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ADDED ON: 12/08/2018

Hungary and Poland say no to LGBTIQ

"A Europe that protects" is Austria's motto for its presidency of the Council of the EU. But it couldn't agree to protect everyone. Hungary and Poland on Thursday torpedoed a joint statement by…

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ADDED ON: 12/08/2018

Anti-trans group admits bathroom predator myth is made up

An anti-trans group has acknowledged the failure of bathroom predator scare-mongering tactics in the Massachusetts referendum on transgender rights protections. The realisation came as part of an analysis of the failure of…

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ADDED ON: 12/07/2018

Fired for not using trans student’s pronouns, teacher argues ‘that is not tolerance’

Before he was fired for refusing to use male pronouns for a transgender student, Virginia teacher Peter Vlaming defended his convictions. “We are here today because a specific worldview is being imposed on…

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ADDED ON: 12/07/2018

Mexico Recognizes A Gay Couple’s U.S. Marriage In An Extremely Important First For The Country

Gay rights in Mexico is a tricky subject — same-sex marriage is legal in 12 of 31 states plus Mexico City, and gay marriages are federally recognized. However, it's still not technically…

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ADDED ON: 12/07/2018

Islamic exorcisms used as conversion therapy as Indonesian city moves against LGBT population

An Indonesian city has launched a new campaign to "cleanse" LGBT people of their "social sickness" through religious exorcisms, a move that's been seen as part of the country's growing intolerance towards the…

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ADDED ON: 12/07/2018

Welcome to Jamaica – no longer ‘the most homophobic place on Earth’

Early one late summer morning, more than 200 people gathered under the lush canopy of Hope Gardens in Kingston, Jamaica, for a breakfast party. It was all a far cry from the country that…

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ADDED ON: 12/07/2018

LGBT equality remains a distant dream in Asia

The most LGBT-friendly country in Asia has rejected marriage equality. Amnesty International says the Nov. 24 referendum results are a bitter blow to the Taiwanese LGBT community that wishes their island nation…

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ADDED ON: 12/06/2018

Holiday Hiring in Brazil Reaches Out to Transgender Community

Brazilian LGBT+ rights activists on Tuesday hailed Dutch retailer C&A for directing a new hiring campaign at underrepresented minorities, including transgender people. The company announced that it would be hiring for 5,000…

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ADDED ON: 12/06/2018

Political Impasse Stops Protection for LGBTI Students Passing This Year

The government’s bid to legislate this year to protect LGBTI students from discrimination at religious schools has failed because of an impasse over the detail. After weeks of negotiation and tactical maneuvering…

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ADDED ON: 12/06/2018

Presidential Candidate, Oby Ezekwesili Promises Equal Treatment Of The LGBTI Community

The 2019 presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Obiageli Ezekwesili, has taken a stance on issues concerning the LGBT community in Nigeria.  She said, yesterday, during an interactive session in the…

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ADDED ON: 12/05/2018

Trump Strips LGBTI Rights From USMCA Trade Deal with Mexico and Canada

The Trump administration has exempted the United States from provisions in the new USMCA trade deal with Mexico and Canada that require LGBT+ rights protections to be put in place. The trilateral United…

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ADDED ON: 12/05/2018

How the LGBTI Referendums Split From Taiwanese Popular Opinion

After the Nov. 24 series of referendums, the international media reported that Taiwan’s push for same-sex marriage referendum had been defeated. Although this is disappointing, there was another piece of news that…

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