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ADDED ON: 05/13/2019

Nonbinary activist Jamie Windust petitions Parliament for gender-neutral passports

Nonbinary activist Jamie Windust is petitioning UK’s Parliament for gender-neutral passport options. While some countries offer a third gender option on passports, the United Kingdom currently does not. Last year, Christie Elan-Cane…

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ADDED ON: 05/13/2019

This group of gay Mexicans arrested in 1935 are inspiring people in 2019

The internet has sent a picture of LGBTI Mexicans, purportedly arrested for homosexuality in 1935, viral in the past few days. The photo belongs to the collection of the National Photo Library…

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Taiwan unveils long-awaited gay marriage bill

Taiwan's ruling party unveiled its latest attempt to create Asia's first gay marriage law on Thursday, May 9, a bill offering same-sex couples "permanent unions" as well as limited adoption rights, despite…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2019

Cuban gay rights groups hold unauthorized march in Havana

Gay-rights activists organizing on social media held an unauthorized march Saturday down eight blocks of one of Havana’s main thoroughfares before they were stopped by police. The march was the second by…

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Bisexual UK navy veteran stripped of medals to sue

A veteran who was dismissed from Britain's Royal Navy because of his sexual orientation, has planned to sue the UK's Defence Ministry for the return of his medals, which were cut from…

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Brunei LGBT community living in fear despite sultan’s death penalty reprieve

When the Sultan of Brunei last week announced a moratorium on the much-condemned death penalty for gay sex, some hailed the move as a major advance. But inside the tiny South-East Asian…

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LGBT rights backers, foes rally outside Legislative Yuan

More than 1,000 LGBT rights advocates and opponents yesterday demonstrated outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei ahead of a cross-caucus negotiation on bills related to same-sex marriage. At today’s cross-caucus negotiation, legislators…

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Italy won’t recognize gay couple as dads to surrogate babies: top court

A gay couple from Trento who had two children in Canada with the help of an egg donor and a surrogate mother cannot both be named as the children's fathers in Italy,…

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LGBT Partnership Systems Spread Across Japan

In the first five months of 2019 alone, the number of Japanese municipalities with a “partnership system” recognizing same-sex relationships has doubled. While Japan’s national government has been very passive when it…

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Mexico’s top court says new birth certificate must be issued after sex change

Mexico's Supreme Court asked the state of Jalisco on Wednesday to grant a new birth certificate to a resident there to reflect the fact the person changed their sex and name, another…

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Nigeria: Anglican Church ejects 2 priests for homosexuality

In Nigeria, LGBT people suffer various forms of discrimination at all levels within the society, even from within the Christian faith. Many Nigerians believe the Bible condemns LGBTIQ folks, and thus views…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2019

New govt must prioritize laws to protect students from discrimination in schools

The next Australian government must prioritise laws to ban schools from expelling or discriminating against gay students and teachers, LGBT+ advocates said on Thursday, amid an election campaign marred by homophobic slurs.…

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