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ADDED ON: 05/12/2021

German churches bless same-sex couples in defiance of Vatican

A church in Germany has held the first of several historic Masses across the country to bless homosexual couples in the coming week, in defiance of a Vatican decree clarifying that such…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2021

Family code bill to be introduced in Cuban Parliament in July

The National Center for Sexual Education on May 4 during a press conference in which it unveiled the program for the 14th annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia events in…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2021

Japan’s Ruling Party LGBT Bill Falls Short

Over the past six years, activists in Japan have pressed the Diet, the national parliament, to introduce a nondiscrimination law that protects the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.…

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ADDED ON: 05/11/2021

U.S. Lutheran Church Elects its First Openly Transgender Bishop

A pastor in California became the first openly transgender person to be elevated to the role of bishop in a major American Christian denomination when they were elected on Saturday to lead…

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ADDED ON: 05/11/2021

White House Reverses Trump Ban on LGBT Health-Care Protection

The federal government will begin enforcing protections for LGBT Americans in health care again, reversing a ban put in place by the Trump administration, the Health and Human Services Department said Monday.…

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ADDED ON: 05/11/2021

Poland’s left questions police textbook that lists LGBT as social pathology

=The Left (Lewica), Poland’s left-wing opposition grouping alliance in parliament, has asked the police chief to explain why a new textbook for police officers titled “Social pathologies, selected problems” lists the transgender…

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ADDED ON: 05/11/2021

Catholic School District in Canada Mandates ‘LGBT’ Pride Month Awareness and Staff Training

BURLINGTON, Ontario — While a Catholic school district in Ontario failed to pass a proposal to fly the rainbow-colored LGBT Pride Flag outside schools in June, the school board changed the proposal…

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ADDED ON: 05/11/2021

Long Eaton school reports chaplain to terrorist watchdog for LGBT sermon

A Christian school in Long Eaton reported its chaplain to the Government's anti-terror watchdog after he suggested his students should 'make up their own minds' on LGBT teachings. Reverend Dr Bernard Randall,…

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ADDED ON: 05/10/2021

UN Condemns Ugandan Bill to Criminalize Same-Sex Relations

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is calling on Uganda to amend a bill to ban same-sex relations that it says would violate human rights standards and…

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ADDED ON: 05/10/2021

Gay man brutally murdered and beheaded by family in Iran in ‘honour killing’

Alireza Fazeli-Monfared, 20, was reportedly murdered by his brother and cousins on Tuesday (4 May) after they discovered the Iranian military exempted him from service because of “sexual depravities”. At around 7pm…

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ADDED ON: 05/10/2021

Prospects dim for passage of LGBTQ rights bill in Senate

Controlling Congress and the White House for the first time in a decade, Democrats were hopeful this would be the year they finally secured civil rights protections for LGBTQ Americans. Then came…

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ADDED ON: 05/10/2021

U.S. Supports Transgender Health Clinics in India

The United States supports and advocates for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+) people everywhere. In India — where transgender people are medically underserved and frequently…

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