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ADDED ON: 12/14/2021

Vatican office apologises for hurting Catholic LGBTQ community

A Vatican department has apologised for “causing pain to the entire LGBTQ community” by removing from its website a link to resource material from a Catholic gay rights advocacy group. The website…

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ADDED ON: 11/19/2021

Statement by Russian and International Human Rights Organizations in Support of Russian LGBT Rights Activists under Attack

We, the undersigned Russian and international human rights organization condemn the escalating attacks against Russian LGBT Network, its leadership and partners. We call on the Russian authorities to cease targeting the largest…

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ADDED ON: 11/18/2021

Olympics Committee Updates Eligibility Rules For Transgender Athletes

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Aiming to help sports write eligibility rules for transgender athletes, the IOC published advice Tuesday shifting the focus from individual testosterone levels and calling for evidence to prove…

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ADDED ON: 11/17/2021

LGBT+ Church of England members stage defiant protest after archbishop of Canterbury’s Ghana apology

A gay canon and other LGBT+ members of the Church of England have staged a demonstration at a meeting of the General Synod to show solidarity with queer Ghanaians. Canon Simon Butler…

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ADDED ON: 10/22/2021

NGOs scramble to dampen COVID-19’s impact on people living with HIV

NEW YORK/PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa, Oct 18 (Openly) - South African domestic worker Mabuyi Dlamini always dreaded the bumpy, day-long minibus journey she had to make each month to pick up her HIV…

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ADDED ON: 10/22/2021

LGBTQ History Month: Why we celebrate in October and Pride Month in June

October is LGBTQ History Month, a 31-day celebration to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer achievement and influence on the world and a time to learn more about the history of…

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ADDED ON: 10/10/2021

Tom Daley calls for Olympic ban on countries where being gay is punishable by death

British Olympic diver Tom Daley said that he will make it his “mission” to stop countries where homosexuality is punishable by death from competing in the Olympics. “I think it’s really important…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2021

OPINION: Invest in the LGBT+ movement and change will come

By the time I have my last day at the end of this week, I will have served as executive director of OutRight Action International for nine years and 358 days. My…

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ADDED ON: 08/25/2021

64 members of Congress urge US to evacuate LGBTQ Afghans

More than 60 members of Congress on Tuesday urged the U.S. to evacuate LGBTQ Afghans from their country after the Taliban regained control of it. The letter to Secretary of State Antony…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2021

Denmark, Sweden host largest post-pandemic LGBTQ rights conference

The WorldPride 2021 Human Rights Conference that took place this week in Copenhagen was the largest in-person LGBTQ rights gathering since the pandemic began. “We have activists coming from all over the…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2021

‘Team LGBTQ’ earns 32 medals at Tokyo Olympics

As the torch goes out at Japan National Stadium in Meiji-Jingu Park, the end has arrived for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games— dubbed “the rainbow Olympics” by some for the record number…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2021

US expands citizenship for children born abroad in win for same-sex couples

The US says children born abroad using assisted reproductive technology can now qualify for citizenship, in a move seen as a win for same-sex couples. To be eligible before, babies born overseas…

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