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ADDED ON: 06/06/2021

Ugandan court frees dozens of gay men on bail after days in jail

A court in Uganda granted bail on Friday to 39 people, most of them gay men, held for days after what police said was a raid on a same-sex wedding that violated…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2021

Hundreds of Catholics share sacred blessings with LGBT+ worshippers in defiance of Vatican

Hundreds of Catholics stepped forward to bless LGBT+ people during a virtual service in response to the Vatican’s ban on blessings for same-sex couples. The live-streamed event was hosted by Dignity USA,…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2021

Pentagon not to allow pride flags to be flown on installations

The Pentagon said on Friday that it would not make an exception to allow U.S. military installations to fly rainbow pride flags in June, keeping a policy set by former President Donald…

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ADDED ON: 06/05/2021

Ghana court delays bail decision for 21 detained LGBT+ activists

A Ghanaian court on Friday delayed its ruling on a bail application for 21 Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) activists detained two weeks ago for an allegedly unlawful gathering, which rights…

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ADDED ON: 06/05/2021

The Lives Of LGBTQ+ Youth In Puerto Rico Are In Danger — More Than Ever

A transgender woman, Mila García, was 12 years old when she started conversion therapy in Puerto Rico. Her parents found a love letter she had exchanged with a boy in her class,…

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ADDED ON: 06/05/2021

Groups Come Together to Create Safe Spaces for Asian American LGBTQ Community

Several groups in the D.C. area are raising awareness about what it means to be LGBTQ and Asian American. "We exist in so many different ways, and our stories are so important,"…

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ADDED ON: 06/05/2021

Tax rebate for Bangladesh companies hiring transgender people

Bangladesh has declared a tax rebate for companies hiring transgender people to boost the government’s social inclusion efforts for the marginalised group in the Muslim-majority South Asian country. “I propose to enact…

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ADDED ON: 06/04/2021

Thousands join Jerusalem Pride march in call for LGBT rights

Thousands of people marched through Jerusalem on Thursday in the annual Pride parade, celebrating LGBTQ rights in the conservative city amid heavy police security. Pride events in Jerusalem, which is home to…

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ADDED ON: 06/04/2021

Namibia: Landmark test for stance against gay marriage

Two couples challenging the government's refusal to recognise same-sex marriages concluded outside Namibia are now waiting for three judges to announce their decision following a combined hearing of their cases in the…

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ADDED ON: 06/04/2021

More than 100 LGBTQ candidates compete in Mexican election

For years, transgender activist Roshell Terranova protested in the streets and knocked on the doors of Mexico’s Congress to make the demands of the country's LGBTQ community known. Now thanks to her…

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ADDED ON: 06/04/2021

New bill won’t “discriminate”, Cook Islands government says

Same sex rights groups are expressing guarded optimism after Government disclosed that work is underway to ensure new criminal legislation will not contain clauses that discriminate against any Cook Islander or resident.…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2021

Pride month: The LGBT history you probably didn’t learn in school

If you think we live in an open-minded, sex-positive society now, just wait until you hear what may have been going on down the Yorkshire mines in the 1950s. There's a lot…

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