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ADDED ON: 02/28/2021

Different fight, ‘same goal’: How the Black freedom movement inspired early gay activists

On April 25, 1965, three teenagers refused to leave Dewey’s Restaurant in Philadelphia after employees repeatedly denied service to “homosexuals and persons wearing nonconformist clothing,” according to Drum magazine, which was created…

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ADDED ON: 02/28/2021

The inclusion of LGBT+ people in the census is long overdue’

The new national census will be conducted this year, and for the first time, it will include questions about LGBTQ+ identity. This is a great stride towards inclusivity of LGBTQ+ people in…

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ADDED ON: 02/28/2021

The Untold Story of Queer Foster Families

When Don Ward was a child, in Seattle, in the nineteen-sixties, his mother, each December, would hand him the Sears catalogue and ask him to pick Christmas gifts. By the time his…

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ADDED ON: 02/28/2021

Beach erupts in protest as armed police arrest gay couple ‘for kissing’

Two gay men were arrested after kissing on a public Mexico beach but were freed after fellow sunbathers charged after the police vehicle and demanded their release. In a video that has…

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ADDED ON: 02/28/2021

Global Trends in LGBT Rights During the Covid-19 Pandemic

It’s impossible to evaluate what the year 2020 looked like from the perspective of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people’s rights without recognizing how Covid-19 put a spanner in the works and…

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ADDED ON: 02/27/2021

Chechen Court Rules Police Abduction of Two Gay Refugees Is Legal

A court ruled this week that it was legal for Russian police to kidnap two gay men who escaped Chechnya after facing persecution under its anti-LGBTQ+ crackdown. Earlier this month, teen brothers…

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ADDED ON: 02/27/2021

Students in Turkey face three years in jail for LGBT rainbow picture of Islam’s holiest site during protests

STUDENTS who unveiled a banner showing Islam’s holiest site adorned with the LGBT rainbow colours face up to three years prison in Turkey after prosecutors charged them today with inciting public hatred.…

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ADDED ON: 02/27/2021

LGBTQ+: Wales’ first bilingual magazine launched in lockdown

What is believed to be Wales' first national LGBTQ+ bilingual magazine has been launched. LGBTQymru will "celebrate, connect and support the communities of Wales - not just the LGBTQ+ community but Wales…

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ADDED ON: 02/27/2021

More young people identify as LGBTQ+ than ever before, poll finds

More young people are out than ever before, and most people who identify as LGBTQ+ are attracted to more than one gender, according to new data. A study released Wednesday by Gallup…

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ADDED ON: 02/27/2021

The difficulties of being gay in Iran

Police in Iran enter a young man's apartment looking for signs of "misconduct." They rummage through his laundry and check his computer. The young man, who goes by the name of Sahand,…

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ADDED ON: 02/26/2021

LGBT+ Americans inch closer to ‘freedom’ as House passes Equality Act

By a vote of 224 to 206, the House passed the landmark Equality Act, which amends the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes in…

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ADDED ON: 02/26/2021

Malaysian man wins landmark challenge against Muslim gay sex ban

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Malaysian man on Thursday won a landmark court challenge against an Islamic ban on sex “against the order of nature”, raising hopes for greater acceptance…

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