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ADDED ON: 01/26/2023

Pope Francis calls for end to anti-gay laws and LGBTQ+ welcome from church

Pope Francis has criticised laws that criminalise homosexuality as “unjust”, saying God loves all his children just as they are, and calling on Catholic bishops who support the laws to welcome LGBTQ+…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2023

Chechnya’s top homophobe urges anti-LGBT Arabs to fight in Ukraine

The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, during a direct line broadcast for the first time in English and Arabic, addressed the Arab world and all Muslims with an offer to participate in…

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ADDED ON: 01/19/2023

Where Change Is Coming for LGBTQ Rights Around the World

If progress in 2022 is anything to go by, there’s reason to be optimistic about the global direction of travel when it comes to same-sex relationships, LGBTQ campaigners say. In the second…

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ADDED ON: 01/19/2023

Lesbian who fled Ghana spared jail after working illegally as nurse during Covid-19 pandemic

Eunice Owusu had no choice but to escape her abusive arranged marriage after her sexuality was disclosed against her will to her employer, Teeside Crown Court heard, with her lawyer John Nixon…

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ADDED ON: 01/13/2023

LGBTQ+ groups alarmed by UK review of migrant trans recognition

Jan 13 (Openly) - Trans migrants in Britain could face increased harassment and discrimination if the government proceeds with plans to stop recognising legal gender change documents from some other countries, LGBTQ+…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2023

The 2022 top LGBTQ Stories from Latin America and the Caribbean

Although it was not a busy year, it was a productive one for promoting LGBTQ rights in Latin America and the Caribbean. A number of important achievements in the fight for LGBTQ…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2023

Out in the World: LGBTQ rights at the center of tug-o-war globally in 2022

LGBTQ people around the world faced challenges with ongoing attacks and groundbreaking wins in an action-packed 2022. Gunmen struck fear in the heart of queer communities in Europe with mass shootings at…

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ADDED ON: 01/03/2023

What challenges will LGBTQ+ people around the world face in 2023?

Progress for the world's LGBTQ+ people has not been evenly spread in 2022, with some countries marking new milestones and others rolling back rights. In wins, Singapore, Antigua and Barbuda and Saint…

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ADDED ON: 01/01/2023

OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY ADDED OVER A DOZEN LGBT WORDS IN 2022

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) adds new words into the dictionary that were used in order to keep up with the ever-evolving English language. For 2022, they added several new LGBTQ entries…

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ADDED ON: 12/31/2022

Did LGBTQ rights campaigns in Qatar help or hinder?

Protests by Western activists at the FIFA World Cup may have backfired and sparked a backlash against gay. lesbian and queer communities in Qatar, critics say. Early in December, the US fast…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2022

Kadyrov to the Arab world: Who does not want to live under the LGBT flags – to join “special military operation” in Ukraine

The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, during a direct line broadcast for the first time in English and Arabic, addressed the Arab world and all Muslims with an offer to participate in…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2022

Efforts to Ban Conversion Therapy Gain Traction Around the World

Efforts to ban so-called conversion therapy gained significant traction around the world in 2022. Only four countries at the end of 2021 had explicit laws that banned the widely discredited practice. Numerous…

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