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ADDED ON: 05/19/2022

Queer camp counselor was told not to come back. So they opened their own camp.

Shira Berkowitz loved being a counselor at an overnight summer camp in Minnesota. In 2007, Berkowitz, then 22, was primed to become the program director for ninth-graders, but then a message arrived:…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2022

Chile’s LGBTQ+ street artists see work defaced with homophobic slurs

SANTIAGO, May 17 (Openly) - It was meant to be an open-air museum dedicated to Chile's LGBTQ+ community, but days after the 40-meter (131-foot) mural was completed, vandals defaced its brightly colored…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2022

Chinese company makes ‘coming out’ kits for queer people

In the early 2000s, queer activism had finally started flourishing in China—with more and more NGOs advocating for gay rights. This, however, has gotten harder ever since Xi Jinping came to power in 2012.…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2022

Belgium Aims to Combat Anti-LGBTQ Assaults With New Action Plan

Belgium is adopting a new plan to fight discrimination and ensure more rights for LGBTQ people as it strives to bring down the country’s high rate of assaults based on sexual orientation.…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2022

Mexico seeks to bring those excluded due to LGBT-phobia into labor force.

In a country where discrimination prevails despite legal advances, Contrata LGBTIQ has become one of the first Mexican initiatives to integrate the LGBT community, including migrants, into the labor force. One case…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2022

Judge strikes down Tennessee’s transgender bathroom sign law.

A federal judge struck down a Tennessee law Tuesday that would have required businesses in the state to post warning notices on their public restrooms if they have policies allowing transgender patrons…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2022

DRC queer rights activist forced to go into hiding.

Crammed into a boat with more than 100 people, Cherie* prayed nobody would recognise her. “I wore a hat and a balaclava,” the transgender woman, 33, says of her attempts to remain…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2022

Jake Daniels becomes first current English footballer to come out as gay.

Jake Daniels is determined to “drive change” after the teenage Blackpool forward came out as gay. The 17-year-old posted a message via the Tangerines’ website on Monday, stating that he has been…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2022

Rwanda: LGBT rights are protected on paper, but discrimination and homophobia persist.

“From today, I no longer want to be called your mother, if you don’t want to change you can leave my house and come back when you are a transformed person, when…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2022

‘Transkids,’ Israeli documentary about transgender teens, gets virtual screening.

In honor of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, three Bay Area organizations will present a virtual panel discussion Tuesday about transgender identity in Israel, featuring the director of the Israeli…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2022

MEN HAVING SEX WITH WOMEN IS GAY, CLAIMS ‘STRAIGHT’ RIGHT-WING PODCASTER NICK FUENTES

‘America First’ leader, extreme right-wing, white nationalist, and anti-LGBTQI podcaster Nick Fuentes has a reason for being an involuntary celibate heterosexual. Fuentes, who considers himself the “straightest guy” recently said that any…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2022

Doctor plans uterus transplant for transgender patient

A doctor in India is planning to transplant a womb into a transgender woman, to enable her to carry children. New Delhi-based surgeon Dr Narendra Kaushik intends to perform the surgery at his…

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