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Arab LGBT activists "are defying state-sponsored repression and social stigma" despite legal hurdles, Human Rights Watch and the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality has said. HRW released a report on the challenges and the progress of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities…
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Prison sentences up to 5 years for unmarried partners among measures being considered by Parliament Riding a tsunami of moral conservatism and anti-gay prejudice, Indonesia's Islamic political parties appear on the cusp of a major victory: outlawing all sex outside marriage.  Revisions to Indonesi…
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“It was the first time I heard people had the same feelings that I did." By David Moye  A pro wrestler who struggled for years to understand his sexuality said he decided to publicly come out as gay last month after undergoing conversion therapy. “I’ve always known I’m gay,” Mike Parrow, 34, told…
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source: Think Change India     posted on 15th January 2018  At a time when Supreme Court has agreed to reconsider Section 377 of Indian Penal Code, India's first gay marriage took place in Yavatmal, Maharashtra. It was a union between Hrishi Sathawane, an IIT graduate and his partner from Vietnam, …
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Police in Saudi Arabia have arrested several men who appeared in a "gay wedding scene". A video circulated widely online shows two men walking side by side as they are showered in confetti. A long bridal train appears to trail along the ground behind one of the men. Mecca Police have said they had…
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A ban on “conversion therapy,” a discredited practice that attempts to change sexual orientation or gender identity, failed to pass Tuesday in New Hampshire’s House of Representatives.   Two proposed bills would have protected minors from treatments aimed at erasing LGBTQ identity that medical pro…