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ADDED ON: 01/08/2019

Judge rules that UK magistrates’ “intolerant views” must be respected

The ruling came after a magistrate lost his job following him expressing anti-LGBTQ views on adoption. A UK judge, Her Honour Judge Katherine Tucker, has ruled that not only are magistrates allowed…

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ADDED ON: 01/08/2019

LGBTQ Protections Now in Place for Congressional Staffers

On the Democrats' first day in power, they passed a rules package that says that bars representatives and House employees from discriminating against LGBTQ people, according to LGBTQ Nation. The LGBT Congressional Staff Association,…

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ADDED ON: 01/07/2019

HUNDREDS OF DUTCH PROTESTANT PASTORS SIGN ANTI-LGBTQ MANIFESTO

Hundreds of Dutch Protestant pastors, prominent people in the church, as well as the party leader and a senator of Christian party SGP, signed a manifesto against LGBTQ people. The manifesto argues…

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ADDED ON: 01/07/2019

Iceland urged to partially end its ban on gay men donating blood

Despite being one of the more socially liberal countries, Iceland still has a ban on gay men donating blood. One of the chief epidemiologists in Iceland has urged the government to lift the…

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ADDED ON: 01/07/2019

New Jersey to introduce gender-neutral birth certificates in February

New Jersey birth certificates will have the option of a third, non-binary gender starting on 1 February. Governor Phil Murphy signed this legislation, the Babs Siperstein Bill, into law last July. The…

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ADDED ON: 01/07/2019

Rebuild Taiwan’s LGBT Movement – Fight Back Against Patriarchal Capitalism

The victory of the anti-LGBT referendum in November, by a large margin, was a blow to the struggle for marriage equality in Taiwan. Taiwan’s LGBT movement, seen as a pioneering force across…

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ADDED ON: 01/07/2019

Ombudsman rejects reports about attacked LGBT person in Artsakh

The Human Rights Defender of the Artsakh Republic Artak Beglaryan has rejected the reports about gay person attacked in Artsakh. “Moments ago, an explicit fake page on Facebook published a post claiming…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2019

Trans community confront police for taking their sound systems

Trans women in a small Pakistani city have accused police of illegally confiscating their sound system. Dancing at weddings and other special occasions is often the only way trans women can earn…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2019

New US ambassador Kyle McCarter speaks Kiswahili, opposes gay unions

On Wednesday, the United States Senate approved the appointment of former Senator Kyle McCarter as the new Ambassador to Kenya. McCarter comes to a familiar territory with a promise to support the…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2019

Chinese gay dating app halts registration after underage HIV report

Chinese gay dating app Blued is halting new user registration for a week, it said on Sunday, following media reports that underage users caught HIV after going on dates set up via…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2019

In this UK city, new sex education lessons are a victory for trans rights

The city of Brighton and Hove in the United Kingdom will be teaching a more inclusive sex education curriculum. School children in the city’s schools will now learn that people of any…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2019

Raising awareness of LGBT issues in Asian community

Syeda Sarwat came to Britain as a student in 2010 in a bid to escape the violence, abuse and social isolation that she says she suffered as a Muslim lesbian in Pakistan,…

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