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ADDED ON: 07/05/2022

Finland to update transgender rights law in autumn.

Finland will update its transgender legislation in autumn, Prime Minister Sanna Marin promised at the Helsinki Pride parade on Saturday, where she said the reform carries personal significance because she had been…

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ADDED ON: 07/05/2022

Turkey’s media watchdog warns against broadcasting LGBT ballad

The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) has contacted all music televisions in Turkey to tell them they should not run the latest video released by Turkish singer Mabel Matiz, who is…

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ADDED ON: 07/03/2022

In Switzerland, first same-sex couples say ‘I do’

Alois Carnier, 57, and Peter Leu, 67, said “wholeheartedly, I do” to each other on Friday as same-sex marriages became legal in Switzerland. It is the first time two men have walked…

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ADDED ON: 07/03/2022

50 years of Pride in the UK and why we still need it

“I came out to my mother with the words: ‘Mum, I think I’m becoming homosexual.’” Ted Brown grew up in London at a time when homosexuality was illegal. When he was 14,…

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ADDED ON: 07/02/2022

Berlin mosque flies rainbow flag in support of LGBTQ community

The Ibn Rushd-Goethe mosque in Berlin said on Friday it was the first German mosque to fly the rainbow flag, a symbol of pride and diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2022

3 LGBTQ diplomats see opportunity and crisis for queer people around the world

The world is at an inflection point for LBGTQ rights, as a mixture of opportunities and crises converge, according to an assessment from one of the world's few special envoys on queer…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2022

Polish top court upholds annulment of anti-LGBT resolutions

Poland’s highest administrative court has ruled that resolutions adopted by local authorities declaring themselves free from “LGBT ideology” were rightly annulled by lower courts. In the first such legally binding rulings, it…

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ADDED ON: 06/30/2022

Turkey Pride crackdowns only strengthen LGBTQ resistance

The waving colors of the thousand shades inside of a rainbow, The sparkling joy from the pride and honor of self-declaration. The echoing sounds of the steps for solidarity in the cobblestone…

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Leanne Mc Brearty — Inishowen Pride, Ireland

On 5 June, County Donegal saw its first Pride parade, organized by the Inishowen Pride committee. I spoke to Leanne Mc Brearty, a member of the organizing group, about what it took…

ADDED ON: 06/29/2022

The Pink Foxes Organise to Protect Queer People in Dublin.

On a recent Tuesday afternoon, Dr Stephen Hatton waited nervously in a large room with red walls and a high ceiling on the first floor of Outhouse, the queer community centre on…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2022

Norway police seek delay to Pride events after gay bar shooting.

Norwegian police said on Monday all Pride events across the country should be delayed, citing security concerns after a deadly weekend rampage by a gunman at a gay bar in Oslo. Police…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2022

Polish court rules that four “LGBT-free zones” must be abolished.

A top Polish appeals court ruled on Tuesday that so-called "LGBT-free zones" must be scrapped in four municipalities, a verdict welcomed by activists as a victory for human rights and democracy. Numerous…

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