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ADDED ON: 08/10/2022

French PM appoints LGBT ambassador

On the fourteenth anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in France, liberal Prime Minister Elizabeth Borne announced the appointment of an "ambassador for LGBT + rights" and the creation of a fund…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2022

Archbishop of Canterbury condemns gay marriage, but Anglican bishops remain divided

The head of the Anglican Communion attempted to reinforce the church's stance against homosexual marriage this week, but the move was squashed by outcry from various bishops. The controversy came to a head during…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2022

Why Manchester is ‘way ahead of the rest of the country’ in the fight for LGBTQ rights

The LGBTQ community is part of the Mancunian identity, according to the co-author of a new book that explores queer history. Academic Matt Cook argues that there is a “real fusion of gay…

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ADDED ON: 08/07/2022

France to appoint LGBTQ Ambassador to the world

French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne announced Thursday that France would appoint an ambassador for LGBTQ rights. The government would charge the new LGBTQ Ambassador with advocating for the universal decriminalization of homosexuality…

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ADDED ON: 08/06/2022

Romania Could Pass Russian-Style Anti-Gay “Propaganda” Law

The Romanian Senate recently passed a bill that would classify the dissemination of LGBTQ-related information as “propaganda,” following the lead of Russia and Hungary and continuing a trend of attacking civil liberties…

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ADDED ON: 08/06/2022

Out in the World: LGBTQ Azerbaijani activists angered by lenient sentence in gay journalist’s murder

LGBTQ activists in Azerbaijan are angered that the Baku Court of Grave Crimes gave the lightest sentence possible to the man convicted of the murder of a prominent Azerbaijani gay activist and…

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ADDED ON: 08/04/2022

Ukraine president backs civil partnerships for same-sex couples

The president of Ukraine on Tuesday said he supports a civil partnership law for same-sex couples. Kyiv Pride backed a marriage equality petition that was submitted to Volodymyr Zelenskky on July 12 with more than…

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ADDED ON: 08/04/2022

Powerful Anglican bishops call on ‘homosexual practices’ to be rejected because gay sex is a sin

On Tuesday (2 August), bishops of the Anglican Communion from across the globe held a confidential discussion on sexuality and human dignity. The once-a-decade Lambeth Conference, which brings together international bishops of the…

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ADDED ON: 08/03/2022

UK police arrest veteran because anti-LGBTQ post ’caused anxiety’

Shocking cell phone video purportedly shows a police officer in the United Kingdom explaining how an army veteran was arrested over an anti-LGBTQ post he reshared online that had caused someone "anxiety."…

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ADDED ON: 08/01/2022

An interview with Emmie America: The defiant Russian fashion photographer and LGBTQ+ activist

In 2021, fashion photographer and activist, Emmie America, was detained and fined by Russian authorities, after organising a politically charged photo shoot in Moscow, where 25 participants dressed in police uniforms surrounded…

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ADDED ON: 08/01/2022

Fleeing War and Discrimination, LGBT Russians Find Refuge in South Caucasus

YEREVAN, Armenia — When tens of thousands of Russians fled the country this spring following the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine, many chose to resettle in Armenia and Georgia. But for LGBT Russians, their…

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ADDED ON: 08/01/2022

Warn Everyone’: Spain’s Gay Community Acts as Monkeypox Spreads

MADRID — Whether it's abstinence, avoiding nightclubs, limiting sexual partners or pushing for a swift vaccine rollout, Spain's gay community is on the front line of the monkeypox virus and is taking action. "With…

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