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ADDED ON: 08/03/2020

In America’s summer of discontent, a transgender doctor becomes a flashpoint

In Johannesburg, three decades ago, the homophobes were out in force: bible-thumpers trying to save our souls; right-wingers with their AWB swastikas. Last week, too, there were missionaries galore, with bibles and…

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ADDED ON: 07/27/2020

Poland to withdraw from European treaty aimed at preventing violence towards women

Poland's right-wing government says it will withdraw from a European treaty aimed at preventing violence against women. The Istanbul Convention is the world's first binding instrument to prevent violence against women but…

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ADDED ON: 07/22/2020

First-ever pan-African Pride will celebrate the ‘bustling, multi-layered reservoir’ of queer Africans

A first-of-its-kind pan-African LGBT+ Pride event, Pride Afrique, is set to take place virtually, celebrating the “bustling, multi-layered, chaotically explosive reservoir” of queer Africans. According to Star Observer, Pride Afrique will be…

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ADDED ON: 07/19/2020

U.S. ambassador says EU criticism of Poland ‘overblown’

The U.S. ambassador to Poland said the European Union’s criticism of Poland’s adherence to democracy is “overblown”, as Warsaw faces cuts to EU budget funds over its judiciary reforms. Since coming to…

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ADDED ON: 07/15/2020

Her death sparked Transgender Day of Remembrance. 22 years later, still no answers

Rita Hester fought like hell. The story was written in blood. The phone had been ripped from the wall. Half a shoe print — not Rita's — marked the bloody floor. The…

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ADDED ON: 07/13/2020

Trump’s New Asylum Regulations Could Have Devastating Effects For LGBTQ People

In June, the Trump administration released a 161-page draft rule that many say would essentially shut down the United States asylum system. The regulations would impose harsh restrictions on who can qualify…

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ADDED ON: 07/12/2020

Facebook & Instagram Ban All Content Promoting So-Called “Ex-Gay” Conversion Therapy

On Friday, Facebook and Instagram announced a ban on all videos, images, and written content promoting so-called “ex-gay” conversion therapy or reparative therapy, a widely disavowed and debunked form of psychological torture…

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ADDED ON: 07/08/2020

First person ‘cured’ of HIV using medication alone, marking the most exciting breakthrough in years

In a major leap forward in the search for a HIV/AIDS cure, a person has been “cured” of HIV using a cocktail of medicines in what activists have dubbed a breakthrough as…

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ADDED ON: 07/07/2020

57 Million Viewers Joined Virtual LGBT Pride Celebration Global Pride

More than 57 million people tuned in to the first-ever Global Pride. Global Pride replaced the annual LGBT Pride parades and festivals canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Headliners included…

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ADDED ON: 07/07/2020

Faltering AIDS battle risks 10-year setback from COVID-19, UN warns

The global fight against AIDS was faltering even before the COVID-19 pandemic, and this newly-emerged viral disease is now threatening to put progress against HIV back by 10 years or more, the…

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ADDED ON: 07/04/2020

Putin mocks U.S. embassy for flying rainbow flag

President Vladimir Putin on Friday mocked the U.S. embassy in Moscow for flying a rainbow flag to celebrate LGBT rights, suggesting it reflected the sexual orientation of its staff. His comments followed…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2020

Just A Bunch Of Amazing Queer Black And Indigenous Artists To Support

Before it was renowned as a party, Pride was (and still is) a protest movement built out from the Stonewall riots. Stonewall couldn’t have happened without Black and brown LGBTIQ folk, such…

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