After the murder of LGBT journalist and friend in Bangladesh, National Press Club urges justice

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WASHINGTON — National Press Club leaders expressed outrage Tuesday about the murder of two people, including a journalist, in Bangladesh. Xulhaz Mannan, editor of Roopbaan, an LGBT magazine, and Tanay Mojumdar, a friend of Mannan’s, were hacked to death in Mannan’s apartment in the capital, Dhaka, on April 25, according to news reports. Ansar al-Islam, an Al Queda […]

Trans woman settles human rights case with City of Hamilton

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HAMILTON, Ont. – The City of Hamilton reached an agreement to settle a human rights application involving a trans woman who was denied access to the women’s washroom at the MacNab Bus Terminal in Hamilton by a City employee. The trans woman was provided access to the family washroom. The City of Hamilton recognizes the […]

President Obama: NC and Mississippi laws ‘are wrong and should be overturned’

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President Barrack Obama spoke at a press conference in London Friday calling the recent laws passed in North Carolina and Mississippi “wrong” and that they “should be overturned.” Speaking alongside British Prime Minister David Cameron on his fifth visit to the U.K., President Obama was responding to a journalist who asked him to comment on […]

The U.K. warns tourists about anti-LGBT laws in North Carolina and Mississippi

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The United Kingdom’s Foreign Office warned its LGBT citizens of the risks of traveling to North Carolina and Mississippi, which have enacted anti-LGBT laws. The updated travel warning comes just ahead of President Obama’s planned visit to England. The new Foreign Office advice states: “The US is an extremely diverse society and attitudes towards LGBT people […]

70,000 sign petition in support of men arrested under Morocco’s anti-gay law

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LONDON – More than 70,000 have signed a petition in support of two Moroccan men arrested under the country’s anti-gay law after being brutally attacked in their own home. The petition was delivered Friday to Morocco’s Minister of Justice, urging him to release both men immediately, to properly investigate the attack and bring the perpetrators […]

Marriage equality coming to Colombia

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Colombia’s Constitutional Court ruled Thursday in favor of marriage equality for the nation’s same-sex couples. Colombia is now the 20th country worldwide to embrace full marriage equality for all of its citizens. Colombia Diversa, a Colombian LGBT advocacy group, said in a press release, “The Constitutional Court of Colombia ruled that marriage is the only […]

Fondation Émergence launches a campaign with the theme ‘Homophobia and Transphobia Affect All Ages’

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MONTREAL –  Fondation Émergence has announced the theme and visuals for the 2016 campaign against homophobia and transphobia, which highlights the realities of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors. The unveiling of the visuals marks the launch of the 2016 campaign and is linked with the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, which will […]

New study shows that Uganda has as many gay people as countries where homosexuality is legal

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Despite criminalizing homosexuality, Uganda has as many gay people as countries where homosexuality is legal, a new study has found. Pink News reports that the survey of 3,000 Ugandan students found that one in three of the respondents had been in love with a person of the same gender. In addition, the study found that […]

Australian government sends gay refugee couple to a country where homosexuality is a crime

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The global gay and lesbian community has been asked to help a gay refugee couple currently living in fear after the Australian Government’s punitive refugee policies have left them languishing on the tiny island country of Nauru in Micronesia, northeast of Australia, where homosexuality is a crime. Ashkan and Nima* fled Iran – where they […]

Colombia: International adoption now legal for LGBT couples

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In November of 2015, the Constitutional Court of Colombia ruled to lift the country’s existing restriction on gay and lesbian couples’ right to adopt. This landmark ruling will not only allow same-sex adoption within Colombia, but will extend internationally, thus granting same-sex individuals and couples in other countries the ability to adopt Colombian children—a huge […]

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