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ADDED ON: 02/21/2018

Support for LGBTI Children’s Book in Croatia Skyrockets Following Public Book Burning

Donations for a second printing of “My Rainbow Family” poured in after homophobes burned the book in effigy. In January, the LGBT family advocacy group Rainbow Families Croatia announced plans to distribute…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2018

LGBT ‘Taskforce’ in Indonesian City Adds to Fears of Gay Rights Crackdown

The Indonesian city of Depok has announced it will set up a “taskforce” to curb the activities of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, raising fears of a fresh crackdown on…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2018

Religious Teacher Blames WeChat for LGBT Movement in Malaysia and Proposes a North Korea-esque Approach

An Islamic religious teacher has called for a near dictatorial level of control by the government over online media access to support the suppression of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LBGT) sentiment…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2018

Religious Protests Against Gay Films Show Divide in Romania

Religious protesters in Romania have disrupted the screenings of two movies featuring gay themes, saying they violate traditional values. In response, a new screening of the Cannes award-winning movie “120 Beats Per…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2018

Bermuda Faces Fresh Lawsuit After Re-Banning Same-Sex Marriage

Earlier this month, Bermuda became the first country to legalise and then repeal same-sex marriage. The island nation and North Atlantic British Overseas Territory’s Supreme Court legalised same-sex marriage last year with a…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2018

Tonga: LGBTI Youth Shelter Devastated by Cyclone Gita

The Category Five Cyclone Gita which tore through the South Pacific island of Tonga was like having ‘an Airbus land on your front lawn’. One of the most powerful cyclones to hit…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2018

Homophobic Video Warns Russians of Dangers of Not Voting

Russians who don’t vote in next month’s presidential elections risk seeing their country transformed into a gay-friendly state where people in their 50s are eligible for military conscription, a homophobic and xenophobic…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2018

Jacinda Arden Becomes First New Zealand PM to March in LGBT Pride

The ex-Mormon Prime Minister of New Zealand has become their first premiere to march at an LGBT pride parade. Jacinda Ardern, who became PM last year in a surprise election result, took…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2018

Indonesia: Anti-LGBT Team Established in Depok

The Depok administration in West Java has formed an anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) special force, in its response to the arrest of two homosexual men who allegedly spread intimate footage…

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ADDED ON: 02/19/2018

LGBTQ Women To Watch Out For In The 2018 Games

Gus Kenworthy and Adam Rippon made history in 2018 by being the first openly out, gay male athletes representing the United States in the Winter Olympics. It’s been a momentous year for…

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ADDED ON: 02/18/2018

New Zealand Goose: How One Blind Bisexual Bird Became an Icon

A memorial is being held for a New Zealander who spent most of his life as a loving partner, caring father and an icon of the LGBT community. Thomas the goose died…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2018

‘Why Aren’t You Married?’: In China, Gay Men and Lesbians Pair Off to Keep Parents Off Their Backs

This year, like every year, Tiger Zhao will make the trip from the northern Chinese city where he works to his semirural home town. But this time, he won’t be traveling with…

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