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ADDED ON: 06/20/2022

Born in Nagaland, Miss Bhutan 2022, a proud lesbian, to represent country at Miss Universe pageant

In a major shift in paradigm for Bhutan, which is generally considered as a traditional and conservative country, will send a lesbian to the Miss Universe 2022 pageant. 23-year-old Tashi Choden Chombal…

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ADDED ON: 06/20/2022

Palestinian Activists Ban Concert for LGBTQ Community in Ramallah

Palestinian activists shut down a concert for the LGBTQ community that was scheduled to take place in Ramallah over the weekend. East Jerusalem singer-songwriter and video artist Bashar Murad was supposed to…

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ADDED ON: 06/20/2022

How Henna Is Helping Proudly Brown And Queer Individuals Reconnect With Their Heritage

In a rebellious move against the gender binary, as well as notions of toxic masculinity imposed by their South Asian heritage, brown gay men and non-binary individuals are adorning their hands with…

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ADDED ON: 06/20/2022

FINA to Restrict Participation of Transgender Athletes in Elite Swimming Events

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — World swimming’s governing body has effectively banned transgender women from competing in women’s events, starting Monday. FINA members widely adopted a new “gender inclusion policy” on Sunday that only…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2022

Lithuanian bishops call for scrapping of same-sex partnership bill

Lithuanian bishops have called on politicians to vote down proposed same-sex partnership legislation, quoting words used by Pope Francis to argue that civil unions distort the concept of marriage and family. Lithuania's…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2022

Singapore’s Pink Dot gay pride rally returns, as MP from ruling party attends for first time – and in a pink T-shirt

Singapore’s annual Pink Dot gay pride rally returned to the nation’s sole government-designated free speech zone on Saturday with palpable excitement after a two-year interruption and amid indications a controversial law criminalising…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2022

Anti-LGBTQ+ attacks by US extremist groups surge as right spews vitriol

In Idaho, police recently found 31 members of a white supremacist group packed into the back of a U-Haul truck, apparently on their way to an LGBTQ+ pride event in the town…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2022

Bermuda moves to recognise its last same-sex marriages

Legislation was tabled in Bermuda’s House of Assembly today to recognise same-sex marriages that were carried until March 14, 2022, to be recognised. Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs, Walter Roban,…

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ADDED ON: 06/18/2022

LGBTQ Tolerance Billboards Destroyed in Ghana

Rights activists in Ghana are protesting after a crowd, urged on by a member of parliament, tore down a billboard that promoted tolerance toward the LGBTQ community. Last year, Ghanaian security shut…

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ADDED ON: 06/18/2022

Romania threatened with legal action over ‘shameful’ LGBTQ+ ‘propaganda’ bill

A cross-party group of MEPs have called on Romania to drop a proposed law comparable to Russia’s so-called “gay propaganda” ban. Romania is considering a bill that would ban the use of…

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ADDED ON: 06/18/2022

Trans community in Pakistan struggles to overcome marginalization

Pakistan’s transgender community remains largely visible, yet marginalized and ostracized. Pakistani society makes little or no distinction between public order, morality, sexual orientation, or gender identity. With the introduction of new thoughts,…

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ADDED ON: 06/18/2022

Cycling’s governing body sets stricter rules for transgender athletes

Transgender cyclists face tougher eligibility rules after the sport’s governing body doubled the period of time before a rider transitioning from male to female can compete. Riders were previously required to have…

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