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LGBTI Rights in International


ADDED ON: 08/24/2019

‘It’s not legal’: UN stands by as Turkey deports vulnerable Syrians

When summer began, Ward’s* biggest worry was her sick boyfriend. A Syrian with a gentle voice, and all her identity documents in order, Ward thought she could convince doctors in Istanbul, where…

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ADDED ON: 08/23/2019

US fundamentalists deliver homophobic leaflets across Birmingham

A US Christian fundamentalist group have been dropping ‘homophobic and transphobic’ leaflets into homes across Birmingham. Singer Janique James, 23, was shocked to receive the Tradition, Family, Property Association pamphlet entitled ‘Gender…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2019

From Lil Nas X to Frank Ocean, the gay rappers changing hip hop’s homophobic culture

On June 30, the final day of Pride Month, the young country-rap sensation Lil Nas X came out to his 2.2. million Twitter followers “Some of y’all already know, some of y’all…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2019

How Multinationals Can Help Advance LGBT Inclusion Around the World

As the rainbow flags come down in New York City after the WorldPride and Stonewall 50 celebrations, and as flags go up for pride events in other parts of the world, it’s…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2019

Same-sex penguin couples keep adopting eggs, and the Berlin Zoo is celebrating

To the untrained eye, Skipper and Ping look like a typical king penguin couple. Standing side by side at the Berlin Zoo with their flippers touching, they take turns carefully nestling an…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2019

Fear: If unchained, faith-based bias would crush LGBT medical care

Gay Africans barred from medical care. A rise in HIV infections in homophobic countries. Reduced access to health care for LGBTI people both in the United States and abroad. Those are some…

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ADDED ON: 08/11/2019

LGBTQ asylum seekers persecuted at home and in U.S. custody

With more than 800,000 migrants currently applying for asylum in the U.S., a growing number of immigrants rights groups are calling attention to the plight of LGBTQ people, many of whom are…

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ADDED ON: 08/10/2019

Taylor Swift explains why she got vocal for LGBTQ rights

Taylor Swift revealed that she was inspired to get vocal about LGBTQ activism after having a conversation with her friend, choreographer and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” judge Todrick Hall. In an interview with…

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ADDED ON: 08/04/2019

Qatar World Cup sponsors and broadcasters ‘risk red card’ over anti-gay laws

An international risk consultancy has called on RTE and other broadcasters to put pressure on Qatar to suspend anti-homosexuality laws before the 2022 football World Cup is staged there. London-based Cornerstone Global…

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ADDED ON: 08/01/2019

ORAM appoints new ED

Steve Roth has been tapped to head the Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration. ORAM announced Roth's appointment as the LGBT refugee and asylum organization's new executive director July 16. Roth, 49,…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2019

Europe’s rights court rules against Russia in LGBT case

Europe's rights court on Tuesday ruled against Russia over its refusal to register three associations, saying it was "unacceptable" to do so simply because they were defending LGBT rights. But one individual…

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ADDED ON: 07/13/2019

The many flags of the LGBT community

Everyone probably recognizes the rainbow flag as the universal symbol of the LGBT community. But there are other subcultures that have adopted banners of their own and every year around this time…

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