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ADDED ON: 04/22/2022

Denmark, Honduras join U.N. LGBTI Core Group

Denmark and Honduras have joined a group of U.N. countries that have pledged to support to LGBTQ rights. “Denmark is deeply honored to officially enter into the LGBTI Core Group,” tweeted Denmark’s Permanent Mission…

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ADDED ON: 04/22/2022

Nations with anti-LGBT laws: 49% Muslim, 44% Christian

Almost half of the world’s 71 countries that have anti-LGBT laws are nations where a majority of the citizens are Muslims. By comparison, Christian-majority countries account for slightly fewer, but still have almost…

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ADDED ON: 04/14/2022

U.N. Development Program lauds Angola government for progress on LGBTQ rights

The U.N. Development Program has lauded the government of Angola for its efforts to protect LGBTQ rights. Speaking on Monday at the opening ceremony of the See Beyond Your Prejudice photographic exhibition…

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ADDED ON: 04/10/2022

WHO to supply HIV drugs to Ukraine

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday it will supply thousands of doses of life-saving antiretroviral drugs to Ukraine to cover the needs of HIV patients in the country for the next…

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ADDED ON: 04/01/2022

Qatari official says rainbow flags may be confiscated to “protect” World Cup fans

Fans at the World Cup in Qatar may have rainbow flags confiscated by security in order to “protect” them against perceptions they are “insulting” the society, a senior official has claimed. Last…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2022

Freestyle skiing-Kenworthy urges IOC to consider host’s human rights stance

Freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, an advocate for LGBT+ rights, said on Saturday the International Olympic Committee (IOC) should take a host nation's stance on human rights issues into consideration when awarding the…

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ADDED ON: 02/19/2022

One UN human rights expert’s fight to eliminate ‘conversion therapies’

Some 69 States around the world currently criminalise homosexual relations between consenting adults. This means that in just this one area of human rights violations, two billion people are being discriminated against…

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ADDED ON: 02/13/2022

Queer Africa has always been an other

Religious studies scholar David Tonghou Ngong recently made the argument on the Africa is a Country website that the roots of African homophobia might be found in African indigenous religions rather than…

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ADDED ON: 02/12/2022

LGBT organisations ask UN to revoke status of British rights watchdog

A group of 20 LGBT organisations have asked the UN to revoke the status of Britain’s Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). A 19-page submission to the UN – which the groups…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2022

Meet the 23 Gay Women Competing in the 2022 Winter Olympics

The 2022 Winter Olympics kicked off its razzlin’, dazzlin’, flipplin’, slidin’ 16-day event with a fireworks-heavy opening ceremony this morning in Beijing, and if you’re anything like us, you’re cheering for Team…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2022

Bi culture beyond the cliches & stereotypes

Defining bisexuality is easy. But bi culture? That may be harder to distill in a single sentence. Many have tried, with listicles on things that are “definitely bi culture” littering the web…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2021

Out in the World: Mixed record on LGBTQ rights across the world in 2021

The year started out on a hopeful note. The world was looking forward to getting past a dark period in America's leadership and the global COVID-19 pandemic. President Joe Biden's administration and…

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