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ADDED ON: 06/01/2018

Pride Around the World: Calendar of LGBT Pride Events

Even before the massive parades in San Francisco and New York City later in June, millions of people will go over the rainbow for Pride. Here’s a glance at the crowded Pride…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2018

Antarctica Is about to Get Its First Ever Pride Celebration

A group of ten LGBTI people working on Antarctica, decided to celebrate the first Pride at the South Pole. The ten people are working on the United States’ McMurdo Station about 850…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2018

Will FIFA Force Russia to Make the World Cup Friendly to LGBTI People?

FIFA, the governing body of international soccer, had a reputation problem. In 2015, Sepp Blatter, the organization’s president at the time, and other top executives were facing corruption charges and, after awarding…

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ADDED ON: 05/24/2018

UN Human Rights Chief: We Must Challenge ‘Myth’ that LGBT Rights is a Western Agenda

The United Nations‘ human rights chief has warned that some nations overseas are attempting to propagate the “myth” that LGBT rights is part of a “Western agenda.” Speaking at The Economist‘s LGBT-skewed Pride and Prejudice…

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ADDED ON: 05/23/2018

The Search for the ‘Transgender Brain’ Is Dangerous—and Dehumanizing

We don’t need another scientific study to boost acceptance of transgender people. We need transgender people to start being accepted in workplaces, in religions, and in families. The hunt for the “transgender…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2018

Croatia: Foreign Embassies Call for Respecting LGBTI Rights

IDAHOT is aimed at raising awareness of LGBTI rights and violations and in stimulating interest in LGBT rights work worldwide. This year's global theme is "Alliance for Solidarity," focusing on the need…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2018

Pride Fort Lauderdale to Host Pride of the Americas in 2020

Fort Lauderdale will be the inaugural location of Pride of the Americas in April 2020, an international LGBT festival that is expected to draw people from several continents, including South America and…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2018

Intersex Rights Activists Challenge the Roots of Gender Oppression – and We Must Support Them

In 2017, Portugal became the third country to ban the human rights abuse of intersex genital mutilation (IGM), joining Malta and Chile. Germany became the first European country to allow a third…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2018

Lebanon Authorities Block Gay Pride Festival: Organiser

Lebanon’s LGBT festival, the only event of its kind in the Arab world, was suspended after authorities interrogated its organiser and threatened him with prosecution, he said Wednesday (May 16). The second…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2018

Gay Rights Under Threat in Divided Europe

Malta is the best place in Europe to be gay, according to its laws. Azerbaijan is the worst, but Latvia and Poland, which are EU members, do not rank much higher, while…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2018

How Britain’s Colonial Legacy Still Affects LGBTI Politics Around the World

At the recent Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, the British prime minister, Theresa May, urged Commonwealth nations to reform existing anti-gay legislation held over from British colonial rule. And while stopping short of a…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2018

What is Happening for IDAHOTB Around the World in 2018?

IDAHOTB, or International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, is one of the biggest day for LGBTI rights in the world. Across the globe, people will be coming together to commemorate, campaign…

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