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ADDED ON: 10/10/2021

Tom Daley calls for Olympic ban on countries where being gay is punishable by death

British Olympic diver Tom Daley said that he will make it his “mission” to stop countries where homosexuality is punishable by death from competing in the Olympics. “I think it’s really important…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2021

OPINION: Invest in the LGBT+ movement and change will come

By the time I have my last day at the end of this week, I will have served as executive director of OutRight Action International for nine years and 358 days. My…

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ADDED ON: 08/25/2021

64 members of Congress urge US to evacuate LGBTQ Afghans

More than 60 members of Congress on Tuesday urged the U.S. to evacuate LGBTQ Afghans from their country after the Taliban regained control of it. The letter to Secretary of State Antony…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2021

Denmark, Sweden host largest post-pandemic LGBTQ rights conference

The WorldPride 2021 Human Rights Conference that took place this week in Copenhagen was the largest in-person LGBTQ rights gathering since the pandemic began. “We have activists coming from all over the…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2021

‘Team LGBTQ’ earns 32 medals at Tokyo Olympics

As the torch goes out at Japan National Stadium in Meiji-Jingu Park, the end has arrived for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games— dubbed “the rainbow Olympics” by some for the record number…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2021

US expands citizenship for children born abroad in win for same-sex couples

The US says children born abroad using assisted reproductive technology can now qualify for citizenship, in a move seen as a win for same-sex couples. To be eligible before, babies born overseas…

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ADDED ON: 08/01/2021

Welcome to the ‘Gay Games,’ an alternative to the Olympics, where activism is encouraged and everyone’s an athlete

Tom Waddell knew what to expect from an Olympics opening ceremony. He’d experienced one before as a decathlete at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. He remembered the parade of athletes from around…

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ADDED ON: 07/29/2021

‘About time’: LGBTQ Olympic athletes unleash a rainbow wave

TOKYO (AP) — When Olympic diver Tom Daley announced in 2013 that he was dating a man and “couldn’t be happier,” his coming out was an act of courage that, with its…

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ADDED ON: 07/22/2021

UK to engage Guyana on LGBT rights, abolishing death penalty and decriminalising suicide

The United Kingdom (UK), through its High Commission in Guyana, intends to engage the Irfaan Ali led government on major human rights issues in the coming months. These include but are not…

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ADDED ON: 07/21/2021

Embassies from across the world demand ‘freedom from violence’ for queer Hungarians

Ahead of Budapest Pride, 30 embassies from across the world have demanded “freedom from violence” for queer people in Hungary. The open letter, published Monday (19 July) was signed by the embassies…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2021

Russia: European Court of Human Rights rules ban on same-sex unions violates human rights

Reacting to the news that the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russia is in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights by not providing same-sex unions with the…

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ADDED ON: 06/14/2021

France snubs World Rugby’s guidlines on transgender athletes

Franc Rugby has gone against the guidance of World Rugby who recommends that transgender female athletes should not play in any women’s elite tournaments for safety reasons. The French Rugby Federation has…

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