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ADDED ON: 01/25/2020

Who’s the ‘Q’ in LGBTQ? Study shines light on ‘queer’ identities.

For some, "queer" is a loaded word — a negative epithet from a less accepting time that was hurled at anyone perceived to be gay. But for others, particularly younger LGBTQ people,…

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ADDED ON: 01/25/2020

Scandal overshadows Peru election’s focus on gender equality

Scandals involving domestic violence and marital infidelity have overshadowed the campaign to elect a new congress in Peru, in which gender equality and women’s rights have been key issues. Peruvians will elect…

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ADDED ON: 01/25/2020

Church of England: Sex is for married heterosexual couples only

The Church of England has stated that sex belongs only within heterosexual marriage, and that sex in gay or straight civil partnerships “falls short of God’s purpose for human beings”. Bishops have…

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ADDED ON: 01/25/2020

When lesbians led the women’s suffrage movement

As Americans commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which granted voting rights to some – but not all – women, it is important to acknowledge the lesbian leaders of the suffrage…

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ADDED ON: 01/24/2020

Dozens of anti-LGBTQ state bills already proposed in 2020, advocates warn

Like most high school students, Aerin Geary does not typically pay attention to state legislation. However, the South Dakota teenager has been closely following House Bill 1057, a Republican proposal that would…

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ADDED ON: 01/24/2020

Football faces up to homophobia in Mexico

Mexican Ricardo Canabal gave up playing football when he was 21, unable to reconcile his sexuality with what LGBT+ campaigners say is a deep-rooted homophobia in the sport. Now 35, he has…

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ADDED ON: 01/24/2020

These photos highlight the human hurt over Poland’s ‘LGBT-free zones’

An activist has released pictures of gay people in front of Polish municipalities that declared themselves LGBT-free. Bart Staszewski said he wanted to show the real people affected by the crackdown on…

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ADDED ON: 01/24/2020

LGB Alliance founder says there shouldn’t be LGBT clubs in schools because of ‘predatory gay teachers’

Malcolm Clark, co-founder of controversial anti-trans group the LGB Alliance, has denounced LGBT+ clubs in schools. Clark said LGBT+ clubs – a safe space for many LGBT+ schoolchildren to accept their sexuality…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2020

Israel agrees to Russia’s no-LGBT adoptions rule

Israel and Russia signed an adoption agreement on Wednesday, after a decade of negotiations, stipulating that same-sex couples may not adopt children from Russia. The countries finalized two agreements, one on adoption…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2020

GLENN GREENWALD ON BRAZIL’S CHARGES AGAINST HIM

On Tuesday, Brazilian prosecutors charged the journalist Glenn Greenwald with “cybercrimes” as part of what the government claims was his role in a “criminal organization.” They allege that Greenwald—who reported on wrongdoing…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2020

California governor asked to pardon late gay rights leader Bayard Rustin

The California Legislature’s LGBTQ and black caucuses on Tuesday asked Gov. Gavin Newsom to posthumously pardon a civil rights leader who was jailed for having gay sex nearly 70 years ago. Bayard…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2020

Young Russian Tries to Sue Over Violent Lesbian ‘Exorcism’ in Chechnya

A young woman from Russia’s conservative republic of Chechnya is seeking criminal charges against her parents, one of their acquaintances and a psychiatric clinic for allegedly torturing her based on her sexual…

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