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LGBTI Rights in International


ADDED ON: 12/19/2018

Fleeing persecution, LGBT+ migrants seek refuge in South America

Growing up in Jamaica's Montego Bay, Glenroy enjoyed an idyllic childhood - until his family discovered he was gay. They physically attacked him and threw him out of the house, triggering an…

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ADDED ON: 12/19/2018

Lesbian magazines unite to issue statement of support for trans women

Six leading publications aimed at lesbian and bisexual women have issued a joint statement in support of trans people. Representatives of DIVA, Curve, Autostraddle, LOTL, Tagg and Lez Spread The Word signed the statement. They…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2018

Reports: Russians targeted LGBT community with disinformation

A Russian social media operation aimed at helping Republican nominee Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election included efforts to polarize voters around LGBT issues and, in some cases, pushed LGBT voters…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2018

She didn’t win the crown, but Spain’s Angela Ponce captivates netizens

After the announcement of the top 20 semi-finalists, in which she failed to advance, Ponce walked the stage one last time while a tribute video was playing. Ponce recieved cheers from the…

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ADDED ON: 12/15/2018

The Role of US Christian Conservatives in Taiwan’s LGBT Referendum Defeats

Like in Australia, the debate about foreign interference in Taiwan usually centers on the shadowy intentions of China. But a very different source of overseas influence is blamed, at least in part,…

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ADDED ON: 12/14/2018

New GLOBE Act asserts U.S. opposition to anti-LGBT abuses overseas

New comprehensive legislation introduced in the U.S. House Thursday seeks to enshrine into law U.S. policy against anti-LGBT human rights abuses overseas and the process by which LGBT people facing persecution can…

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ADDED ON: 12/13/2018

Study Finds High Levels of Depression Among LGB Teenagers

Young lesbian, gay and bisexual people start becoming depressed and self-harming from the age of 10 because they feel different from their heterosexual peers, research has found. LGB 16- to 21-year-olds are…

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ADDED ON: 12/13/2018

Miss Universe’s First Transgender Contestant Revels in Being Role Model

Like many other contestants at the Miss Universe beauty pageant, Angela Ponce grew up watching the glitzy spectacle on television, dreaming of representing her country one day. This year, her wish has…

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ADDED ON: 12/12/2018

Advocacy Groups Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of International Human Rights Day

LGBTI advocacy groups and public figures celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration Of Human Rights on Monday (10 December). 10 December is also commemorated annually as Human Rights Day While advocacy…

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ADDED ON: 12/12/2018

Strongmen Like Putin Threaten LGBTQ People Across the Globe

The worldwide struggle for LGBT equality has dramatically changed in the past few years. From our movement’s inception, our great challenge has been to shed our invisibility and use education to overcome…

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ADDED ON: 12/12/2018

There’s No Easy Path to Asylum, But It’s Even More Difficult for Queer People

Making asylum claims more difficult for members of the LGBTQ community, caravans of refugees — as with those that have traveled up through Central America hoping to reach the United States —…

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ADDED ON: 12/11/2018

Argentina, UK to co-chair LGBT rights organisation for two years

Argentina and the United Kingdom have been chosen Monday to co-chair the Equal Rights Coalition for two years starting next June, to succeed Chile and Canada at the helm of the first-ever…

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