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Although it’s been a long fight for their rights, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community in India is holding on to hope. Photo: The Better India

India’s Supreme Court ordered a review of Section 377 of the country’s Penal Code that criminalizes homosexuality in the South Asian country. ...
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Bulgaria Pride event in the country’s capital city Sofia. Photo: Human Rights Watch

If the women win their case it could set a precedent for recognition of same-sex marriage by a EU court forcing Bulgaria to recognize the women’s marriage. ...
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Chinese LGBTQI community take to Shanghai’s streets for the city’s annual Pride event. Photo: AFP

The policy bans service providers from releasing programs that “present abnormal sexual relations or behavior,” such as incest, homosexual relations, sexual harassment and sexual violence calling the content “pornographic and vulgar” in the new policy went into effect in July. ...
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Cyber harassment touches too many teens (CNW Group/Fondation Jasmin Roy)

In December 2016, Statistics Canada published the results of a new study indicating that 17 percent of Internet users aged 15 to 29 had experienced cyberbullying or cyber ...
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Under the guise of passing domestic partnership benefits, the bill seeks to strip loving same-sex Bermudan couples of the right to marry. The effort is being led by the Progressive Labour Party, which took power in July. ...
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The Smile of the Child

The launch of the nationwide campaign against the sexual abuse of children was held in Athens, on Monday, November 13, 2017 at the premises of the Representation of the European Commission in Greece and attracted great interest and participation. ...
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Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo (the “Trocks”)

Described as having “real heart and soul” by Get Reel, and “laugh out loud funny” by POV Magazine, Rebels on Pointe is a creative blend of gender-bending artistic expression, diversity, and passion that ultimately shows that a ballerina can be an act of revolution in a tutu. ...
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Yann

Brazilian pop singer and activist Yann just announced his new single and video "Igual." The project will be released on November 8 and will raise awareness for the epidemic of anti-gay violence happening in Brazil. ...
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Why We Have a Body

Claire Chafee's Why We Have a Body follows the lives of four women through snapshot monologues and short intimate scenes. Though the play originally opened in San Francisco in 1993, it is achingly in sync with the current political climate. ...
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Asian and South Asian LGBT youth face unique obstacles to coming out, including the fear of shaming and dishonoring their parents and ancestors. These cultural obstacles often lead to self-loathing, depression and suicide. ...
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