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ADDED ON: 03/14/2019

Guinea-Bissau’s ‘Big Mamas’ advance gay pride in conservative West Africa

Edimilson Silva wears tight jeans, sparkly jewellery and sometimes lipstick - outfits that in neighbouring countries could get him harassed, jailed or even killed. But in his home in Guinea-Bissau's capital, Bissau,…

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ADDED ON: 03/14/2019

This transgender woman is running for a seat in India’s national parliament

India’s commercial hub, Mumbai has its first-ever transgender candidate for upcoming parliament elections. Sneha Kale announced she would contest the north-central constituency as an independent candidate this week, according to the Mumbai…

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ADDED ON: 03/14/2019

Thailand’s Tourism Industry Looks to Cash In on Same-Sex Partner Law

Thailand is advancing same-sex partnership legislation. And one of the nation’s biggest industries, tourism, is paying close attention. Amid an election campaign, a measure that would give gay and lesbian couples more…

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ADDED ON: 03/14/2019

Caribbean cricket lesson: ‘Nothing wrong with being gay’

In the Caribbean, anti-gay slurs are less acceptable than they used to be. A star West Indies cricketer learned that the hard way last month. Umpires imposed a four-match suspension in mid-February…

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ADDED ON: 03/13/2019

Where does Malaysia stand on gay rights?

An outburst by a Malaysian minister who criticised a feminist rally attended by gay rights campaigners is the latest sign the government is reneging on pre-election vows to improve the country’s dismal…

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ADDED ON: 03/13/2019

Poland’s ruling party launches attack on LGBT community at party convention

Poland’s ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS) has launched an attack on gay rights as part of its election strategy ahead of European elections in May and national elections later in the…

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ADDED ON: 03/13/2019

Adoption assessment tool is not LGBT-inclusive, claims study

The tool that assesses potential candidates as adoptive parents does not meet the needs of lesbian, gay or gender minority adults, a new study has observed. Sarah Dow-Fleisner, lead author of the…

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ADDED ON: 03/13/2019

Cameroon university blocks career of LGBTI activist

Kundy (a pseudonym) is one of the most experienced LGBTI activists in Cameroon. At age 30+, he has had an impressive amount of experience protecting and advocating for LGBTI people in the…

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ADDED ON: 03/13/2019

Two Brazilian police arrested over killing of activist Marielle Franco

Two police officers were arrested Tuesday in the killing of Rio city councilor and black gay rights activist Marielle Franco, prosecutors said, almost a year to the day after the brazen murder…

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ADDED ON: 03/12/2019

Egyptian Transgender Woman Forcibly Arrested, at Risk of Torture and Sexual Violence

19-year-old Malak al-Kashef, who recently had sex reassignment surgery, has not been heard from ever since she was taken by the Egyptian national security at the early morning hours of March 6.…

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ADDED ON: 03/12/2019

American Transgender ‘Woman’ Named ‘Miss International Queen’

American contestant Jazell Barbie Royale was crowned “Miss International Queen” in Thailand on Friday at a beauty pageant for transgender women, becoming the first person of colour to win the competition since…

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ADDED ON: 03/12/2019

Dutch Reformed Church forced to allow same-sex marriage

A South African court has overturned a decision by the Dutch Reformed Church not to recognise same-sex unions. The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria scrapped the church’s policy against gay marriage, stating…

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