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UK gov’t scraps key transgender rights reform

Britain's government has dropped plans to let transgender people change gender legally without a medical diagnosis, after two years of heated debate.   By Rachel Savage Thomson Reuters Foundation (22.09.2020) - https://bit.ly/3iburiQ - Transgender people will not...

42% of Iranian LGBTI are victims of sexual violence and rape, new 6Rang report finds

62% of Iranian LGBTI experience one or more forms of violence perpetuated by their immediate family; nearly 30% of them experience sexual violence and more than 77% of them physical violence; close to 38% of them are under pressure for forced marriage.   6Rang...

More than 60 LGBT, intersex people killed in Colombia in first eight months of 2020

Violent incidents rose during the coronavirus as the pandemic heightened prejudice and threw up new barriers to justice, the human rights ombudsman said.   Reuters (15.09.2020) - https://bit.ly/3hSFCwN - At least 63 members of Colombia's lesbian, gay, bisexual,...

Disney, Google, Microsoft back trans rights amid fierce British debate

Trans rights have become a contentious issue in Britain as the government decides whether to ease the rules on legally changing gender.   By Rachel Savage   Thomson Reuters Foundation (14.09.2020) - https://tmsnrt.rs/2E0YZpq - Dozens of organisations...

THE NETHERLANDS: Firework bombings targeted Amsterdam home flying an LGBT flag

By Janene Pieters   NL Times (14.09.2020) - https://bit.ly/32BfrXb - A home in Amsterdam Oost twice had fireworks bombs explode in front of it over the weekend. Resident Jesper Raaijman believes that his home is being targeted because of the rainbow flag hanging...

WORLD: Oscars reveal new diversity requirements for best picture nominees

Nominees must satisfy two of four key standards addressing onscreen and offscreen representation.   The Guardian (09.09.2020) - https://bit.ly/3hocZra - The Oscars are raising the inclusion bar for best picture nominees, starting with the 96th Academy Awards in...

Indonesia: Investigate police raid on ‘gay party’

Authorities exploiting pornography law to target LGBT people.   HRW (07.09.2020) - https://bit.ly/3ih5WBR - The Indonesian government should urgently investigate a police raid on a private gathering of 56 men in Jakarta that highlights the threat to the rights of...

Homophobia drastically reduced at Australian clubs taking part in pride games

Researchers say a study’s findings are ‘unusual’ as most prejudice reduction initiatives fail or have little impact.   By Mike Hytner   The Guardian (26.08.2020) - https://bit.ly/3bilsKO - The use of homophobic language is drastically reduced at sporting...

Coronavirus and stigma among priorities for India’s new transgender council

Trans people are often rejected by families and denied jobs, education and healthcare.   By Annie Banerji   Thomson Reuters Foundation (25.08.2020) - https://tmsnrt.rs/2EGln85 - Discrimination, housing and the impact of COVID-19 are among the top priorities...

Poland offers support for anti-LGBTQ towns refused EU funding

Polish minister says Brussels’ actions were ‘illegal and unauthorized.’   By Zosia Wanat   Politico (18.08.2020) - https://politi.co/3b1JauL - Polish towns that were refused EU money because of their anti-LGBTQ views can count on financial support from the...

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