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ADDED ON: 01/10/2020

Prominent Tunisian LGBT+ activist flees death threats

A former presidential candidate and leader of Tunisia’s largest LGBT+ rights group said he has been forced to flee to France after “very serious” death threats from Islamist elements within the conservative…

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ADDED ON: 01/10/2020

Indonesia’s LGBT community fears repercussions after UK’s ‘most prolific rapist’ jailed

When the reports surfaced about Britain's "most prolific rapist" Reynhard Sinaga — an Indonesian national sentenced to life for 150 crimes, including 136 rapes against men — Riko was upset. Riko, who…

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ADDED ON: 01/10/2020

African LGBT refugees plead UN for safe shelter after Kenya camp attacks

Dozens of African LGBT+ refugees in northwestern Kenya’s sprawling Kakuma refugee camp pleaded on Thursday with the United Nations to relocate them to a safer place, saying they had suffered violent attacks.…

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ADDED ON: 01/09/2020

Bulgarian Women Battle on for Recognition of Their Marriage

For two years, Lili and Darina Babulkova have been struggling to have their marriage in the UK legalised in Bulgaria, where LGBT marriages are not recognised. Their most recent appeal, to the…

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ADDED ON: 01/09/2020

India’s LGBTQ community joins citizenship law protests

More than 1,000 members of India’s LGBTQ community, rights groups and their supporters marched through the streets of the capital on Friday to protest a citizenship law that excludes Muslims. Describing themselves…

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ADDED ON: 01/09/2020

Following backlash, Facebook disables misleading HIV medication ads

Facebook has disabled some advertisements about the potential side effects of HIV prevention medication Truvada following complaints that they were misleading and a “harm to public health.” The decision comes less than…

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ADDED ON: 01/09/2020

Poland opposition parties hit back at escalating homophobia by appointing gay candidate for presidential election

The strongly conservative Catholic country has seen a huge surge in homophobia after the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) based its winning 2019 parliamentary election campaign on a platform of LGBT+…

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ADDED ON: 01/08/2020

Support for laws against LGBT discrimination in Hong Kong rising, Chinese University survey finds

Opposition to legal protections for Hong Kong’s sexual minorities is on the wane, a university survey showed on Tuesday, as the professor behind it called on the government to “wake up” to…

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ADDED ON: 01/08/2020

TRUMP ADVISOR PRAISES ZAMBIA FOR ANTI-GAY LAW

Donald Trump’s religious advisor, Tony Perkins, welcomed the decision to overthrow an American ambassador who condemned an anti-gay law in Zambia. Tony Perkins, who sits on the US Commission on International Religious…

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ADDED ON: 01/08/2020

Masculinity is back! The lesbian comics rediscovering their butch side

Sarah Keyworth has, she says, a “weird kind of relationship with masculinity”. She appears confident in her dapper, boyish looks, with her short quiffed hair, but behind that handsome veneer are insecurities.…

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ADDED ON: 01/08/2020

The ‘ex-closeted gay jihadist’ bringing meditation to Jakarta

When Bagia Arif Saputra was growing up in a university town near Jakarta, becoming a jihadist seemed a natural choice for young men like him, who were steeped in the teachings of…

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ADDED ON: 01/07/2020

Section 377 crusader Ashok Row Kavi steps down as Humsafar Trust Chairman

Ashok Row Kavi, the founder Chairperson of Mumbai-based Humsafar Trust has stepped down from his post. The Indian journalist and LGBT rights activist had founded the Trust in 1994. It provides counselling,…

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