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ADDED ON: 09/25/2021

Will the Swiss vote for gay marriage in Sunday’s referendum?

Twenty years after the Netherlands became the first in Europe to legalise same-sex marriage, Switzerland is among the last Western European countries where it is still outlawed. But that may change after…

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ADDED ON: 09/25/2021

The AP Interview: Hungary committed to contentious LGBT law

The right-wing populist government in Hungary is attracting conservative thinkers from the United States who admire its approaches to migration, LGBT issues and national sovereignty — all matters that have put the…

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ADDED ON: 09/25/2021

Kenya film board bans gay documentary, calling it ‘an affront’

Kenya has banned a documentary about a gay Kenyan man's struggle to be accepted by his family and country, saying it was blasphemous and an affront to the constitution. The Kenya Film…

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ADDED ON: 09/25/2021

Govt mulls banning transgender individuals from entering mosques in FT

The government is looking into emulating Perlis in banning “mukhannath” or transgender individuals from entering mosques in the Federal Territories. Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Ahmad Marzuk…

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ADDED ON: 09/24/2021

Scotland becomes first country in world to embed LGBT education in school curriculum

All school staff will be given a basic awareness e-learning course on LGBT inclusive education and a toolkit of LGBT inclusive education teaching resources. A dedicated website will also be launched with…

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ADDED ON: 09/24/2021

LGBT+ conversion therapy thrives even as bans gather pace

LONDON, Sept 15 (Openly) - Doctors once prescribed long, hard bike rides and testicular transplants to cure gay men of their "sexual abnormality". More than a century on, fear and controversy still…

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ADDED ON: 09/24/2021

Progress Continues on 10th Anniversary of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal

Ten years ago this week, the odious policy known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) came to an end. The law prevented gay people from serving in the military. People who went…

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ADDED ON: 09/24/2021

Transgender people in Puerto Rico say they are invisible in the eyes of the island — and it’s contributing to a culture of violence

While celebrating her 16th birthday at a gay bar in Puerto Rico a few years ago, Lina, a trans woman, said an older man drugged her and attempted to rape her. She…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2021

Latin America LGBTQI+ Panel at San Sebastian: Trends, Hurdles

Taking place inside a cool, concrete extension of the San Telmo Museum, a dedicated Basque cultural hub, the challenges facing LGBTQI+ cinema in Latin America was the subject of an industry panel…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2021

Polish region scraps anti-LGBT motion after EU threatens to cut funds

A Polish province on Wednesday annulled a motion opposing "LGBT ideology" after the European Union threatened to pull funding, Polish state news agency PAP reported. Numerous local authorities in Poland have declared…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2021

Thailand considers deportation of Malaysian transgender entrepreneur

Thailand is considering whether to deport a transgender businesswoman who was convicted this month of illegal entry and is wanted in Malaysia for insulting Islam, a case that has put a spotlight…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2021

Global community needs to help save Brazil’s democracy

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro used the country’s independence holiday, Sept. 7, to rally his supporters in protests against Brazil’s democratic institutions, particularly the judiciary; basically the only institution at present that checks…

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