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LGBTI Rights in International


ADDED ON: 02/17/2019

Ten Exiled LGBTQ Activists Speak

“We want to give a voice to those, who are not heard, whose voice has been taken,” Ali Feruz says. “Because the story of every human is at the same time the…

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ADDED ON: 02/11/2019

Children raised by same-sex couples do better in school, new study finds

Children of same-sex couples perform better in school than kids raised by a mom and a dad, according to new research from several European economists. The researchers found that children raised by…

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ADDED ON: 02/07/2019

Alan Turing Voted Greatest Icon of 20th Century on British TV

After nearly two months airing mini-documentaries about 20th-century movers and shakers, the BBC Two series Icons: The Greatest Person of the 20th Century picked a winner along with seven finalists in a vote on…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2019

Living in Venezuela Now is Hard. Being LGBTI Makes it Harder

Venezuela’s shrinking economy has sparked an exodus of LGBT+ people as the economic crisis has put the brakes on the country’s growing tolerance towards its gay and trans community, activists told the…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2019

France’s Eurovision Contestant Bilal Hassani Targeted with Homophobic Harassment on Social Media

France’s contestant for the Eurovision Song Contest has been faced with homophobic harassment on social media. Bilal Hassani has been the subject of online abuse and two organisations fighting homophobia in France…

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ADDED ON: 01/24/2019

Apple and Microsoft CEOs Tim Cook and Satya Nadella Were Pictured at Dinner with Brazil’s Far-Right President in Davos

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella were seen at the same dinner table as Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro in a picture that surfaced on Twitter.

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2019

International Triathlon Union Reverses Rainbow Flag Ban After Criticism From Gay Athletes

The International Triathlon Union has reversed its decision to ban rainbow flags at events after criticism from gay athletes. New rules had stipulated that athletes must "avoid any kind of demonstration of…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2019

Grindr Banned in Lebanon: List of Countries that Prohibit Gay Dating App

Lebanon has reportedly banned people from accessing Grindr, a gay dating mobile app, on the country’s public network. SMEX, a Lebanese NGO that works toward empowering people, reached out to Touch, one of…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2019

Countries that allow gay people to serve in army

Months after Supreme Court decriminalised consensual gay sex between adults, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat has reignited the debate around gay rights by insisting that homosexuality is not permissible in the military.…

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ADDED ON: 01/10/2019

For LGBTI People in Lebanon, They Go Through Their Own Stonewall

It is reported that on the night of June 28, 1969, transgender revolutionary Sylvia Rivera, infuriated and exhausted with the way the queer community had been treated, took off her shoe and…

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ADDED ON: 01/09/2019

Bisexual poverty is overlooked by the LGBT+ community

Poverty is one of the main issues facing bisexual people. Yet it is a problem that is seriously overlooked. Bisexual people are the “invisible majority” of the LGBT+ community. Despite being the…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2019

New US ambassador Kyle McCarter speaks Kiswahili, opposes gay unions

On Wednesday, the United States Senate approved the appointment of former Senator Kyle McCarter as the new Ambassador to Kenya. McCarter comes to a familiar territory with a promise to support the…

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