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‘The Taliban will have no mercy’: LGBTQ+ Afghans go into hiding

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Laila, a transgender woman in Afghanistan, rubs her eyes to wipe tears away. “I am terrified. It’s like a nightmare. I don’t feel safe even in my room. I’m scared of the Taliban. When I see them I feel they will know ...

Spate of attacks across UK sparks fear among LGBTQ+ community

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Two weeks ago, Ranjith “Roy” Kankanamalage 50, was discovered with a fatal head injury in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, east London. The brutal attack was, police believe, motivated by homophobia and a man has been arr...

‘Love has to prevail’: Pearson sends LGBTQ+ message of support after gold

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“Love has to prevail, really. Whatever shape or form, I think love has to prevail. If you’re born with a disability, if you have a child with a disability, if you’re born with same-sex attraction, if your daughter com...

‘It doesn’t leave you’: the toxic toll of LGBTQ conversion therapy

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Julie Rodgers was 16 years old when her mother introduced her to Ricky Chelette, the “singles minister” at a Baptist church in Arlington, Texas, who coached LGBTQ+ youth on how to “change” their sexuality. The high sc...

Poland’s LGBTQ protests are glimmers of hope in an illiberal dystopia

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If you want to understand the currents of change shaping our world, look to the periphery. Countries and people pushed to the margins teach us a lot about the health of democracy. They paint a picture steeped in parad...

EU leaders to confront Hungary’s Viktor Orbán over LGBTQ+ rights

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European Union leaders including Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel have signed a letter vowing to fight discrimination towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people before an expected confrontation w...

‘Shameful’: Uefa blocks LGBTQ+ rainbow stadium protest in Munich

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Munich’s mayor has attacked as “shameful” the decision by Uefa to quash his city’s plans to illuminate its Allianz Arena in rainbow colours in support of LGBTQ+ rights for Germany’s Euro 2020 match against Hungary on ...

Pride month in Guatemala marred by killings of three LGBTQ+ people

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Guatemala’s LGBTQ+ community is in mourning after two transgender women and a gay man were murdered in less than a week during pride month. Andrea González, a prominent activist and leader in the transgender women’s o...

US supreme court says foster agency can discriminate against LGBTQ people

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The US supreme court has ruled against the rights of LGBTQ people to foster children in Philadelphia, in a decision that has raised fears the court could next seek to take away same-sex marriage rights. The court said...

‘Targeted for violence’: the dangers LGBTQ+ Native Americans face

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The last time Fochik Hashtali* spoke with her close friend Poe Jackson, he was telling her about his plans to start a mental health group for transgender people in Slab City, a section of southern California known for...

‘It made my walk a little taller’: the inspiring LGBTQ legacy of Pose

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Gold crowns inset with emeralds, fur-trimmed capes and gowns embellished with glittering diamonds and pearls clothed The House of Abundance as they made their last-minute entrance into a New York City ballroom and the...

Outcry after 21 people arrested in Ghana for ‘advocating LGBTQ activities’

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Rights groups have condemned the arrest of 21 people by Ghanaian police for “unlawful assembly” and promoting an LGBTQ+ agenda, in the latest move against sexual minorities in the country. Police have held 21 people s...

Everyone Is Awesome: Lego to launch first LGBTQ+ set

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In the “spraying room” at Lego HQ, tiny figurines are layered with bright, glossy paint before being placed on a rainbow-esque arch. The result, a waterfall of colour with 11 brand new minifigures striding purposefull...

‘We’re seen as dogs’: death of Tongan LGBTQ+ activist sparks calls for reform

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The large hall of the basilica in the Tongan capital Nuku’alofa, hasn’t seen many crowds since Covid restrictions were introduced a year ago. But on Thursday night, people from across all parts of society packed every...

Vertel ons: how have UK LGBTQ+ venues been affected by the pandemic?

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With many hospitality venues under threat due to lockdown, we would like to hear about LGBTQ+ places and how they have been affected by the pandemic. Whether you have been affected by the temporary closure of your loc...

‘I felt this crushing guilt’: how faith-based LGBTQ conversion practices harm young Australians

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Inside a ramshackle shed on the Gold Coast in 2008, a Baptist church leader awaited the arrival of a terrified teenager called Nashy. Nashy’s father, aghast his 17-year-old son had been accessing homosexual online con...

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