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LGBTIQ+ news from around the globe

LGBTIQ+ news from around the globe

Here’s a quick update on what’s making news in LGBTIQ communities around the globe. Indonesia An Indonesian policeman has been accused of forcing another man into a homosexual relationship after intimate photos of him and the other man were posted to social media. The man posting the photos suggested the officer had promised to help […]

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Gang avoid murder charges after trans woman set ablaze in Indonesia

Gang avoid murder charges after trans woman set ablaze in Indonesia

Indonesian police in North Jakarta have announced there will be no murder charges for six suspects alleged to have burned a transgender woman alive as revenge for theft. 43-year-old Mira was reported to have been beaten, doused in petrol and burned after she was accused of stealing a wallet and phone from a truck driver […]

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OutRight launch COVID-19 Global LGBTIQ+ Emergency Fund

OutRight launch COVID-19 Global LGBTIQ+ Emergency Fund

Global LGBTIQ+ advocacy group OutRight Action International have today announced the launch of the OutRight COVID-19 Global LGBTIQ Emergency Fund. The initiative will offer emergency financial resources to LGBTIQ+ organisations across the world who are supporting people impacted by COVID-19, and support OutRight’s work in documenting and responding to the effects of the crisis on […]

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Leo Varadkar returns to medicine to help out during COVID-19 crisis

Leo Varadkar returns to medicine to help out during COVID-19 crisis

Irish PM Leo Varadkar has reactivated his medical licence and will return to working as a doctor one day a week. Ireland’s leader was a GP before he entered politics, and now he’s doing his part during the COVID-19 crisis by heading back into the hospital to help hands on. His office confirmed to the […]

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Hungary moves to remove transgender recognition

Hungary moves to remove transgender recognition

Hungary has responded to the COVID-19 outbreak by bringing in sweeping changes to the country’s laws which political analysts describe as transforming the country into a dictatorship. Last week the country’s parliament voted to allow Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to rule by decree for as long as the coronavirus crisis is deemed to be continuing. The new […]

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Singapore’s court rejects cases for legalisation of homosexuality

Singapore’s court rejects cases for legalisation of homosexuality

Singapore’s High Court has rejected three different cases challenging the country’s colonial era laws that outlaw homosexuality. Section 377A of the country’s Penal Code criminalises same-sex relations between men. The law was introduced in the 1930’s when Singapore was ruled by Britain and echoes similar laws left by the British around the world. LGBTI human […]

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World AIDS Conference 2020 moves to an online program

World AIDS Conference 2020 moves to an online program

The 2020 World AIDS Conference, which was to be held in San Francisco and Oakland later this year will move to being a virtual online conference. Conference organisers have announced the huge conference which would have been the events 23rd gathering will still take place from 6-10 July but it will now be held online. […]

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Singapore’s LGBTIQ+ festival Pink Dot finds new way to celebrate

Singapore’s LGBTIQ+ festival Pink Dot finds new way to celebrate

Singapore’s LGBTIQ+ festival Pink Dot will not take place in its usual arena of Hong Lim Park this year, but the organisers have found a new way to celebrate. Since 2008, the protest event and Pride celebration has been held in Hong Lim Park – the only legal space for protest in the small Asian […]

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After a year behind bars Chelsea Manning has been released

After a year behind bars Chelsea Manning has been released

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning will be released from custody after a judge declared her testimony was no longer needed in a Grand Jury investigation. Manning, a former intelligence analyst, stole hundreds of thousands of classified documents from the US military and leaked them to Wikileaks. She was asked to testify before a Grand Jury looking into […]

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Chelsea Manning recovering after suicide attempt

Chelsea Manning recovering after suicide attempt

Chelsea Manning’s legal team have revealed that she is currently in hospital recovering from a suicide attempt. The former US Intelligence Analyst is currently being held in a US prison on contempt of court charges after she refused to testify into an inquiry about Wikileaks. Manning has been held on remand since last May, she […]

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