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ADDED ON: 01/16/2020

Trans Activist Runs for Congress in Peru

Gahela Tseneg Cari Contreras is running for Congress in Peru, but the name she has gone by her entire adult life will apparently not be on the ballot. Instead, voters will have…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2020

Queer K-pop: chorus grows for gay rights in Asia

Wearing bright bow ties and dark dress, a group of South Korean women belt out song after song about the joy and stigma of being gay - part of a growing clamor…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2020

Tennessee governor says he will sign anti-gay adoption bill

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Tuesday that he’ll sign into law a measure that would assure continued taxpayer funding of faith-based foster care and adoption agencies even if they exclude LGBT families…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2020

Chastity campaigner banned from schools over LGBT comments

A number of talks due to be given in Ireland this week by Jason Evert, the American Catholic campaigner who promotes conservative Catholic teaching around sex and marriage, have been cancelled following…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2020

Malaysia: Human Rights Reforms Stall

Malaysia’s promised human rights reforms stalled in 2019 as the government either backed away from or delayed action on its campaign commitments, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2020.…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2020

Indonesia rights body condemns LGBT raids ordered by mayor after UK rape case

Indonesia’s human rights commission on Tuesday condemned plans by a mayor to launch raids targeting the LGBT community in his city after a local man was convicted in Britain of sexually assaulting…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2020

Russia: Race to the Bottom on Rights

Repression escalated in Russia during 2019 as the government answered rising civic and political activism with bans, repressive laws, and showcase prosecutions, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2020.…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2020

Puerto Rico LGBTQ activists join earthquake relief efforts

LGBTQ activists in Puerto Rico are among those who have joined earthquake relief efforts in the U.S. commonwealth. A group of volunteers with Waves Ahead, a group based in the Puerto Rican…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2020

House Democrats to ask ICE to release all transgender immigrants in custody

House Democrats are preparing to ask the Department of Homeland Security to release all transgender immigrants being held at long-term federal immigration facilities. Democratic Rep. Mike Quigley of Illinois is leading the…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2020

Grief over death of Young Liberal Wilson Gavin after drag queen protest

Friends and opponents alike have expressed their grief after the death of Wilson Gavin, the leader of a rightwing student club at the University of Queensland, who died one day after leading…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2020

Activists across Africa pay tribute to Aunty Ivy, a pioneer of the African LGBT movement

The curtain has come down on one of the pioneers of the African LGBTQI+ movement. Emmanuel Kamau or Aunty Ivy as they were popularly known to the community both in Kenya and…

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ADDED ON: 01/13/2020

Bhutan: Historic opportunity to decriminalize same-sex relationships

Bhutan must seize an historic opportunity to secure equal rights for LGBTI people in the country, Amnesty International said today, calling on the upper house of parliament to pass a bill decriminalizing…

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