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How The Mayor Of Medan Created An Uncomfortable City For LGBTQ+ People

Medan, the capital of Indonesia's North Sumatra province.

Medan has become a source of serious concern for members of the LGBTQ+ community in Indonesia, as the mayor has declared his city to be anti-LGBTQ. No Room For LGBTQ Love In Medan New Year In Medan: Mayor Nasution Shocked By Same-Sex Couples In Medan, the largest city in northern Sumatra, Indonesia, Mayor Muhammad Bobby Nasution was shocked to see ...

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Janelle Monáe To Be Honored With The SeeHer Award At The 2023 Critics’ Choice Awards!

Janelle Monae SeeHer Award 2023.

Janelle Monáe is being recognized by the seventh annual SeeHer Award for her groundbreaking work in advocating for positive change.  Janelle Monáe Voted SeeHer Award 2023 Winner Pansexual non-binary singer and actress Janelle Monáe is set to receive the SeeHer Award at this year's Critics' Choice Awards. The SeeHer Award is a prestigious honor...

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India’s Supreme Court To Rule On Same-Sex Marriage

The highest court of India.

Uncover how India's highest court is about to take a stance on same-sex marriages. 

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Marriage Equality Is Now Legal In All Mexican States

Mexico.

It's a beautiful time for love and equality in Mexico, as Guerrero and Tamaulipas have joined other states in legalizing same-sex marriage. This marks a huge milestone for LGBTQ+ rights in the country, as same-sex marriage is now legal throughout the whole country. While discrimination, unfortunately, continues to exist, we must take moments like t...

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Vietnam’s Health Ministry Took A Stand Against “Conversion Therapy”

Vietnam's Health Minister ends conversion therapy.

Earlier this month, Vietnamese Health Ministry issued a statement condemning and banning the practice of trying to "cure" a person's sexual orientation or gender identity. LGBTQ rights advocates around the world celebrated this news, as it represents a big step forward for LGBTQ rights in Vietnam.  Why The "Leave With Pride" Cam...

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Court Opposes Recognition Of Same-Sex Marriage In Hong Kong

Same-sex marriage in Hong Kong won't be recognized.

Hong Kong Court of Appeal has ruled that same-sex marriage will not be recognized, dealing a blow to the city's LGBTQ community.The right to marry is one of the most fundamental rights guaranteed under Hong Kong law, yet same-sex couples in the city are currently denied this right.  Gay Man Launches Legal Challenge To Hong Kong's Dis...

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Decriminalizing Same-Sex Relationships To Remain A Small Step For LGBTQ Rights In Singapore

Singapore repealed gay sex ban, but opposed gay marriage.

Last Monday, Singapore's Prime Minister announced that his government would repeal the colonial-era ban on same-sex relationships, a move welcomed by LGBTQ activists and community members. But don't be too quick to rejoice because everything about the announcement was far from positive.  Repeal Of Section 377A Of The Penal Code, It's About Tim...

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Cuba’s National Assembly Approves Referendum On Marriage Equality

Cuba same-sex marriage referendum to be held in September.

Cuba took a big step forward in protecting the rights of its citizens. Justice Minister Oscar Manuel Silvera introduced the new Family Code, which was officially presented last year, in the National Assembly. It will replace the 47-year-old code and provide new protections for children, the elderly, and other family members in general. One of the key changes includes legalizing same-sex marriage. 

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Thailand Moves Forward With Plans To Legalize Same-Sex Unions

Thailand move closer to legalising same-sex unions.

Thailand could soon be the second Asian territory to legalize same-sex unions.  Thailand Moves Closer To Legalizing Same-Sex Unions  Thailand took a big step towards marriage equality two weeks ago, with parliament voting to legalize same-sex unions in its first reading. Four bills relating to same-sex marriage and civil partnership were ...

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The Guardians of Equality Movement To Help LGBTQ+ People In Syria

How life looks like for LGBT people in Syria.

In a country where homosexuality is punishable by death, a rare NGO is boldly defending the rights of LGBTQ people. The group, called the Guardians of Equality Movement, comprises activists who run various campaigns to demand equal rights and end the human rights violations they face. Despite the risks, these brave individuals continue to figh...

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Guatemala’s New Law Is A Threat To The Rights Of Women And LGBTQ People

Guatemala Congress banned same-sex marriages.

A new law in Guatemala has created a stir among the LGBTQ+ community and its supporters. This legislation not only defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman but also prevents schools from teaching about sexual diversity.

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Namibia High Court Had To Say No To Same-Sex Marriages

Namibian High Court refused to recognise same-sex marriages.

The High Court has ruled against recognizing same-sex marriage in Namibia. The situation in Africa continues to be a struggle for LGBTQ+ people. Though there have been some victories, like the ones in Botswana two weeks ago, it doesn't look like Namibia will improve soon. Namibia's high court was blocked by precedent  Two bi-national couples h...

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Cuba Launches Public Consultation On Marriage Equality And Adoption

Cuba launched a public consultation on same-sex marriage.

The government of Cuba has just launched a public consultation on marriage equality and adoption.

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Senegal Rejects Bill To Strengthen Law Against Same-Sex Relations

The bill to strengthen sentences against homosexuality in Senegal.

A group of Senegalese lawmakers wanted to increase prison sentences for same-sex relationships. Fortunately, the bill was rejected.

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A Step Forward For Equality: Same-Sex Relationships To Be Decriminalized In Botswana

Gay relationships in Botswana.

Botswana has announced that it will soon decriminalize same-sex relationships! This is welcome news for the LGBTQ community in Botswana, which has long faced discrimination and persecution. The new law will provide much-needed protection for LGBTQ people, who will now be able to live and love without fear of criminal prosecution. This is a major step forward for human rights.

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