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ADDED ON: 11/08/2019

Lucy Liu’s secret side hustle is painting lesbian portraits and she’s actually amazing at it

It’s no surprise to anyone that Lucy Liu is an amazing actor but fans are only just finding out about another hidden talent – she also paints incredible lesbian portraits too. While…

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ADDED ON: 11/08/2019

Colombia court upends old Latin America naming tradition

Tradition has long had it that children born to families in Latin America receive two last names: That of their father, followed by that of their mother. Now that practice is being…

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ADDED ON: 11/08/2019

Malaysia sentences five men to jail, caning and fines for gay sex

A Malaysian religious court sentenced five men on Thursday to jail, caning and fines for attempting gay sex, media and a rights group said. Sodomy and same-sex acts are illegal under Islamic…

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ADDED ON: 11/08/2019

Brazilians March Against Bolsonaro and his Ties to Murder of Activist

Brazilians marched in dozens of cities across the country against the far-right government of president Jair Bolsonaro. The marches come amid extremely concerning revelations, which allegedly tie Bolsonaro to the murder of…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2019

Demand For Rights and anti-LGBT Violence Marks Chile’s Political Crisis

In less than three days a protest organized by students against the increase in subway fares turned into an imposing and unexpected national protest over years of inequalities in Chile that completely…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2019

Panamanians Protest Proposed Ban on Marriage Equality

“They are gay and they cannot enter,” said legislator Jairo “Bolota” Salazar on October 29 about a group of protesters outside the Panamanian National Assembly, as he barred them from entering the…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2019

‘Stigma follows us’: Cape Town’s homeless, transgender women fight for recognition

Beneath a bridge in the Cape Town suburb of Woodstock, a strung-together network of blankets serves as a refuge for a group of women fighting stigma on many fronts. SistaazHood, a group…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2019

Georgian far right threatens home premiere of hit gay movie

After winning accolades abroad, a Georgian movie about gay love is drawing threats at home, with far-right groups threatening to block Friday’s premiere in the conservative Caucasian nation. “And Then We Danced”,…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2019

Vile bill would force HIV tests slammed by LGBT activists and lawmakers

Plans for forced HIV tests for people whose bodily fluids come into contact with police – despite there being no record of this ever happening – has been widely slammed by lawmakers…

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ADDED ON: 11/06/2019

Woman divides people with angry rant about rainbow poppies for Remembrance Day

Each year in the run up to November 11, you'll see people pinning red poppies to their jackets. The little paper flowers or badges are worn for Remembrance Day, or Armistice Day…

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ADDED ON: 11/06/2019

Bombs and blasphemy: the risks of watching gay art in Russia

Whenever the play “Out of the Closet” is performed, Russian drama company Teatr.Doc has to take extra precautions: the audiences’ passports are checked to ensure everyone is at least 18 and the…

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ADDED ON: 11/06/2019

Danica Roem, first transgender lawmaker, reelected in Virginia

Danica Roem, the first openly transgender person to be elected and serve in a state legislature, was reelected to her Virginia seat on Tuesday. Roem, a Democrat, bested her Republican opponent Kelly…

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