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ADDED ON: 09/15/2020

Barbados to recognise same sex unions

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC)— The Barbados government has signalled its intention to recognise same sex relationships. Governor General Dame Sandra Mason, addressing the opening of a new term of the Barbados Parliament, said…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2020

More than 60 LGBT, intersex people killed in Colombia in first eight months of 2020

BOGOTA (Reuters) - At least 63 members of Colombia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community were killed in the first eight months of this year, the Andean country’s human rights ombudsman…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2020

Life getting better for Moroccan LGBTQ community

Fez, MOROCCO – Having a sexual orientation other than straight in Morocco is complicated at best, but seems to be slowly getting better. Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer…

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Russian teachers ordered to track, report LGBTQ students to gov’t – report

Russian teachers were ordered to identify and monitor LGBTQ+ students and report them to the federation's Interior Ministry, the Russian LGBT Network reported last Thursday. The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD)…

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Polish MEP disgracefully denies the existence of ‘LGBT-free zones’. He claims they’re just a ‘joke told by left-wing activists’

A Polish member of the European Parliament said Monday (14 September) that “LGBT-free zones” do not exist in Poland and are just a “joke told by left-wing activists”. As countless lawmakers tore…

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Disney, Google, Microsoft back trans rights amid fierce British debate

Dozens of organisations including Disney, Google and Microsoft weighed into a fierce debate over transgender rights in Britain on Monday, writing to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask him to support making…

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Bulgaria once led the way on LGBT+ rights in emerging Europe. Not any more.

LGBT+ people have once again become the scapegoat of the Bulgarian government, but the community keeps fighting for a normal existence in the country. Extreme demonisation of the country’s LGBT+ community first…

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UN condemns killing of LGBT activist in northern Mexico

The U.N. human rights agency called on Mexican authorities Thursday to thoroughly investigate the killing of an LGBT rights activist in the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua. The office of the U.N.…

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Group in Botswana Works to Improve Health Care for Trans, Intersex People

An advocacy group in Botswana is working with medical providers to improve transgender and intersex people’s access to health care. African Women for Sexual Health and Gender Justice in late January conducted…

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ADDED ON: 09/14/2020

Woman Opens 1st Mississippi Clinic Dedicated to Trans Healthcare

When Gulf Coast native Stacie Pace decided to open her own clinic, the nurse practitioner carefully considered one question: Whose healthcare needs were not being met? The answer, she concluded, was transgender…

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Delhi HC to hear Petition seeking Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage under Hindu Marriage Act

A PIL has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking recognition of same-sex marriage and couples under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. The petition has been filed by Gopi Shankar Madurai,…

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ADDED ON: 09/14/2020

New Nigerian song promotes sexual diversity and human rights for all

Nigerian singer and human rights activist Samuel Uchenna, popularly known as Samuch, has released an empowering new song that promotes respect for all persons regardless of their sexuality and gender identity. The…

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