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· March, 2019

Stories about LGBTQ+ from March, 2019

In the Caucasus, queer people are forced to flee their homes

"There is a point after which you just can’t take it anymore."

Controversy at Malaysia’s Women’s Day march leads to its organizers being probed for sedition

"The government must not take the side of the bullies. Denying a group of marginalised groups their right to participate in democracy is truly an abuse of democracy."

‘Who ordered the killing of Marielle Franco?,’ Brazil asks a year after the councilwoman's murder

"Who ordered the president's neighbor to kill Marielle?"

Teen theatre production banned by Russian authorities for promoting ‘non-traditional family relations’

Russia has recently passed a series of socially conservative laws targeting activists, advocacy groups and online media for anything that can be construed as "promoting homosexuality to minors."

How Kyrgyz authorities almost banned a women's rally on International Women's Day

A nationalist vigilante group had pledged to break up the rally but the event went ahead without interruption.

Queer women in Russia’s North Caucasus ‘face sexual violence, forced marriage, and murder’

Out of the 21 women interviewed by QWNC, eight knew someone among their friends, relatives, or neighbours killed by their male family members for behaviour that "humiliated the family."

Chiang Mai, Thailand celebrates its first LGBT Pride in a decade

"We stand for the right to be safe from violence. We stand for the right to raise our quality of life and reflect on the history of our community."

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