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LGBTI Rights in International


ADDED ON: 05/08/2018

China Cuts off Tattoo, LGBTI Elements from Eurovision Contest Feed

A Chinese online broadcast of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 on Tuesday blacked out two performances allegedly containing tattoo and LGBT elements, which in the past months had been reportedly banned online…

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ADDED ON: 04/28/2018

IAAF Female Classification Rules Slammed as ‘Blatantly Racist’

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has come under intense fire since releasing its new “Eligibility Regulations for the Female Classification&rdquo. The rules have been called sexist, racist, unethical, and based…

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ADDED ON: 04/27/2018

Amnesty Warns That Turkish LGBTI+ People are ‘living in more fear than ever’

"Most LGBT+ people in Turkey today are living in more fear than ever before,” an activist tells me when we meet in a café in Istanbul on a cloudy day in February. She is…

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ADDED ON: 04/26/2018

Global LGBT Funding Up But Worry as Bulk Goes to North America

Although funding to support sexual minorities is growing, reaching about $250 million in 2016, three-quarters of the money is going to western countries, campaigners said on Wednesday. More than 500 foundations and…

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ADDED ON: 04/26/2018

HIV Drug Shortage May Put People’s Lives at Risk in Papua New Guinea

Stocks of anti-retroviral drugs to treat people living with HIV are at a critical shortage in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean has the ‘highest incidence and…

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ADDED ON: 04/26/2018

Find Out Which Country is the Most LGBTQ-friendly – and Which is the Least

The report, titled Polarized Progress: Social Acceptance of LGBT People in 141 Countries, found that 80 out of 141 countries had seen an increase in acceptance of LGBTQ people since 1980, while 46…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2018

Christopher Wylie: The Gay Vegan Who ‘made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’

Steve Bannon ‘loved the gays’, according to the man who says he developed a tool to harvest personal data on millions of Americans for the US election. Christopher Wylie, a 28-year-old Canadian…

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ADDED ON: 03/15/2018

Will Prince William’s Pledge Help Scrap Anti-LGBTI Laws in 37 Countries?

Prince William has pledged his support for LGBTI equality in the Commonwealth. Royals attended an event, hosted by Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland, to meet with LGBTI representatives. The Duke of Cambridge…

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ADDED ON: 03/15/2018

Documentary Tells Story of Trek to Ottawa by LGBTI Refugees

A new documentary set to be screened Wednesday at the University of Ottawa tells the story of three Gambian refugees who came to Canada because it’s potentially dangerous to be LGBTQ in their…

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ADDED ON: 03/13/2018

46 NGOs Urge UN to Renew Mandate of Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Iran

“By voting in favour of this resolution, your government will send a strong signal to the Iranian authorities that the international community requires genuine and tangible improvements in the country on core…

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ADDED ON: 02/24/2018

Blockchain to Make ‘Pink economy’ Visible, Fight LGBT Abuses: Charity

Blockchain can help the LGBT community flex its economic muscle and fight rights abuses globally - from Chechnya to Uganda - while safeguarding the identity of members, said the charity behind a…

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ADDED ON: 02/22/2018

Gay Men are Winning this Year’s Winter Olympics – and Making it a Joy to Watch

Ah, the Winter Olympics! That giant paean to ancient sports you didn’t even know existed, such as the universally popular pastime of combining skiing and shooting, AKA the biathlon, and the equally…

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