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Gay Pride to take place in Uganda, despite hostility

The country’s LGBT community is preparing for its annual gay pride parade, taking place this weekend. This year’s event has special significance – it has been a year since the controversial anti-gay law was scrapped – giving marchers even more reason to celebrate. Richard Lusimbo – who is heading up the committee behind this year’s parade –

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LGBTI rights language stripped from UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

The UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for member states will contain no language that could be interpreted as shielding the rights of LGBTI people in order to placate developing nations The sustainable development goals set for United Nations members to the year 2030 will not contain any reference to the rights of LGBTI people

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The publication “Equality and Diversity Mainstreaming: Review of the Best Practices in the EU Member States” (in Lithuanian) seeks to encourage the broader discussion among the decision and policy makers, implementers, non-governmental organizations and the members of the general public about the necessity of equality and diversity mainstreaming into the processes of the public policy

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Only in Amsterdam: the 20th edition of Amsterdam’s Gay Pride Canal Parade

On the 1st of August, 2015 a half of million visitors from around the world turned out for the 20th edition of Amsterdam’s Gay Pride Canal Parade. Tens of thousands of representatives of the LGBT* community and human rights activists, including Vladimir Simonko, Executive Director of the national LGBT* rights organization LGL, sailed the channels

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As a way to analyze the phenomenon of domestic and dating violence against lesbians, bisexual and transwomen, I decided to take a broader approach to the subject by taking also into consideration opinions and perception by LBT* women from the local community who do not identify as victims of this kind of violence. The reason

2015-08-04

Dutch LGBTI activists call for full rights in Caribbean countries

The Kingdom territories follow Dutch laws – with some exceptions One float in particular stood out at the Amsterdam Pride parade on Saturday. The parade, which took place on the canal, had a float present to raise awareness about LGBTI rights in Dutch Caribbean countries. The Netherlands is progressive as a country – it was

Participants of the QuPiD project with the President of the Republic of Malta

In the period between 2013 and 2015 the National LGBT* Rights Association LGL together with its international partners has successfully implemented the project “QuPiD: Queer Pathways into Diversity”, funded by the European Union Life Long Learning Programme “Gruntvig”. The project sough to increase the capacities of the international partners in relation to LGBT* (lesbian, gay,

2015-08-03

Mayor of Jamaican capital to speak at Pride event

The mayor of the Jamaican capital on Friday said she has “a responsibility” to represent all of her city’s residents, including those who are LGBT.“I come from the point of view that I, as mayor, have a responsibility to all the individuals of Kingston,” Angela Brown-Burke told the Washington Blade during a telephone interview. Brown-Burke,

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We call upon professional and amateur photographers who are willing to investigate the topic of domestic violence between lesbians and dating violence against transwomen and to record the changes and evolution of various cultures in dealing with this topic in a genuine, vivid and profound way with the aim of enhancing mutual understanding and exchanges

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Thailand’s ban on gay and foreign surrogacy just came into effect

Under new laws only local married heterosexual couples will be able to access surrogacy services in Thailand and any arrangement must be strictly non-commercial Thailand has officially clamped down on commercial surrogacy practices – where a woman has a fetus implanted and brings it to term in exchange for financial compensation from the child’s parents

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Trans pride march to take place in Jerusalem, despite threats

The 14th Annual March for Pride and Tolerance in Jerusalem will take place tomorrow, to celebrate the diversity within the city and challenge those who continue to oppose LGBT rights in Israel. Organised by the Jerusalem Open House – which also runs the city’s LGBT community centre – the festival drew over five thousand people

2015-07-29

Joint Statement: recent attacks on LGBTI people in Turkey

IGLYO, ILGA-Europe, ICRSE, SWAN & TGEU have written to the Turkish government to express their grave concern about the lack of a political response over recent attacks, discriminatory treatment and incitement to violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people in Turkey. In particular, the groups denounce the ill-treatment Kemal Ördek, co-founder of the Red