Stories about LGBTQ+ from September, 2021
"From Egypt to Turkey to Iran, governments are pushing back against LGBTQ+ inclusion, even resorting to social media and mobile phones to track and target the community."
The Chinese regulators have banned effeminate images and idols on both television and video streaming sites since September 2, 2021.
"I know my strength is not [in military activities] . . . I see myself as a pillar to help the revolution be victorious."
The story of a young trans woman killed in August stirs new discussions about homophobia, the lack of protective measures for the LGBTQ+ community, and governmnet's failure to take action.
Two decades into AK Party rule, its popularity is dwindling and its ties with western governments have deteriorated significantly as the country is facing an economic and democratic precipice.