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ADDED ON: 09/26/2018

Brazil’s Transgender Volleyball Star Eyes Congress Seat

After a decade of tearing up professional men’s volleyball leagues in Europe, Tiffany Abreu is used to taking on steep challenges. Fresh from becoming Brazil’s first transgender player, she is running for…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2018

Deputy Headmaster Praised in Zimbabwe for Declaring He is Gay

Lesbian‚ gay‚ bisexual‚ and transgender activists in Zimbabwe have commended the bravery of a top private school deputy headmaster for openly declaring his sexual orientation during assembly. Dr Neal Hovelmeier teaches at…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2018

Gay Courtship on Vietnam’s ‘The Bachelor’ Turned Heads Abroad. Back Home? Meh.

The contestant approached the man she had been publicly courting on live television, and confessed that the object of her affections had shifted. “It’s someone else,” she said, then walked off the…

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ADDED ON: 09/24/2018

Malaysian Leader Condemns ‘Unfair’ Gay Sex Law Used to Imprison Him

The leader of Malaysia’s ruling coalition has called for a review of the country’s gay sex ban. Anwar Ibrahim served a total of eight years in prison because of the colonial-era Section…

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ADDED ON: 09/24/2018

Romanian Newspaper Compares LGBT+ Activists to Nazis

A leading Romanian newspaper has been condemned for a front page which featured a drag queen in a Nazi uniform. The image on the front of România Liberă, which also features a…

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ADDED ON: 09/24/2018

LGBT Activist Reportedly “Lynched” in Greece

A Greek LGBT activist died on Saturday, an alleged victim of a lynch mob, but officials say only a full medical investigation will determine a broader picture of how he died. Zak…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2018

Diverse UMC Clergy Group Wants ‘Gracious’ Way for Churches to Leave Over LGBT Differences

A theologically diverse group of United Methodist Church clergy and laity have called on thehttp://alturi.demotrac.com/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=news_items# denomination to create a "gracious" means of allowing congregations to leave. Next February, the UMC will hold…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2018

Mix of Setbacks, Gains Unsettles Many Transgender Americans

For transgender Americans, 2018 has been marked by series of advancements and setbacks. The steps forward have included numerous legislative actions and court rulings buttressing civil rights and a victory by a…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2018

Dua Lipa Speaks Out About Brazil’s Anti-LGBT Presidential Candidate Jair Bolsonaro

Singer Dua Lipa and other musicians have spoken out against Brazil’s anti-LGBT presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. The politician, who is a frontrunner in the presidential race, has made several homophobic comments, including…

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ADDED ON: 09/22/2018

Mahathir: Malaysia Cannot Accept Same-Sex Marriage

Malaysia cannot accept same-sex marriage or lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday, in comments that come amid growing instances of persecution of the LGBT community…

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ADDED ON: 09/22/2018

LGBTIQ+ Chinese Nationals Choose Australia to Come Out

An increasing number of Chinese nationals are traveling to Australia to freely come out as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. China legalized homosexuality in 1997 but legislative…

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ADDED ON: 09/22/2018

Yes to IPCMC, but LGBT Rejection a Step Backwards

Amnesty International Malaysia has called out Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's rejection of LGBT rights on the same day he announced the establishment of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC),…

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