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ADDED ON: 09/13/2019

First same-sex weddings in Northern Ireland to take place on Valentine’s Day

The first same-sex marriages in Northern Ireland are set to take place on Valentine's Day next year. Campaigners for marriage equality say British government ministers have confirmed same-sex marriage will be legal…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2019

US citizen sues Japanese government for denying him long-term visa to be with husband

US citizen barred from receiving a long-term visa to live with his husband in Japan has sued the country's government, claiming he is being denied a family life. Andrew High, who met his Japanese…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2019

Strange bed fellows unite to fight trans rights in Australia

Conservative Christians and feminist campaigners may seem unlikely bedfellows - but the two groups have found common cause when it comes to blocking transgender rights in Australia. Both argue that trans women…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2019

Opposition in Brazil blame political tone for anti-LGBT+ violence

The political opposition in Brazil on Wednesday said the government of President Jair Bolsonaro was failing to stop violent attacks on women and LGBT+ people that have risen in the past year.…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2019

Homophobic hate crime reports soar but charges fall

The number of homophobic hate crimes reported to police have more than doubled in the past five years – yet only 8% result in prosecutions, figures show. Reports of homophobic abuse recorded…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2019

Indian city encouraged trans people to apply for police force. Instead of being given jobs, they were outed

Forty young transgender folk in Chhattisgarh, a state in central India, left their jobs and homes when the local government announced a recruitment drive for trans police officers. Many of the applicants…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2019

Local Groups Help LGBT Victims of Hurricane Dorian in Bahamas

Local LGBT and LGBT-friendly organizations are joining forces to get much-needed funds and supplies to LGBT Bahamians whose lives were upended after Hurricane Dorian. Thousands of residents of Grand Bahama and the…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2019

Gay rights groups push for same-sex marriage in Chile

Gay rights activists are renewing efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in Chile. Two groups have formally asked the South American country's controller-general to require President Sebastián Piñera's government to promote a measure…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2019

The first same-sex weddings in Northern Ireland will take place on Valentine’s Day

Campaigners for marriage equality in Northern Ireland have confirmed that same-sex marriage will be legal from January 13 2020, with the first weddings taking place on Valentine’s Day. Northern Ireland is the only…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2019

Brazil report charts surge in racial abuse and violence against women, LGBT

Brazil saw an alarming rise in racial abuse, sexual assault, femicide and violence against women and LGBT people in 2018, according to new figures released on Tuesday. The data illustrates a country…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2019

HIV/AIDS meeting: Reduce bias to reduce infection

In order to create greater inter-regional collaboration to end HIV/AIDS by 2030, people must set aside their biases, stigmas and phobias to create an inclusive environment that is free from discrimination. This…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2019

Remembering and Celebrating South Africa’s Iconic LGBTQI+ Women

The shards of South Africa’s fragmented history share a common thread throughout; at the core is a struggle for equality and visibility. Over the course of the country’s fight for democracy, there…

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