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Why Is the Egyptian Government So Afraid of a Rainbow Flag?

Why Is the Egyptian Government So Afraid of a Rainbow Flag? | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Bold expressions of LGBT pride frighten regimes accustomed to being guardians not just of “national security” but also of our sexuality.

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There’s a rising global tide of crackdowns on LGBT communities

There’s a rising global tide of crackdowns on LGBT communities | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

2017 has seen a rise in mass arrests, denunciations and reports of abuse.

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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 | LGBTQ+ 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 | LGBTQ+ 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 | LGBTQ+ 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 | LGBTQ+ 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 | LGBTQ+ 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 | LGBTQ+ 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 | LGBTQ+ 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 | LGBTQ+ 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 | LGBTQ+ 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 | LGBTQ+ 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 | LGBTQ+ 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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This group is secretly helping LGBT Chechens escape a "gay purge"

This group is secretly helping LGBT Chechens escape a "gay purge" | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Reports that gay men in Chechnya were being rounded up and tortured in prison camps there first emerged this past April. One St. Petersburg group stepped up to help, communicating with survivors through social media and a secret hotline to  get LGBT Chechens to safety. So far, more than […]

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The Judge Who Tossed Trump's Latest Muslim Ban Saved LGBT Lives

The Judge Who Tossed Trump's Latest Muslim Ban Saved LGBT Lives | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

People fleeing oppression should not be punished or made into scapegoats, writes Glenn Magpantay. It's time for Trump to give up on these discriminatory bans.

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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 | LGBTQ+ 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 | LGBTQ+ 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 | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

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

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Can a 29-Year-Old Gay Man End Our Water Crisis?

Can a 29-Year-Old Gay Man End Our Water Crisis? | PinkieB.com | LGBTQ+ Life | Scoop.it

Seth Maxwell believes everyone deserves clean drinking water.

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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 | LGBTQ+ 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 | LGBTQ+ 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 | LGBTQ+ 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 | LGBTQ+ 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 | LGBTQ+ 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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