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Brutal crackdown has gay and transgender Egyptians asking: Is it time to leave?

Brutal crackdown has gay and transgender Egyptians asking: Is it time to leave? | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The unfurling of a rainbow flag at an open-air rock concert in Cairo was a rare public show of solidarity with gay and transgender people in the Arab world’s most populous nation. The backlash has been fierce: Dozens have been arrested and put on trial, spreading panic in the embattled community.

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A March for Chechnya This Weekend Rallied All of Gay Instagram

A March for Chechnya This Weekend Rallied All of Gay Instagram | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Hundreds gathered in New York Saturday to march against Chechnya's brutal crackdown on LGBTQ citizens, drawn largely through social media. Can their voice inspire more than double taps?

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UN Human Rights Office unveils global standards for business to tackle discrimination against LGBTI people

UN Human Rights Office unveils global standards for business to tackle discrimination against LGBTI people | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Accenture, Baker McKenzie, BNP Paribas, The Coca-Cola Company, Deutsche Bank, EDF, EY, Gap Inc., Godrej, IKEA Group, Microsoft, Oath, Orange, SAP, and Spotify among early adopters of the Standards of Conduct, which offer guidance for the workplace and beyond.

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It is not easy being LGBT in Serbia

It is not easy being LGBT in Serbia | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Belgrade's annual Pride Week began on Monday (11 September) and will end with a march on Sunday (17 September). Pride parades were held over the past few years with strong security measures and, in the meantime, Serbia elected a gay prime minister. EURACTIV.rs reports.

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Canada Sets International Example in LGBT Rights

Canada Sets International Example in LGBT Rights | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

LGBT-rights supporter waves an amalgamation of the Canadian and rainbow flags in front of the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa, 1999. In 2017, Canadian government condemned Ramzen Kadyrov’s purge of gay men in Chechnya and announced that nearly 30 victims of the purge have been safely resettled. 

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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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With midnight raids and chat-room traps, Egypt launches sweeping crackdown on gay community

With midnight raids and chat-room traps, Egypt launches sweeping crackdown on gay community | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The actions began after people in a crowd waved a rainbow flag at a rock concert last month.

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Egypt: Mass Arrests Amid LGBT Media Blackout

Egypt: Mass Arrests Amid LGBT Media Blackout | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The Egyptian government has intensified its campaign against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their supporters, arresting dozens of people in less than two weeks, Human Rights Watch said today. A media regulatory body has also banned all “positive” reporting on homosexuality.

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Roma LGBT People Talk About the Challenges of Facing Double Discrimination

Roma LGBT People Talk About the Challenges of Facing Double Discrimination | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

"If your family isn't open to it, of course you have to hide who you are."

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Toronto-based charity says it helped 31 LGBT Chechens find asylum in Canada

A Toronto-based charity said Friday it has helped 35 LGBT individuals escape from Chechnya, 31 of whom have now arrived in Canada.

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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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