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US library defunded after refusing to censor LGBTQ authors: ‘We will not ban the books’

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A small-town library is at risk of shutting down after residents of Jamestown, Michigan, voted to defund it rather than tolerate certain LGBTQ+-themed books. Residents voted on Tuesday to block a renewal of funds tied...

LGBTQ+ groups unite to urge UK ministers to act against monkeypox

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LGBTQ+ groups from across the political spectrum have joined forces to demand the government increase efforts to combat monkeypox or risk it becoming endemic in the UK. There have been more than 2,600 cases of monkeyp...

LGBTQ+ Tories fear their rights are being weaponised in leadership contest

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Some members of the LGBT+ Conservative group are questioning their future in the party amid concerns their rights are being weaponised during the leadership contest in a bid to pander to the “far right”. Rishi Sunak a...

San Francisco’s LGBTQ+ leaders demand better access to monkeypox vaccines

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San Francisco leaders and LGBTQ+ advocacy groups gathered this week in front of the US Health and Human Services’ regional office to protest what they see as a sluggish response to the monkeypox outbreak. “There’s a l...

Amazon bows to UAE pressure to restrict LGBTQ+ search results

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Amazon has bowed to pressure from the United Arab Emirates and restricted search results for LGBTQ+-related products such as books and rainbow-coloured flags on its website in the country. The company decided to restr...

Inflation is hitting LGBTQ+ Americans harder – smart employers can help

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It’s no secret that workers’ income is not keeping up with inflation. Analysis from the Brookings Institution thinktank found that although some big companies had increased total compensation, those increases were les...

Out of isolation: UK charities reconnect older LGBTQ+ people

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Jo was first paired up with Pat four years, but her relationship with the 69-year-old has deepened such that she sometimes forgets they were introduced by a befriending scheme for LGBTQ+ over-50s. “If I’ve had a crapp...

UK falls down Europe’s LGBTQ+ rights ranking for third year running

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The UK has dropped down the annual ranking of LGBTQ+ rights across Europe for the third year running, with organisers citing the government’s failure to fully deliver long-awaited reforms on conversion practices and g...

Biden warns LGBTQ+ children could be next target of Republican ‘Maga crowd’

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Joe Biden has warned of new attacks on civil rights as the supreme court prepares to strike down the right to abortion, telling reporters at the White House that LGBTQ+ children could be the next targets of a Trump-do...

LGBTQ+ conference cancelled over conversion practices furore

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The government’s flagship LGBTQ+ conference has been cancelled after falling into disarray, with more organisations pulling out and a key government adviser quitting after accusing ministers of waging a “woke war”. Ia...

‘Loud. Proud. Still allowed’: New York’s mayor urges LGBTQ+ Floridians to move to city

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The mayor of New York City, Eric Adams, has launched a digital campaign designed to persuade members of Florida’s LGBTQ+ community to move to the Big Apple, after their state passed a so-called “don’t say gay” educati...

What are LGBTQ+ conversion practices and why is there a push to ban them?

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Boris Johnson performed two U-turns within the space of a few hours on Thursday relating to the government’s four-year-old pledge to ban LGBTQ+ conversion practices. On Thursday, ITV obtained a leak of a Downing Stree...

Third of British LGBTQ+ people experience abuse by relatives

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Young LGBTQ+ people in the UK are facing a “hidden epidemic” of abuse by close family members based on their sexuality or gender identity, according to a study. Nearly one in three LGBTQ+ people have experienced abuse...

‘Don’t say gay’ bill: Florida senate passes law marginalizing LGBTQ+ people

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The Republican-dominated Florida legislature passed a bill on Tuesday which would forbid instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade, rejecting a wave of criticism from De...

Web designer’s US supreme court case could trample LGBTQ+ rights, advocates say

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A decision by the US supreme court to hear an appeal by a Colorado web designer who refuses to serve same-sex couples has sparked outrage among LGBTQ+ advocacy groups who fear a major setback for anti-discriminatory l...

Gay weddings for Russia: How The Sims became a battleground for the LGBTQ+ community

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Two weeks ago, Electronic Arts opted not to launch a same-sex marriage story in Russia for its hit life-simulation video game The Sims 4. At a glance, this is a simple story – a game publisher refusing to compromise i...

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