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ADDED ON: 05/20/2019

‘Found my soulmate’: Sprinter becomes India’s first openly gay athlete

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has revealed she is in a same-sex relationship, becoming the first openly gay athlete in the socially conservative country, according to an interview published on Sunday. Chand, 23,…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2019

Thailand still lags in LGBT issues

In what appears to be a historic move on LBGT rights, Taiwan has legalised same-sex marriage, with the law sailing through parliament by 66 to 27 votes. Thailand has earned recognition for…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2019

‘I am with you’ – the trans women helping trafficking victims in Brazil

When Valeria Rodrigues accompanies Brazilian police on dawn raids to rescue transgender women trafficked into prostitution, she goes armed with snacks - chocolate, bread, pieces of fruit. As a former sex worker…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2019

Undocumented and unafraid, as Philly’s Latino LGBT immigrants and organizers push back on immigration crackdown

Artist Nicolas Gonzalez-Medina spoke out from the stage on Saturday, in front of about 200 people: He’s an undocumented immigrant, living in the United States without government permission. And he doesn’t care…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2019

Cuban lawmaker: Activists ‘paid’ to organize unsanctioned LGBTI march

A Cuban lawmaker on Saturday suggested independent activists were “paid” to organize an unsanctioned LGBTI march that took place in Havana last week. “It’s not only religious groups, but also these so-called…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2019

Amid fear, Brazil’s LGBT+ politicians vow to fight back against attacks

Brazilian openly gay politician Fabio Felix used to feel comfortable holding his boyfriend’s hand and kissing him in public, but after the swearing in of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro nearly six months…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2019

Thousands rally in Belfast in support of same-sex marriage

Thousands of people marched through Belfast on Saturday to demand the recognition of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, the only region of the United Kingdom where it does not have legal status.…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2019

Peru gay marriage bill ‘doomed’ this year: congressman

Peruvian lawmaker Alberto de Belaunde, one of only two openly gay members of the country’s Congress, has little hope that he will be able to marry his longtime partner any time soon.…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2019

How LGBT friendly is Ghana?

Ghana, like many other countries in Africa, has not yet entirely accepted the LGBT community into our society. While many groups are defending them, they still face discrimination and even violence from…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2019

Violent mob attacks Indian priest because they think he is gay

Disturbing footage has emerged of an Indian holy man being attacked and beaten in the street by an angry mob because they believed he was gay. In an upsetting clip carried by…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2019

Indonesian cop allegedly discharged for being gay challenging dismissal in court

An Indonesian police officer was allegedly fired from the force over his sexual orientation in what is shaping up to be the latest high profile case of state-sanctioned discrimination against the protected…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2019

Pride and gay sex illegal: Beirut, Lebanon fights back with LGBTI flags

A Pride parade in Beirut, Lebanon, has never happened. Police, for the past two years, has banned the event for fear of offending ‘public morality’. But for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia…

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