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International-Day-Against-Homophobia-Transphobia-Biphobia-to-take-place-May-17

  International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia to take place May 17

--From a press release

LGBTQI+ networks, individuals and allies from around the world will be celebrating the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia again this year on Monday, May 17. The theme for this year's events, known also as ...


 
UK-to-ban-conversion-therapy

  UK to ban conversion therapy

Britain will move to ban conversion therapy and provide more support to those in the LGBT community who have undergone the treatment, as part of its post-pandemic government agenda, Reuters reported. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government ...


 
WORLD-Parenting-news-Tonga-activist-pension-fight-drag-personality

  WORLD Parenting news, Tonga activist, pension fight, drag personality

A Croatian court has ruled that same-sex partners can now adopt children, backing a same-sex couple in their five-year fight for the right to family life, Openly News reported. On April 21, Zagreb's Administrative Court ruled ...


 
Refugee-Coalition-of-East-Africa-calls-for-attention-to-anti-queer-violence

  Refugee Coalition of East Africa calls for attention to anti-queer violence

--From a press release

On May 17, the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia will be observed worldwide, followed by many celebrations of Pride in the month of June. We at the Refugee Coalition of East Africa will raise ...


 
WORLD-Caribbean-group-hate-crime-Queen-of-the-Pacific-volcano-wedding

  WORLD Caribbean group, hate crime, 'Queen of the Pacific,' volcano wedding

A Caribbean advocacy group launched a fund to help LGBTQ people who have been impacted by the eruption of a volcano on the island of St. Vincent, The Washington Blade reported. The Eastern Caribbean Alliance for ...


 
WORLD-Namibia-ruling-US-embassies-Kenya-refugee-camp-trans-teen

  WORLD Namibia ruling, U.S. embassies, Kenya refugee camp, trans teen

Namibia's High Court ruled against a gay couple battling to obtain travel documents for their twin daughters, born to a surrogate in South Africa, after authorities refused to do so on the basis the infants were ...


 
WORLD-Peru-items-Kenya-UK-government-Poland-city

  WORLD Peru items, Kenya, UK government, Poland city

The first lesbian elected to Peru's Congress promised to put up a "strong battle" for LGBTQ+ rights in the South American nation as two social conservatives go head to head for a presidential run-off vote in ...


 
International-Day-Against-Homophobia-Transphobia-and-Biphobia-theme-announced

  International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia theme announced

--From a collective press release

LGBTQI+ networks from around the world have announced the theme for this year's International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia: "Together: Resisting, Supporting, Healing!" We are inspired by this very ...


 
SPORTS-Rapinoe-Morgan-lift-US-to-victory-over-France

  SPORTS Rapinoe, Morgan lift U.S. to victory over France

The U.S. Women's Soccer National Team beat France 2-0 on April 13 in a friendly match against France behind goals by veterans Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan, The Olympic Channel noted. The duo won Olympic gold ...


 
Groups-respond-to-death-of-queer-refugee-after-attack-on-Kenyan-camp-

  Groups respond to death of queer refugee after attack on Kenyan camp

LGBTQ+ people living in a refugee camp in northwestern Kenya have had to deal with a series of homophobic attacks by other residents and locals—and, now, one individual has passed away after an arson-related attack in ...


 
WORLD-Trans-women-arrested-death-threats-Russian-film-leader-apologizes

  WORLD Trans women arrested, death threats, Russian film, leader apologizes

Two transgender women facing charges of "attempted homosexuality" (as well as public indecency and not carrying identification) in a high-profile case in Cameroon will spend more than two months behind bars without a trial after a ...


 
Russian-leader-Putin-officially-bans-same-sex-marriage-

  Russian leader Putin officially bans same-sex marriage

On April 5, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law a series of constitutional amendments that, among other things, formally defines marriage as between a man and a woman in the country, The Washington Blade reported. ...


 
WORLD-Uzbek-activist-hate-crimes-report-Ghana-arrests-Chely-Wright

  WORLD Uzbek activist, hate-crimes report, Ghana arrests, Chely Wright

Uzbek activist Miraziz Bazarov was hospitalized after he was attacked by unknown men hours after his public event was disrupted by dozens of aggressive men in Tashkent, RFERL.org reported. Physicians at the Tashkent Traumatology Hospital said ...


