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ADDED ON: 01/02/2018

Tackling Homophobia

In February 2014, Michael Sam, an All-American defensive-end from the University of Missouri, publicly announced that he was gay. In a game like football, which has historically been suffocated by the stigma…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2017

Brazilian Judge Approves ‘Gay Conversion Therapy’, Sparking National Outrage

A Brazilian judge has approved gay “conversion therapy” in a ruling which prompted widespread outrage and raised fears of a conservative backlash. Waldemar de Carvalho, a federal judge in the capital of…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2017

South Korea: Tension Mounts Over Upcoming Pro-LGBT Event at Haeundae Beach

The first LGBT festival to take place in Busan this weekend is hiking up tensions between pro- and anti-LGBT groups, according to Haeundae Police on Tuesday. The possibility of clashes between the…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2017

The Gay Chinese Farmer and His Cutting Edge Art

A gay Chinese farmer who found emotional release by depicting his suppressed erotic fantasies in traditional Chinese paper cuttings is part of an exhibition of gay Asian art in Taipei. The BBC’s…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2017

‘Yes!’: Marriage Equality Rally Sweeps Sydney – In Pictures

With Australia set for a postal vote over the legalisation of gay marriage, a crowd of an estimated 30,000 people rallied at Sydney town hall before marching to Circular Quay in support…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2017

Displaced LGBT People from Central America, Mexico Head North for Survival

Estefany has many scars—some are visible on her face—lifelong reminders of the death threats and abuse she survived in Honduras. She has short, curly black hair. Her brown eyes are round and…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2017

How Hinduism is Fighting Homophobia Abroad

Rama Ramanuja Achari, head of the Australian Council of Hindu clergy, recently wrote a blog supporting same-sex unions. His argument: Same-sex attraction is not a personal choice like “Should I have dal…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2017

This Year’s Pride Week Starts in Belgrade

With Monday’s opening at Kalemegdan of the exhibition “Tolerance,” this year’s Pride Week started in Belgrade. It will feature several programs each day until September 17, when it will end with a…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2017

The Human Cost of Australia’s Gay Marriage Plebiscite

The Australian government will let people “have their say” on same-sex marriage. The Australian High Court ruled Thursday that the government’s postal plebiscite can proceed, so next week ballots will arrive by…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2017

Gay-Bashing in the United Kingdom: Survey Shows Increase, and Under-Reporting

Hate crimes against LGBTI people in the UK have surged by nearly 80 per cent in recent years, according to a new detailed survey. A poster advertising the exhibition, “Queer British Art:…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2017

Australian MP Tells LGBT+ People to “grow a spine” Over Same-sex Marriage

The National Mental Health Commission issued a warning on Monday about the negative effects the intense dialogue surrounding same-sex marriage could have on LGBT+ people, but not everyone is convinced. Former resources…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2017

Trauma as Travelers Face a Gender Issue Going Through Security

When Londoner Jamie Liang reached the Eurostar security checkpoint at London St Pancras International he put his possessions on the conveyor belt and entered the body scanner. It beeped. Instead of searching…

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