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ADDED ON: 01/19/2019

Murdered’ transgender woman from Droitwich was LGBT hero

Amy Griffiths was discovered dead at her flat in Chalverton Court, Droitwich, on Monday. Police said she had suffered head and throat injuries. Martin Saberi, aged 53, was charged with murdering Amy,…

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ADDED ON: 01/18/2019

Kyrgyzstan man has ‘gay’ carved into stomach in homophobic attack

A bisexual man from Kyrgyzstan was forced to leave the country after suffering two homophobic attacks within the same month. The man, who is in his 20s, said the attacks took place…

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ADDED ON: 01/18/2019

Everyone in Armenia has the right to protection: MP on LGBT rights

Everyone, including sexual minorities, have rights, and if they turn to the relevant Commission, we will discuss any issue, member of the Prosperous Armenia Party, candidate for the chair of the standing…

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ADDED ON: 01/18/2019

Watch: Former volunteer Ukrainian soldier challenges LGBT taboos

The LGBT community in Ukraine is often under attack but one volunteer soldier has gone public about his sexuality. Viktor Pylypenko, 31, decided to come out after hearing how the LGBT community…

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ADDED ON: 01/17/2019

LGBTI Families Protest Over Lack of Legal Recognition as Parents

A number of LGBTI families have held a protest outside Leinster House calling for same-sex couples to be given legal recognition as parents. The provision allowing for the measure is contained in the…

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ADDED ON: 01/17/2019

Chechnya Resumes its Anti-gay Purge

“Widespread detentions, torture and killings of gay people have resumed in Chechnya,” said Igor Kochetkov, program director for the Russian LGBT Network. He added, “Persecution of men and women suspected of being…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2019

Over 100 Anglican clergy, critical of their bishops’ LGBT guidance, threaten to go elsewhere

More than 100 Anglican priests in the Diocese of Oxford signed a letter critical of their bishops’ advice permitting active homosexuals to receive communion and to be ordained. The priests warned their…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2019

The murder of Gdansk mayor Paweł Adamowicz reflects Poland’s increasingly toxic political climate

In 2017, a far-right youth organisation called All-Polish Youth issued a series of “political death certificates” announcing the demise of high-profile pro-European politicians. Among them was Paweł Adamowicz, the long-serving mayor of…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2019

New details emerge about what one source calls an anti-LGBTQ ‘genocide’

On Friday, January 11, Novaya Gazeta reported that persecution of individuals thought to be LGBTQ has drastically increased since late December in the Russian republic of Chechnya. Since then, Meduza has received additional information from the…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2019

Countries that allow gay people to serve in army

Months after Supreme Court decriminalised consensual gay sex between adults, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat has reignited the debate around gay rights by insisting that homosexuality is not permissible in the military.…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2019

Lithuania’s top court grants residence permits for same-sex foreign spouses

Lithuania’s top court has ruled that foreign spouses of gay citizens must be granted residence permits. The Constitutional Court ruled that denying residency permits to the spouses of gay Lithuanian citizens who…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2019

Royal British Legion launches LGBT branch

The Royal British Legion has launched an official branch for LGBT+ people serving in the Armed Forces. The charity, which provides financial, social and emotional support to veterans, servicepeople and military families,…

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