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ADDED ON: 09/05/2018

Openly Gay Polish Mayor Launches ‘pro-democracy’ Movement

An openly gay Polish mayor launched what he termed a “pro-democratic” political movement on Tuesday aimed at challenging the EU country’s governing right-wing party accused by critics and the EU of passing…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2018

EU Should Follow UN Guidelines on LGBT Asylum Seekers

The process of seeking asylum is difficult for anyone, but sexual and gender minorities fleeing persecution in their home countries can be particularly vulnerable, as two recent decisions by Austrian asylum officers…

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ADDED ON: 08/29/2018

Facebook Targeted Young LGBTI People with ‘Gay Cure’ Advertisements

Facebook has reportedly targeted young LGBTI people with ‘predatory’ targeted advertisements for gay cure therapy. The social media giant uses specially designed algorithms to target advertising to its users based on their…

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ADDED ON: 08/26/2018

Irish Prime Minister Raises LGBTI Issues During Papal Visit

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar raised LGBTI-specific issues during Pope Francis’ two-day visit to the country. Varadkar, who is openly gay, on Saturday in a speech in front of Francis at Dublin Castle pointed out…

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ADDED ON: 08/25/2018

At World Meeting of Families, Catholic Leaders Address Sex Abuse Scandal, LGBT Inclusion

A range of challenges to family life in the 21st century — from poor communication and alienation to sexual misconduct and the treatment of LGBT persons — dominated conversation at the Catholic…

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ADDED ON: 08/23/2018

Gay Tennis Trailblazer Brian Vahaly: ‘I Heard Homophobia All the Time – It Was Part of the Culture’

The briefest of glances at the entry list for the men’s event at this year's US Open underlines tennis's apparent diversity. Scroll down the list and you will find players from six…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2018

Why Asia Needs to do More to Welcome LGBTI Tourists – the Rewards are Far From Just Financial

The 10th annual Gay Games came to a close on August 12 in Paris, France. Next stop: Hong Kong, which, in 2022, will become the first Asian destination to welcome the world’s…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2018

Catholic LGBT Group Rejected by Event Pope will Attend in Dublin

An organisation representing LGBT Catholics around the world has been denied permission for a stall at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, which Pope Francis is attending on 25 August. The Global Network…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2018

‘I Still Have Flashbacks’: the ‘Global Epidemic’ of LGBTI Conversion Therapy

“To get your seeds back from the giant in the clouds,” he says wryly. “They tried to make it fun with sports and activities.” One activity involved each of the 80 men…

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ADDED ON: 08/05/2018

Colorful Parade Opens 10th Gay Games in Paris

A colorful parade of athletes and supporters in a Paris stadium on Saturday (Aug 4) launched the 10th edition of the international Gay Games, a week of sporting events and cultural meetings.…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2018

Half of LGBTI Millennial Adults Haven’t Come Out

Half of LGBTI millennial adults haven’t come out yet, according to new research. The Australian survey, conducted by ABC, has been released just weeks after another study showed that nearly half of…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2018

Vietnamese LGBT Activist: Sports Is the Avenue to Equality

Sports is the avenue to equality, believes Amazin LêThi, a Vietnamese sports and LGBT human rights advocate. The award-winning activist, who is the founder and chief of smiles at Amazin LêThi Foundation,…

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