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ADDED ON: 02/28/2021

Global Trends in LGBT Rights During the Covid-19 Pandemic

It’s impossible to evaluate what the year 2020 looked like from the perspective of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people’s rights without recognizing how Covid-19 put a spanner in the works and…

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ADDED ON: 02/27/2021

Chechen Court Rules Police Abduction of Two Gay Refugees Is Legal

A court ruled this week that it was legal for Russian police to kidnap two gay men who escaped Chechnya after facing persecution under its anti-LGBTQ+ crackdown. Earlier this month, teen brothers…

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ADDED ON: 02/27/2021

Students in Turkey face three years in jail for LGBT rainbow picture of Islam’s holiest site during protests

STUDENTS who unveiled a banner showing Islam’s holiest site adorned with the LGBT rainbow colours face up to three years prison in Turkey after prosecutors charged them today with inciting public hatred.…

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ADDED ON: 02/27/2021

LGBTQ+: Wales’ first bilingual magazine launched in lockdown

What is believed to be Wales' first national LGBTQ+ bilingual magazine has been launched. LGBTQymru will "celebrate, connect and support the communities of Wales - not just the LGBTQ+ community but Wales…

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ADDED ON: 02/27/2021

More young people identify as LGBTQ+ than ever before, poll finds

More young people are out than ever before, and most people who identify as LGBTQ+ are attracted to more than one gender, according to new data. A study released Wednesday by Gallup…

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ADDED ON: 02/27/2021

The difficulties of being gay in Iran

Police in Iran enter a young man's apartment looking for signs of "misconduct." They rummage through his laundry and check his computer. The young man, who goes by the name of Sahand,…

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ADDED ON: 02/26/2021

LGBT+ Americans inch closer to ‘freedom’ as House passes Equality Act

By a vote of 224 to 206, the House passed the landmark Equality Act, which amends the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes in…

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ADDED ON: 02/26/2021

Malaysian man wins landmark challenge against Muslim gay sex ban

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Malaysian man on Thursday won a landmark court challenge against an Islamic ban on sex “against the order of nature”, raising hopes for greater acceptance…

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ADDED ON: 02/26/2021

South Korean Gay Couple Sues National Health Insurer

A South Korean gay couple sued the state health insurer over canceling coverage based on sexual orientation last week, an activist group told the Yonhap news agency. Couple So Seong-wook and Kim…

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ADDED ON: 02/26/2021

Outrage as Marjorie Taylor Greene displays transphobic sign in Congress

The Republican extremist Marjorie Taylor Greene attracted widespread condemnation – from transgender groups, Democrats and her own party – after she hung a transphobic sign outside her office in response to fellow…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2021

American anti-trans activist invited to give Singaporeans a ‘better understanding’

An American doctor who believes transgenderism as a “myth” and has supported the forced “conversion” of homosexuals has been invited to lead a discussion of the issue Saturday in Singapore. After details…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2021

Transgender Arkansan killed in Pennsylvania

A 24-year-old transgender woman from Springdale was killed Thursday in Pennsylvania , according to the Pennsylvania State Police. Chyna Carrillo's death is at least the seventh killing of a transgender person in…

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