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ADDED ON: 04/03/2020

EU lawmakers condemn Hungary for ‘attack’ on trans people over sex on IDs

European Union (EU) lawmakers on Thursday criticized Hungary for trying to ban transgender people from changing their sex on some official documents as a “deliberate” attack on the community. The ruling Fidesz…

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ADDED ON: 04/02/2020

Viktor Orban moves against Hungarian trans rights holding power

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has moved to seize long-standing rights as one of the first things he will do after receiving new autocratic power. On Monday, the Hungarian parliament voted to…

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ADDED ON: 04/01/2020

LGBT+ marches unite in first online Global Pride due to coronavirus

Organisations running LGBT+ Pride marches around the world have joined forces to hold the first online Global Pride event in June after hundreds of real-life gatherings were shelved due to the coronavirus…

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ADDED ON: 03/30/2020

Isolation and HIV memories hit LGBT+ elderly hard in lockdowns

As lockdowns are imposed around the world to stop the spread of coronavirus, LGBT+ groups are scrambling to support older members of their community who are more likely to live alone and…

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ADDED ON: 03/30/2020

Chechen Police Brandish Pipes in Coronavirus Street Patrols

Police officers armed with plastic pipes in Russia’s republic of Chechnya are patrolling the streets to observe compliance with the region’s coronavirus quarantine, Russian media reported this weekend. The majority Muslim region…

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ADDED ON: 03/29/2020

Supporting PrEP in eastern Europe and central Asia

ECOM – Eurasian Coalition on Health, Rights, Gender and Sexual Diversity – recently published a report on access to PrEP (regular medication to prevent HIV infection) in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and…

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ADDED ON: 03/29/2020

UK Black Pride warns coronavirus will adversely affect queer people of colour as annual festival is postponed

UK Black Pride has been indefinitely postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has seen the UK go into lockdown. The event, which is Europe’s largest celebration for LGBT+ people of…

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ADDED ON: 03/28/2020

LGBT+ people warned off casual sex go online during coronavirus

With LGBT+ communities warned off casual sex during the coronavirus pandemic, the latest dating site figures show people are sending more messages online to meet new people, flirt - and swap explicit…

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ADDED ON: 03/28/2020

Gay dancer trapped at home with homophobic Christian parents who think he has an ‘evil disease’

A young, gay dancer has described how, because of the coronavirus lockdown, he is trapped at home with his homophobic Christian parents who believe he has an “evil disease”. Sam, 23, told…

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ADDED ON: 03/27/2020

Second blanket ban on LGBTI+ events in Ankara has been lifted!

The second indefinite ban on LGBTI+ activity was lifted in Ankara, which was declared by the document submitted to the Police by the Governor's Office in 2018. The governor's office was unable…

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ADDED ON: 03/27/2020

The fight against Poland’s ‘LGBT free zones’

New laws are being passed across Poland taking aim at the LGBT community. They’ve been called “LGBT free zones” as a shorthand. While they don’t necessarily mean that lesbian, gay, bisexual and…

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ADDED ON: 03/25/2020

This mum is raging because kids in coronavirus isolation are displaying rainbows in their windows

Children’s drawings and paintings of rainbows have been springing up in windows across the UK after a heartwarming trend started online. Hundreds of schools encouraged their pupils to join in and “spread…

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