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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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ADDED ON: 09/22/2019

Council of Europe presses Chechnya on gay torture

A Council of Europe official tackled Chechen officials about reports of the torture and detention of gay people, during a rare visit to the Russian republic Saturday. Frank Schwabe, a member of…

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ADDED ON: 09/16/2019

‘We are seeing a push back on human rights’

LGBTQ and women's rights are particularly targeted in the current proliferation of hate speech and backsliding on human rights in the world, including in some EU countries. This is acknowledged by the…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2019

73% of news stories on LGBTQ topics are flagged as inappropriate for advertisers, survey finds

A new report found that nearly three-quarters of articles on LGBTQ news are flagged as brand-unsafe to advertisers. The survey, designed by the cybersecurity company CHEQ, showed that 73% of the articles…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2019

Death threats ‘broke my heart’ says popular Lebanese band singer

The lead singer of one of the Middle East’s most popular bands said on Thursday he was heartbroken by rising homophobia in Lebanon, after death threats stopped him performing last month. Organisers…

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ADDED ON: 09/14/2019

Surge in chemsex parties arranged on ‘hook-up’ apps is fuelling fresh HIV epidemic in European cities, doctors warn

A surge in “chemsex” parties, where some people spend days getting high on drugs and having sex with scores of partners, is refuelling epidemics of HIV among gay men in European towns…

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ADDED ON: 09/09/2019

GayTravel.com Supports Disaster Relief Efforts for LGBT Bahamians

GayTravel.com, a trusted resource for LGBT travelers for over two decades, is leading the way by encouraging concerned travelers to participate in an online donation effort focused on LGBT Bahamians who are…

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ADDED ON: 09/07/2019

The ex-gay Christianity movement is making a quiet comeback. The effects on LGBTQ youth could be devastating.

For two decades, McKrae Game was a top-tier figure among ex-gay Christians and a leading advocate for conversion therapy, a counseling practice with the goal of helping LGBTQ people suppress their homosexuality…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2019

Groundbreaking report reveals reach of conversion therapy

A first-of-its-kind report documenting conversion therapy around the world highlights the pervasiveness of the practice. The 73-page report, "Harmful Treatment: The Global Reach of So-Called Conversion Therapy," published by OutRight Action International…

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ADDED ON: 09/03/2019

New campaign raises awareness of dangers faced by LGBTQ people in UK immigration detention

UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group have launched an important new campaign. The organisation’s first national social media campaign #LendYourVoice aims to raise awareness around the discrimination and danger that LGBTQ people…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2019

No single ‘gay gene’, reveals the largest-ever study of the genetics of same-sex sexual behaviour

Scientists have again debunked the idea of a single "gay gene", in the largest study to date of the genetics of same-sex sexual behaviour. Rather, their findings paint a diverse and complex…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2019

G7 countries to increase Global Fund contributions

Germany, Italy and Canada have announced they will increase their contributions to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France,…

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