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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 | Gay and Lesbian 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 | Gay and Lesbian 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 | Gay and Lesbian 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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The 10 legal hurdles LGBT+ people still face

The 10 legal hurdles LGBT+ people still face | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

India and Angola legalised same-sex relations in 2018, while Chad criminalised gay sex

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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 | Gay and Lesbian 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 | Gay and Lesbian 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 | Gay and Lesbian 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 | Gay and Lesbian 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.

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Rainbow Railroad to Receive IGLTA’s Pathfinder Award

Rainbow Railroad to Receive IGLTA’s Pathfinder Award | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The international organization headquartered in Toronto, which helps persecuted LGBTQ individuals reach safety, will be honored on 11 May at the Voyage benefit during IGLTA’s 35th Anniversary Global Convention

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Queer and transgender people are still regularly being killed – this is not our history, it's our day to day

Queer and transgender people are still regularly being killed – this is not our history, it's our day to day | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Although it’s an uncomfortable reality to accept, we need to accept it

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Forgotten twice: the untold story of LGBT refugees

Imagine having to flee your own country because of being persecuted for who you are and for who you love. Imagine reaching Europe and being locked up in a detention centre at constant risk of being…

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Chechnya's LGBT Muslim Refugees Struggle To Cope In Exile

Chechnya's LGBT Muslim Refugees Struggle To Cope In Exile | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The Netherlands is one of a handful of European countries giving refuge to gay Chechens, after reports emerged that Chechnya's authorities were rounding up and torturing the LGBT community.

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'Climate Of Hate' For LGBT Defenders In Former Soviet Republics

'Climate Of Hate' For LGBT Defenders In Former Soviet Republics | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Amnesty International says groups that defend LGBT rights are facing a rise in hostility in parts of the former Soviet Union, fueled by discrimination, homophobia, and what it called Russia'

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Why are some places gay-friendly and not others?

Why are some places gay-friendly and not others? | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian 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 | Gay and Lesbian 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 | Gay and Lesbian 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 | Gay and Lesbian 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 | Gay and Lesbian 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 | Gay and Lesbian 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 | Gay and Lesbian 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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Coming out isn’t as easy as you think for a LGBT person of colour

Coming out isn’t as easy as you think for a LGBT person of colour | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

It has been more than 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the United Kingdom. We have seen some great strides made towards LGBT+ rights – from the repeal of Section 28 to same sex marriage and adoption and the Gender Recognition Act of 2004.

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“I got called in by the KGB. They said there were no LGBT people in Transnistria”

“I got called in by the KGB. They said there were no LGBT people in Transnistria” | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
In Transnistria, an unrecognised territory between Moldova and Ukraine, documentary photography is becoming one of the most effective tools for talking about taboo and controversial subjects.
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Gay and intersex asylum seekers find place to call home in Britain

Gay and intersex asylum seekers find place to call home in Britain | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Sami, an intersex asylum seeker in Britain, used to be gripped with fear at bedtime.The slender and feminine El Salvadorian had almost got used to incessant verbal abuse but having to share rooms with other male asylum seekers was what Sami feared for the most.

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Shunned and homeless LGBT Ukrainians find shelter in Kiev

Shunned and homeless LGBT Ukrainians find shelter in Kiev | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Staring at the Berlin Wall mural of Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev kissing East German leader Erich Honecker on the mouth, Yevhenii Kalashnyk knew it was time to come out as gay.The 20-year-old Ukrainian kissed a friend in front of the graffiti painting in September and posted the photo on Instagram. The decision changed his life. 

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