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ADDED ON: 07/23/2022

President Ramkalawan Meets Members of LGBTI Seychelles

President Wavel Ramkalawan received the Chairperson of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) Seychelles Association, Mr. Naddy Vidot, at State House yesterday morning. LGBTI Seychelles is a non-government organisation that…

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ADDED ON: 07/23/2022

Greece bans genital surgery on non-consenting intersex babies

The parliament of Greece passed a law earlier this week banning “sex-normalizing” surgeries for babies born intersex. Intersex children are born with any number of chromosomal, gonadal, hormonal, or genital features that…

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ADDED ON: 07/23/2022

Police arrest leading gay activist in crackdown on Tunisia rally

Police have arrested a leading gay rights campaigner in a violent pushback against young people during a rally against the upcoming referendum on the Tunisian president’s newly proposed constitution. Police violently shoved…

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ADDED ON: 07/23/2022

Lebanon presses on with its crackdown on LGBTQ community

Nour never felt entirely safe as a queer person in Lebanon. But in the past few years, the 25-year-old pharmacist had begun letting his guard down, meeting with friends in LGBTQ-friendly spaces…

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ADDED ON: 07/23/2022

Six Texas lawsuits targeting gay marriage, LGBT rights after the fall of Roe vs. Wade

In the wake of the toppling of Roe v. Wade and with Justice Clarence Thomas urging the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit rulings on gay sex and marriage, Texas is the stage…

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ADDED ON: 07/23/2022

South Africa Islamic group issues edict that condemns homosexuality

A group of queer Muslims in South Africa have rejected the South African Muslim Judicial Council’s new edict that condemns homosexuality as sinful and unIslamic. The fatwa the the South African Muslim…

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ADDED ON: 07/23/2022

Costa Rica family court validated adoption for a same-sex couple

Same-sex couples will be able to adopt from now on without any prejudice since a family court and the Patronato Nacional de la Infancia (PANI) – which is in charge of the…

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ADDED ON: 07/21/2022

LGBTQ+ Nigerians fear violence after sharia court death sentence

By Pelumi Salako - ILORIN, Nigeria, July 18 (Openly) - A Nigerian sharia court's decision to sentence three men to death by stoning for homosexual acts could trigger similar cases in the country's…

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ADDED ON: 07/21/2022

Oklahoma town’s first openly gay mayor resigns over harassment, threats ‘bordering on violence’

Adam Graham, the first openly gay mayor of The Village, a town just outside Oklahoma City, has resigned, writing in a resignation letter that he no longer feels safe enough to serve. “In…

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ADDED ON: 07/21/2022

Three strategies to survive being LGBTIQ+ in Nigeria

Nigeria’s discriminatory laws against LGBTQI+ people continue to have a huge negative impact on the lives of LGBTIQ+ folks living in the country. LGBTQI+ people are subjected to various human rights violations solely…

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ADDED ON: 07/20/2022

U.S. House passes bill protecting marriage equality

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill protecting gay marriage rights, after the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade imperiled similar precedents that protected rights to same-sex…

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ADDED ON: 07/20/2022

China’s Tsinghua University Punishes Students for LGBTQ Flags

Two students at one of China’s most prestigious universities were issued warnings for distributing LGBTQ rainbow flags, highlighting how the nation’s increasing intolerance for sexual diversity is extending further into campuses. The…

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