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ADDED ON: 02/16/2021

Drag queens rally to make sure LGBT+ seniors had a Valentine’s Day to remember

A group of drag queens in Chicago showed the power of the queer community when they came together to make sure local LGBT+ seniors received Valentine’s Day cards. The Chicago Black Drag…

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ADDED ON: 02/15/2021

Plight of marginalised : Trans community gets vocational training

For transgender person, Bali Jetty, learning the art of embroidery brought gradual respite from the banality of the stereotypical roles. Unfortunately, the transcendence proved to be short-lived as the work came to…

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ADDED ON: 02/15/2021

Cameroon: Police arrest 12 teens on homosexuality charges

Feb. 11, 2021, will remain unforgettable for 12 boys arrested and taken to the Nkolbikone police station after they were spotted kissing each other near the Grand Palace Restaurant in Bertoua. Among…

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ADDED ON: 02/15/2021

How to come out when ‘gay’ isn’t in your language? LGBT website provides translation resources for sexual minorities in Asia

When 13-year-old Tien wants to tell his mother he’s gay, he goes to the library. But he quickly realises there aren’t any appropriate words for homosexuality in Vietnamese. He eventually finds a…

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ADDED ON: 02/15/2021

Flurry of bills aim to set limits on transgender kids – and their doctors

Sam Edelman felt like a girl for as long as he could remember, his dad said. As Sam’s 18th birthday approached, and after years of researching hormone treatments, the high school senior…

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ADDED ON: 02/14/2021

Betsy West & Julie Cohen explain why Pauli Murray is the most important queer you’ve never heard of

How could anyone ever top Ruth Bader Ginsberg? Documentary filmmakers Betsy West & Julie Cohen faced that same question upon completing their Oscar-nominated film RBG. Fortunately, the late, great justice had already…

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ADDED ON: 02/14/2021

Joe Biden invited to Nigeria to ‘marry a man as his second wife’ by raging homophobic bishop

The angry tirade comes after Biden vowed to advance the cause of LGBT+ rights around the world, threatening financial sanctions on regimes deemed to have infringed on the human rights of lesbian,…

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ADDED ON: 02/14/2021

LGBTQ activists in Myanmar join protests against military coup

LGBTQ activists in Myanmar have joined the growing protest movement against the Feb. 1 coup that ousted Aung San Suu Kyi and her democratically elected government. Min Khant Zin, a drag queen…

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ADDED ON: 02/14/2021

Highwayman’s 1750 confessions reveal ‘unusual’ ambivalence about gay sex

An “incredibly rare” deathbed confession from an 18th-century highwayman, written just before he was “hung in chains” for robbing the Yarmouth Mail and detailing his enlightened response to a failed gay seduction,…

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ADDED ON: 02/13/2021

Discharged transgender soldier struggles to make a return

Byun Hee-soo, South Korea’s first transgender soldier, who was discharged from the military last year after undergoing gender reassignment surgery, is battling her way back into the Army. In January 2020, the…

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ADDED ON: 02/13/2021

Military veterans stripped of their medals for being gay will have honours restored under new rules

Military veterans who were stripped of their medals for being gay or transgender will be able to get them restored under a new scheme to remedy historic injustices. Veterans minister Johnny Mercer…

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ADDED ON: 02/13/2021

BlueCity Launches Campaign for Greater LGBTQ Acceptance Among Families in China during Chinese New Year

BlueCity, a world-leading LGBTQ community platform providing a full suite of services to foster connections and enhance the well-being of the LGBTQ community, launch the “Let Love Go Home” campaign, which pushes…

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