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ADDED ON: 09/08/2019

Brazil mayor blocked from banning Avengers comic over gay kiss

A Brazilian judge has blocked attempts by the mayor of Rio de Janeiro to ban a Marvel comic showing two men kissing. Mayor Marcelo Crivella, a former bishop, had demanded the comic…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2019

Pride flags greet Mike Pence on arrival in Iceland

As Mike Pence pulled up to Höfði House in Reykjavík, he was met not only by Iceland’s president, Guðni Jóhannesson, but also a row of rainbow flags. An office block belonging to…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2019

Defeated in court, Philippine lawyer to enter politics to pursue LGBT+ rights

A gay lawyer from the Philippines said on Thursday he would pursue a career in politics to push for LGBT+ rights after losing a legal battle to introduce same-sex marriage in the…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2019

Trans Chinese teens forced into ‘conversion therapy’: study

Trans teenagers in China face abuse at home and bullying at school, with almost one in five forced into conversion therapies, according to a survey released on Friday. The researchers called for…

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ADDED ON: 09/07/2019

In Nepal and India, parallel movements for dignity for LGBT communities

I came of age in late 1990s Kathmandu, during a period when Nepal’s capital city was smaller and more insular. There was little room for marginalized groups in the sociopolitical sphere. But…

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ADDED ON: 09/07/2019

Norway issues rightwing terror warning for year ahead

Norway’s domestic security agency has warned about the possibility of a terror attack from rightwing extremists “in the coming year”. In a statement, the PST said its heightened assessment stemmed from the…

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ADDED ON: 09/07/2019

The ex-gay Christianity movement is making a quiet comeback. The effects on LGBTQ youth could be devastating.

For two decades, McKrae Game was a top-tier figure among ex-gay Christians and a leading advocate for conversion therapy, a counseling practice with the goal of helping LGBTQ people suppress their homosexuality…

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ADDED ON: 09/06/2019

Judge has a lawyer arrested for defending the ‘Straight Pride’ protestors

A judge had a lawyer arrested who was trying to defend her clients who were protesting against Straight Pride. 36 demonstrators were arrested while protesting the Straight Pride Parade in Boston. Suffolk County…

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ADDED ON: 09/06/2019

2020 Democrat candidates focus on LGBT issues

Democratic presidential hopefuls will take to another stage in October to discuss their stances on issues pertaining to the LGBT community. CNN and LGBT advocacy group the Human Rights Campaign announced on Wednesday,…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2019

Education secretary says all schools will be given support to teach LGBT-inclusive lessons amidst protests

Education secretary Gavin Williamson has pledged the government’s support for schools teaching LGBT-inclusive relationship and sex education. Williamson said that the government will be “supporting and backing every single school” as they…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2019

More than 50% of gay men in Hong Kong fear coming out, study finds

Around one in two gay men fear coming out to their loved ones in Hong Kong, a damning study has revealed. Against rapidly climbing HIV diagnoses and political crises in the former…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2019

Year after India gay ruling, a battle to change attitudes

Vivek Kishore and Vishwa Srivastava hit it off soon after meeting at a cafe, little knowing what lay in store for them as a gay couple in India where homosexuality was a…

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