 
Global-momentum-for-marriage-equality-surgesFreedom-to-Marry-Global-website-created

  Global momentum for marriage equality surges,"Freedom to Marry Global" website created

--From a freedomtomarry.org press release

April 1st marks twenty years since the Netherlands ended the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage, becoming the first of so far 30 countries worldwide to affirm the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. Now, two ...


 
WORLD-Pride-in-London-racist-drag-shows-Korean-defector-Alan-Turing

  WORLD Pride in London, racist drag shows, Korean defector, Alan Turing

Pride in London announced that its five most senior members, including its co-chairs, will step down following damning accounts of racism and bullying, PinkNews reported. The non-profit has been deluged by demands for new leadership after ...


 
WORLD-Landmark-ruling-Montreals-Gay-Village-acid-attack-anti-LGBTQ-laws

  WORLD Landmark ruling, Montreal's Gay Village, acid attack, anti-LGBTQ laws

In a landmark ruling, a Japanese court ruled that the government's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, NPR noted. Article 24 of Japan's constitution defines marriage as based on the "mutual consent of both sexes," which ...


 
LETTER-The-Vaticans-words-and-actions-do-not-echo-love-

  LETTER The Vatican's words and actions do not echo love

The LGBTQA community is responding with shock, anger and frustration at the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith statement concerning same-sex unions. Many in our community can't understand why Pope Francis would allow such a ...


 
DignityUSA-Vatican-denying-same-sex-blessings-Exacerbates-pain-and-anger-

  DignityUSA: Vatican denying same-sex blessings "Exacerbates pain and anger"

--From a press release

March 15, 2021. DignityUSA, the organization of Catholics working for justice, equality, and full inclusion of LGBTQI people in the church and society, is deeply disappointed by the Vatican's statement unequivocally denying blessings to same-sex coupl ...


 
Vatican-wont-bless-same-sex-unions

  Vatican won't bless same-sex unions

The Catholic Church said it cannot bless same-sex unions, adding that it is "not licit" to bless relationships that involve sexual activity outside of marriage, according to an NBC News item. The Congregation for the Doctrine ...


 
WORLD-Adoption-ban-trans-soldier-Belgium-killing-archbishop

  WORLD Adoption ban, trans soldier, Belgium killing, archbishop

Same-sex couples will be barred from adopting children in Poland even as single parents, under a new law announced by a nationalist ruling party that has made anti-gay policies a major part of its governing platform, ...


 
WORLD-Court-rulings-trans-kids-books-activist-dies-Naomi-Campbell

  WORLD Court rulings, trans kids' books, activist dies, Naomi Campbell

A Chinese court upheld a ruling that a textbook description of homosexuality as "a psychological disorder" was not a factual error but merely an "academic view," according to the South China Morning Post. The Chinese LGBT ...


 
Lesbian-Amanda-Nunes-defends-UFC-title

  Lesbian Amanda Nunes defends UFC title

Amanda Nunes—a Brazilian lesbian who many consider to be the great women's mixed-martial artist of all time—successfully defended one of her UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) titles on Feb. 6. Nunes—who ...


 
WORLD-Ghana-turmoil-Malaysia-case-Copenhagen-2021-Brazil-churches

  WORLD Ghana turmoil, Malaysia case, Copenhagen 2021, Brazil churches

Anti-gay outcry has forced Ghana's first LGBT+ community center to temporarily close to protect its staff and visitors three weeks after it opened, Reuters reported. Church groups, politicians and anti-gay rights groups have called on the ...


 
WORLD-Canadian-groups-Moroccan-refugee-LGBT-Rights-Ghana-trans-heroine

  WORLD Canadian groups, Moroccan refugee, LGBT+ Rights Ghana, trans heroine

From $400,000 in funding for a national initiative aimed at expanding two-spirit advocacy, to $239,000 to improve LGBTQ youth housing access in the Prairies, 76 Canadian community groups are being sent nearly $15 million from the ...


 
Commission-Jamaica-should-repeal-same-sex-ban

  Commission: Jamaica should repeal same-sex ban

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), the top rights body of the Americas, said in a symbolic landmark ruling on Feb. 17 that Jamaica should repeal its colonial-era gay sex ban, Reuters reported. Two Jamaicans ...


 
WORLD-School-items-Olympics-Angola-law-Dutch-senate

  WORLD School items, Olympics, Angola law, Dutch senate

Toronto's Catholic school board reinstated the link to an LGBT support phone line on its website following outrage from the community, according to Yahoo! News, citing The Canadian Press. The school board removed LGBT YouthLine from ...


