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ADDED ON: 08/13/2020

MASS ARREST OF LGBT PEOPLE MARKS TURNING POINT FOR POLAND

As BIRN reveals harrowing testimony about the mass arrests in Warsaw on Friday and amid subsequent actions by the police, LGBT activists warn that Poland is at a crossroads. “I arrived at…

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ADDED ON: 08/12/2020

Gay Russian shares terrifying ordeal of being hospitalised by his own family, drugged and tortured

Speaking to Open Democracy, Egor Panin recalled being outed by his mother at the age of 17 when she read his conversations on the social media platform VKontakte. Soon after this the…

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ADDED ON: 08/11/2020

Bosnian Grand Mufti’s Office Distances Itself From Anti-Gay Remarks By Sarajevo Imam

The office of the grand mufti of Bosnia-Herzegovina has distanced itself from controversial remarks made by the imam of a mosque in Sarajevo that sparked outrage on social media and elsewhere. Muhamed…

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ADDED ON: 08/11/2020

Trans women pose no threat to cis women, but we pose a threat to them if we make them outcasts

Dear ladies who are fearful and hostile to trans women, That I grew up and spent most of my life in San Francisco I consider one of my greatest strokes of luck,…

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ADDED ON: 08/10/2020

Prague protesters express support for LGBTQ community in Poland

About 200 people met in the center of Prague on Sunday to express support for the community of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people (LGBT) in Poland and post a rainbow flag…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2020

Gay Russian influencer Egor Gromov found murdered in friend’s home

Russian influencer Ali Zabirov, who went by the name of Egor Gromov, has been found murdered in a friend’s house, he was only 23 years old. Egor regularly received homophobic abuse from…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2020

Thousands protest in Poland demanding release of LGBT activist

Several thousand people waving rainbow flags protested on Saturday in the centre of Warsaw to demand the release of an LGBT activist accused of hanging rainbow banners over statues and damaging an…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2020

ISLAMIC COMMUNITY PRAISE THE PRIDE MARCH CANCELLATION

The first-ever pride march in Bosnia and Herzegovina took place last September amidst heavy security. The second one was scheduled for August 23 2020, but was cancelled by organizers, being aware of…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2020

Scuffles with police in Poland as protesters try to block arrest of LGBT activist

Protesters in Poland scuffled with police as they tried to stop the arrest of a gay rights activist on Friday in the city of Warsaw. The activist, is known officially in court…

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ADDED ON: 08/07/2020

Poland LGBT protests: Three charged with hanging rainbow flags off statues

Three people accused of hanging LGBT rainbow flags off statues in Warsaw have been arrested and charged. Polish police charged them with desecrating monuments and offending religious feelings. Activists protesting against the…

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ADDED ON: 08/06/2020

Russia: Reject Anti-LGBT ‘Traditional Values’ Bill

A draft bill before Russia’s parliament would significantly affect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, Human Rights Watch said today. Among the proposed amendments to the family code…

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ADDED ON: 08/06/2020

Polish minister says the entire country should become ‘an LGBT-free zone’

As part of the LGBTQ+ community, I am petrified by what is happening in Poland right now. 2 hours and 25 minutes is the time it would take to fly from the…

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