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ADDED ON: 07/05/2022

Pride 2022: The founder of Jordan’s first LGBTQ magazine on finding power in the queer Arab experience

After Khalid Abdel-Hadi was outed in the middle-eastern press for being gay, he became more determined than ever to provide representation for LGBTQ+ in the Arab world. “I remember crying in my…

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ADDED ON: 07/02/2022

Taiwan accepts same-sex marriage, so why not adoption?

Wang Chen-wei and Chen Jun-ru are unique among parents in Taiwan. This year, in a landmark legal case, the two men became the first same-sex couple on the island to legally adopt…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2022

Pride: Amazon restricts LGBT goods in United Arab Emirates

Online retail giant Amazon has restricted search results related to LGBT people and issues on its website in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The firm took the step after reportedly coming under…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2022

Shunned by law and society, Afghanistan’s LGBT community calls for help.

Rejected by both law and the society, Afghanistan’s LGBT people have been facing a deeper crisis with the Taliban seizing power and implementing a strict form of Islamic Sharia law that lays…

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ADDED ON: 06/28/2022

Discipline, teamwork, acceptance: why football is a lifeline for queer Cambodian teens.

As a teenager Lorn “Leak” Sreyleak looked forward to playing football every week with friends in his home town of Kampong Chhnang. But the 15-year-old couldn’t help but envy another team that…

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ADDED ON: 06/25/2022

Lebanon interior minister tells security forces to ‘stop’ LGBTQ gatherings over pressure from religious figures

Lebanon's interior minister gave instructions to security forces on Friday to stop gatherings of the LGBTQ community, following pressure from religious institutions. Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi instructed Lebanon's Internal Security Forces to…

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ADDED ON: 06/25/2022

As Israel readies for new elections, the LGBTQ community is at risk

Israel’s government has collapsed — and the county is headed to new elections for the fifth time in three years. In this renewed period of uncertainty, Israel’s LGBTQ community has cause for…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2022

Japan’s LGBT Activists Undeterred By Marriage Ruling

LGBTQ rights in Japan suffered a blow on June 20, when a court in the country’s third-most populous city ruled that freedom of marriage in the constitution referred only to male-female unions,…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2022

Leading Colorado LGBTQ lawmakers find Pride — and insight — in Israel

State Rep. Brianna Titone was a grand marshal of the Denver Pride Parade in 2019 and has walked in Pride parades in New York and Copenhagen, but she said it was her…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2022

How Asexual People Feel Excluded From Queer Spaces, Complicating Their Identity.

Asexuality is both straightforward and complicated to define. At the outset, it describes the orientation of somebody who doesn’t experience sexual attraction. But this is followed by many caveats: when? In what…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2022

Hong Kong’s Gay Rights Advocates Fear Civil Crackdown May Undo Progress.

Hong Kong’s crackdown on social activism is threatening to undo progress for gay rights, once considered validation of the city’s reputation as Asia’s liberal, financial haven. Well-known LGBTQ figures, including former lawmakers…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2022

Japan court upholds ban on same-sex marriage.

A court in Osaka has dismissed a lawsuit that argued Japan’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. The ruling on Monday dealt a setback to LGBTQ rights activists in the only Group…

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