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ADDED ON: 03/21/2019

A Chinese Dating App for Gay Men Is Helping Them Have Kids, Too

The urge to have a child hit Geng Le hard after age 35. A former cop from China’s Hebei province, he’d launched a gay dating app called Blued a couple of years earlier,…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2019

Japan Urged to Stop Requiring Transgender People to be Sterilised

Human Rights Watch has urged Japan to drop its requirement that transgender people be sterilised to have their gender changed on official documents. A 2004 law says people wishing to register a gender…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2019

These LGBT Refugees Came to Kenya Seeking Freedom. Now They Say They’ve Been Imprisoned and Abused

On Feb. 22, activists, reporters and well-wishers from Kenya and all over the world gathered in a courtroom in Nairobi, hoping to witness a historic moment: the decriminalization of homosexual conduct for the…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2019

#GoodNews: India’s First LGBT Theatre Group Launched in Kerala

At the back of the temporary stage built on Queer Pride day, Prijith stands looking tense. He looks preoccupied even as he describes to journalists the new programmes they are about to…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2019

Presidential Hopeful Cory Booker Pledges to Reverse Trump’s anti-LGBTI Policies

Presidential challenger Cory Booker has pledged to reverse a number of Trump administration policies undermining LGBT+ rights. The Democratic senator, one of 14 candidates who are seeking the party’s nomination in 2020,…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2019

Turkish Police Officer Suspended for Being Gay – DW

A Turkish police officer in the eastern city of Van has been suspended from duty because he is gay, German broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) reported on Sunday. It all started in late 2017, when…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2019

Northern Ireland Equal Marriage Activists: UK Government ‘doesn’t care’

Activists have accused the UK government of “not caring” about equal marriage in Northern Ireland, after a car crash meeting with Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley. Karen Bradley met with LGBT+ campaigners…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2019

U.S. Top Court Hands Defeat to Hawaii B&B That Spurned Lesbian Couple

The U.S. Supreme Court handed a defeat on Monday to a bed and breakfast owner in Hawaii who turned away a lesbian couple due to her Christian beliefs, but it could soon…

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ADDED ON: 03/19/2019

Dramatic increase in violence against LGBT people in Cameroon

Humanity First Cameroon and Alternatives-Cameroon are two leading organizations advocating for human rights in Cameroon, with a particular focus on the rights of LGBT people. Working together and in cooperation with other…

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ADDED ON: 03/19/2019

Jair Bolsonaro visits White House, reiterates opposition to LGBTI rights

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday reiterated his opposition to LGBTI rights when he spoke alongside President Trump during a press conference in the White House Rose Garden. Bolsonaro, speaking through a…

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ADDED ON: 03/19/2019

Will the African nation of Botswana decriminalise homosexuality in June?

Botswana’s High Court is considering a challenge to the provisions of the penal code criminalising consensual same-sex relations in the country. It will hand down its judgment in June. The challenge raises…

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ADDED ON: 03/19/2019

Russian court jails top Chechen rights activist for 4 years

A Russian court on Monday sentenced a top Chechen rights activist to four years in a penal colony after a drugs trial that has drawn condemnation from international groups. Oyub Titiyev, head…

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