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ADDED ON: 06/12/2022

Meet The LGBTQ Activists Fighting To Be Themselves Online In Malaysia

Many online attacks on LGBTQ Malaysians start with their fellow social media users (although some suspect that political or religious groups may be helping coordinate them). Individual threats can escalate. When a…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2022

Life As An LGBT Person In Central Asia

In Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, homosexuality is still a crime punishable by a prison sentence. It’s not against the law in Tajikistan, but LGBT people have no legal protections and are sometimes subjected…

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ADDED ON: 06/10/2022

LGBT Community In Uzbekistan Faces Abuse, Discrimination, Imprisonment, Report Says

Human rights groups have renewed calls for Uzbekistan to decriminalize homosexuality, saying it is imperative for the Central Asian country to make progress toward honoring its international human rights commitments. Uzbekistan, a Muslim-majority…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2022

A year after landmark HC ruling, lesbian couples still face discrimination.

Suffering from gender dysphoria since adolescence, R Ramya, 24, is in the process of a sex change to transition to identify as a male. Growing up in rural Tamil Nadu, Ramya battled…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2022

In the Philippines, You Can Be Both Openly LGBT and Proudly Catholic. But It’s Not Easy.

Gabb’z Gabriel is the very definition of a devout Roman Catholic. He even aspired to be a priest. At 12, he became part of his church’s youth ministry in Quezon City, about…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2022

Thailand: Bangkok sees first LGBTQ Pride march in years

A celebratory march made its way through the Thai capital of Bangkok on Sunday, the first of its kind in almost 16 years. The "Naruemit Pride 2022" event — using the Thai word…

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ADDED ON: 06/05/2022

China’s gay youth wanting to expand rights at home seek a different path to LGBT campaigners in the West

The first time Eugene Wu observed a pride parade in Manchester after arriving in Britain to study architecture in 2017, it was a bit of a culture shock. “I saw many people…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2022

Kuwait’s foreign ministry summons U.S. Embassy official over tweets

June 2 (Reuters) - Kuwait's Foreign Ministry on Thursday summoned the United States Embassy's acting charge d'affaires over tweets the embassy published that "support homosexuality", the ministry said in a statement. The U.S.…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2022

Indonesia’s LGBTQ community fears crackdown under legal reforms

Indonesia's lawmakers are working on reforming the country's criminal code under a draft bill, known in the country by the acronoym RKUHP. The reforms are an attempt to sweep out a colonial era…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2022

After years fighting for the ‘little guy’, Hong Kong crackdown forces UK lawyer to flee

Michael Vidler has built his legal career on fighting for the “little guy” in Hong Kong, from high-profile street protesters such as Joshua Wong to little-known LGBT activists. But not any more. After 30…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2022

Kerala Lesbian Couple Reunited by High Court in Big Win After Being Separated by Parents.

The Kerala High Court set a strong precedent on Tuesday by allowing a lesbian couple, Adhila Nasarin and Fathima Noora, to live together after they were forcefully separated by their parents. Adhila…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2022

Israeli right-wing magazine decries ‘LGBT-stan’ and ‘LGBT religion’.

The right-wing Channel 14 announced a new magazine on Monday, with the cover featuring a cartoon of worshippers surrounding a rainbow "golden calf" with the title "LGBT-stan: how radical left-wing organizations control…

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