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ADDED ON: 02/06/2021

LGBT asylum seekers: Call for dedicated housing in Wales

Abderrahim El Habachi, 28, said he felt "unsafe" living alongside some men from North Africa and the Middle East after he arrived in Cardiff in 2017. He called for dedicated LGBT housing.…

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ADDED ON: 02/05/2021

German LGBT actors come out en masse in plea for diversity

A group of 185 LGBT German actors staged a mass coming-out in a national newspaper on Friday in an appeal for more diversity in the worlds of TV, film and theatre. The…

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ADDED ON: 02/05/2021

Russia Returns Escaped Gay Men to Chechen Police – NGO

Russian police have allegedly detained two gay men who escaped from the republic of Chechnya and handed them over to authorities in their home region, the Russian LGBT Network reported Thursday. The…

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ADDED ON: 02/05/2021

LGBT+ history month: remembering the ‘Glamour Boys’ – the gay MPs who warned 1930s Britain about Nazism

In the 1920s and 1930s of buttoned-up Britain, homosexuality was an illicit act, and would remain that way until 1967 when the law changed in England and Wales. Even though gay culture…

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ADDED ON: 02/05/2021

LGBT+ people are facing a dire situation in Turkey. This is how it got so bad, and why you should care

The abuse and restrictions against Turkey’s LGBT+ population are growing increasingly more alarming. On 2 February 2021, Twitter took the still relatively unusual step of flagging a politician’s tweets for “hateful conduct”,…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2021

Ankara calls student protesters ‘LGBT perverts’ amid artwork controversy

Clashes between students from Bogazici University and Turkish police show no sign of abating. Many students have been arrested, while the interior minister has lashed out with homophobic hate speech over an…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2021

LGBT+ history month: forgotten figures who challenged gender expression and identity centuries ago

Non-binary and trans people have always been here, not least in every recorded society from the ancient world onwards. Why is it then that they’re often absent from the tales and lists…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2021

Erdogan says he will not let Turkish university protests swell

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday his government would not allow month-long demonstrations at a Turkish university to grow into anti-government protests similar to those in 2013, calling the protesters "terrorists". Defying…

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ADDED ON: 02/03/2021

Twitter says Turkish minister’s LGBT comments about protesters “hateful conduct”

Turkey’s interior minister on Tuesday condemned protesters at a top Istanbul university as “LGBT deviants” in a statement which Twitter deemed as hateful conduct. Students and teachers at Istanbul’s Bogazici University have…

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ADDED ON: 02/02/2021

Scottish government withdraws amendment to exempt ‘criticism of transgender identity’ from hate crime law after backlash

The Scottish government has pulled an amendment that sought to exempt “criticism of transgender identity” from hate crime laws. The country’s justice minister Humza Yousaf announced via Twitter on Monday (1 February)…

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ADDED ON: 02/02/2021

Erdogan hits out at ‘LGBT youth’ as police break up fresh protest

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday lashed out at Turkey's LGBT movement, accusing it of "vandalism" following an outbreak of student protests. Four people were arrested over the weekend for depicting Islam's…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2021

UK Supreme Court to hear case for gender-neutral markings on passports in July

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom have announced they will begin hearing a case for whether gender-neutral markings, like ‘X’, should be allowed on passports. The specific dates that the court…

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