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ADDED ON: 10/23/2021

Gay Afghan Says the Taliban Burned Him, Lives ‘Like a Prisoner’ Now

A gay man from Afghanistan said he was burned by the Taliban. He now lives in hiding out of concern for his safety and said he’s been surprised at the lack of…

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ADDED ON: 10/22/2021

NGOs scramble to dampen COVID-19’s impact on people living with HIV

NEW YORK/PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa, Oct 18 (Openly) - South African domestic worker Mabuyi Dlamini always dreaded the bumpy, day-long minibus journey she had to make each month to pick up her HIV…

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ADDED ON: 10/20/2021

Taiwan LGBT Pride parade to be held virtually on Oct. 30

Taiwan’s LBGT Pride Parade, the largest in Asia, will be held online for the first time on Oct. 30, during which participants can “walk” a virtual route, watch stage performances and floats,…

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ADDED ON: 10/19/2021

LGBT+: Indian medical institutions are asked to amend textbooks with unscientific content

Medical institutions in India should not teach from books that contain content that discriminates against LGBT+ people, the Indian National Medical Commission (NMC) has said. The NMC—India’s regulatory body for medical education…

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ADDED ON: 10/19/2021

Japanese TV Drama’s Gay Character Sign of LGBTQ Acceptance or Just Opportunism?

The recent Tokyo Olympics offered hopes of Japan adopting more nuanced and inclusive views of LGBTQ lifestyles and challenges. As an example, 2018 saw the first-ever openly gay character in an asadora…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2021

HRW calls on Kuwait to stop punitive acts towards transgender Kuwaitis

Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on Kuwait to end its suppression of the LGBTQ community in a report published on Thursday, following the conviction and imprisonment of Maha-al-Mutairi, a transgender woman. She…

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ADDED ON: 10/16/2021

The construction of Chinese patriotic masculinity: ‘sissies will ruin the nation’

Many cultural-political scholars have suggested that nationalism involves active control over a population's biological traits such as health, reproduction, gender, sexuality and more. China's recent campaign against ‘niang pao’ (娘炮), a vulgar…

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ADDED ON: 10/13/2021

Trans Man Fights Japan’s Sterilization Requirement

A Japanese transgender man, Gen Suzuki, 46, has filed a court request to have his legal gender recognized as male without undergoing sterilization surgery as prescribed by national law. His case highlights…

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ADDED ON: 10/11/2021

‘TUPAD for all’, Bello tells LGBTQ workers in Laguna

The financial aid given by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is for all workers hardest hit by the pandemic, including members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or…

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ADDED ON: 10/10/2021

China’s LGBT community caught up in Xi Jinping’s widening crackdowns on big tech, education and celebrities

On August 13 last year, the organisers of Shanghai’s long-running LGBT pride festival abruptly announced the event was being cancelled indefinitely without explanation. The news came as a shock to many as…

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ADDED ON: 10/07/2021

China’s LGBT community caught up in Xi Jinping’s widening crackdowns on big tech, education and celebrities

On August 13 last year, the organisers of Shanghai’s long-running LGBT pride festival abruptly announced the event was being cancelled indefinitely without explanation. The news came as a shock to many as…

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ADDED ON: 10/07/2021

Posthumous Victory for S. Korean Transgender Soldier as Court Tells Army to Annul Dismissal

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean soldier who committed suicide earlier this year after being dismissed by the army following gender reassignment surgery won a posthumous victory on Thursday, as a court…

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