 
WORLD-Turkish-items-Gibraltar-couple-lesbian-lawmaker-dies-Australia

  WORLD Turkish items, Gibraltar couple, lesbian lawmaker dies, Australia

In Turkey, four students were arrested over artwork that reportedly depicted LGBT rainbow symbols alongside an image of a sacred Islamic site, the BBC reported. Students at Bogazici University in Istanbul have been protesting against the ...


 
Biden-issues-global-pro-LGBTQI-memorandum

  Biden issues global pro-LGBTQI memorandum

On Feb. 4, U.S. President Joe Biden issued a presidential memorandum aimed at expanding protection of the rights of LGBTQI people worldwide, including potentially through the use of financial sanctions, U.S. News & World Report reported. ...


 
WORLD-Trans-honoree-Sophie-dies-famous-Africans-come-out-Leo-Varadkar

  WORLD Trans honoree, Sophie dies, famous Africans come out, Leo Varadkar

In India, the list of Padma awards recipients this year included a transgender individual from Karnataka who has, over the past many decades, practiced and single-handedly popularized rural folk arts, according to NDTV. For Manjamma Jogathi, ...


 
Removing-Global-Gag-will-benefit-millions-of-women-worldwide-leaders-comment

  Removing "Global Gag" will benefit millions of women worldwide, leaders comment

--From press releases

On Jan. 28, President Joe Biden signed a presidential memorandum that will reverse restrictions on abortion access domestically and abroad imposed and expanded by the Trump administration, CNN.com reported. ...


 
Pioneering-AIDS-researcher-Dr-Joseph-Sonnabend-dead-at-88

  Pioneering AIDS researcher Dr. Joseph Sonnabend dead at 88

--From a media release by HIVPlusMagazine

Pioneering AIDS researcher and clinician Joseph Sonnabend, 88, died Jan. 24, 2021 at the Wellington Hospital in London, after suffering a heart attack on Jan.3, 2021. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, to a physician mother and ...


 
WORLD-Global-Fund-Croatian-case-Poland-items-Hillsong

  WORLD Global Fund, Croatian case, Poland items, Hillsong

In 2020, the Global Fund signed 157 grants for a total of $8.54 billion for HIV, tuberculosis and malaria programs and to strengthen systems for health—and this is the highest number of grants the program ever ...


 
WORLD-Workplace-index-Japan-survey-stories-of-the-year-Buttigieg

  WORLD Workplace index, Japan survey, stories of the year, Buttigieg

Two years after the India's Supreme Court decriminalized homosexuality, employment for the LGBTQ community is slowly gaining acceptance in the private sector—to the point where there is now an India Workplace Equality Index, RFI.fr reported. The ...


 
Gay-influencers-called-out-for-partying-in-Mexico-during-pandemic

  Gay influencers called out for partying in Mexico during pandemic

A social-media account called GaysOverCovid has been exposing the gay men of the world for continuing their hard-partying, jet-setting lifestyles in the midst of a pandemic, according to media outlets such as DListed.com. For instance, Chicago-based ...


 
WORLD-Lithuania-outlook-HIV-AIDS-and-COVID-lawyer-arrested-trans-youth

  WORLD Lithuania outlook, HIV/AIDS and COVID, lawyer arrested, trans youth

Lithuania appears set to legalize same-sex civil partnerships next year, but same-sex marriage could be up to a decade away, according to Tomas Raskevicius—the country's only openly LGBT+ lawmaker, Reuters reported. "We're going to submit t ...


 
WORLD-Gender-identity-studies-religion-items-Hungarys-ban

  WORLD Gender-identity studies, religion items, Hungary's ban

Romania's Constitutional Court overturned a ban on gender-identity studies voted through by lawmakers but which rights groups and universities said would infringe on human rights and fuel discrimination, Openly News ...


 
Switzerlands-parliament-okays-marriage-equality-residents-to-have-final-say

  Switzerland's parliament okays marriage equality, residents to have final say

On Dec. 18, the Swiss parliament approved a bill allowing same-sex couples to marry, finally bringing the nation in line with much of Europe on LGBTQ rights, TheLocal.ch reported. However, the Swiss residents themselves will have ...


 
International-LGBTI-Assn-reports-on-criminalization-69-countries-have-bans

  International LGBTI Assn reports on criminalization, 69 countries have bans

--From a press release

Geneva, 15 Dec. 2020 — Despite considerable progress in legal protection for lesbian, gay and bisexual people, 69 UN member States continue to criminalise consensual same-sex activity, ILGA World (The ...


