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ADDED ON: 09/05/2019

LGBTQ MPs quit Britain’s Liberal Democratic party after dramatic defection of ex-Tory Phillip Lee: ‘a homophobe, a xenophobe’

The party is over for some members of Parliament in the U.K. Former-member of the Conservative Party Phillip Lee might have messed up Boris Johnson’s Brexit chances when he joined the Liberal…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2019

Groundbreaking report reveals reach of conversion therapy

A first-of-its-kind report documenting conversion therapy around the world highlights the pervasiveness of the practice. The 73-page report, "Harmful Treatment: The Global Reach of So-Called Conversion Therapy," published by OutRight Action International…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2019

UK introduces new regulations to teach about LGBT and same sex relationships in schools

This school year marks the beginning of the end of a decades-long campaign to get an inclusive education system in the UK. Despite recent controversy by some parents in schools in Birmingham,…

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ADDED ON: 09/04/2019

Former Gay Conversion Leader Denounces ‘Harmful’ Movement After Coming Out

The South Carolina-based founder of one of the nation’s largest “gay conversion” programs issued a formal apology for his role in the discredited movement this weekend ― just months after coming out…

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ADDED ON: 09/04/2019

‘Disco outside the Dáil’ protest against Pence visit

A “Disco outside the Dáil” organised in protest against the visit of US vice-president Mike Pence drew a crowd to Kildare Street this afternoon. Protesters led by Amnesty International waved rainbow flags,…

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ADDED ON: 09/04/2019

The 2020 Summer Olympics Likely to Be the Queerest, Most Political Games Yet

When Tokyo hosts the 2020 Summer Olympics, there will likely be a record number of out LGBTQ athletes competing in the Games. Not only that, it could also prove to be the…

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ADDED ON: 09/04/2019

Transgender woman granted long-term residency in Japan

A Southeast Asian woman has become the first transgender person to receive a long-term residential permit in Japan, according to her lawyer. The 58-year-old woman, who has not disclosed her name and…

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ADDED ON: 09/04/2019

Lebanon: End Systemic Violence Against Transgender Women

Transgender women in Lebanon face systemic violence and discrimination, Human Rights Watch, Helem, and MOSAIC said in a report and video released today. Transgender women face discrimination in accessing basic services, including…

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ADDED ON: 09/04/2019

Conversion Therapy Crusader Comes Out As Gay

The Post and Courier has reported that the Hope for Wholeness founder 51 year-old McKrae Game came out as gay, nearly two years after he was fired from the faith-based conversion therapy…

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ADDED ON: 09/03/2019

Inside the Supreme Court Discrimination Cases That Could Change LGBTQ Rights

On Oct. 8, the High Court is set to hear three landmark LGBTQ workplace-discrimination cases. They are as intensely personal as they are political. Until 2012, Aimee Stephens was, in her own…

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ADDED ON: 09/03/2019

TOP PA DIPLOMAT IN UK DENIES DISCRIMINATION AGAINST LGBTQ IN THE WEST BANK

In August, the Palestinian Authority banned the LGBTQ group Al-Qaws for Sexual & Gender Diversity in Palestinian Society from carrying out any activity in the West Bank. A prominent Palestinian diplomat in…

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ADDED ON: 09/03/2019

New campaign raises awareness of dangers faced by LGBTQ people in UK immigration detention

UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group have launched an important new campaign. The organisation’s first national social media campaign #LendYourVoice aims to raise awareness around the discrimination and danger that LGBTQ people…

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