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ADDED ON: 03/09/2019

71% of LGBT voters would choose Remain in a second Brexit referendum

LGBT voters could decide the outcome of a second Brexit referendum, a YouGov poll found. A January 2019 survey showed that, if there is a new public vote on whether the UK…

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ADDED ON: 03/09/2019

Pelosi: Equality Act to ban anti-LGBT discrimination to be introduced next week

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Thursday during her weekly news conference the Equality Act, legislation that would enact long sought-after federal protections against anti-LGBT legislation, would be introduced next week. Pelosi…

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ADDED ON: 03/09/2019

Homophobic, transphobic flyers appear before Sydney election

Homophobic and transphobic flyers have appeared around Sydney, Australia, in the run up to this month’s state election. The flyers, which appeared on Reddit, are written in English, Arabic and Chinese. They…

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ADDED ON: 03/09/2019

Mashrou’ Leila: the Lebanese indie band championing Arab gay rights

Mashrou’ Leila are giants in Lebanon. Walking through Beirut with the band on a warm afternoon, it feels like everyone is staring. We squeeze into a retro diner in the city’s bustling…

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ADDED ON: 03/09/2019

LGBT in India: What it’s like six months after gay sex was decriminalised

Up until six months ago, 20-year-old Tish felt like a criminal. He faced long-term prison time in India because he was an out and proud gay man, but then his life changed.…

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ADDED ON: 03/08/2019

Fears for transgender Egyptian woman held in men’s prison

An Egyptian transgender woman arrested for inciting anti-government protests is at risk of torture and sexual violence, activists and rights groups have warned. Malak al-Kashef, 19, has undergone gender reassignment surgery, but…

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ADDED ON: 03/08/2019

Tourism Minister reportedly tells German press there’s no gays in Malaysia

German news agency Deutsche Welle is reporting that our Tourism minister, Mohammaddin bin Ketapi told a room full of journalists (so, essentially, planet Earth) that Malaysia does not have “anything like” LGBTQ+…

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ADDED ON: 03/08/2019

Trump’s newly confirmed federal judge has ties to anti-gay ‘hate group’

The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to confirm Allison Jones Rushing to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, handing the 36-year-old judge a lifetime seat on one of the nation’s top courts.…

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ADDED ON: 03/08/2019

Cameroon death threats: 2 gay lovers outed by each other

After a financial dispute last month, Steeve, a pastor of the Evangelical Church of Cameroon, attacked his lover, Boris, and publicly revealed that Boris is a homosexual. In return, Boris announced Steeve’s…

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ADDED ON: 03/08/2019

China urged to take action on LGBT+ rights after backing U.N. changes

China's acceptance of the U.N. Human Rights Council's recommendations on LGBT+ rights is a "milestone", gay rights groups said on Thursday, urging Beijing to work with activists to tackle inequality. China this…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2019

Brazilians Demand Answers for Marielle Franco’s Murder at Rio Carnival

Nearly a year after the still-unsolved murder of Rio de Janeiro councilwoman and LGBT activist Marielle Franco, Brazilian revellers have used their country’s annual carnival to demand answers. On Monday night, Rio’s most…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2019

“I thought Australia was safe”: At Least Four LGBTI People Assaulted on Mardi Gras Weekend

At least four LGBTI men were bashed before Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on the weekend, triple j Hack can reveal. Hack understands the attacks followed a similar pattern - the men…

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