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ADDED ON: 01/07/2020

LGBT Muslim charity condemns spike in hate crimes after Birmingham school protests

The LGBT+ education row centred on two Birmingham primary schools and was led mainly by Muslim parents. The disruptive protests began in March 2019 and continued for months until they were finally…

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ADDED ON: 01/07/2020

Why is China raising the prospect of same-sex marriage?

China has taken a step forward to allow same-sex marriage, a move that could undo years of discrimination, delight rights activists and give new rights to the LGBTQ community "after years of…

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ADDED ON: 01/07/2020

Taiwan’s president is battling a deluge of election-linked homophobic fake news

Taiwan is often described as Asia’s most gay-friendly place. It was, after all, the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. It boasts the biggest Pride event in the region and…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2020

Why China’s Gay Academics Feel They Must Stand Out or Stay Hidden

Since 2018, I’ve interviewed 40 gay men who either currently teach or have previously taught at Chinese colleges and universities. My aim was to discover what challenges they face as teachers and…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2020

ANOTHER HISTORIC MOMENT FOR CROATIA’S GAY COMMUNITY

After years of fighting to foster or to adopt children in Croatia, Ivo Šegota and Mladen Kožić won the long-lasting legal battle against the state. The Zagreb-based Administrative Court ruled last month…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2020

Philippines SC junks same-sex marriage petition ‘with finality’

The Supreme Court on Monday denied with finality a motion for reconsideration filed by Jesus Falcis and other LGBT advocates seeking recognition of same-sex marriage in the Philippines. The SC had junked…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2020

Kate McKinnon Opens Up About Being Gay During Golden Globes

Kate McKinnon was not in the closet. She’s been open about being a lesbian for years. She joked about it with Jerry Seinfeld on “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” and played lesbian…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2020

Same-sex ‘Dancing on Ice’ couple sparks hopes of greater LGBT+ representation

Two men taking to the ice might seem uncontroversial, but as a same-sex couple competing together this week on British reality TV show “Dancing On Ice”, singer Ian Watkins and professional skater…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2020

Advocates blast $750,000 bail for suspect in transgender teen’s slaying

Advocates in the Washington LGBTQ community on Thursday blasted a judge's decision to set bail at $750,000 for a man charged with a hate crime in the death of a transgender teenager.…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2020

Prominent Christian activist says “the Nazi Party started in a gay bar”

A prominent Christian conservative is now claiming that the Nazi Party was founded and staffed by gay people. “Let’s not forget that the Nazi Party started in a gay bar,” said radio…

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ADDED ON: 01/04/2020

Thailand faces LGBT pressure on marriage rights

Thailand's blossoming gay community is generating new business opportunities, including bars and cafes. The Tourism Authority of Thailand launched a campaign targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender visitors in 2018 that has…

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ADDED ON: 01/04/2020

‘The Periphery Has Potency’ Festival Unites Art and Literature in the Peripheries at the Galpão Bela Maré

On December 17, the Galpão Bela Maré arts center held the Periferia Tem Potência (The Periphery Has Potency) festival in partnership with the Favelas Observatory, the Instituto Maria e João Aleixo, and…

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