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ADDED ON: 01/24/2022

Covid takes a toll on transgender entertainers in Indonesia, where even the term LGBT is seen as a threat

It was almost 2pm in one of the outer western suburbs of Surabaya, Indonesia’s second largest city of more than three million inhabitants. Merry, 50, a transwoman, had just alighted from a bemo, or public…

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ADDED ON: 01/24/2022

Samsung pulls ad featuring heartfelt moments between loved ones including a drag performer

Samsung decided to remove an advertisement from airing in Singapore and deleted it from online channels, shortly after posting it, because it “may be perceived as insensitive and offensive to some members…

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ADDED ON: 01/24/2022

‘Cars had stickers of DMK leaders’: Pro-Hindutva LGBTQ activist Gopi Shankar Madurai survives fourth attack, appeals to PM Modi for help

Well-known LGBTQ activist Gopi Shankar Madurai has recently survived the fourth attack in Mahabalipuram of Tamilnadu. Gopi Shankar Madurai was obstructed in the road by six goons when he was going for…

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ADDED ON: 01/22/2022

Israel’s LGBT+ community faces up to its ‘Me Too’ moment as sexual abuse survivors break silence

In June 2021, gay rights activist Omri Feinstein from Israel asked queer people on Instagram to share their stories of sexual harassment and assault – and he could never have been prepared…

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ADDED ON: 01/20/2022

LGBTQ athletes in China: Tolerated at best

Li Ying is back with the Steel Roses. New national team coach Shui Qingxia, the first woman at the helm of the Chinese women's national footall team, has named the 29-year-old striker…

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ADDED ON: 01/18/2022

Gay couple become first in Taiwan to adopt after legal battle – but victory is bittersweet

A married gay couple has become the first in Taiwan to adopt a child together – but their legal victory hasn’t been extended to other couples like them. Husbands Wang Chen-wei and…

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ADDED ON: 01/18/2022

LGBT ACTIVIST DETAINED IN LEBANON, FINALLY ARRIVES IN AUSTRALIA

After fleeing to Turkey from their home country of Jordan in July 2020, LGBTQI activist Alshaima Omama Alzubi has finally arrived in Australia. The 25-year-old Jordanian refugee who identifies as lesbian and…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2022

Tripura Cops Deny Allegations Of Transgender Harassment

The Tripura Police have refuted the allegations made by atleast four transgender persons, who asserted that personnel from Tripura Police stripped them on Saturday in a bid to prove their gender identity,…

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ADDED ON: 01/13/2022

LGBT Members Allege They Were Made To Disrobe By Police To Prove Their Identity

Agartala, Jan 11 (PTI) Four LGBT members were arrested by the police here and made to disrobe in a police station to prove their identity, according to an FIR filed by one…

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ADDED ON: 01/12/2022

Now illegal to discriminate based on SOGIE in Bataan after passage of anti-discrimination ordinance.

Bataan has joined the still few local government units (LGUs) in the Philippines that now has an anti-discrimination ordinance (ADO) that prohibits the discrimination of people based on their sexual orientation or…

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ADDED ON: 01/11/2022

Tokyo same-sex partner plans highlight road ahead for LGBTQ rights.

Many welcomed Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike's recent announcement that a same-sex partnership system would be introduced for all of Tokyo in fiscal 2022. But some LGBTQ activists have pointed out that much…

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ADDED ON: 01/08/2022

Gay South Korean couple lose equal coverage lawsuit against health insurer

A Seoul court rejected a landmark lawsuit by a same-sex couple over shared health insurance benefits Friday, a ruling that advocates say highlights the challenges the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community…

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