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ADDED ON: 09/14/2020

There are a hundred parts of Poland where it’s not OK to be gay – this is why it matters in Manchester

Poland is in the middle of a crisis right now. Years of hostility towards LGBT+ people mean tempers are reaching breaking point and the country is now facing what many are referring…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2020

Meet the South Dakota swimmer who pushed back against homophobia to become Homecoming King

Meet Josh Sorbe, the 23-year-old swimming champion for the University of South Dakota. Sorbe captained the school’s Division 1 swim team his senior year, leading the men’s team to a second-place finish…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2020

Transgender anarchist wins GOP nomination for sheriff in Cheshire County

Keene’s Aria DiMezzo is the first transgender person to win the GOP’s nomination for Cheshire County sheriff after running unopposed in Tuesday’s primary. DiMezzo, associated with the Free Keene movement of libertarian…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2020

TikTok under fire after admitting it restricts some international LGBT hashtags

Social media and entertainment giant TikTok have acknowledged that it restricts LGBT-related hashtags following a report published by a research team in Australia. A report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2020

Christian group threatens to hang gay people ‘in a loving way’ in leaked WhatsApp messages

The LGBT+ community in the Cayman Islands is on high alert after leaked messages revealed a Christian group threatening to “hang one or two” gay people. The “disturbing and dangerous” messages, first…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2020

Covid-19 and LGBTQ women in southern Africa – a test for universal human rights

Since March 2020, governments in southern Africa have imposed lockdown measures to control the spread of Covid-19 in the sub-region. The measures include the deployment of police and soldiers, with an apparent…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2020

Uniformed Russian Cossacks Patrol Yekaterinburg Streets During Pride Week

Groups of uniformed men have been patrolling the streets of Yekaterinburg during Ural Pride Week, a weeklong festival organized by the city’s LGBT Resource Center. Witnesses claimed that the men, some of…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2020

I’m a Muslim Iranian-American With a 9/11 Birthday. Here’s How I’ve Come to Terms With My Identity

My ninth birthday fell on a school day, a bright and clear-skied Tuesday in September. I expected my mom to bring cupcakes to school during lunch, a tradition I loved because for…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2020

The Thai Protest Leader Emerged with a Kiss

It was with a kiss that student activist Tattep Ruangprapaikitseree first took centre stage in Thai politics. His embrace with his boyfriend at parliament as they campaigned for gay marriage rights last…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2020

ANTISEMITISM CREEPS BACK AS HUNGARY AND POLAND FAIL TO DRAW RED LINES

Few interviews have received such media attention in Hungary recently as that given by Germany’s Europe Minister Michael Roth. In the interview with t-online, published on August 21, Roth warned that Poland…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2020

Ugandan activists’ coalition boosts condoms as AIDS-fighting tool

Condom use has declined in Uganda, especially among rural populations, according to a new assessment of condom supplies and funding gaps in Uganda. The study was commissioned by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2020

St. Petersburg Schoolchildren Screened for LGBT ‘Propaganda’

Teachers in Russia’s second-largest city of St. Petersburg have been instructed to monitor their students’ social media profiles for the presence of “LGBT symbols,” the LGBT Network rights group said. Any such…

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