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ADDED ON: 09/11/2020

Trump rally speaker calls for LGBT Democrats to be murdered. People cheered.

A Labor Day rally for Trump supporters in Salem, Ore., took a dark turn when a speaker called for the murder of pro-LGBTQ Democratic lawmakers, prompting cheers from those in attendance. In…

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ADDED ON: 09/10/2020

The conversation surrounding the word ‘queer’ is evolving

Reclamation is an immensely powerful tool as communities and individuals have been reclaiming hate speech to take the power of these words back. Recently, a large part of the LGBTQ+ community has…

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ADDED ON: 09/10/2020

Controversial ‘King & King’ storybook draws protests on both sides

Several civic groups gathered outside the Ministry of Education (MOE) on Wednesday in competing protests on the issue of a gay-themed children's book that the government has provided to schools as part…

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ADDED ON: 09/10/2020

Council of churches says pardon on Pemberton an injustice to all Filipinos

The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) said the granting of absolute pardon to US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton is an “injustice” not only to Jennifer Laude and her family…

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ADDED ON: 09/10/2020

Trump lists NC native as potential pick for Supreme Court

A Duke University graduate with ties to an anti-LGBT group has been included in President Donald Trump's list of nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Allison Jones Rushing was born in…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2020

Argentina sets aside 1% of jobs for transgender people

Argentina’s president is now requiring 1% of public sector jobs be set aside for transgender people. In a decree signed by President Alberto Fernández signed a decree on Friday, September 4 that…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2020

Reported murders, suicides of trans people soar in Brazil

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of transgender people killed in Brazil this year has risen by 70% over last year, according to research underscoring the South American country’s rank as the…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2020

TikTok is suppressing LGBT content in Eastern Europe and the Middle East

Try searching for hashtags related to LGBT issues in countries like Russia, Bosnia, and Jordan on TikTok and you might find no results, even if you were able to see it on…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2020

Tokyo To Set Up Pride House To Highlight LGBTQ Rights Ahead Of Olympic Games

Ahead of the postponed Olympic Games in 2021, Tokyo will open Pride House, Japan's first permanent such centre, in October to raise awareness of LGBTQ rights before and during the Games. While…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2020

A landmark court case on “traditional values” in Ukraine ends strangely – in victory for both sides

In Ukraine, the often tense public battle over “traditional values” rumbles on - but in the courtroom. In 2018, 80 Ukrainian local authorities called on the country’s parliament, cabinet of ministers and…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2020

Croatia gets first gay foster parents

A Croatian gay couple fostered two children after a legal battle becoming the first same-sex couple to be granted the right in the largely Catholic country, an activist said Monday. Croatia, a…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2020

Thousands march from Germany to Poland in powerfully symbolic cross-border LGBT+ rights protest

An LGBT+ rights protest at the Poland-Germany border has shone a light on the growing disparity between the two nations on queer issues. While Germany has progressed significantly on LGBT+ rights in…

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