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ADDED ON: 06/22/2021

Canadian lawmakers pass bill criminalizing LGBT conversion therapy

OTTAWA, June 22 (Reuters) - Canada's House of Commons on Tuesday passed a bill criminalizing LGBT conversion therapy 263 to 63, handing a win to the minority ruling Liberal party which promised…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2021

Vatican condemned for ‘unprecedented interference’ in Italian bid to outlaw anti-LGBT+ hate

The Vatican has stated its opposition to an Italian bill that would help protect LGBT+ people from discrimination in an “unprecedented” move. Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican’s foreign minister, claimed that the…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2021

EU warns Hungary and Poland it will take action if they keep violating democratic standards

BRUSSELS — The European Union’s executive branch warned Hungary and Poland Tuesday that it will take action if they continue to violate the 27-nation bloc’s democratic standards, amid signs that both countries…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2021

At Shanghai Job Fair, Advocates Call for More LGBT Inclusion

SHANGHAI — Lauren Qiang used to live a double life: She pretended to be straight at home but wasn’t worried about her sexual orientation while at work. But after years of fears…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2021

We’re not hiding’: Gay and lesbian Russians say a cultural shift is underway

When Lisa Androshina threw her first lesbian party in Moscow in 2017, she had low expectations. “We wanted to just gather with our friends and just listen to cool music,” Androshina, 34,…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2021

Trans men ‘let down’ and in ‘extreme distress’ as NHS quietly stops life-changing penis surgery

Finlay Games is a trans man who, as part of his transition, had a series of operations to construct a penis, which is known as phalloplasty. “I am a functioning man precisely…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2021

Carl Nassib Is The First Active NFL Player To Come Out As Gay

Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib came out in a personal Instagram post on Monday, saying he has "agonized over this moment for the last 15 years." "I just want to take a…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2021

Israel’s Foreign Ministry waves LGBTQ Pride flag for first time

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid instructed his ministry to raise an LGBT pride flag outside its Jerusalem headquarters in honor of Pride Month for the first time on Monday. “The Foreign Ministry and…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2021

Israel’s Foreign Ministry waves LGBTQ Pride flag for first time

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid instructed his ministry to raise an LGBT pride flag outside its Jerusalem headquarters in honor of Pride Month for the first time on Monday. The Foreign Ministry and…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2021

Nigerian teenager launches an LGBT-inclusive fashion brand

Daniel Kunke, a 19-year old Nigerian college student, speaks about why he decided to start an LGBT-inclusive clothing brand. In an interview with NoStringsNG, the teenager, who is currently studying mass communications at…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2021

Stonewall Inn to pour Bud Light down the drain in Anheuser-Busch protest

The owners of the Stonewall Inn in New York say they will not serve some beers at the famous LGBTQ+ bar during Pride weekend – and will ceremonially pour some down a…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2021

V.A. Plans to Offer Gender-Affirming Surgeries for Transgender Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to offer gender confirmation surgery to transgender veterans, Denis McDonough, the secretary of veterans affairs, announced over the weekend at a Pride event in Orlando, Fla.,…

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