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ADDED ON: 08/12/2022

Global LGBT event cancelled after demand to remove Taiwan’s name

An international LGBT gathering in Taiwan was cancelled Friday after global organisers demanded the self-ruling island's name be removed from the 2025 event -- a move slammed by the government. Taiwan is claimed…

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ADDED ON: 08/12/2022

Maldives police arrest four men and target dozens more over leaked gay sex videos

Police arrested a Bangladeshi sex worker on 12 July, who they claim filmed his encounters with men with intentions to blackmail them, according to Human Rights Watch. Police commissioner Mohamed Hameed said that…

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ADDED ON: 08/12/2022

U.S. Special Envoy Stern Set To Visit India & Nepal To Promote Human Rights Of LGBTQI+ Community

Jessica Stern, a special envoy of the US, will embark on a 8-day trip to India and Nepal in order to promote the human rights of the LGBTQI+ community. The visit beginning…

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ADDED ON: 08/12/2022

I would be illegal in half of Commonwealth countries: Tom Daley’s film on gay athletes

Out gay British Olympic gold medalist Tom Daley is receiving praise for his new documentary film ‘Illegal To Be Me‘ that explores the lives of gay athletes, many living in countries where…

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ADDED ON: 08/11/2022

“I Don’t Want to Change Myself” Anti-LGBT Conversion Practices, Discrimination, and Violence in Malaysia

In February 2021, Nur Sajat, a cosmetics entrepreneur, failed to appear in court in the western Malaysian state of Selangor to answer to criminal charges for “insulting Islam” based on her attire.…

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ADDED ON: 08/11/2022

Drugmaker Gilead to help fund monkeypox education for LGBTQ+ groups

Aug 9 (Reuters) - Drugmaker Gilead Sciences (GILD.O) plans to announce on Tuesday that it will provide up to $5 million in grants to help a coalition of LGBTQ+ and human rights advocacy…

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ADDED ON: 08/11/2022

Gay couple assaulted on D.C. street by attackers shouting ‘monkeypox faggots’

Two young men appearing in their late teens shouted the words “monkeypox faggots” at a gay male couple walking along 7th Street, N.W. in the city’s Shaw neighborhood on Sunday, Aug. 7,…

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ADDED ON: 08/11/2022

Cuba Assembly Opens Door to Gay Marriage, Other Family Rights

The new family code to be voted on in September would legalize same-sex marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt. Cuba’s National Assembly on Friday approved a sweeping update of its family…

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ADDED ON: 08/10/2022

Seychelles president welcomes LGBTI activists

The LGBTI community in the island nation of Seychelles has achieved a new level of social and political recognition. Evidence of that achievement came on July 21, when President Wavel Ramkalawan met…

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ADDED ON: 08/10/2022

French PM appoints LGBT ambassador

On the fourteenth anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in France, liberal Prime Minister Elizabeth Borne announced the appointment of an "ambassador for LGBT + rights" and the creation of a fund…

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ADDED ON: 08/10/2022

Meet 5 queer trailblazers making visibility matter in small-town America

When Sylvia Ximi was in middle school, she recalls looking around her hometown of Prescott, Arizona, for any sign there were other queer people around. One low-slung building at a four-way stop…

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ADDED ON: 08/10/2022

Being gay is not a disease, Vietnam tells its medical workers in bid to end anti-LGBTQ discrimination

Being gay is not a disease, Vietnam has told its doctors, as it called on medical workers to end discrimination against the LGBTQ community. Campaigners told AFP on Tuesday the statement was…

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