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ADDED ON: 02/14/2021

LGBTQ activists in Myanmar join protests against military coup

LGBTQ activists in Myanmar have joined the growing protest movement against the Feb. 1 coup that ousted Aung San Suu Kyi and her democratically elected government. Min Khant Zin, a drag queen…

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ADDED ON: 02/13/2021

Discharged transgender soldier struggles to make a return

Byun Hee-soo, South Korea’s first transgender soldier, who was discharged from the military last year after undergoing gender reassignment surgery, is battling her way back into the Army. In January 2020, the…

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ADDED ON: 02/13/2021

BlueCity Launches Campaign for Greater LGBTQ Acceptance Among Families in China during Chinese New Year

BlueCity, a world-leading LGBTQ community platform providing a full suite of services to foster connections and enhance the well-being of the LGBTQ community, launch the “Let Love Go Home” campaign, which pushes…

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ADDED ON: 02/13/2021

Iran’s use of electric shocks on LGBT+ children is torture and ‘echoes treatment by the Nazis’

A United Nations report found the Islamic Republic of Iran imposed electric shock torture on LGBT+ children, among other human rights violations. British LGBT+ campaigner Peter Tatchell told The Jerusalem Post that…

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ADDED ON: 02/11/2021

‘We all know what we’re facing’: divided Myanmar unites against coup

The Myanmar military took power last week on the promise of “restoring eternal peace” to a country riven by seven decades of ethnic conflict. Since the takeover it has made remarkable progress…

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ADDED ON: 02/09/2021

Thailand Is Not the LGBTQ Paradise We Think It Is

Thailand is consistently hailed as one of the most LGBTQ-friendly countries in the world. It holds international transgender beauty pageants, offers quality gender reassignment surgery, and was the first in the region…

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ADDED ON: 02/09/2021

Putrajaya says opposing US president Biden’s global pro-LGBT initiative

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 — Putrajaya yesterday said it is opposing a call by newly-minted US President Joe Biden’s for the superpower’s agencies to protect the rights of sexual and gender minorities…

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ADDED ON: 02/08/2021

Iran cleric: People who are vaccinated for COVID have ‘become homosexuals’

An Iranian regime cleric in the holy city of Qom on Tuesday issued a homophobic rant against people vaccinated for COVID-19, claiming that they become gay after receiving the vaccine. Ayatollah Abbas…

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ADDED ON: 02/08/2021

Mangaluru: In a first, Congress elects transgender as office-bearer

Life has been a roller-coaster ride for 32-year old Sanjana Chalavadi, but consistency and dedication made her the first one from the community to become a general secretary of the Mangaluru City…

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ADDED ON: 02/07/2021

G25 opposes proposal to introduce heavier punishments for LGBT community

G25 Malaysia joins the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) and other civil society groups in opposing the proposal by the deputy minister (religious affairs) in the Prime Minister’s Department to introduce…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2021

LGBT Members Across India Reaching Delhi In Support Of Chakka Jaam

Thousands of farmers camping in the national capital since November 2020 against the central government’s three farm bills have gained national and international momentum. Navya Singh, a Trans-Woman Model was born as…

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ADDED ON: 02/02/2021

Singapore’s gay sex ban and the LGBTQ+ movement: The story so far

It has been an important week for LGBTQ+ activists in Singapore, both in the courtroom and on the streets. While the affluent country has seen some moves towards liberalisation, the queer community…

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