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ADDED ON: 10/21/2019

Details of gay man’s electroshock treatment endured at Belfast university

In a story for The Belfast Telegraph, the man, given the pseudonym “John,” says that while a student at QUB he was referred to the school’s Department of Mental Health, where he…

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ADDED ON: 10/19/2019

Council asks judge to ban LGBT lessons protesters from near school

A high court judge has been asked to extend an exclusion zone permanently banning activists against LGBT equality lessons from demonstrating outside a Birmingham primary school. Protesters went head to head with…

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ADDED ON: 10/19/2019

Reading Chick-fil-A outlet to close in LGBT rights row

A US fast-food chain will cease trading at its first UK outlet amid a row over donations to anti-LGBT groups. Gay rights campaigners called for a boycott of Chick-fil-A, which opened its…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2019

Scotland: The LGBT+ elderly dance club tackling isolation

A project aimed at bringing older members of the LGBTI+ community together through dance clubs has launched in Scotland. Arts company All the Queen’s Men came up with the idea in Australia…

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ADDED ON: 10/17/2019

School transgender support guidelines published

The first detailed guidelines for schools in Northern Ireland on how to support transgender pupils have been published. The guidance is from the Education Authority (EA). It covers things like uniforms, naming,…

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ADDED ON: 10/15/2019

Scotland pardons gay men convicted under homophobic laws

Gay and bisexual men in Scotland prosecuted for consensual same-sex activity will receive an automatic pardon under a law which came into effect on Tuesday aiming to correct a “historic wrong”. The…

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ADDED ON: 10/15/2019

Election results give hope to opposition in Poland and Hungary

A narrower-than-expected win for Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) and a serious setback for Hungary’s governing Fidesz show eastern Europe’s illiberal nationalist parties are not entirely invincible, analysts and commentators…

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ADDED ON: 10/14/2019

Trans community’s ability to vote threatened by Boris Johnson’s voter ID plans

The UK prime minister Boris Johnson will tomorrow (October 14) unveil voter ID proposals to make showing photo ID compulsory in order to vote. The controversial voter ID plans, part of a…

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ADDED ON: 10/13/2019

Man who hurled homophobic abuse at nine-year-old boy facing jail

A Scottish man who assaulted a nine-year-old boy and shouted homophobic abuse at him is facing time in prison. Craig Stoddon appeared at a court in Scotland last week and admitted to…

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ADDED ON: 10/12/2019

Ukraine’s first-ever LGBT shelter forced to close after running out of money

An LGBT+ shelter in Kyiv ran out of money and was forced to close its doors, severing off a pocket of protection in a war-tugged country where citizens and officials divide on…

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ADDED ON: 10/11/2019

The Horrifying Campaign Against LGBTQ People in Poland—and How the U.S. Has Made It Worse

In a poll conducted last month in the lead-up to this Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Poland, Poles under 40 were asked to name what they considered the greatest threat to their country.…

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ADDED ON: 10/09/2019

Poland’s drift to right divides young male and female voters

Out on the campaign trail before Poland’s parliamentary elections, Jolanta Banach, a leftwing candidate, has noticed a recurring pattern. “There’s a young couple out for a walk with a pushchair, and I…

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