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Myanmar: First openly gay candidate kindles hopes for LGBT+ rights

Myanmar: First openly gay candidate kindles hopes for LGBT+ rights

Myo Min Htun, who is bidding to be elected as Myanmar’s first openly gay lawmaker next month, knows what discrimination feels like, in a country where same-sex relations can be punished with 10 years in jail. Rejected at job interviews, and repeatedly mocked in the street over his sexuality, Myo Min Htun said he would […]

Gabon: Lawmakers vote to decriminalise homosexuality

Gabon: Lawmakers vote to decriminalise homosexuality

(Reuters) – Lawmakers in Gabon’s lower house of parliament voted to decriminalise homosexuality, becoming one of the few countries in sub-Saharan Africa to reverse a law that punishes sexual relations between people of the same sex. In the vote late on Tuesday, 48 members of parliament backed the proposed initiative by the government, to revise […]