 
WORLD-Bhutans-pro-gay-move-LGBTQ-refugees-official-comes-out

  WORLD: Bhutan's pro-gay move, LGBTQ+ refugees, official comes out

A joint sitting of both houses of Bhutan's parliament approved a bill to legalize gay sex, making the tiny Himalayan kingdom the latest Asian nation to take steps toward easing restrictions on same-sex relationships, Reuters reported. ...


 
England-allows-gay-and-bisexual-men-to-donate-blood-

  England allows gay and bisexual men to donate blood

England has relaxed blood-donation rules for gay and bisexual men. Gay and bisexual men will be able to donate blood more easily from next summer following a landmark policy change, The Guardian reported. Men in a ...


 
WORLD-Dutch-apology-Swiss-govt-Victory-Institute-Queer-Japan

  WORLD Dutch apology, Swiss gov't, Victory Institute, 'Queer Japan'

The Dutch government issued a formal apology to transgender and intersex citizens who were required to undergo sterilization surgeries to legally change their gender and agreed to compensate some of those who underwent the procedures, The ...


 
WORLD-German-soldiers-UK-HIV-rates-OutRight-Chopin

  WORLD German soldiers, UK HIV rates, OutRight, Chopin

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government agreed on a draft bill that would compensate gay soldiers who faced discrimination in the armed forces between 1955 and 2000, TheLocal.de reported. Under the proposed law, which needs to be approved ...


 
WORLD-European-Union-groundbreaking-case-Caster-Semenya

  WORLD European Union, groundbreaking case, Caster Semenya

The European Union announced its first strategy to protect the rights of LGBTQ+ people, out.com noted. Many saw the development as a response to the rising anti-LGBTQ+ hate and rhetoric in Poland and Hungary. The new ...


 
WORLD-Trans-deaths-China-census-Rob-Halford-Hungary-measure

  WORLD Trans deaths, China census, Rob Halford, Hungary measure

Globally, at least 350 transgender people have been killed this year (2020)—a figure that has risen since last year's total of 331, Forbes noted. The annual list, released for Transgender Day of Remembrance (Nov. 20) by ...


 
WORLD-Canada-museum-gay-NZ-leader-marriage-items-Drag-Race

  WORLD Canada museum, gay NZ leader, marriage items, 'Drag Race'

The embattled Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) said it's planning sweeping changes to rebuild the organization more than four months after staff came forward with shocking allegations of racism and LGBT censorship, CBC.ca reported. The ...


 
WORLD-Taiwan-marriages-Nigeria-court-protests-GQ-Awards

  WORLD Taiwan marriages, Nigeria court, protests, GQ Awards

Two women became the first military officers to marry their same-sex civilian partners at a mass military wedding in Taiwan—marking another landmark for LGBTQ+ rights in Asia, CNN.com reported. The island's defense ministry called it an ...


 
VIEWPOINT-Is-Pope-Francis-support-of-civil-unions-just-lip-service

  VIEWPOINT Is Pope Francis' support of civil unions just lip service?

Pope Francis has expressed support for civil unions in the Catholic Church. Once again, the pontiff has sent shockwaves across the globe to 1.3 billion of his followers with another LGBTQ- affirming statement. However, this one ...


 
WORLD-Church-leaders-Amnesty-International-students

  WORLD Church leaders, Amnesty International, students

Pope Francis included a U.S. archbishop who has made several strong, positive statements about LGBTQ people in the group of 13 church leaders named cardinals; there are also a bishop from the island nation of Malta ...


 
Pope-calls-for-same-sex-civil-unions-in-documentary-UPDATED

  Pope calls for same-sex civil unions in documentary (UPDATED)

In a departure from the position held by the Vatican's doctrinal office, Pope Francis called for the passage of civil union laws for same-sex couples in a documentary that aired in Rome, NBC News noted. "Homosexuals ...


 
WORLD-French-plan-gay-panic-defense-trans-youth-case-Northern-Triangle

  WORLD French plan, 'gay panic' defense, trans youth case, Northern Triangle

The French government unveiled a national plan to combat hatred and discrimination against LGBTQ people, and the initiative emphasises the importance of inclusive education in stamping out homophobia, RFI.fr reported. The three-year plan aims to make ...


