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ADDED ON: 10/25/2020

Civil partnerships can now be converted to marriages in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Office has recently announced the ability to convert civil partnerships to marriage and vice versa. “Regulations were laid in Parliament today allowing conversion from same-sex civil partnership to marriage,…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2020

Where homosexuality is still illegal, Pope Francis has thrown a lifeline to L.G.B.T. Catholics

Janine Scott-dos Santos said she hesitated and prayed about the possibility of legalizing her relationship with her long-time partner. South Africa, where Ms. Scott-dos Santos lives with her partner and their 8-year-old…

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ADDED ON: 10/22/2020

Pope Francis backs same-sex civil unions

Pope Francis has given his most explicit support to same-sex civil unions in a move that is likely to further enrage his conservative opponents in the Catholic church. His comments came in…

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ADDED ON: 10/20/2020

Russian Cabinet rejects bill outlining changes to the Family Code impacting children’s and transgender rights

Russia’s Government Commission on Legislative Activities has rejected conservative Senator Elena Mizulina’s draft law “aimed at strengthening the institution of the family.” The commission believes that the changes outlined in the bill…

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ADDED ON: 10/20/2020

Intersex, HIV/AIDs Status, Citizenship Now Protected Characteristics Under Albanian Discrimination Law

The Albanian parliament has made amendments to the law “on protection from discrimination” to afford more protection to people living in the country. As per the amendments, the law will now provide…

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ADDED ON: 10/20/2020

Row in Hungary around children’s book fuels fears of rising homophobia

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Boldizsar Nagy hoped that the tales in the children’s book “Wonderland Is For Everyone” would help youngsters to learn to accept minorities and fight social ostracism. More than 1,200…

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ADDED ON: 10/20/2020

LGBT Italians Protest in 63 Cities to DemandProtection from Violence

Protestors in 63 Italian cities have come together with 24 organizations to demand LGBT+ people receive protection from violence. Meanwhile 69,000 people from Italy and all over the world have signed a…

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ADDED ON: 10/19/2020

Pro-LGBT+ central Tallinn protest passes off largely peaceably

Around 300 people gathered in Tallinn's Vadaduse väljak (Freedom Square) Sunday in protest against a planned referendum on defining marriage within the constitution as being between one man and one woman. The…

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ADDED ON: 10/19/2020

UK census will include questions about gender identity and sexual orientation for the first time

The Office for National Statistics will be asking questions concerning gender identity and sexual orientation in its upcoming census. Answers from these questions will be used to “help build a clearer picture…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2020

Single fathers with children via surrogates flee Russia amid crackdown

Several gay men have fled Russia after officials said that they would arrest people “of non-traditional sexual orientation” who had had children through surrogacy. The announcement formed the authorities’ latest attack on…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2020

While fighting anti-Muslim hatred, I decided to stand up up for LGBT+ rights. Homophobes targeted me.

A core founding principle of leading organisations that tackle hatred and bigotry, is to ensure that these organisations hold up and stand firm against any form of bigotry, whether that emanates from…

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ADDED ON: 10/17/2020

Demos planned as Italy mulls LGBT+ hate crime law for the sixth time

When Marlon Landolfo kissed his date on a night out, onlookers started heckling, a fight broke out and his friend ended up in hospital - the latest in a series of anti-gay…

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