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ADDED ON: 02/09/2021

Chechnya opens terror inquiry into gay men forcibly returned from Moscow

Chechnya has opened a terrorism investigation into two gay men who fled the region last year but were arrested near Moscow last week and forcibly returned. The rights group that helped the…

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ADDED ON: 02/09/2021

Spain proposes making it easier for trans citizens to change gender

Spain’s Equality Ministry has drafted a law which would allow transgender people to change their gender identity. On Wednesday (3 February) the Spanish Equality Ministry introduced a bill which would amend Spain’s…

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ADDED ON: 02/08/2021

Turkey jails four pending trial over university protests: prosecutor

Four people were formally arrested as part of an investigation into protests against President Tayyip Erdogan’s appointment of a rector at one of the country’s top universities, an Istanbul prosecutor’s office said…

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ADDED ON: 02/07/2021

Russian Rights Group Warns That Detained Gay Men Face ‘Mortal Danger’ In Chechnya

The Russian LGBT Network has warned that two young gay men from Chechnya who were seized in Nizhny Novgorod and driven by car back to the North Caucasus region face "mortal danger."…

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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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