 
WORLD-India-couple-Japan-items-pro-trans-writers-Nigeria-job-fair

  WORLD India couple, Japan items, pro-trans writers, Nigeria job fair

In India, a same-sex couple approached the Delhi High Court seeking legal recognition of their marriage under the Foreign Marriage Act, India.com reported. The petitioners, an Indian citizen and an overseas citizen, are two gay men ...


 
Threat-to-marriage-equality-looms-at-Supreme-Court-Lambda-Legal-responds

  Threat to marriage equality looms at Supreme Court, Lambda Legal responds

--From a press release

(Washington, D.C., October 5, 2020) — Today, in a statement in Davis v. Ermold, authored by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and joined by Justice Samuel Alito, the Justices indicated a desire to overturn Obergefell v. ...


 
WORLD-Egypt-arrests-Trans-Legal-Mapping-Report-designer-dies

  WORLD Egypt arrests, Trans Legal Mapping Report, designer dies

In Egypt, authorities are accused of using dating apps and social media to track down and arrest queer folks in their latest attempt to "clean the streets," Out.com noted. Human Rights Watch interviewed 15 people who ...


 
WORLD-Iran-report-Uruguay-Pride-parade-anti-gay-terrorist

  WORLD Iran report, Uruguay Pride parade, anti-gay terrorist

A new survey—"Hidden Wounds: A Research Report on Violence Against LGBTI in Iran," published by the Iranian Lesbian and Transgender Network, 6Rang—is shedding light on the atrocities LGBTQ+ Iranians face on a daily basis, Out.com reported. ...


 
WORLD-Barbados-items-EUs-criticism-Billie-Jean-King-Equality-Act

  WORLD Barbados items, EU's criticism, Billie Jean King, Equality Act

Barbados is ready to grant legal status to same-sex couples, in a major breakthrough for gay rights lobbying in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) region, The Jamaica Gleaner reported. Gov. General Dame Sandra Mason made the announcement ...


 
WORLD-Argentina-pro-trans-move-Canada-survey-Uganda-groups-sports-items

  WORLD Argentina pro-trans move, Canada survey, Uganda groups, sports items

Argentina President Alberto Fernandez is now requiring 1% of public sector jobs be set aside for transgender people, LGBTQ Nation noted, citing Pagina 12. Fernandez signed a decree that reads, "Every [trans] person has a right ...


 
WORLD-Vancouver-protest-dating-apps-Budapest-Pride-N-Ireland-marriages

  WORLD Vancouver protest, dating apps, Budapest Pride, N. Ireland marriages

In Canada, protesters held a beach dance party in Vancouver's West End night in a bid to disrupt an event by a Toronto preacher who has been accused of anti-LGBTQ hate speech, CBC.ca reported. David Lynn, ...


 
WORLD-Tom-of-Finland-India-items-Denmark-legislation-PrEP-study

  WORLD Tom of Finland, India items, Denmark legislation, PrEP study

The works of the iconic Finnish artist Tom of Finland will be exhibited in Japan for the first time ever, a press release noted. The exhibition is the result of a collaboration between the Finnish Institute ...


 
WORLD-Foreign-aid-policy-India-trans-council-torture-claims-rainbow-flag

  WORLD Foreign aid policy, India trans council, torture claims, rainbow flag

The lead U.S. foreign aid agency has proposed a new policy on gender and women's empowerment that eliminates any mention of transgender people or contraceptives, ProPublica reported. The draft policy released by the U.S. Agency for ...


 
WORLD-Pride-events-Queensland-Costa-Rica-refuge-George-Michael-

  WORLD Pride events, Queensland, Costa Rica refuge, George Michael

The pandemic may have forced Pride organizers to cancel their planned march this year in Sarajevo, but activists say they will compensate for this loss with many other activities, BalkanInsight.com noted. Preparations for the march—scheduled for ...


 
World-Rugbys-proposed-ban-on-transgender-women-sparks-outcry

  World Rugby's proposed ban on transgender women sparks outcry

Citing recent research, a 38-page World Rugby transgender working group draft document is proposing a ban on transgender women from playing women's rugby. An anonymous leaked the draft document to The Guardian. Windy City Times was ...


 
WORLD-Israel-incident-Cayman-marriage-singer-comes-out-Poland-arrests

  WORLD Israel incident, Cayman marriage, singer comes out, Poland arrests

The Israel Police arrested a 16-year-old from the central Israeli city of Lod on suspicion that he took part in a violent attack on two young gay men in the Jaffa Port, Haaretz reported. The suspect ...


