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ADDED ON: 03/12/2019

Trump to host Brazil’s anti-gay president Jair Bolsonaro at White House

Donald Trump has invited Brazil’s anti-LGBT president Jair Bolsonaro to the White House. The far-right Brazilian leader, who holds extreme anti-LGBT beliefs, will meet with Trump at the White House on March…

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ADDED ON: 03/12/2019

After decades-long legal battle, gay couple’s 1971 marriage officially recognized

In 1971, gay couple Michael McConnell and Jack Baker applied for a marriage license from Blue Earth County, Minnesota. The clerk, not realizing one of the individuals listed on the application was…

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ADDED ON: 03/11/2019

On International Women’s Day: End daily ‘corrective rapes’

Today is International Women’s Day #IWD2019: We celebrate and stand in solidarity with all women, noting their tenacity and fortitude, especially those who courageously survive violence and defy patriarchy. At African HRC,…

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ADDED ON: 03/11/2019

In Muslim Malaysia, Uproar Over LGBT Groups at Women’s Day March

A Malaysian minister has decried the presence of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) groups at a march celebrating International Women's Day on Saturday, calling it "a misuse of democratic space". The…

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ADDED ON: 03/11/2019

Queer women in Russia’s North Caucasus ‘face sexual violence, forced marriage, and murder’

Queer women in Russia’s North Caucasus face attempts to ‘cure’ them, beatings, rape, forced marriages, and murder, according to a recent report interviewing a number of queer women from the region. While…

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ADDED ON: 03/11/2019

Italian lesbian reveals years of corrective rape by father

A 23-year-old Italian woman has spoken out about the years of sexual assault she suffered at the hands of her father, who attempted to “correct” her sexuality. Francesca, who is a lesbian,…

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ADDED ON: 03/11/2019

161 businesses form coalition to push for Equality Act

A coalition of 161 major businesses —including Apple, Coca-Cola and Target Corp. — has formed to urge Congress to ban anti-LGBT discrimination with passage of the Equality Act, the Human Rights Campaign…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2019

Two gay men run for Guatemala Congress

Two openly gay men are among the candidates who are running for seats in Guatemala’s congress. Aldo Dávila, executive director of Asociación Gente Positiva, a Guatemala City-based HIV/AIDS service organization, is a…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2019

Equality Florida Sounds Alarm Over Preemption Bill

Equality Florida, the only statewide LGBT rights group, is sounding an alarm over HB 3, which could threaten local LGBT rights protections if passed. “So House Bill three is a sweeping preemption…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2019

Rabbi Sadan: Silencing LGBT debate endangers democracy

Rabbi Eli Sadan, the head of the pre-military preparatory committee, compared the silence surrounding the Muslim immigration process imposed on the public in Europe to the public debate on LGBT rights in…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2019

‘I’m ready,’ says first transgender candidate for Thai PM

Pauline Ngarmpring thought she would take it slow as she began her new life as a transgender woman after transitioning at the age of 49. Instead, three years on, she is a…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2019

Meet the young Nigerian running an LGBT clothing brand

Rex Young, a young Lagos-based Nigerian entrepreneur, is tapping into the country’s LGBT market. Young, a professional graphic designer, has delved into an untapped market of making custom-made T-shirts for Nigeria’s lesbian,…

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