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Moldova’s LGBT Community Faces a Russia-Inspired Media Crackdown

Moldova’s LGBT Community Faces a Russia-Inspired Media Crackdown | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Moldova’s LGBT community has come under increasing fire from a campaign to restrict their use of media and information platforms to mobilize for their rights. In an email interview, Anastasia Danilova, describes the hostile environment activists face, in part due to Russia-inspired measures, and how they are responding.
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What Life Under the Law and Justice Party Means for LGBT Poles

What Life Under the Law and Justice Party Means for LGBT Poles | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The climate for LGBT Poles has deteriorated under the Law and Justice Party, with attacks on LGBT individuals and organizations on the rise as government policies emphasize nationalist themes at the expense of tolerance. In an email interview, A. Chaber explains how LGBT activists are trying to adapt.

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After Taiwan, Vietnam Among Asia's Most Progressive on LGBT Rights

After Taiwan, Vietnam Among Asia's Most Progressive on LGBT Rights | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Saigon’s guide to restaurants, street food, news, bars, culture, events, history, activities, things to do, music & nightlife.
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The Lonely, Heroic Work of a Gay Libyan Refugee in America

The Lonely, Heroic Work of a Gay Libyan Refugee in America | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

“I wish I could tell them it will work. But it’s a gambling process. You put your life at risk and wait.”

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Touching Commercials Reveal What It's Like Living in Japan as an LGBT Person

Touching Commercials Reveal What It's Like Living in Japan as an LGBT Person | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Tokai Television Broadcasting came out with a series of commercials focusing on what it’s like to live as part of the LGBT community in Japan, which is making progress for same-sex couples. The first two men in the video below, who wished to remain anonymous, have been together for eight years and when asked if …

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In U.S. and abroad, a worrisome time for LGBT activists

In U.S. and abroad, a worrisome time for LGBT activists | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The pace of civil rights victories has grown uneven and reports of anti-LGBT violence and persecution surface relentlessly.

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Recreating scenes from Ecuador’s gay 'cure' centres

Recreating scenes from Ecuador’s gay 'cure' centres | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Follow international news through our Observers' amateur images and eyewitness testimony. All the content is verified and explained by our journalists.
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How the ‘Trump Effect’ Is Endangering LGBT People Worldwide

How the ‘Trump Effect’ Is Endangering LGBT People Worldwide | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
International activists say the effects of the Trump administration’s actions (and inactions) are already being felt. Gay Republicans either don’t know or don’t care.
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International activists say the effects of the Trump administration’s actions (and inactions) are already being felt. Gay Republicans either don’t know or don’t care.

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Chechnya’s Anti-Gay Pogrom - NYTimes

Chechnya’s Anti-Gay Pogrom - NYTimes | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Ramzan Kadyrov’s Chechen elite is pandering to prejudice to shore up its brutal rule — with Russia’s permission.
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"You Didn't Even Have Oral Sex?": S Korean Military's Gay Witch-hunt in Depth

"You Didn't Even Have Oral Sex?": S Korean Military's Gay Witch-hunt in Depth | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
After the army denied conducting a witch-hunt against gay soldiers, more evidence emerged to show how investigators went online to compile their blacklist.
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China is getting more liberal despite a government crackdown

China is getting more liberal despite a government crackdown | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Changing social attitudes is the very reason the state is so alarmingly brazen in stifling its own population, Vox reports.
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‘Proud gay Kurd’ marries under Finland’s new same-sex marriage law

‘Proud gay Kurd’ marries under Finland’s new same-sex marriage law | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
'I have decided to marry a man...This is my nature which I am proud of
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US travel ban leaves LGBT refugees in limbo

US travel ban leaves LGBT refugees in limbo | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender refugees have found themselves in limbo after US President Donald Trump's executive order targeting six Muslim-majority countries.
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How Did Nepal Become a Global LGBT Rights Beacon?

How Did Nepal Become a Global LGBT Rights Beacon? | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Members of Nepal’s LGBT community were once openly derided as “social pollutants,” but now enjoy social and political rights—including legal recognition of a third gender—that put the country ahead of much of the rest of the world. In an email interview, Kyle Knight examines the tactics used and the victories gained.
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In ISIS’ Shadow, LGBT Kurds Take A Stand

In ISIS’ Shadow, LGBT Kurds Take A Stand | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

"Progress is often uneven and complicated in the region –– a constant balancing act between various religious and cultural factors."

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Asia's youngest nation offers glimmer of hope for LGBT rights

Asia's youngest nation offers glimmer of hope for LGBT rights | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Marching through the streets of East Timor's capital Dili with a rainbow flag in his hand, Natalino Guterres was overwhelmed with emotion, reminding him of how he felt 15 years ago when he saw the Timorese flag raised for the first time.

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'Pride is at a crossroads': readers on marching for LGBT equality

'Pride is at a crossroads': readers on marching for LGBT equality | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

We asked readers to tell us the reasons they are attending Pride events – and amid claims of over commercialisation how the movement is changing

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Why Bitter Rift Over Israel Hits LGBT Jews So Hard

Why Bitter Rift Over Israel Hits LGBT Jews So Hard | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
LGBTQ anti-Israel activists shut down major Israel parade, calling for an end to apartheid; critics call action "terrifying" and "deplorable."
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Pink Dot 2017 video shows everyday S’poreans speaking to LGBT folks

Pink Dot 2017 video shows everyday S’poreans speaking to LGBT folks | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

What happens when everyday regular Singaporeans get to meet and chat with folks from the LGBT community that they never had prior encounters with or any familiarity at all?  This happens... And then realising love is love.

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Indonesia police arrest dozens in raid on Jakarta gay sauna

Indonesia police arrest dozens in raid on Jakarta gay sauna | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Indonesian police detained dozens of men including several foreigners in a weekend raid on a gay sauna in the capital, another sign of growing hostilit

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Activists Say Azerbaijan’s Media is Spreading Fear and Hate of Queer People

Activists Say Azerbaijan’s Media is Spreading Fear and Hate of Queer People | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
"Sometimes journalists forget their power, and mislead people with their unprofessional manners."
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Rwandan LGBT Community Steps Out of Shadows

Rwandan LGBT Community Steps Out of Shadows | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Members of the LGBT community in Rwanda are coming out of the shadows after dark days of attacks and harassment early this year. In February, a Rwandan TV journalist proposed marriage to he
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Out in the country – rural UK hotspots found as gay population mapped

Out in the country – rural UK hotspots found as gay population mapped | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
ONS finds that, along with inner London boroughs, some bucolic counties are home to concentrations of LGBT people
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China’s LGBT Youth Face Lots of Bullying, Little Acceptance

China’s LGBT Youth Face Lots of Bullying, Little Acceptance | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
From primary school to university, students harassed for their sexual orientation or gender identity find little support.
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Salzburg Global LGBT Forum joins Finnish independence celebrations in discussion on “Home”

Salzburg Global LGBT Forum joins Finnish independence celebrations in discussion on “Home” | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Finnish Institute in Berlin invites Klaus Mueller, founder and chair of Salzburg Global LGBT Forum, to speak on the role of “home” for the LGBT community and the artwork of “Tom of Finland”
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