 
WORLD-Human-Rights-Watch-items-Indian-prince-British-Vogue

  WORLD Human Rights Watch items, Indian prince, British Vogue

A Human Rights Watch report says that gay and bisexual men in Syria, along with transgender women, have been suffering horrific sexual violence in that nation during its civil war, Out.com noted. (The report is based ...


 
WORLD-Polish-anti-LGBT-zones-conversion-therapy-HRCs-Chile-report

  WORLD Polish anti-LGBT zones, conversion therapy, HRC's Chile report

A Polish court annulled a town's LGBT-free zone declaration, Out.com noted, citing Polsat News. The provincial administrative court in Radom invalidated the Klwow Commune Council's resolution because the term "LGBT-free" refers to ...


 
Panelists-share-anti-LGBTQ-experiences-in-Torture-virtual-discussion

  Panelists share anti-LGBTQ+ experiences in 'Torture' virtual discussion

The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) hosted a virtual event entitled "Reclaiming Identity: LGBTQ Experiences of Torture, Persecution, and Healing," on July 22. It showcased the experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals who have been tortured and ...


 
Activists-fight-against-anti-LGBTQ-zones-and-bias-in-Poland

  Activists fight against anti-LGBTQ+ zones and bias in Poland

There is a crisis happening in the LGBTQ+ community in Poland, as in many countries around the world. Poland's historically patriarchal and Christian values are deeply woven into social and political settings—and the effects on the ...


 
MOVIES-Film-probes-Chechens-anti-LGBTQ-atrocities

  MOVIES Film probes Chechen's anti-LGBTQ atrocities

The Toronto-based LGBT-rights advocacy Rainbow Railroad hosted an online discussion of the HBO documentary Welcome to Chechnya on July 16. That film, which premiered last month, details both hostilities facing LGBTQ persons in that Russian state, ...


 
WORLD-Israels-lawmakers-Poland-Pride-flag-Global-Pride-grants

  WORLD Israel's lawmakers, Poland, Pride flag, Global Pride grants

Israel swore in its latest openly gay lawmaker recently—marking a record for the country considered a regional pioneer on LGBT rights despite opposition from religious conservatives, VOA News reported. Yorai Lahav Hertzanu ...


 
WORLD-Conversion-therapy-Thai-measure-gay-bars-vandalized-Global-Pride

  WORLD Conversion therapy, Thai measure, gay bars vandalized, Global Pride

The United Nations' Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity called for a global ban on the practices of so-called "conversion therapy," ...


 
Instagram-excludes-harmful-conversion-therapy-groups-Born-Perfect-applauds

  Instagram excludes harmful conversion therapy groups, Born Perfect applauds

--From a press release

MENLO PARK, CA — Instagram announced today that it will exclude content that promotes the harmful practice of conversion therapy — a step taken by the Facebook-owned social media platform to curtail online hatred and harmful ...


 
Activists-fight-against-anti-LGBTQ-zones-and-bias-in-Poland

  Activists fight against anti-LGBTQ+ zones and bias in Poland

There is a crisis happening in the LGBTQ+ community in Poland, as in many countries around the world. Poland's historically patriarchal and Christian values are deeply woven into social and political settings—and the effects on the ...


 
United-Nations-call-for-a-global-ban-on-conversion-therapy-Born-Perfect-comments

  United Nations call for a global ban on conversion therapy, Born Perfect comments

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — Today, the United Nations' Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity called for a global ban on the practices ...


 
WORLD-African-countrys-pro-LGBT-move-Pride-marches-lesbian-singer

  WORLD African country's pro-LGBT move, Pride marches, lesbian singer

In a landmark decision on July 6, the Senate of Gabon voted to decriminalize same-sex relations with 59 votes in favor, 17 against and four abstentions, Outright International noted. The move to decriminalize was supported by ...


 
World-first-Global-LGBTQIA-Pride-viewed-by-57M

  World-first Global LGBTQIA+ Pride viewed by 57M+

--From a press release

Global Pride, the 27-hour virtual Pride that took place on June 27, reached a worldwide audience of 57,050,978 viewers in at least 163 countries, organisers have confirmed. Broadcast on the YouTube channels of Todrick Hall and ...


 
WORLD-Russian-trans-womans-win-Pride-marches-museum-CEO-resigns

  WORLD Russian trans woman's win, Pride marches, museum CEO resigns

In Russia, a transgender woman won a landmark decision for trans rights and recognition after being fired from her job—but is now living in fear after her personal information was made public by Russian media, according ...


 





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