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Hungary Effectively Bans Gay Adoption and Expands Executive Power

Hungary Effectively Bans Gay Adoption and Expands Executive Power | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

The legislation allows Prime Minister Viktor Orban to further consolidate power while eroding civil liberties. It also makes it harder to scrutinize how the government spends public funds.

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LGBT Rights Are Flashpoint in Culture War Dividing Europe’s East and West

LGBT Rights Are Flashpoint in Culture War Dividing Europe’s East and West | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Simmering cultural differences splitting Europe are flaring into an outright battle between the more conservative East and liberal West over issues of gender identity.

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How we met: 'I think gay men are often able to negotiate an open marriage'

How we met: 'I think gay men are often able to negotiate an open marriage' | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Dan Butler, 29, a radio journalist, and his husband, Hugh O’Connor, 31, a theatre production designer, are also in a relationship with Charles Davis, 28, another theatre production designer

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LGBTQ acceptance grew globally over past four decades — but not everywhere

LGBTQ acceptance grew globally over past four decades — but not everywhere | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Most of the 174 countries analyzed experienced an increase in acceptance since 1981, though 16 showed a decline.

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Where Americans and Europeans stand on democratic and social values

Where Americans and Europeans stand on democratic and social values | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Americans increasingly resemble Western Europeans in attitudes about LGBT rights and gender equality, and they generally are more progressive than Central and Eastern Europeans.

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Why are some places gay-friendly and not others?

Why are some places gay-friendly and not others? | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Attitudes towards gay people are more tolerant in some countries, but others buck the trend.

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"60 Minutes" to profile life-saving work of Rainbow Railroad

"60 Minutes" to profile life-saving work of Rainbow Railroad | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Toronto-based international nonprofit helps LGBTQI people in danger find legal pathways to safety - Rainbow Railroad — an international nonprofit that helps lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) people in danger find legal pathways to safety — announced today that the organization's life-saving work will be the subject of a profile on CBS' iconic newsmagazine program, "60 Minutes."

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Brunei Enacts Harsh New Laws As Part Of Islamic Penal Code

Brunei Enacts Harsh New Laws As Part Of Islamic Penal Code | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

The new Islamic laws impose death by stoning as a punishment for sex between men and adultery, as well as amputation of limbs for theft. Lesbian sex can carry a penalty of up to 10 years in jail, the BBC reports.

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This Queer Journalist Wants to Unite Human Rights Defenders

This Queer Journalist Wants to Unite Human Rights Defenders | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

After facing deportation from Russia to Uzbekistan, where homosexuality is illegal, Ali Feruz set up a new media network to support journalists covering LGBTQ issues in post-Soviet states.

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LGBT progress in Asia met with conservative pushback

LGBT progress in Asia met with conservative pushback | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

It was a hot and muggy Saturday in mid-July, and Singapore's oasis of green was turning pink. Men and women gathered in Hong Lim Park, a 9,400-sq.-meter field in the middle of the business district, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Pink Dot, a local movement in support of LGBT rights.

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A Pride story like no other: Smith College alumna Aubrey Menarndt brings donated LGBT books to Mongolia

A Pride story like no other: Smith College alumna Aubrey Menarndt brings donated LGBT books to Mongolia | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

In 2011, Aubrey Menarndt went to Nicaragua as part of a month-long fellowship to work with victims of landmines. The Belchertown native had been volunteering for years with the Polus Center For Social and Economic Development,

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How Britain's colonial legacy still affects LGBT politics around the world

Of the 72 countries that still criminalise gay sex today, at least 38 of them were once subject to British colonialism.

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‘I Am Gay, Not a Pervert’: Furor Erupts in China as Sina Weibo Bans Gay Content

‘I Am Gay, Not a Pervert’: Furor Erupts in China as Sina Weibo Bans Gay Content | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Activists said the social media site’s vow to delete posts with homosexual themes was the latest sign of discrimination in the country.

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A global look at how COVID-19 has affected LGBTQ activism

A global look at how COVID-19 has affected LGBTQ activism | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

As part of Worldwide Week at Harvard, the Weatherhead Institute for International Affairs hosted “Rethinking Resistance Politics in Troubling Times: Transnational Queer Solidarity During COVID-19,” an online panel discussing recent work examining the international situation.

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The Coronavirus 2020: Hungary Is Using The COVID-19 Pandemic To Attack Transgender People

The Coronavirus 2020: Hungary Is Using The COVID-19 Pandemic To Attack Transgender People | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

“It’s just horrible," a trans woman from Hungary told BuzzFeed News. "I don’t want to lose good people because of this.”

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LGBTQ Rights Around The World Are In Danger, And The US Is Part Of The Problem

LGBTQ Rights Around The World Are In Danger, And The US Is Part Of The Problem | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

This was the decade when it became clear that “gay rights are human rights,” but it was also the decade when the very notion that humans have universal rights came under attack.

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Q&A: LGBTQ discrimination expert sees 'paradigm shift' at UN

Q&A: LGBTQ discrimination expert sees 'paradigm shift' at UN | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Countries are starting to see the importance of having a conversation around violence and discrimination, says Victor Madrigal-Borloz, U.N. independent expert on protections for LGBTQ people.

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Americans’ views flipped on gay rights. How did minds change so quickly?

Americans’ views flipped on gay rights. How did minds change so quickly? | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Fifty years after the Stonewall riots, the transformation in attitudes toward gay people stands out among social movements, researchers say.

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Fear of LGBT-inclusive lessons harks back to 80s, says Peter Tatchell

Fear of LGBT-inclusive lessons harks back to 80s, says Peter Tatchell | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Veteran campaigner rounds on government for lack of guidance to schools after Birmingham parent protests

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Event for Brazil's Bolsonaro defies corporate backing of LGBT rights

Event for Brazil's Bolsonaro defies corporate backing of LGBT rights | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Marriott International and major Wall Street banks have been among the most vocal defenders of LGBT rights, but sponsorship of an event honoring Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro, who has made controversial comments about the LGBT community, calls into question their previous actions and statements.

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‘We’re brothers, sisters and activists’: the Greek collective of gay and trans refugees

‘We’re brothers, sisters and activists’: the Greek collective of gay and trans refugees | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

For persecuted gay and trans refugees, getting together has given them a safe space as well as vital support. Edward Siddons hears how the group became family they never had

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‘They Were Abusing Us the Whole Way’: A Tough Path for Gay and Trans Migrants

‘They Were Abusing Us the Whole Way’: A Tough Path for Gay and Trans Migrants | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

As they seek refuge from violence at home, L.G.B.T. migrants from Central America often encounter discrimination and exploitation.

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Target quietly removes a t-shirt from its website after being accused of 'stealing the art of a gay Mexican artist'

Target quietly removes a t-shirt from its website after being accused of 'stealing the art of a gay Mexican artist' | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

On Tuesday, artist Felix d'Eon‏ accused Target of "stealing" one of his designs and putting it on a t-shirt. "Is this how you support the queer Latinx community, @Target, by stealing the art of a gay Mexican artist.

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Commonwealth Summit launches in London amid concerns over LGBTQ rights, jobs

Commonwealth Summit launches in London amid concerns over LGBTQ rights, jobs | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Leaders from the 53 countries that make up the British Commonwealth arrived in London Monday for the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, where they convened 5,000 participants from a range of sectors, including government officials, members of civil society, and private corporations for a three-day summit to discuss the issues facing Commonwealth countries.