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ADDED ON: 01/01/2020

The Top LGBTQ Stories of the Decade

The decade of the 2010s saw unprecedented steps forward for the LGBTQ community in the U.S., with the winning of the right to marry same-sex partners and serve openly in the military,…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2019

Over the rainbow: A life of LGBTQ dignity is within reach

If someone told Sindhuja in the dying moments of 2009 that a decade later, she would be standing as a full citizen and garnering the adulation of her family and friends, she…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2019

UN official: Past decade has seen human rights `backlash’

The past decade has seen a backlash against human rights on every front, especially the rights of women and the LGBT communities, according to a top U.N. human rights official. Andrew Gilmour,…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2019

The US Hasn’t Only Stopped Defending LGBTQ Rights Around The World, Now It’s Part Of The Problem

My first job at BuzzFeed News in 2013 was something of an experiment: We wanted to cover LGBTQ rights worldwide as seriously as we cover wars or elections. The US and the…

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ADDED ON: 12/27/2019

From nuns to astronauts: 10 women cracking the glass ceiling in 2019

Countries around the world have promised gender equality by 2030, but in 2019 a new index showed that even the most advanced nations weren’t doing enough to reach that goal. Women are…

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ADDED ON: 12/27/2019

From parades to punishments: 10 headline LGBT+ stories in 2019

Millions of people joined Pride marches around the world in 2019 and gay, bisexual and transgender rights were increasingly in the spotlight, with some countries legalizing gay marriage while other mulled the…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2019

US urges 69 nations, including Iran, to decriminalize homosexuality

US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell and American Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft used the UN bully pulpit on Wednesday to call on 69 nations, including Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen…

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ADDED ON: 12/21/2019

This Intersex Runner Had Surgery to Compete. It Has Not Gone Well.

Annet Negesa had just finished training in Kampala, Uganda, in June 2012 when she received a call from a doctor from track and field’s world governing body. He told her that she…

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ADDED ON: 12/19/2019

European Assembly Blasts Polish ‘Anti-LGBT’ Zones

The European Parliament on Wednesday blasted Poland for creating zones "free from any LGBTI ideology" and suggested closer attention should be paid as a result to EU grants destined for Warsaw. Brussels…

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ADDED ON: 12/19/2019

Anti-LGBT discrimination has a huge human toll. Research proves it.

In a trio of cases heard in October, the Supreme Court weighed whether discrimination against LGBT people should be legal. Over the course of those and related cases, a handful of scholars…

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ADDED ON: 12/16/2019

A guide to how gender-neutral language is developing around the world

What pronoun do you use to identify yourself? He? She? They? Something altogether different? It’s a question asked increasingly often as acceptance of a spectrum of gender and sexual identities grows. Some…

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