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ADDED ON: 07/28/2022

Europe’s Monkeypox Outbreak Sparks Fears of Anti-LGBTQ+ Backlash

LONDON, July 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — When Louis, a 29-year-old gay man, realised he had caught something "nasty", the doctor initially thought it was herpes. His symptoms started with a rash,…

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ADDED ON: 07/25/2022

UN Health Agency Chief Declares Monkeypox a Global Emergency

The chief of the World Health Organization said the expanding monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries is an "extraordinary" situation that now qualifies as a global emergency, a declaration Saturday that…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2022

UN urged to move Cop27 from Egypt over ‘LGBTQ+ torture’

A White House adviser and his partner have called on the United Nations to move a key climate change summit from Egypt due to the country’s treatment of LGBTQ people, citing fears…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2022

Invitation: Survey aims to learn the realities of LGBTQI lives worldwide

Gay-friendly researchers are reaching out to LGBTQI community members with the goal of creating an accurate account of what LGBTQI life is like in each of 204 nations worldwide. To accomplish that,…

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ADDED ON: 07/08/2022

UNAIDS welcomes the repeal of laws that criminalise and discriminate against LGBT people in Antigua and Barbuda

Geneva, July 7, 2022— UNAIDS applauds the ruling of the Antigua and Barbuda High Court of Justice that effectively decriminalises consensual same-sex sexual activity by holding that sections 12 and 15 of the Caribbean country’s 1995 Sexual Offences…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2022

1,000+ Groups Call to Renew United Nations’ LGBTQ Rights Advocate

A coalition of human rights organizations has issued a joint statement urging the United Nations to renew its human rights expert mandate on sexual orientation and gender identity. The UN’s Independent Expert on Sexual…

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ADDED ON: 06/18/2022

Cycling’s governing body sets stricter rules for transgender athletes

Transgender cyclists face tougher eligibility rules after the sport’s governing body doubled the period of time before a rider transitioning from male to female can compete. Riders were previously required to have…

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Suspended Gay Priest Krzysztof Charamsa Wants LGBT Catholics to Get Angry

Alturi catches up with former Vatican official Krzysztof Charamsa, who, since coming out and being promptly fired in 2015, has been quietly stirring up the Catholic Church’s next ideological evolution in his…

ADDED ON: 06/09/2022

How LGBTQI+ to LGBTQI+ support is helping Ukrainian refugees find safety in the EU

In just over three months since Russia began its full-scale invasion, nearly seven million people have fled Ukraine as refugees. The vast majority are Ukrainian women and children who have been received in…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2022

Kuwait’s foreign ministry summons U.S. Embassy official over tweets

June 2 (Reuters) - Kuwait's Foreign Ministry on Thursday summoned the United States Embassy's acting charge d'affaires over tweets the embassy published that "support homosexuality", the ministry said in a statement. The U.S.…

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ADDED ON: 05/27/2022

As monkeypox cases grow, so do fears of a return of gay blame and stigma

BERLIN — As mysterious cases of a rare and ominously named virus began surfacing in Europe, Germany’s disease-control center quickly told people to be on the lookout. In a May 19 alert, the agency listed telltale…

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ADDED ON: 04/22/2022

Nations with anti-LGBT laws: 49% Muslim, 44% Christian

Almost half of the world’s 71 countries that have anti-LGBT laws are nations where a majority of the citizens are Muslims. By comparison, Christian-majority countries account for slightly fewer, but still have almost…

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