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Fermoy in Ireland may suspend its twinning with a Polish town after a major disagreement over LGBTQ people’s rights.
The French town of Saint-Jean-de-Braye located in the Centre-Val de Loire region had been twinned with the town of Tuchow in south-eastern Poland for 25 years.
The French municipality recently broke this twinning because of their disagreement over the LGBTQ community.
Even while on vacation with her girlfriend, April Hunter, a 24-year-old lesbian boxer, did not hesitate to stand up for LGBTQ rights by condemning the law that criminalizes same-sex relationships in the Maldives.
Something incredible happened in Northern Ireland this summer. The British Parliament voted to allow LGBT couples to marry.
Homosexuality was decriminalized in 1991 in Hong Kong, an independent territory in southeast China. In June 2018, a new victory took place for our community as the Hong Kong High Court ruled in favor of a gay couple fighting for equal benefits. In July, the court ruled that foreign LGBTQ couples living in Hong Kong city who had legally married elsewhere were entitled to a spouse visa.
So we believed that victory was possible when MK, a lesbian woman, launched a challenge to get marriage equality.
With the upcoming elections in the United Kingdom, we are entitled to ask ourselves whether LGBTQ rights will play an important role in these elections? I’m afraid we’re a little disappointed. Brexit and climate, equally important issues for the British, should play a major role.