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ADDED ON: 05/14/2018

LGBT Rights Activists Join Protest Rally in Tbilisi

The LGBT community rights activists have jointed the protest rally of thousands caused by a police operation to detain drug dealers in night clubs and taking place on Tbilisi's Rustaveli Avenue. Speaking…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2018

When You are Gay and African, Sometimes Your only Choice is to Flee

Camara, Diawara, Yassin and Farid were all born in countries where homosexuality is considered shameful, taboo and sometimes even a crime. Camara is from Mali, Diawara from Guinea and Yassin and Farid…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2018

Ghana: Stop ‘Forcing’ African Leaders to Legalize Homosexuality’

Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, has chastised the Western world over attempts to lure African leaders into embracing homosexuality. Expressing his abhorrence for the act on Metro TV’s Good Evening…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2018

British LGBT Awards 2018: Sandi Toksvig And Sue Perkins Lead The Winners

The stars of ‘Great British Bake Off’ past and present lead the winners at this year’s British LGBT Awards. The show’s former presenter Sue Perkins and current host Sandi Toksvig were honoured at the third annual event held in…

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ADDED ON: 05/11/2018

Russia’s ‘Gay Propaganda’ Censor Attacks Health Website

Earlier this week, Roskomnadzor, Russia’s federal agency responsible for overseeing online and media content, took steps to shutter ParniPlus, a website raising awareness about the exploding HIV epidemic among men who have…

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ADDED ON: 05/11/2018

Portugal’s President Vetoes New Gender-Change Law

Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has vetoed a law that would have made it easier for people to change their gender and name in documents. The law, approved by parliament last…

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ADDED ON: 05/09/2018

Eurovision Song Contest 2018: People Loved Ireland’s Emotional Gay Dance Routine

Ireland has made it to the final of the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in five years – as fans applauded a moving same-sex dance routine. The country squeaked through…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2018

China Cuts off Tattoo, LGBTI Elements from Eurovision Contest Feed

A Chinese online broadcast of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 on Tuesday blacked out two performances allegedly containing tattoo and LGBT elements, which in the past months had been reportedly banned online…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2018

LGBT Asylum Seekers in France Face Difficulties

There has been an increase in the number of LGBT people applying for asylum in France over the past few years. Several French associations, founded to help LGBT people in France, have…

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ADDED ON: 05/06/2018

Russia: Bashkir Activists Say Police Idle As Gay-Bashing Campaign Gains Steam

On April 20, Kristina Abramicheva, who heads the Alliance of Heterosexuals and LGBT for Equal Rights in the Bashkortostan capital, Ufa, posted an alarming warning on her Facebook page. “In Ufa there…

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ADDED ON: 05/01/2018

Meduza: Russia’s Censor Blocks Another LGBT Website for Spreading ‘Gay Propaganda’

Russia’s federal censor has blocked the LGBT health awareness website Parni Plus (Guys Plus). The site’s administrators say they received a notice from Roskomnadzor on April 28 informing them about a January 26 ruling…

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