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A window in London-based gay and lesbian bookshop Gay's the Word has been smashed. Uli Lenart, manager of the shop, told The Bookseller that the window had been vandalised in the early hours of Sunday morning when the shop was empty. The damage done to the window was in the region of £500, but Lena…
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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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China’s answer to Twitter, Sina Weibo, today (April 16) withdrew its short-lived ban on homosexual content, after people came out as gay to protest the ban. On Friday (April 13), Weibo—one of the country’s most popular social networks—issued a statement that it had begun a three-month “clean-up” ca…
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Bermuda has forbidden same-sex marriage, only nine months after legalizing it, in what advocates for gay and lesbian rights called a disappointing setback. Same-sex marriage became legal in Bermuda, a British overseas territory, in May as a result of a ruling by the island’s Supreme Court. But the…
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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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U.S. Olympian Adam Rippon slammed the White House’s selection of Vice President Mike Pence to lead the country’s delegation at the Winter Games in South Korea next month, explaining the former governor “doesn’t stand for anything that I really believe in.” By Cindy Boren | Washington Post An openl…
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The US Supreme Court has refused to hear a case regarding a Mississippi law that allows people to deny services to LGBTQ people based on “sincerely held” religious beliefs. The Mississippi state law went into effect on 10 October 2016 - just a year after the highest court in the country ruled on th…
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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…
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  The former leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron, a evangelical Christian, was hammered during interviews to clarify his position on homosexuality in the run-up to last year's General Election.  After initially failing to clearly answer questions about his stance he told the BBC's Eleanor …