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ADDED ON: 08/15/2018

Facebook Investigating Online Abuse of Samoan Author Who Advocates LGBT Rights

Samoan author Lani Wendt Young is no stranger to online abuse. She has spoken out on her blog and social media as a survivor of child sexual abuse and is an LGBT…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2018

‘Not Scared’: Russian Teen Charged under ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law Says He’ll Keep Protesting

Last week, Maxim Neverov, 16, became the first minor charged under Russia’s “gay propaganda” law. He told NBC News this will not stop his LGBTQ activism. Neverov has joined the growing crowd of…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2018

Minister in Poland Calls LGBTI March a ‘parade of sodomites’

Poland's right-wing defense minister has used the term “sodomites” to describe those who took part in a weekend LGBT pride parade. Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said Sunday on TV Trwam, a Catholic,…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2018

In Haiti, Slight Progress for LGBT Rights Seen as Victory

Yaisah Val recently came out publicly as a transgender woman on YouTube, a potentially risky move in a country like Haiti where LGBT residents face pervasive hostility in most spheres of public…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2018

Two teenage girls in South Africa have been expelled for kissing

Two South African girls have been expelled for kissing each other. The teenagers were thrown out of Durban’s Inanda Seminary, a private Christian boarding school for girls, after seminary officials said they…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2018

Same-sex Marriage Activists Face an Uphill Climb Ahead of Gay Rights Referendums

In the run-up to the three gay rights referendum proposals, pro-marriage equality activists face difficulties mobilizing support. As tens of thousands cheered in May last year when the same-sex marriage ban was…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2018

Catholic LGBT Group Rejected by Event Pope will Attend in Dublin

An organisation representing LGBT Catholics around the world has been denied permission for a stall at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, which Pope Francis is attending on 25 August. The Global Network…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2018

Indonesian President’s Running Mate Called for LGBTI Activities to Be Criminalized

Human Rights Watch (HRW) expressed concern about the Indonesian president’s running mate, who has a history of clamping down on LGBTI people. Last week President Joko Widodo selected Ma’ruf Amin as his…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2018

Roncalli High School Can Legally Fire Counselor Over Same-sex Marriage, Expert Says

Roncalli High School is within its legal rights to terminate a guidance counselor after it was discovered she is married to a woman, a legal expert says. But students, parents and advocacy…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2018

Suspended Councillor said Gay People ‘unnatural and wrong’

A councilor has been suspended for describing homosexuality as "unnatural, perverted, immoral and wrong". Former Monmouthshire county councilor Graham Down also made a comparison between homosexuality and pedophilia, according to an adjudication…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2018

Voguing for Freedom: Lebanon’s LGBTQ Fight for Equal Rights

When it comes to gay rights, Lebanon is known as one of the more liberal countries in the Middle East -- yet homosexuality has had a complicated legal status. The Lebanese Penal…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2018

Devout and Gay: Faith vs Sexuality

By the afternoon of July 12, the lawyers of the 34 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender petitioners and intervenors, including parents of queer persons and mental health professionals, had wrapped up their…

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