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US: LGBT+ Pride events focus on racial injustice

US: LGBT+ Pride events focus on racial injustice

The killing of George Floyd has prompted LGBT+ groups to shift the focus of Pride events to racial justice. Organisers of LGBT+ Pride events in major US cities are shifting their focus to racism and police violence, they said this week, addressing the concerns and demands raised by protesters over the killing of a black […]

Argentina: Newspaper includes trans women in femicide list

Argentina: Newspaper includes trans women in femicide list

Argentina’s largest newspaper on Wednesday published an obituary filling several pages with the names of more than 300 women and girls, killed because of their gender, calling attention to the growing crime of femicide. The Clarin newspaper printed the list to mark the five-year anniversary of the South American country’s first ‘Not One Less’ march, […]

‘Queer Eye’ star Karamo Brown calls on LGBT+ community to out racism

‘Queer Eye’ star Karamo Brown calls on LGBT+ community to out racism

With protests over racial injustice continuing to roil the United States, Queer Eye star, Karamo Brown, has called on LGBT+ people to recognise the racism and transphobia in the community, and remember the radical roots of the gay rights movement. Brown, the culture expert on Netflix’s reality makeover show, which begins its fifth season on […]

YouTube takes down anti-gay ad after outrage in Russia

YouTube takes down anti-gay ad after outrage in Russia

An online video, suggesting Russians back constitutional reform or see gay couples win adoption rights, was taken down by YouTube on Wednesday, after LGBT+ groups said it incited hatred. The clip, posted online this week, shows a boy going from joy to heartbreak as he discovers his new parents are men.

Ukraine and Albania urged to protect LGBT+ people from discrimination

Ukraine and Albania urged to protect LGBT+ people from discrimination

Ukraine should reform its laws to combat homophobic hate crimes and Albania should give more rights to same-sex couples and trans people, a top European rights body said on Wednesday, amid a backlash against LGBT+ rights in Eastern Europe. The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), part of the Council of Europe, renewed a […]

Swiss LGBT hope for marriage equality with parliamentary vote

Swiss LGBT hope for marriage equality with parliamentary vote

(Reuters) – When civil partnerships were legalised in Switzerland in January 2007, gay couple Laurent Marmier and Yves Bugnon completed the paperwork that same month, making them among the first to take advantage of the new law. Thirteen years later, they hope a parliamentary vote will open the door for them to finally marry, and […]

LGBT+ dating apps ditch ethnicity filters amid US protests

LGBT+ dating apps ditch ethnicity filters amid US protests

Gay dating apps are scrambling to remove ethnicity filters in a bid to tackle racism, as violent protests over the killing of a black man in police custody rocked the United States for a second week. Using the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, Grindr, which allows its more than 4 million daily users to choose between five options, including […]