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Gay issues are coming out of the classroom closet as teachers put kids first

Openly gay school deputy headteacher, Shaun Dellenty, explains why winning an award for his work as founder of Inclusion For All meant so much: “I first devised Inclusion For All in 2010 in response to endemic levels of homophobic bullying and language in our local schools and the community, at a time when there was a question

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Nigerian ‘scientist’ proves same sex attraction is ‘unnatural’

A ‘scientist’ from Nigeria believes he has proved same sex marriage is ‘unnatural’ by conducting simplistic experiments which have no relation to homosexuality. Chibuihem Amalaha, a post graduate student from the University of Lagos, believes that basic laws of physics are God’s way of saying same sex attraction is ‘wrong’. Speaking on his ‘groundbreaking’ discovery

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The Lithuanian parliament has opened discussions of the amendment to the Criminal Code which spells out that criticism of homosexuality should not be viewed as discrimination. Initiated by a mixed group of parliamentarians, the amendment suggests that “Criticism or discussion of sexual behaviour, sexual practices, convictions and views, or attempts to persuade to change such

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European Parliament says all international couples should enjoy the same property rights

Today the European Parliament adopted two resolutions to simplify legal procedures for international couples in the event of divorce or death. The texts include provisions for equal treatment between spouses and registered partners. Last year the European Commission proposed two new EU regulations to simplify sharing and dividing couples’ property, including real estate and financial assets, when

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Sunday afternoon, several dozen young Lithuanian activists staged a rally outside the Russian Embassy in Vilnius, protesting against LGBT rights violations in Russia. Sporting T-shirts saying “To Russia With Love” and badges bearing colourfully made-up portraits of Vladimir Putin, the protesters said the event was not just a sign of support to Russia’s LGBT community,

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Russian Straight Alliance for LGBT Equality hold flashmobs across 13 cities

Russia’s Straight Alliance for LGBT Equality has held a series of successful public protests despite being filmed by police, sending the message ‘from Russia with love’ to the global LGBT community. Organizers of the 3 September flashmob event held it in solidarity with other protests held around the world against Russia’s treatment of LGBTs. ‘We,

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24-year-old Dmitry Isakov may become the first gay rights activist to be convicted under Russia’s controversial “gay propanda” laws, after he was attacked and arrested by his own parents at a solo campaign in July. On July 30, Mr Isakov staged a one-man protest in the centre of the town of Kazan, Russia, holding up a

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Members of the European Parliament are calling on EU leaders and the Council of Europe to denounce Russia’s increasingly forceful crackdown against minorities. In the past year, several laws were adopted to curtail the rights of minorities, and attack non-governmental organisations defending human rights. Latest examples include the Foreign Agents law and several homophobic ‘anti-propaganda’

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Fundamental rights for LGBT people in EU: challenges and achievements

Against a backdrop of rising unemployment and increased deprivation, this FRA Annual report closely examines the situation of those, such as children, who are vulnerable to budget cuts, impacting important fields such as education, healthcare and social services. It looks at the discrimination that Roma continue to face and the mainstreaming of elements of extremist

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Lebanon on course to legalize homosexuality

Lebanon is closer to making gay sex legal after psychiatrists and psychologists in the country stated homosexuality was ‘natural’, GSN can reveal. The statements are a huge breakthrough because law 534, used to prosecute gay sex, is actually a law against ‘unnatural’ sex acts. And now psychologists and psychiatrists have stated they would be prepared

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Russian landlords use propaganda law to hound gays in their own homes

Witch-hunt notice warns tenants to be vigilant – gays ‘can look like you’ but are breaching the law by ‘living as a homosexual’ and may offer you sex. A witch-hunt style notice, it warns tenants to be vigilant over LGBT people who can ‘look like you’ and could be anyone. A notice says: ‘Please remember,

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2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia: LGBT community protests in the world

Protests Against Russian and Its Olympics Opening Dialogues About Its LGBT Community After many years of protesting by the small but active lgbtq activist community, the international community is finally taking notice of human rights abuses and homophobic laws and prejudices rampant in the chilly country. A lot of it has to do with momentum