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ADDED ON: 04/19/2019

Amnesty to monitor Italian politicians’ social media for hate speech

The Italian arm of Amnesty International said it would be tracking comments posted amid concerns verbal and physical violence is on the rise under Italy's populist government. The global advocacy organisation is…

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ADDED ON: 04/19/2019

Opinion: Nigeria is a cold-blooded country for gay men-I have the scars to prove it

In 2017, I started A Nasty Boy magazine to validate and affirm the lives and experiences of gay men in Nigeria. I hoped that it could contribute, in some way, to broader…

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ADDED ON: 04/19/2019

Politicians urged to cut ties with ‘homophobic’ pastor

Two assembly members have been urged to sever their links with a controversial pastor who claimed homosexuality is a "sin". Yang Tuck Yoong called homosexuality an "abomination" during a sermon. Darren Millar…

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ADDED ON: 04/19/2019

NYC museum to no longer host gala for Brazil president

The American Museum of Natural History in New York on Monday announced it will no longer host an event at which Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will be honored. The New York Times…

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ADDED ON: 04/19/2019

Thousands feared at risk after Mexico reforms HIV+ regime

Thousands of Mexicans living with HIV or at risk of infection could be left without life-saving services after the government changed the way it funds treatment, according to public health experts and…

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ADDED ON: 04/18/2019

Weibo Reverses Ban on Lesbian Content Amid Uproar

Lesbian content was banned on Sina Weibo last week, with related same-sex discussion forums and LGBT hashtags removed from the popular microblogging site. This censorship operation comes almost exactly one year after…

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ADDED ON: 04/18/2019

Buttigieg shrugs off anti-LGBT protesters in Iowa swing

Pete Buttigieg is confronting another sign that his history-making candidacy is rising to the top tier of the Democratic presidential race: protesters. A few anti-LGBT protesters, including religious activist Randall Terry, have…

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ADDED ON: 04/18/2019

Colombians stage kiss-a-thon in support of LGBT rights

Dozens of same sex couples kissed simultaneously outside an upscale shopping mall in Colombia's capital Wednesday, in the latest demonstration calling for LGBT rights in the South American country. The "kiss-a-thon" was…

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ADDED ON: 04/18/2019

Russia transgender woman wins case in rare win for LGBT rights

When Anastasia, a Russian transgender woman, took her employer to court for firing her after a gender reassignment operation, she did not expect to win. "I knew the chances were slim, I…

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ADDED ON: 04/18/2019

‘DRAG STORY TIME’ CANCELLED AT IRISH LIBRARY AFTER ‘VIOLENT HOMOPHOBIC’ MESSAGES

A drag collective have announced their event with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has been cancelled due to ‘age appropriateness’. Glitter Hole had arranged to read children’s stories at a library in…

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ADDED ON: 04/17/2019

Malaysian LGBT rights activist Numan Afifi questioned by police

Malaysian LGBT+ rights activist Numan Afifi is being questioned by police over a speech highlighting discrimination against the queer and trans community. Afifi, who founded a LGBT+ rights group in Malaysia, raised…

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ADDED ON: 04/17/2019

LGBT couples speak of their suffering in lawsuit seeking marriage for all in Japan

In the first oral argument of an unprecedented trial challenging the constitutionality of Japan’s same-sex marriage ban, LGBT couples spoke Monday of their experiences, aiming to highlight the social stigma and discrimination…

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