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ADDED ON: 05/09/2021

Trans men mocked and denied entry to Egypt by border guards because they ‘do not look female’

Or Mizan and Titi Katan, both from Haifa, Israel, were travelling to Egypt for a five-day holiday in the Ras a-Satan resort in the Sinai peninsula when they were stopped at the…

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ADDED ON: 05/09/2021

Iran’s anti-LGBT military law blamed for murder of gay man

Three men murdered 20-year-old Alireza “Ali” Fazeli-Monfared on Tuesday in the Iranian city of Ahvaz allegedly because they learned the Iranian military exempted him due to “moral and sexual depravities such as…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2021

Taiwan court ruling on Macau citizen opens door to international same-sex marriages

A high court on Thursday (May 6) ruled that same-sex marriage between a Taiwanese citizen and a Macau national should be recognized in Taiwan, opening the door to marriages with others who…

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ADDED ON: 05/06/2021

Uzbek Blogger Bazarov Under House Arrest Facing Libel Charges

A month after suffering a brutal beating for championing LGBT rights, Uzbek blogger Miraziz Bazarov was released from the hospital on April 29. He was, according to his lawyer, immediately taken by…

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ADDED ON: 05/04/2021

Eitan Ginzburg to become Israel’s third gay cabinet minister on Monday

Israel has a record three cabinet ministers from the LGBT community after Blue and White faction chairman Eitan Ginzburg was sworn in as communications minister in the Knesset plenum late Monday night.…

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ADDED ON: 04/30/2021

Judge orders himself to speak to a psychologist to ‘understand same-sex relationships better’ before ruling

A high court judge in India has ordered himself to undergo an education session with a psychologist on same-sex relationships before ruling on a case relating to a lesbian couple. The young…

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ADDED ON: 04/28/2021

Tokyo 2020 chief visits LGBTQ centre to emphasise diversity

Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto visited Japan's first permanent LGBTQ centre on Tuesday and emphasised Tokyo Olympic organisers' commitment to facilitating the public's understanding of issues surrounding sexual minorities. Her visit to…

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ADDED ON: 04/28/2021

Bangladesh: Verdict Due Soon in Killing of Gay Rights Activists

A verdict is expected soon for eight suspects charged with murder over the killing of two Bangladeshi gay-rights activists who were hacked to death in a Dhaka apartment five years ago, officials…

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ADDED ON: 04/26/2021

Sagi Berman to come out as Israeli top-flight soccer’s first transgender referee

Israeli Premier League soccer referee Sagi Berman will come out publicly as transgender at a Tuesday press conference. She is the league’s first-ever transgender referee. Berman, 27, has been transitioning over the…

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ADDED ON: 04/25/2021

Exorcisms and ‘corrective’ rape: inside Indonesia’s controversial LGBT ‘conversion’ therapies

Growing up as someone who does not conform to traditional gender norms is not easy in Indonesia. Just ask Christine*, a 35 year-old transgender woman in West Java who has been made…

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ADDED ON: 04/24/2021

Singapore man jailed for threatening ‘torture’ and ‘death curses’ against judges who upheld anti-gay law

A man has been jailed for threatening a High Court judge and the Singapore judiciary on social media after they upheld a discriminatory anti-gay law. Muhammad Hanif Mohamed Huzairi, 31, was sentenced…

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ADDED ON: 04/24/2021

Together for 50 years, a lawsuit reminds China that love and marriage are very different things

After more than 50 years of living with her partner, a Chinese lesbian woman in her late 70s faced a lawsuit from her partner’s family to return money, jewellery and even appliances…

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