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ADDED ON: 02/27/2020

As survivors speak out, 9 countries seek to ban gay ‘conversion therapy’

From electric shocks to ‘praying away the gay’, global momentum is growing to ban so-called “conversion therapy”, with bills drawn up in nine countries, a rights group said on Wednesday. The United…

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ADDED ON: 02/26/2020

From fines to imprisonment: What are penalties for homophobia in different countries?

Recently, Switzerland residents came to a referendum for introducing a law that would punish people for discrimination based on sexual orientation in the country. Many European countries, the US, and some countries…

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ADDED ON: 02/26/2020

Acting intelligence head Richard Grenell’s push to decriminalize homosexuality has yielded little

Donald Trump became the first president to name an openly gay person to a Cabinet-level position Wednesday when he announced that Richard Grenell would serve as his acting director of national intelligence.…

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ADDED ON: 02/19/2020

Osaka and Japan’s outreach to LGBT tourism is a model for Ireland to replicate

Ireland's groundbreaking marriage equality vote will be five years old this May - but have you seen one major ad campaign to attract the sought after LGBT tourist market to our shores?…

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ADDED ON: 02/13/2020

Senegal’s leader defends LGBT record during Canada PM visit

Senegal's President Macky Sall on Wednesday defended his country's ban on same-sex activity, saying during a visit from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that it "has nothing to do with" homophobia. More…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2020

Evangelical Pastor Pushed Pompeo to Fire Yovanovitch for LGBT Support

In the summer of 2018, an American evangelical pastor and dozens of Ukrainian Christian groups prayed for Marie Yovanovitch to be fired from her job as the US ambassador to Kyiv. With…

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ADDED ON: 02/02/2020

Franklin Graham banned by 2nd UK city over ‘repulsive’ LGBT+ views, official says

Evangelist Franklin Graham was banned Wednesday from coming to a second arena in England on his upcoming summer tour of the United Kingdom. Julie Dore, the council leader in Sheffield, cited Graham’s…

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ADDED ON: 01/29/2020

Lesbians more accepted than gay men around the world, study finds

A new study exploring the attitudes toward nonheterosexual men and women in 23 Western and non-Western countries found lesbians are more accepted than gay men around the world. “We found that gay…

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ADDED ON: 01/20/2020

The gayest Davos in history still isn’t gay enough

The World Economic Forum, which kicks off this week in Davos, prides itself on tackling some of the knottiest issues facing humanity. But on at least one front – the rights of…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2020

Activists across Africa pay tribute to Aunty Ivy, a pioneer of the African LGBT movement

The curtain has come down on one of the pioneers of the African LGBTQI+ movement. Emmanuel Kamau or Aunty Ivy as they were popularly known to the community both in Kenya and…

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ADDED ON: 01/13/2020

AIDS, the Catholic Church and LGBT issues today

In the series finale of ‘Plague,’ we look at what’s happening in the church in HIV and AIDS care today and then reflects on comments and questions from listeners about the ongoing…

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ADDED ON: 01/08/2020

Masculinity is back! The lesbian comics rediscovering their butch side

Sarah Keyworth has, she says, a “weird kind of relationship with masculinity”. She appears confident in her dapper, boyish looks, with her short quiffed hair, but behind that handsome veneer are insecurities.…

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