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ADDED ON: 05/08/2021

President of Tonga LGBT Rights Group Murdered

Media reports indicate Tonga Leitis Association President Polikalepo Kefu was killed near their home in Lapaha, a village on the island of Tongatapu on which the Tongan capital of Nuku’alofa is located.…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2021

Croatian court backs same-sex adoption in new LGBT+ win

A Croatian court has ruled that same-sex partners can now adopt children, backing a gay couple in their five-year fight for the right to family life, the government said on Thursday. Zagreb's…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2021

Taiwan court ruling on Macau citizen opens door to international same-sex marriages

A high court on Thursday (May 6) ruled that same-sex marriage between a Taiwanese citizen and a Macau national should be recognized in Taiwan, opening the door to marriages with others who…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2021

Outpouring of grief after alleged murder of leading Tongan LGBTQI activist

Police in Tonga are investigating the death of one of the country’s leading LGBTQI+ activists after his body was found on a beach near his home in Tongatapu, Tonga’s main island. A…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2021

Conservative millionaire Vasadze, who suggested anti-LGBT vigilante groups, to launch political movement

After years of denying his intention to go into politics, the conservative millionaire Levan Vasadze finally announced on Thursday that he is launching a public movement. “I’ve made a very difficult decision…

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ADDED ON: 05/06/2021

Uncertain future for LGBT+ rights in Uganda as controversial bill is passed

The Ugandan Parliament on Monday passed the Sexual Offenses Bill, which contains a clause to criminalize same-sex relationships. The bill prescribes a five-year-jail term for anyone guilty of same-sex acts, and awaits…

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ADDED ON: 05/06/2021

Uzbek Blogger Bazarov Under House Arrest Facing Libel Charges

A month after suffering a brutal beating for championing LGBT rights, Uzbek blogger Miraziz Bazarov was released from the hospital on April 29. He was, according to his lawyer, immediately taken by…

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ADDED ON: 05/06/2021

Egypt’s Al-Sisi Regime Is Still “Disappearing” Researchers Who Oppose Its Crimes

It is three months since reproductive rights researcher Ahmed Samir Abdelhay Ali presented himself at the fifth district police station in central Cairo. He is still yet to be freed. Samir, a…

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ADDED ON: 05/06/2021

Roma and Gadji: The Love Story of Two Women United in Matrimony

Sveta is 29 years old and lives in Chieri, Italy. Occasionally, she works as an online Russian teacher, volunteers at some Roma camps in Turin, and has started a fundraiser attempting to…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2021

Policing Intersex Americans’ Sex and Gender

But in one 1629 case, the Virginia General Court took up the question of how to understand an adult intersex person. Thomas/Thomasine Hall was arrested for wearing women’s clothes and having sex…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2021

Uganda strengthens anti-gay laws, brands gay sex an unnatural offense

Uganda has further strengthened its anti-gay laws with new legislation that brands gay sex an “unnatural offense.” The African nation already criminalizes same-sex sexual relations, with Uganda’s Penal Code outlawing “carnal knowledge…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2021

Hate crimes against LGBT+ people in Germany rise 36% in 2020

BERLIN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hate crimes against LGBT+ people increased by 36% in Germany in 2020, highlighting an increase in homophobic attacks and politically motivated violence in the country in recent…

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