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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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ADDED ON: 06/13/2021

The hopes and dreams of Africa’s queer activists

It took Dzoe Ahmad weeks of introspection and agonising over whether or not she was ready to share her story with the world. Ahmad, a young Zimbabwean trans woman, says: “I was…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2021

Nearly 1 in 5 young adults say they’re not straight, global survey finds

An increasing number of young adults identify as nonheterosexual and noncisgender, according to a new global survey from Ipsos. The results, released Wednesday, are based on internet surveys of more than 19,000…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2021

The Pentagon Is Keeping Its Ban On The Pride Flag At Installations

The Pentagon confirmed Friday it will not allow rainbow pride flags to fly at military facilities in celebration of Pride Month. That fell in line with the Pentagon's 2020 decision to permit…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2021

Hundreds of Catholics share sacred blessings with LGBT+ worshippers in defiance of Vatican

Hundreds of Catholics stepped forward to bless LGBT+ people during a virtual service in response to the Vatican’s ban on blessings for same-sex couples. The live-streamed event was hosted by Dignity USA,…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2021

Pentagon not to allow pride flags to be flown on installations

The Pentagon said on Friday that it would not make an exception to allow U.S. military installations to fly rainbow pride flags in June, keeping a policy set by former President Donald…

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ADDED ON: 05/30/2021

Why Twitter and Instagram are inviting people to share their pronouns

Are you a he or a she? A they or a ze? If you're on Instagram, you can now choose from a list of more than 10 pronoun options to express your…

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ADDED ON: 05/27/2021

World’s largest gaming service Twitch adds ‘transgender’ tag

The world’s largest game streaming service Twitch has said that players will be able to add a transgender label to their videos – a move the company said would aid inclusion among…

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