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ADDED ON: 09/11/2019

ILGA-Europe welcome landmark decision by Kazakhstan’s Supreme Court to uphold the privacy of a lesbian couple

A controversial case that took a year and a half for Kazakhstan’s court system to hear has turned out to be the first legal victory for LGBTIQ rights in Kazakhstan. In January…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2019

The first credit union specifically tailored to LGBTQ customers to open in 2020

The state of Michigan has just approved a new credit union specifically tailored to LGBTQ customers. Superbia Credit Union will be opening its virtual doors in 2020 and it will be the first…

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ADDED ON: 09/10/2019

Racism, intolerance ‘escalating’ in Finland: Council of Europe

Racist and abusive language is "commonplace" online in Finland and is on the rise in political discourse, a report by the Council of Europe warned on Tuesday (Sept 10). Although the Nordic…

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ADDED ON: 09/10/2019

When feminism supports trans rights, everybody wins – just like in Iceland

On 24 October 1975 90% of all women in Iceland went on strike. Twenty-five thousand women – more than 10% of the country’s population – made their way to the parliamentary square…

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ADDED ON: 09/10/2019

Mexico trans women fight for justice as killings go unpunished

Months after Kenya Cuevas’ friend was killed in front of her, a funeral wreath with Cuevas’ name on it arrived at her doorstep. The implication was clear: Keep making noise about slain…

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ADDED ON: 09/10/2019

9 LGBTQ Faith Leaders to Watch in 2019

The past year has posed significant challenges for many LGBTQ members of faith communities. For example, a recent vote in the United Methodist Church strengthened its ban on marriage for same-sex couples…

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ADDED ON: 09/09/2019

Ethiopian church-affiliated group urges action against gays

A group affiliated with Ethiopia's Orthodox Church is condemning what it calls the government's silence on homosexuality in the country. Speaking at a conference Sunday in Addis Ababa, the capital, Dereje Negash…

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ADDED ON: 09/09/2019

Why are so few LGBT Chinese couples taking advantage of laws that could protect their rights?

A gay couple in Beijing recently made national headlines when they became the first same-sex couple to become each other’s legal guardian. The option – which allows them to authorise medical treatment…

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ADDED ON: 09/09/2019

GayTravel.com Supports Disaster Relief Efforts for LGBT Bahamians

GayTravel.com, a trusted resource for LGBT travelers for over two decades, is leading the way by encouraging concerned travelers to participate in an online donation effort focused on LGBT Bahamians who are…

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ADDED ON: 09/09/2019

Transgender woman healing after beaten in Oregon over bathroom use

The attack broke Lauren Jackson’s bones but not her spirit. “Thankfully, I’m still alive. Thankfully, the injuries weren’t worse,” she told The Oregonian/OregonLive. Jackson, a transgender woman, was severely beaten by a…

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ADDED ON: 09/09/2019

Bosnian capital holds first Pride parade amid counter protests and a backdrop of violent opposition

Sarajevo has become the latest and last of the Balkan capitals to hold its first Pride parade as LGBT+ activists in Bosnia and Herzegovina marched amid a backdrop of protests and aggression from conservative voices in the…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2019

Hundreds march against Bosnia’s first LGBT pride parade

Several hundred people marched in Bosnia’s capital Saturday to show their disapproval of a weekend LGBT pride parade that will be the country’s first. A pride parade is scheduled for Sunday in…

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