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A lesbian couple launched a landmark bid recently to win legal recognition for same-sex partners in Serbia, saying they wanted to step out and stand up for LGBT+ rights in the Balkans. It is the … more
Police used tear gas to disperse hundreds of people at a banned gay pride march in Istanbul. Activists had gathered to promote rights for gay and transgender people. They had hoped the ban would be … more
In a landmark move, North Macedonia hosted its first ever Gay Pride Parade, with cabinet members and foreign diplomats joining LGBT activists in Skopje reports. Priests from various denominations … more
“My work involves engaging people in the lessons learned from the Holocaust,” Lillian Rappaport, 68, tells Central Voice. She is the daughter of Holocaust survivors. Polish Jews sent … more
Scores of LGBT+ refugees are in desperate need of emergency shelter after facing homophobic threats, violence and eviction warnings from community members in a Nairobi slum, the refugees and human … more
President Donald Trump’s tweet “honoring” Pride Month came on the heels of more attacks on the LGBTQ community and was met with immediate scorn. As if to put a finer point on it, … more
The Trump administration is rejecting requests from U.S. embassies to fly the rainbow pride flag on embassy flagpoles during June, LGBTQ Pride Month, three American diplomats report. The … more
Jamilah Salvador was walking in her first ever Pride parade last weekend in the Philippines when she came across something unexpected at the finish. Christians were holding signs apologizing for ways … more
I traveled to Honduras recently to document violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. Violence abounds, according to Honduran LGBT activists, but there are also plenty … more
Elton John is slamming Russian movie distributors after they censored Rocketman and excluded several scenes showing gay sex and affection from the film. more
Pride celebrations took over Brussels May 18 for the annual Belgian Pride. The celebration was marred by police who reportedly used tear gas and pepper spray on attendees. A 100,000-strong … more
For individuals in nations where being a part of the LGBT community threatens their freedom, safety and, sometimes, their lives, the Rainbow Railroad provides a way out. Stories of exodus mark a … more
Reacting to the news that a Pride march organized by students on May 10 at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara has been violently broken up by police and 25 students arrested, Fotis … more
Hong Kong’s only gay legislator got into a brawl on the floor of Parliament as the cameras rolled live on television. Several lawmakers were injured during the fracas and one was taken to the … more
More than 250 people gathered in March at New York’s UN Church Center to urge its Secretary-General to revoke the Non-member State Permanent Observer Status of the Holy See, administrative arm … more
Gay Star News has assembled a list of countries where gay people may be punished by death. Brunei is far from being the only nation sentencing gay people to death. The tiny nation recently … more
The governor of Puerto Rico signed an executive order banning so-called conversion therapy for gay or transgender minors on the island, reports Concepción de León for The New York … more
Luxembourg’s prime minister, Xavier Bettel, has confronted Arab leaders over the repression of gay rights, telling them his same-sex marriage would condemn him to death in some of their … more
Around 100 people rallied outside the Russian embassy in Kensington, London recently to raise awareness of and call for an end to the persecution of the LGBTQ community in the Chechen Republic, … more
In the 2018 U.S. midterm elections, 82% of LGBTQ voters voted for Democrats, America’s more pro-LGBTQ political party. But in many other Western countries “right-wing and virulently … more
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