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ADDED ON: 10/22/2020

Pope Francis backs same-sex civil unions

Pope Francis has given his most explicit support to same-sex civil unions in a move that is likely to further enrage his conservative opponents in the Catholic church. His comments came in…

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ADDED ON: 10/16/2020

Rugby latest battleground for trans women as England breaks ranks

A ban on transgender women competing in international rugby matches will not stop them playing the women’s game in England, the sport’s governing body said on Wednesday in the latest split over…

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ADDED ON: 10/09/2020

There’s $20trillion of global LGBT+ wealth we could be leveraging to build a better world

Many people talk about the ‘power of the pink dollar’ but few realize there’s $20trillion of LGBT+ wealth we could be using to build a better future. Some companies have truly realised…

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ADDED ON: 10/03/2020

When politicians use hate speech, political violence increases

Politicians deepen existing divides when they use inflammatory language, such as hate speech, and this makes their societies more likely to experience political violence and terrorism. That’s the conclusion from a study…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2020

I’m a Muslim Iranian-American With a 9/11 Birthday. Here’s How I’ve Come to Terms With My Identity

My ninth birthday fell on a school day, a bright and clear-skied Tuesday in September. I expected my mom to bring cupcakes to school during lunch, a tradition I loved because for…

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ADDED ON: 09/10/2020

The conversation surrounding the word ‘queer’ is evolving

Reclamation is an immensely powerful tool as communities and individuals have been reclaiming hate speech to take the power of these words back. Recently, a large part of the LGBTQ+ community has…

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ADDED ON: 09/04/2020

Family of transgender woman slain by U.S. Marine in Philippines contests killer’s early release

A U.S. Marine convicted of killing a transgender woman in the Philippines will remain behind bars while a court considers an appeal against a decision to release him early, a senior government…

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ADDED ON: 08/28/2020

Is ‘gay TikTok’ safe from Trump? LGBTQ users on edge over ban threat

Steven King, a popular content creator on the social media platform TikTok, said he stumbled across the video-sharing app by accident early last year. "I saw an advertisement for what I thought…

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ADDED ON: 08/23/2020

Erased From the Trump Administration’s Draft of Key Foreign Aid Policy: Any Mention of LGBT People

The lead U.S. foreign aid agency has proposed a new policy on gender and women’s empowerment that eliminates any mention of transgender people or contraceptives, running counter to its own long-standing practices…

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ADDED ON: 08/22/2020

A London court has set a date to finally decide on same-sex marriage in Bermuda

The final fate of same-sex marriage in Bermuda will be decided by a court in London – which has now set a date for the hearing. The Privy Council is the final…

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ADDED ON: 08/22/2020

WEAR IT PURPLE DAY APPROACHES

In the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, separation from community support structures has been one of the greatest struggles that Rainbow people have faced. It’s hard to watch the world burning, and…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2020

Turkey’s media authority fines TLC TV over program featuring LGBTI+ parents

The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) has fined five broadcasters for various reasons. The TLC TV was imposed a monetary penalty fined over its "Extraordinary Pregnancies" program for "depicting homosexual relationships…

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