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ADDED ON: 02/03/2018

Russian Authorities Cancel Gay Pride Parade in Teriberka Over Wind Concerns

Russian authorities have blocked a gay parade planned north of the Arctic Circle over what they say are health dangers posed by possible hurricane winds and bad weather. Gay rights activist Nikolai…

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ADDED ON: 02/03/2018

Vatican Nixes Former Irish President, LGBT Advocate from Women’s Day event

A group that advocates for greater leadership roles for women in the Catholic Church says the Vatican is refusing to allow former Irish President Mary McAleese participate in an annual event marking…

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ADDED ON: 02/03/2018

Billings Church Gets Hit Again with Swastika, Anti-Gay Graffiti

A week after someone left a stack of anti-gay pamphlets at a gay-friendly church in Billings, more messages appeared in and around the building, including swastikas and a hastily scrawled “No gays”…

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ADDED ON: 02/02/2018

Gay Marriage Roils ‘Laid-Back’ Costa Rica’s Presidential Election

A debate over gay marriage has upturned Costa Rica's presidential race, giving ammunition to conservative frontrunners ahead of Sunday's vote and challenging the Central American country's image as a progressive bastion. Evangelical…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2018

First LGBTI Haka Team Has Eyes on Te Matatini

One of Aotearoa's first LGBTI haka groups is about to take centre stage at Pride Week in Auckland. But the team Ahakoa Te Aha is also looking to one day competing at the Tāmaki Makaurau regionals…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2018

Zimbabwe’s LGBTI Community: Why Civil Rights and Health Issues go Hand in Hand

Zimbabwe’s recently deposed president Robert Mugabe made no secret of his loathing for gay men and lesbians. He once famously described them as “worse than pigs and dogs”. In 2015, he stood before the…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2018

Chechnya President Ramzan Kadyrov: Survivors of Gay Concentration Camps Made It Up ‘for Money’

There is no truth to claims LGBT people are being persecuted in Chechnya, President Ramzan Kadyrov has said. The pro-Putin leader told the BBC that “not one person” in Chechnya has committed…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2018

Far-Right AfD Member Converted to Islam in Protest at Church’s Gay Marriage Stance

A member of Germany's far-right and anti-Muslim Alternative for Germany party (AfD) who recently converted to Islam has said he did so in protest at what he sees as the "moral decline"…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2018

Gay-Rights Groups Say Amazon Should Avoid These 9 Cities for Second Headquarters

Gay-rights advocates plan a "No Gay? No Way!" campaign Thursday to pressure Amazon to avoid building its second headquarters in a state that does not protect its residents from discrimination for their sexual…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2018

Northern Ireland: Survey Shows Changing Attitudes Towards LGBTI People

Social attitudes in Northern Ireland towards LGBTI people are much more positive than they were a decade ago, a newly released Equality Commission survey has found. Positive views of LGB people increased…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2018

Is Indonesia Really Going to Hand out Five Years’ Jail for Gay Sex?

Over the weekend, Indonesian police raided several beauty salons and held transgender women for three days, cut their long hair, forced them to wear men's clothes, and gave "counselling and coaching". "It's…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2018

Nigeria: Traditional Chiefs Curse Gays, Help Anti-gay Police

Traditional rulers in the Egor local government area of Edo State have rained down curses on homosexuals and are helping police on anti-LGBTI raids. According to the Nigerian newspaper Leadership, Chief Nathaniel Enyeula…

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