Discrimination and Equality

ADDED ON: 11/26/2018

We’re Here, and We’re Queer’: Delhi’s LGBT Community Walks to Celebrate Freedom

With happy faces and bodies swaying to drum beats, rainbow revellers took over the heart of Delhi and celebrated 'pride' and their newfound independence, two months after the Supreme Court quashed a…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2018

Pro-LGBT Group Demands Investigation amid Allegations of Election Misconduct

A pro-LGBT rights group is demanding that the Central Election Commission investigate allegations of irregularities in the voting process surrounding last Saturday's referendums. According to a statement published by the Taiwan Alliance to Promote…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2018

Trump trans troops move pulls supreme court further into political mire

After the Trump administration asked the supreme court to issue an unusually quick ruling on the Pentagon’s policy of restricting military service by transgender people, critics said the request was likely only to complicate…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2018

Married gay man sues Hong Kong government over rejected public housing application

A gay man is suing the Hong Kong government for denying him a public housing flat – because he is married to another man. In a judicial review application filed to the…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2018

Staff arrested in Kenya LGBT centre for ‘recruiting’ gay youth

Two members of staff at an LGBT+ organisation in Mombasa, Kenya, were arrested after police received a “tip off” about gay-related activities in the area. Police raided the non-governmental organisation today and arrested…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2018

Barbados: A brush with death, a vigil for trans murder victims

On the evening of Tuesday, November 20, 2018, I held the first candlelight vigil in Barbados for Trans and Gender Non-Conforming lives lost to transphobic and gender-based violence globally during the period…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2018

Why LGBT Catholics want to change attitudes in Italy

Coming out can be challenging for young people across the globe - but in Italy many young Catholics are struggling with negative attitudes from both their communities and their churches. While some…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2018

Taiwan votes down same-sex marriage as China welcomes midterm results

Voters in Taiwan have rejected same-sex marriage in a referendum, a setback to LGBT couples hoping their island will be the first country in Asia to let same-sex couples share child custody and insurance…

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ADDED ON: 11/24/2018

Taiwan referendum threatens both LGBT rights and Olympic athletes

A key referendum in Taiwan has the potential to roll back same sex-marriage and jeopardize international athletic competition. Conservatives and pro-independence groups are using referendums to push their agenda.  As Taiwanese voters…

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ADDED ON: 11/24/2018

LGBT+ people’s health ‘seen as less important to NHS’, equalities committee warns

The NHS has been accused of treating the health needs of gay, transgender and other LGBT+ people as “less important” than the wider population by the head of parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee. After receiving evidence from more than 60 groups…

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ADDED ON: 11/24/2018

Anti-LGBT groups are spreading fake news before Taiwan’s same-sex-marriage vote

As Taiwan gears up to vote on same-sex marriage on Saturday (Nov. 24), its LGBT community has been battling a flood of misinformation proliferating across social media platforms like Line, the Japanese…

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ADDED ON: 11/24/2018

This LGBT band is using music to fight Malaysian discrimination

Shh...Diam!, a four-member punk group is a rarity in a country where gay and transgender issues are often seen as taboo, cross-dressing is illegal and sodomy is banned under a British colonial-era law. …

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