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The Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina is taking a step towards recognizing and opening marriage to same-sex couples.

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phyllis lyon died at 95

A champion of the LGBTQ rights movement has passed away. Phyllis Lyon died of natural causes at 95.

I wanted to pay tribute to this amazing lady today. It’s sad to see this LGBTQ icon go. We are losing a role model in the battle for equal rights and a witness to the evolution of our movement.

Phyllis Lyon will have seen and experienced everything with her wife. She spent 50 years fighting for our rights.

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Harvey Milk was long considered to be the first openly gay person to be elected to political office. That is not true, and it is time to correct that.

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Fermoy in Ireland may suspend its twinning with a Polish town after a major disagreement over LGBTQ people’s rights.

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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.

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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.

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Something incredible happened in Northern Ireland this summer. The British Parliament voted to allow LGBT couples to marry.

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2019 uk elections lgbt rights

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.

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