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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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ADDED ON: 08/09/2022

Nigeria Won’t Guarantee Amnesty for Victims of Gay Dating App Scam

On Sunday, July 31, six men were arrested in Nigeria’s central state of Nasarawa after being caught extorting thousands of dollars from closeted gay men as part of an elaborate blackmail scheme.…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2022

Landmark Kenya intersex rights law takes effect

A new law that took effect late last month in Kenya has granted equal rights and recognition to intersex people. Intersex people are now recognized as Kenya’s third gender with an ‘I’…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2022

Renewed push for repeal of Navajo Nation’s same-sex marriage ban

LGBTQ rights activists are renewing their push for a repeal of the Navajo Nation's same-sex marriage ban. While the United States Supreme Court declared marriage equality the law of the land, it…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2022

SYDNEY GAY AND LESBIAN MARDI GRAS REVIEWS CONTROVERSIAL ‘DECENCY INSPECTIONS’

In 2018 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (SGLMG) and the NSW Police signed an Accord that allows police to conduct public decency inspections of all participants prior to the start of…

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