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ADDED ON: 11/01/2019

ICE ALLEGEDLY DETAINING LGBT ASYLUM SEEKER IN DEFIANCE OF COURT RULING

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have allegedly been detaining an LGBT asylum seeker in defiance of a federal judge's ruling. Darwin Garcia Portillo and his partner Oscar Juarez Hernandez came to…

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ADDED ON: 10/30/2019

How Alfred Kinsey armed the early gay rights movement with research

There was a time when one out of every two Americans Gallup polled knew Alfred Kinsey’s name, and to gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals he was a living hero. Sadly, for the…

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ADDED ON: 10/28/2019

This trans intersex person explains why they didn’t need surgery to be ‘fixed’

A trans intersex person has explained, in a moving opinion piece for Intersex Awareness Day (October 26), why they didn’t need surgery to be “fixed”. There are many different ways that a…

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ADDED ON: 10/25/2019

Chinese-owned TikTok Bans LGBT Content Even Where Homosexuality Is Legal

The draw of being a part of social media and gathering followers is the big reason for many to jump on their phones. TikTok seems to be the ego toy of the…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2019

The Nations With the Highest Levels of LGBT Acceptance (and Lowest)

An updated study from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law ranked the world's nations by levels of LGBT acceptance. The current report updates and expands a previous Williams Institute report,…

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ADDED ON: 10/12/2019

International donors ‘stand with’ LGBT+ Ugandans over ‘Kill the Gays’ bill

Major donors of aid to Uganda including the United States and the European Union said on Friday they were closely examining a plan by the east African nation to introduce the death…

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ADDED ON: 10/12/2019

LGBTQ people share how they revealed their sexuality to others for International Coming Out Day

For many LGBTQ people, coming out of the closet is a monumental step in their lives. The first International Coming Out Day was organised in the United States in 1988, held on…

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ADDED ON: 10/01/2019

Pope meets U.S. priest attacked by conservatives for ministering to gays

Pope Francis on Monday gave a high-profile private audience to a prominent American Jesuit priest who has been attacked repeatedly by conservative Catholics and media outlets for ministering to homosexuals. By meeting…

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ADDED ON: 09/29/2019

Barbie toymaker Mattel creates gender-neutral dolls

The toymaker behind Barbie launched a range of gender-neutral dolls on Wednesday which can be styled as either girls or boys, saying children were moving away from traditional stereotypes. Mattel’s “Creatable World”…

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ADDED ON: 09/29/2019

TikTok censored all positive LGBT content in countries deemed conservative

The social media video app TikTok has been censoring pro-LGBT+ content in some conservative countries, even if homosexuality has never been illegal there. A report by The Guardian revealed that in an…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2019

We freed 3 gay men from prison

A and his friend Y (names withheld for their safety) walked free on August 30, having served four years of a five-year sentence imposed after they were reported to police by a…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2019

Luxembourg prime minister makes history at UN General Assembly

Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel on Tuesday became the first out head of government to speak about LGBTI-specific issues at a U.N. General Assembly. “Being gay is not a choice, but not…

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