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Stories about LGBTQ+

Group's report to Biden administration seeks commitment to human rights and democracy in Brazil

The document was compiled by a network of Brazilians and Americans living in the US, gathering policy topics directly affected by the Trump administration's relationship with Brazil's Bolsonaro

Trinidadian activist and writer Colin Robinson, who did the ‘work of social history,’ has died

"Imagination is as critical to social justice as power. Unless we imagine more just futures and how we get there, change won’t come."

Queer and single French women face uphill legal battle to have biological children

The French Senate voted against permitting fertility treatments for queer women and single women.

Ecuador's transgender communities organize first-ever National Trans March

"We are fed up, we are tired of the social debt, of the State debt, of the commodification of the struggle of trans people."

‘Queer Japan’ documentary introduces Japan's vibrant, multifaceted LGTBQ+ community

The film features a variety of individuals involved in art, activism, nightlife, and politics in Japan.

Thai LGBTQ+ activists and pro-democracy protesters march together for equality

In Bangkok, LGBTQ activists join ranks with democracy protestors join to demand gender and marriage equality as well as political reforms of the monarchy.

Mexican lawmakers approve same-sex marriage in the state of Puebla

Puebla is the latest Mexican state to approve same-sex marriage.

In Haiti, homophobic movements use anti-colonial rhetoric against LGBTQI+ communities

Attempts to increase visibility of the LGBTQI+ community in Haiti are being stifled

Barbados declares intent to recognise same-sex unions and remove British queen as head of state

The Cayman Islands recently made same-sex partnerships legal, but Barbados may become the first CARICOM member to do so. It will also replace the queen as head of state.

How a young photographer puts modern Mongolia in focus

Kush Zorigt's lens captures all the complexities and contradictions of Mongolia today: gleaming skyscrapers, toxic pollution, and the surprising stories of people who live or survive among them.

For LGBTQ+ people in Mongolia, stigma is a fact of life

"I'm open about my orientation, because nobody is. If nobody speaks out about the situation, nobody will know. And I want people to know; to accept those who are different."

Marielle Franco case remains under state police without federal interference, rules Brazil High Court

Marielle's family members and advocates have feared that moving the case to federal level would make it vulnerable to interference by President Jair Bolsonaro, whose family has links with the suspects in...

Ecuador's transgender community decries lack of government aid during pandemic

"We aren't inherently vulnerable; it's the State that makes these populations vulnerable."

In Turkey, 2.5m students sit university entry exam despite COVID-19 outbreak

This year's exam was embroiled in controversy -- and not just because of the pandemic.

In Georgia, cinema is the latest flashpoint in the struggle for LGBTQ+ rights

Months after its release, a film about a gay Georgian dancer continues to inflame heated debates about the place of the LGBTQ+ community in this conservative country.

Manila Pride protester fights back and narrates ordeal inside police detention

"We persist against all odds. Our existence is resistance. We're here to dismantle oppressive systems, to change the things we cannot accept.", says Filipino LGBTQ+ activist Carla Nicoyco.

The state of LGBTQ+ rights in India: An interview with Supreme Court Advocate Saurabh Kirpal

Global Voices interviewed Saurabh Kirpal, a Supreme Court advocate, to find out the state of LGBTQI+ rights in India two years after the country decriminalized homosexual acts.

‘Venezuela has gone backwards’ on LGBTQ+ rights, says congresswoman Tamara Adrián

An interview with the first transgender congresswoman in Venezuela reveals legal battles for transgender people in the country.

Justice, inclusion and an economy for all: Australian activists mobilise at Virtual Progress 2020

“No matter what ways they break you, you still have to be able to form a fist”

LGBTQ+ community and politicians salute Montenegro's new law on same-sex partnerships

Only five years ago, police banned the country's Pride March as "too risky" following threats of violence from homophobic groups.

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