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The number of anti-LGBTQ hate groups grew 43% in 2019 – White House says that’s a “far-left smear”

The White House said that it's "disgusting" to call them out for associating with and promoting anti-LGBTQ hate groups.   By Alex Bollinger   LGBTQ Nation (02.04.2020) - https://bit.ly/2xXKY8v - Anti-LGBTQ hate groups are on the rise in the U.S., according...

Uganda charges 20 LGBT+ people with risking spread of coronavirus

By Alice McCool   Thomson Reuters Foundation (31.03.2020) - https://reut.rs/2wmouOi - Ugandan police charged 20 LGBT+ people with disobeying rules on social distancing and risking the spread of coronavirus on Tuesday, drawing criticism from campaigners who said...

Singapore gay sex ban: Court rejects appeals to overturn law

A bid to overturn a law that criminalises gay sex in Singapore has been dismissed by a court, dealing a blow to the city state’s LGBT movement.   BBC News (30.03.2020) - https://bbc.in/3bzqf9y - The high court rejected appeals by three gay men who had argued the...

Andorra set to become latest nation to legalize gay marriage

By Sonia Elks & Hugo Greenhalgh   Thomson Reuters Foundation (23.03.2020) - https://reut.rs/2Jq8WMf - Andorra, one of Europe’s smallest countries, is set to legalize gay marriage, highlighting that eastern European countries with anti-LGBT laws are “on the...

Coronavirus lockdown exposes LGBT+ people to family abuse in the Middle East

LGBT+ groups are stepping up online and phone support for people trapped in abusive homes or struggling with isolation during coronavirus shutdowns.   By Ban Barkawi   Thomson Reuters Foundation (18.03.2020) - https://bit.ly/2QBpJA3 - With phone counselling...

Russia lifts house arrest of LGBT activist facing pornography charges

By AFP   The Moscow Times (16.03.2020) - https://bit.ly/2J7qTiC - Russia on Monday lifted the house arrest of an LGBT rights activist accused of distributing pornography for posting drawings of vaginas on a body-positive social media page.   Yulia Tsvetkova,...

Murder trial for El Salvador transgender woman to proceed

Deported from the US to her death.   By Cristian González Cabrera   HRW (11.03.2020) - https://bit.ly/2IRRjEV - An investigating judge in San Salvador ruled today that a criminal case against three police officers charged with aggravated homicide of Camila...

LGBTQ association achieves major legal milestone in Tunisia

By Amel al-Hilali   Al-Monitor (10.03.2020) - https://bit.ly/33mhhcS - In a first for Tunisia and the Arab world, Shams, an association founded in early 2015 to defend LGBTQ rights, was granted legal protection in a ruling handed down Feb. 21 by Tunisia's Court...

MEXICO: Queer couples stage kiss-in protest in shopping mall

 Unfurling a sprawling LGBT+ Pride flag, protesters packed a shopping mall in Mexico on Sunday after security staff banned a gay couple from kissing and holding hands.  By Josh Milton  Pink News (02.03.2020) - https://bit.ly/3cOsqHK - “Love is love!” the demonstrators...

Refusal to give married same-sex Hong Kong couple public housing ‘unconstitutional’, rules High Court

 Decision comes after legally married pair were refused public housing despite meeting all eligibility criteria. Housing Authority had denied claim because it said marriage must be between a man and a woman.  By Jasmine Siu and Lilian Cheng  South China Morning Post...

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