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ADDED ON: 06/03/2021

Pride month: The LGBT history you probably didn’t learn in school

If you think we live in an open-minded, sex-positive society now, just wait until you hear what may have been going on down the Yorkshire mines in the 1950s. There's a lot…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2021

St. Petersburg prosecutors drop claim on blocking the Russian LGBT Network’s website

The St. Petersburg Central District Prosecutor’s Office has withdrawn a claim seeking to block the website of the advocacy group Russian LGBT Network, due to a lack of evidence of “LGBT propaganda”…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2021

New foundation seeks to help LGBT rights movement in Poland

A Nobel laureate, a Netflix star and a fashion model are among the board members who helped launch an initiative Tuesday to raise money for LGBT rights groups in Poland, where gay…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2021

Dirco silent on homophobia row as SA embassy refuses to affirm gay rights in Poland

For the past eight years, South African diplomats in Poland have signed an annual letter alongside other embassies affirming gay rights in one of the most homophobic nations in Europe. This year,…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2021

Homophobic Nationalists Disrupt Bulgarian LGBT Events

A group of around 25 to 30 nationalists attempted to halt the screening in Sofia on Sunday evening of a film depicting a relationship between two women. The men appeared to be…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2021

Outcry after homophobic attacks in Barcelona

The Observatory Against Homophobia (OCH) said five gay men had been injured in three separate attacks. In the most serious incident, a man needed facial surgery after he and his friends were…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2021

Russia suggests that Disney is denying “family values” over Pixar film with gay character

The Walt Disney Company has been put on notice by communications regulators in Russia over a short film that is available on the conglomerate’s Disney Plus streaming service. According to a letter…

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ADDED ON: 05/29/2021

WATCH: Transgender Albanians battle taboos

Transgender people find little acceptance in conservative societies like Albania. After years of isolation, members of the transgender community decided to confront taboos by launching a photo exhibition in the capital, Tirana.

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2021

Dior chooses Chinese transgender star as an ambassador for its new fragrance campaign

Dior, the French house owned by LVMH, the largest luxury group in the world, is collaborating with China’s transgender celebrity Jin Xing for a campaign centred on the brand’s J’adore fragrance. Dior…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2021

Number of over-65s identifying as gay, lesbian or bisexual rises for first time

The number of older people identifying as gay, lesbian or bisexual (LGB) has increased for the first time, figures show. Proportions of people aged 65 and over in the UK who classed…

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ADDED ON: 05/26/2021

Lithuania parliament votes against debating same-sex partnership bill

Lithuania's parliament on Tuesday voted narrowly against debating a bill legalising same-sex civil partnerships, but supporters said they would adjust the proposal and eventually resubmit it to the assembly. In a razor-thin…

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ADDED ON: 05/26/2021

LGBT Groups Join Hydropower Protest, Ask Leaders to Condemn Homophobic Violence

Two key local LGBT rights groups, the Tbilisi Pride and the Equality Movement reiterated their support for the protest against Namakhvani Hydropower Plant, now held in the capital city Tbilisi, but called…

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