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ADDED ON: 09/21/2020

Nigerian activist: Is it time to march against anti-LGBT bias?

Nigerian human rights activist Samuel Uchenna has suggested that it may be time for public demonstrations by LGBTIQ+ Nigerians pushing back against the country’s anti-gay biases. Sharing his thoughts on Twitter, the…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2020

The Qwelane case: When human rights meet human rights

When there is a clash between rights, then equality and dignity must be the stars that guide us on the path to resolution, Tembeka Ngcukaitobi SC contends in his written argument in…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2020

Medical diagnosis will still be needed to have gender legally recognised after reform

Trans adults will continue to need a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria to change their legal gender even after a reform of the UK’s gender-recognition laws, the Sunday Times claims. Legal gender…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2020

Transgender activist Akkai Padmashali joins Congress

In a historic event of sorts, transgender activist Dr Akkai Padmashali joined the Karnataka unit of the Congress party on Sunday. Akkai is the first from the sexual minority community to join…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2020

Inside Poland’s ‘LGBT-free zones’

In Poland, dozens of small towns have declared themselves free of "LGBT ideology". Politicians' hostility to gay rights has become a flashpoint, pitting the religious right against more liberal-minded Poles. And gay…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2020

Tens of thousands of protesters partake in Thailand pro-democracy rally

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters massed close to Thailand's royal palace Saturday, in a huge rally calling for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha to step down and demanding reforms to the monarchy.…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2020

‘Vote like your life depends on it’: Pete Buttigieg’s message to LGBTQ youth

For Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay candidate to win a presidential primary or caucus, the threat of a second Trump term is both political and deeply personal. “When you see your…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2020

‘Love Falls on Us’ explores the intersection of African LGBT rights and American activism

The book in this installment of the African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular — “Love Falls on Us: A Story of American Ideas and African LGBT Lives” — focuses on LGBTQ rights and…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2020

Big Read: The Irish far right is on the rise

Bloodied and bashed, an image of LGBT campaigner Izzy Kamikaze being attacked for voicing her opposition to anti-face mask demonstrators last weekend in the capital went viral. The gay rights activist was…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2020

60% of queer Iranians have been assaulted by homophobic family members

More than six in 10 queer people from Iran have been assaulted by anti-LGBT+ family members, and almost half have been sexually assaulted in public, according to a new report. The report,…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2020

Gay children are ‘children of God’, Pope tells parents

Pope Francis has told the parents of gay children that God loves them “as they are” because they are “the children of God”. His remarks came following the Wednesday General Audience where…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, champion of LGBTQ rights on the bench, dies at age 87

U.S. Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who joined major decisions for LGBTQ rights on the bench and was known as the “Notorious RBG” in progressive circles, has died at age 87, the…

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