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ADDED ON: 01/06/2021

For LGBTQ+ People Around the World, Here’s What Biden Can Do to Build Back Better

In every country, LGBTQ+ people face discrimination, from economic inequality and housing discrimination to, in the most severe cases, state-sanctioned violence up to murder. The incoming Biden administration has an opportunity for…

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ADDED ON: 01/03/2021

The 2020 Top Ten LGBT Stories from Latin America and the Caribbean

Pandemic, lockdowns, and unemployment dominated life almost everywhere in 2020. The LGBT community in Latin America and the Caribbean has been impacted by these crises disproportionately. And yet, LGBT advocates were able…

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ADDED ON: 01/01/2021

A Year of Intersex Victories

While 2020 has been a rough year for just about everyone, 2020 has also been a year of many intersex victories and of the overall global advancement of intersex rights. The term…

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ADDED ON: 12/31/2020

LGBTQ+ year in review: 47 troubling events of 2020

The year 2020 had more than its share of grim news for LGBTQ+ people. If you read this summary, you might want to dilute its impact by also reading “LGBTQ+ year in…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2020

From coronavirus crackdowns to court battles: 10 top LGBT+ stories in 2020

LONDON, Dec 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Coronavirus dominated news around the world in 2020, creating particular challenges for the LGBT+ community in terms of mental health, access to HIV medication and…

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ADDED ON: 12/27/2020

Pope proclaims year of families, offers advice to keep peace

Pope Francis on Sunday proclaimed an upcoming year dedicated to the family as he doubled down on one of his papal priorities and urged renewed attention to his controversial 2016 document on…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2020

10 major LGBT+ victories that prove 2020 wasn’t a total write-off

If you can bring yourself to look back at 2020, it’s hard not to write it all off as a screaming trashfire ejected straight from the bowels of hell. It’s incredible to…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2020

Are COVID-19 vaccines safe for people living with HIV?

As the first COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out around the world, HIV/AIDS experts and advocates have sought to reassure those living with HIV that they can safely get the coronavirus vaccination. Some…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2020

Over 370 international spiritual leaders call for ban on LGBT ‘conversion’ therapy

Over 370 international spiritual leaders have urged a global ban on LBGT+ "conversion" therapy that claims to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity. "We can recognise that certain religious teachings…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2020

Love killer: How the Covid-19 pandemic has left the world a more violent place for the LGBTQ community

The organization (The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association) found that while there had been considerable progress providing legal protection for lesbian, gay and bisexual people, there were continuing issues…

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ADDED ON: 12/15/2020

Interfaith declaration seeks forgiveness for harm caused to LGBT people

More than 370 religious leaders around the world have signed a new declaration which seeks forgiveness for religious teachings that have harmed LGBT people, calls for an end to the criminalisation of…

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ADDED ON: 12/13/2020

The hashtag that grew the most on Twitter this year is “#transrightsarehumanrights”

J.K. Rowling recently said that she believes people agree with her transphobic opinions, but they’re just “afraid to speak up” on them. “Many are afraid to speak up because they fear for…

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