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ADDED ON: 08/20/2018

Russian LGBT Pride Parade Finally Approved and Immediately Banned in Village of Seven People

Russian activists announced the first government-permitted Gay Pride march, but less than 24-hours later, local officials said they would not let the event go ahead, even in a town with a population of only…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2018

Growing up Gay in China: As Chinese Come Out of the Closet, Companies Cash In

A group of girls sit cross-legged in front of a wall-to-ceiling mirror concentrating intensely as they apply make-up. They talk quietly, exchanging tips on which brush to use and what shade of…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2018

Republicans Pick ‘anti-LGBT Extremist’ to Challenge out Senator Tammy Baldwin

Republican voters have picked an anti-LGBT candidate to challenge the only out US Senator, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin. The Democratic firebrand, who co-chairs the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, will face an anti-LGBT challenger…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2018

Egyptian Actor Pushes for LGBT Rights

Amid Egypt’s continuing repression of its LGBT citizens, dissidents, political activists and journalists, actor Khaled Abol Naga keeps promoting LGBT rights. An award-winning actor, stage director and film producer, Naga was named…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2018

Good News for Africa’s Queers

An eight-part podcast series looking into the experiences of “queer Africans living, loving, thriving and surviving on the continent and in the diaspora” recently hit the virtual world. Titled AfroQueer, the weekly series…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2018

Germany has Approved Plans to Legally Recognise a Third Gender

Germany’s government has approved plans to introduce a third gender on official forms. In November, the highest court in the country ruled in favour of an intersex person and ordered the Parliament to legally…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2018

Tunisia: Gay Rights, Inheritance Reforms Put Country on Edge

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi has backed equal inheritance rights for men and women and is also pushing for other reforms such as decriminalizing homosexuality. Religious conservatives are far from happy.

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2018

Austria Rejects ‘gay Afghan’s’ Asylum Claim Telling Him he Doesn’t ‘walk, talk or dress like a homosexual’

Austria has rejected the asylum application of an Afghan claiming to be gay because he did not ‘act’ or ‘dress’ like a homosexual, according to a media report. An official in Lower Austria state found no…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2018

Baker Who Refused to Make a Gay Wedding Cake Back in Court

A baker who won a US Supreme Court battle over his refusal to bake a gay wedding-themed cake is again in the headlines, this time for turning down a request to make…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2018

‘She Insulted My Manhood’: Murder Underlines Turkey’s LGBT Backlash

In a country where anti-gay violence is often excused as unjust provocation, a fatal shooting has raised fresh fears. Simge Avcı loved practical jokes, says her roommate Bahar, recalling how her friend would…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2018

New Trump Administration Memo on Obama Order Alarms LGBTI Advocates

In the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, the Trump administration has issued new guidance that seeks to uphold “religious freedom” in the implementation of former President…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2018

Outcry in Malaysia over Two Women Sentenced to Caning for Lesbian Sex

Human rights activists called on Tuesday on Malaysian authorities to review a religious court decision sentencing two women to six strokes for having sex. The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community…

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