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ADDED ON: 06/13/2018

Gay Kenyans Hope for Legal Win, Eyeing Broader Shift in Africa

When Kenyan feminist blogger Peps was growing up in Nairobi in the first years of the 2000s, LGBTI people didn’t exist. At least, it didn’t seem like it. There were no out…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2018

The Pentagon Abandons Support for LGBTI Pride Month

For the first time in six years, the Department of Defense did not release a memo marking LGBT Pride Month. The Pentagon also declined to send a high-ranking staffer to emcee an…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2018

Recognizing Religious Freedom as an LGBTI Issue

On June 1, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a proclamation for Pride Month, acknowledging the human rights violations that LGBT people face worldwide. However, the International Religious Freedom Report for 2017 —an annual survey on…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2018

World Cup Star Mohamed Salah Sparks Outrage by Meeting ‘gay purge’ Leader Ramzan Kadyrov

Footballing superstar Mohamed Salah has received a backlash after agreeing to meet the leader responsible for Chechnya’s ‘gay purge.’ The Egypt and Liverpool forward, one of the most famous faces in football,…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2018

Cycling Legend Philippa York Embraced by Her Sport After Coming Out as Transgender

Philippa York was arguably the most celebrated British bicycle racer of the 20th century. Yet, when she turned up to watch a race in Switzerland this spring, York realized it was her…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2018

Japan’s Wedding Ring Jewelers Look to Become more LGBTI-Friendly

While same-sex marriage has not been legalized in Japan, some firms in the country’s wedding jewelry industry have started taking steps to make their products and stores more LGBT-friendly. Primo Japan Inc.…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2018

Gay Rights Abuses, War Crimes and World Cup Fever – It’s an Ugly Mix

I'm in Moscow trying to lie low and evade the Russian security service, the FSB. I’m exhausted from the stress. It’s my sixth time in the country; each time, I’ve visited in…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2018

Spain’s New Prime Minister Appoints Two Openly Gay Cabinet Ministers

The new Prime Minister of Spain has chosen two openly gay men to serve as cabinet ministers. The cabinet of recently appointed leader Pedro Sanchez was announced as one of the most diverse…

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ADDED ON: 06/12/2018

Anti-LGBT, Anti-Islam, Anti-immigrant Rhetoric Featured Alongside Racist Dog-whistles and Trump Cabinet Officials at WCS 2018

The ostensible headliners of the Western Conservative Summit in Denver on June 8 and 9 were embattled Trump cabinet members Attorney General Jeff Sessions (still under fire from the president for not recusing…

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ADDED ON: 06/12/2018

What’s it Like to Be Gay in North Korea?

North Korea is one of the most closed-off and secretive nations in the world. Little is known of life within the nation’s borders, far less about the lives of LGBT people in…

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ADDED ON: 06/12/2018

One Year After LGBT Pride Event Curtailment at Vicenza, Soldiers Will Take the Stage

When most of U.S. Army Garrison Italy’s first-ever gay pride event was canceled last year after some parents complained they didn’t want their children “indoctrinated,” organizer Bert Gillott was frustrated. “It makes…

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ADDED ON: 06/12/2018

Vatican-Backed Family Rally Expected to Have Speech on Lesbian and Gay Faithful

An international family rally the Catholic Church is scheduled to host in Ireland is expected to feature workshops on hot-button issues facing Catholic families, including protecting children from clergy sexual abuse, weathering…

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