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ADDED ON: 06/03/2021

St. Petersburg prosecutors drop claim on blocking the Russian LGBT Network’s website

The St. Petersburg Central District Prosecutor’s Office has withdrawn a claim seeking to block the website of the advocacy group Russian LGBT Network, due to a lack of evidence of “LGBT propaganda”…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2021

Boaters rescue group hurling anti-gay abuse at them after their boat explodes

It could be viewed as a dramatic demonstration of the concept of karma: a group of young boaters hurling homophobic abuse towards another vessel flying gay pride flags, then needing to be…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2021

LGBTQ life in Africa: Arrests, arrests, arrests, arrests

The staggering pace of arrests of LGBTQ citizens continued today, as Uganda Police raided an LGBTQ shelter and detained 44 members of the LGBTQ community, repeating a familiar pattern of human rights…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2021

How the Religious Right Made Same-Sex Marriage a Gay Rights Crusade

In 1989, when The New Republic published Andrew Sullivan’s “Here Comes the Groom: A (Conservative) Case for Gay Marriage,” few L.G.B.T.Q. activists took the proposition seriously. They had more pressing concerns, ones…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2021

Chile’s Pinera to push same-sex marriage bill long stuck in Congress

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera said on Tuesday he would seek to expedite a same-sex marriage bill that has languished in the historically conservative South American nation for years. Chile’s LGBT community has…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2021

New foundation seeks to help LGBT rights movement in Poland

A Nobel laureate, a Netflix star and a fashion model are among the board members who helped launch an initiative Tuesday to raise money for LGBT rights groups in Poland, where gay…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2021

Ugandan LGBTQ activists respond to government attempts to further criminalize homosexuality

LGBTQ Ugandan activists are mobilizing against the Sexual Offenses Bill 2019 before Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signs it into law. Members of Uganda’s Parliament caught LGBTQ Ugandan activists off guard with the…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2021

Dirco silent on homophobia row as SA embassy refuses to affirm gay rights in Poland

For the past eight years, South African diplomats in Poland have signed an annual letter alongside other embassies affirming gay rights in one of the most homophobic nations in Europe. This year,…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2021

Coming Supreme Court decision in major LGBT rights case seen as bellwether of conservative court

The Supreme Court is expected to release a decision in the coming days that could provide the first glimpses of how its 6-3 conservative majority will shape the future of LGBT rights.…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2021

Homophobic Nationalists Disrupt Bulgarian LGBT Events

A group of around 25 to 30 nationalists attempted to halt the screening in Sofia on Sunday evening of a film depicting a relationship between two women. The men appeared to be…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2021

Outcry after homophobic attacks in Barcelona

The Observatory Against Homophobia (OCH) said five gay men had been injured in three separate attacks. In the most serious incident, a man needed facial surgery after he and his friends were…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2021

In a first, Gurugram administration organises Covid vaccination for transgender community, sex workers

In a unique initiative by the Gurugram administration, a special vaccination camp was organised for the transgender community and sex workers, who live in the Millennium City. Around 200 people were vaccinated…

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