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Iran LGBTIs Will March Proudly for the First Time

In Iran, being gay is punishable by death. This means the possibility of a large Pride march through the capital remains a long time away. But a burgeoning group of LGBTI people are not waiting for the perfect day, they are taking a stand now. In Amsterdam, Iranians will have its first boat in the

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Gay rights activists march in New Delhi amid continuing LGBT discrimination

Gay rights activists have marched in an annual parade in India’s capital, New Delhi. The event drew attention to the still prevalent discrimination against homosexuals in the country. Hundreds of people marched in the Indian capital, New Delhi, on Sunday in an annual gay rights parade in a country that still has a law criminalizing

Revelers protest against Brazilian interim President Michel Temer during the 20th Gay Pride Parade, whose theme is "Gender identity law, NOW! Everyone together against transphobia!",in Sao Paulo, Brazil on May 29, 2016.  / AFP / Miguel Schincariol        (Photo credit should read MIGUEL SCHINCARIOL/AFP/Getty Images)

Sao Paulo just hosted the world’s biggest Pride

Sao Paolo, Brazil, has just hosted the world’s biggest Pride parade. Hundreds of thousands of revellers took to the streets, many supporting a federal proposed law to allow trans Brazilians to legally change their gender. The bill also states that government health providers must cover gender reassignment. The Pride in Sao Paulo began at 10am

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MEPs condemn ban and police violence at Istanbul Pride

In a last-minute move, the governor of Istanbul banned Sunday’s Pride Parade, using the month of Ramadan as a justification. In previous years, Prides were also held during Ramadan, without obstruction by the state and tens of thousands people participating. As demonstrators gathered to start the Pride Parade, defying the ban, they got violently attacked