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ADDED ON: 07/04/2019

Japan grants refugee status for homophobic persecution for first time ever

Japan has granted asylum to an LGBT+ refugee on the grounds of homophobic persecution in their home country for the first time. Details including the refugee’s home country and gender have been…

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ADDED ON: 07/03/2019

The nations where it’s still criminal to be gay (as India marks an awkward anniversary)

Tuesday marks 10 years since India decriminalised gay sex, but it's unlikely the milestone will be celebrated. That's because the 2009 lower court ruling was short-lived; overturned within a few years by…

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ADDED ON: 07/03/2019

New York Pride: Bumper crowds attend LGBT march

Around 150,000 people took part in the march, 50 years on from the Stonewall riots, with many more watching. The riots, after a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, helped to energise…

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ADDED ON: 07/03/2019

LGBTI Asia: From Myanmar tragedy to Pakistan progress

Homophobic bullying in Myanmar. Rainbow socks in Singapore. A first for trans people in Pakistan. This is a brief roundup of LGBTI news from countries that have anti-gay laws or are recovering…

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ADDED ON: 07/03/2019

More than 200 companies tell Supreme Court to apply job discrimination laws to sexual orientation, gender identity

More than 200 companies urged the Supreme Court on Tuesday to apply the nation's job discrimination laws to sexual orientation and gender identity. In three major civil rights cases the justices will…

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ADDED ON: 07/03/2019

First Gay Parade in North Macedonia

A rainbow of colors filled the streets of Skopje on Saturday when North Macedonia held its first gay parade. Demonstrators in the largely conservative Balkan region have called for the cessation of…

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ADDED ON: 07/02/2019

Tunisia: LGBT right group leader announces plans to run for November Presidential elections

The leader of Tunisia’s LGBT community, Shams, has announced plans to run for November presidential elections, first time ever a gay enters a presidential race in the North African country and in…

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ADDED ON: 07/02/2019

Anti-LGBT hate crimes are rising, the FBI says. But it gets worse

Friday marked 50 years since protesters fought back against a police raid of New York's Stonewall Inn and catalyzed the modern gay rights movement. But despite decades of progress, members of the…

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ADDED ON: 07/02/2019

Argentina says Guyana’s LGBTI community needs receptive police, hate crime laws

Argentina, which chairs the 40-nation Equal Rights Coalition (ERC) that fights for the human rights of gays and bisexuals, wants Guyanese police to make reporting hate crimes easier and for the South…

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ADDED ON: 07/02/2019

Turkish opposition sparks debate with pro-LGBTQ Pride campaign

In an unprecedented move, dozens of Turkish opposition-run municipalities celebrated LGBTQ Pride Day on Sunday, triggering rebukes and strongly worded statements from ruling party officials and their supporters. Among the first officials…

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ADDED ON: 07/02/2019

A library canceled an LGBT prom after backlash. Then a church stepped in.

When the Storybook Pride Prom for LGBT teens in Jacksonville, Fla., was canceled after online conservative backlash, a local church made sure the story had a happy ending. The Willowbranch Library in…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2019

A ‘pride’ that roared on the streets of Kolkata yet again

On a muggy July afternoon in 1999, 15 people gathered at Park Circus Maidan in the heart of Kolkata dressed in bright yellow T-shirts that said Friendship Walk on one side and…

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