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· May, 2015

Stories about LGBTQ+ from May, 2015

Bangladesh Wants ‘Third Gender’ Hijras to Serve as Traffic Police

Hijras often face widespread discrimination and are shut out of employment opportunities. Bangladesh wants to recruit them as traffic police to help change that.

Singapore Bans Music Video for Its Pro-LGBT Content

"How ironic is it that on the same day Singapore bans a song with gay marriage content, Ireland votes in favor of it?"

Scandal in Argentina as Judges Say a Six-Year Old's Alleged Homosexuality Invited Sexual Abuse

'This moronic "judge" Piombo who calls a six-year-old a transvestite deserves to be thrown in jail!'

Activist Ambassador Lawyer Journalist: What It’s Like to Be Hated Online in Russia Today

Earlier this week, Afisha magazine's Nina Nazarova published a collection of fascinating interviews with four public figures who have played major roles online and in the news in Russia.

‘Proud Lebanon’ Releases Powerful Anti-Homophobia Video

In commemoration of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), "Proud Lebanon" is calling for equal rights to be extended to the Lebanese LGBT community.

More and More, LGBT Japanese Are Coming Out of the Closet

An Internet survey conducted by international PR and advertising giant Dentsu has found that 1 in 13 Japanese people (7.7%) between the ages of 20 and 59 identify as LGBT.

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