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ADDED ON: 06/24/2020

LGBT refugees coalition condemns Kenya violence

In a letter issued June 20 to coincide with World Refugee Day, Craig Paris, the executive director of the Refugee Coalition of East Africa (RefCEA) condemned “the violent attacks on queer refugees…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2020

Russia Recognises Gay Marriage ‘Accidentally’ Due to Legal Loophole in Family Law

Russia seems to have recognised a gay marriage unknowingly. The claim surfaced after the send a tax return to a prominent LGBT rights activist who had married his husband in the United…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2020

Statue of IRA leader Sean Russell vandalised as LGBT flag is painted on by Dublin protesters

DUBLIN protesters have vandalised a statue of former IRA leader Sean Russell by painting an LGBT flag on it to mark the final week of pride month. Images of the statue in…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2020

Gabon lawmakers vote to decriminalise homosexuality

Lawmakers in Gabon’s lower house of parliament on Tuesday voted to decriminalise homosexuality, becoming one of the few countries in sub-Saharan Africa to reverse a law that punishes sexual relations between people…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2020

China punishes live-stream apps for ‘vulgar’ content

China has punished 10 live-streaming platforms for “chaotic” content including revealing clothing on female stars and “vulgar hot dances”, the cyberspace watchdog said Tuesday. The sites including Nasdaq-listed Bilibili and ByteDance-owned iXigua…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2020

Welcome to Chechnya: the harrowing film about the regime’s gay purge

Two terrified boys are forced out of a car by members of a gang who taunt them with the question: “Were you kissing?” A paving stone is dropped on to the head…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2020

Israel sets record for number of openly gay MKs

On Friday, Israel set the record for the highest amount of openly gay MKs in the 23rd Knesset, with six members of the LGBT community, while the previous record was five. Public…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2020

Romanians protest against ban on gender identity studies

Hundreds protested outside the Romanian president's palace on Thursday against a proposed ban on gender identity studies which they said would infringe human rights and fuel discrimination. The Romanian parliament approved the…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2020

Tel Aviv mayor says city to recognize same-sex marriages

The municipality of Tel Aviv-Jaffa said on Sunday that it would allow same-sex couples and non-traditional partnerships to register their union with the city hall in order to benefit from matrimonial rights.…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2020

REBEL BUDDHIST MONK ADVOCATES FOR LGBT RIGHTS

Despite living in a predominantly Buddhist country, and contrary to the majority opinion among believers and the Buddhist hierarchy of his country, the Thai monk Shine Waradhammo has become a defender of…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2020

After SCOTUS ruling Texas lawmakers want to add more LGTBQ safeguards

LGBTQ Texans marked a major victory Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that federal civil rights law prevents employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. But in…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2020

A lonely and dangerous lockdown for LGBTQ Indians

In conservative India, many in the LGBTQ community hide their real selves. But being stuck inside with their families for months in the coronavirus lockdown has made this hard to keep up…

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