ADDED ON: 04/16/2021

Women, Girls and LGBT Fight for Rights in Myanmar: “We Have to Win This Time”

In early February, women, girls and members of the LGBT community hit the streets of Yangon, Mandalay and other cities throughout Myanmar to protest the country’s military takeover. Protesters—many of them young…

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ADDED ON: 04/14/2021

The Man on a Mission to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage in China

The wedding in the spring of 2016 was unlike any China had ever witnessed — two men stood shoulder to shoulder in matching purple tuxedos, professing love and promising to spend their…

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Sayan Bhattacharya: Memory, Invisibility, and Trans and Hijra Persons in India

Sayan Bhattacharya (they/them) is a Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota, as well as a queer and trans rights activist in India. In this piece we…