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ADDED ON: 10/17/2018

Senate to Force Debate on LGBTI Teacher Protections Before Wentworth Byelection

The Senate will debate discrimination protections for LGBT teachers on Wednesday and Thursday after a motion moved jointly by Richard Di Natale and Penny Wong was accepted without a vote. The tactic to force…

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ADDED ON: 10/17/2018

Bali Beauty Pageant Forced to Cancel under Pressure from Anti-LGBT Groups

A Bali beauty pageant promoting HIV education and equality has been called off after mounting pressure from hardline anti-LGBT groups. The event, organized by Yayasan Gaya Dewata — a Denpasar-based Indonesian NGO…

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ADDED ON: 10/17/2018

Museums Dept Scraps Hall Rental for Thai LGBT Event

The Department of Museums Malaysia (JMM) has cancelled the renting out of the National Museum’s auditorium for an event this Saturday after discovering that it would feature alleged lesbian, gay, bisexual and…

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ADDED ON: 10/17/2018

Muslim Grand Mufti Attacks Gay Teachers Saying They ‘Suffer from a Mental Illness’ and ‘Contradict Nature’

Australia’s most senior Muslim cleric has claimed gay teachers ‘contradict nature’ and suffer from ‘mental illness’. Sheikh Taj El-Din Hilaly made the claims as he weighed into the debate about whether religious…

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ADDED ON: 10/17/2018

Shocking New Report Details the Extent of Gay Conversion Therapy in Australia

A new report has detailed the extent of gay conversion therapy in Australia. The landmark report, conducted by La Trobe University and the Human Rights Law Centre, highlights disturbing testimonies from people…

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ADDED ON: 10/16/2018

Inter-American Human Rights Body to Examine Jamaica’s ‘homophobic’ Laws

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has accepted the admissibility of a case challenging Jamaica's anti-buggery laws. The Human Dignity Trust (HDT) in a release today welcoming the decision, said the…

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ADDED ON: 10/16/2018

Hate Crimes Against LGBTI Community on Rise in UK

Reported hate crimes against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in England and Wales have risen by 28 per cent, according to figures released on Tuesday that activists said were a "wake-up…

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ADDED ON: 10/15/2018

Why Muslim Groups in North India Want the Government to Re-criminalize Gay Sex

A prominent Muslim group in north India has spoken out against the Supreme Court of India’s decision to end the country’s gay sex ban. Anjuman-e-Imamia’s Jammu chapter told a press conference on…

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ADDED ON: 10/15/2018

Australia: Liberals Split Over Labor Bid to End Religious Schools’ Ability to Sack Gay Teachers

The Morrison government is split on whether to support Labor’s call to amend discrimination law to prevent religious schools firing gay staff. The Liberal deputy leader, Josh Frydenberg, and candidate for Wentworth…

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ADDED ON: 10/14/2018

Indonesian Tech Company Go-Jek Under Fire after Vice President Publicly Promotes LGBT Equality

Jakarta start-up Go-Jek has come out in support of LGBT+ equality, prompting several of its existing customers to urge others to stop using the ride-hailing and delivery app. To commemorate National Coming Out Day…

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ADDED ON: 10/14/2018

Abrams Makes Historic Appearance at Atlanta LGBT Parade

Stacey Abrams has become the first major-party nominee for the Georgia governorship to participate in the Atlanta Pride Parade, one of the largest LGBT parades in the Southeast. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports…

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ADDED ON: 10/14/2018

Romania’s Referendum Proves LGBT Citizens’ Rights are Far from Protected

Romanian conservative forces initiated a referendum to promote ‘traditional family’ and prevent the potential legalization of same-sex unions. While it is a slap in the face of gay, lesbian, bi, and transgender…

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