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ADDED ON: 07/06/2020

Knife-edge Polish presidential race could slow the march of populism

As liberal Rafał Trzaskowski gains on rightwing Andrzej Duda, LGBT rights are among issues at stake in Poland and beyond. When Poland’s president, Andrzej Duda, goes up against his liberal challenger in…

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ADDED ON: 07/06/2020

Protesters take to the streets amid concerns over Tory government’s alleged rollback of trans rights

More than a thousand people gathered in London’s Parliament Square yesterday (July 4) to protest against the government’s alleged abandonment of reforms to the Gender Recognition Act. The British government is reportedly…

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ADDED ON: 07/06/2020

Woman mocked on Twitter for asking Malaysians to boycott Ikea for selling Pride Month bags in the US

A Malaysian’s vow to boycott furniture brand Ikea for selling Pride Month rainbow bags in its United States store has been met with criticism and ridicule. Last weekend, a woman known as…

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ADDED ON: 07/06/2020

Facebook Urged to Do More to Stop LGBT+ Hate Speech in Arab Countries

LGBT+ rights groups urged Facebook on Tuesday to act on a rise in online hate speech after the death of an Egyptian activist jailed for waving the rainbow flag. The letter from…

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ADDED ON: 07/05/2020

LGBT Pride activists protest in Paris against racial injustice

A pared-down LGBT Pride march drew thousands of people to the streets of Paris on Saturday, without the colourful trucks blasting out techno music but with powerful slogans demanding racial equality and…

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ADDED ON: 07/05/2020

They Marched in America’s First Prides in 1970. They’re Still Out, Loud, and Proud.

The 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City was marked in June 2019. This year saw the 50th anniversary of the city’s first Pride march, known as the Christopher…

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ADDED ON: 07/05/2020

Farmer comes out as trans at 65, proving it’s never too late to be your true, authentic self

A farmer from rural Ireland has proven that it’s never too late to be your authentic self by coming out as trans at the age of 65. Erica Coates, who runs her…

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ADDED ON: 07/05/2020

Paris Jackson’s portrayal as lesbian Jesus sparks backlash

Paris Jackson's portrayal of Jesus as a lesbian has attracted hundreds of thousands of signatures on a petition of protest. The 22-year-old daughter of the late King of Pop Michael Jackson appears…

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ADDED ON: 07/04/2020

What Happened For Black Transgender People When Police Protests And Pride Converged

June 2020 was a pride month that looked different from past years, and not just because people were socially distancing and wearing masks: Demonstrations for LGBTQ equality overlapped with protests against violence…

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ADDED ON: 07/04/2020

Government slammed for asking people if ‘gay cure’ therapy should be made illegal

The government has come under fire for a now-deleted tweet asking people to debate conversion therapy and the effect it has on the LGBTQ community. The House of Commons asked ‘should it…

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ADDED ON: 07/04/2020

Putin mocks U.S. embassy for flying rainbow flag

President Vladimir Putin on Friday mocked the U.S. embassy in Moscow for flying a rainbow flag to celebrate LGBT rights, suggesting it reflected the sexual orientation of its staff. His comments followed…

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ADDED ON: 07/04/2020

‘Difficulties’ surrounding Indonesia sexual violence eradication bill

On Thursday, the House of Representatives’ Legislation Body (Baleg) officially dropped the long-sought after sexual violence eradication bill from this year’s National Legislation Program (Prolegnas) priority list, along with 15 other bills…

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