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ADDED ON: 03/25/2019

No Significant Progress in Gender Equality in Croatia

ZAGREB, March 23, 2019 - Some of the gender equality indicators in Croatia, such as the number of boys and girls enrolled in primary and secondary schools, continue to be good, however,…

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ADDED ON: 03/25/2019

Michigan will no longer fund adoption agencies that deny LGBT parents

Michigan will no longer fund adoption agencies that turn away parents who are LGBT because of religious objections, a move that was part of the terms of a legal settlement announced Friday.…

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ADDED ON: 03/25/2019

Seeing yourself on the big screen

Shin Thant tried to create a metaphor for the experience of feeling culturally excluded and vilified on the big screen. It went like this; A transgender person who goes to the cinema…

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ADDED ON: 03/25/2019

Thailand’s transgender politician Pauline Ngarmpring: ‘I do it for future generations’

On March 24, Thai voters will elect a new parliament, which is set to end five years of direct military rule. 52-year-old Pauline Ngarmpring, a transgender candidate, is contesting the polls and…

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ADDED ON: 03/25/2019

UK lawmakers calls against detention of LGBT asylum seekers

Britain should not put LGBT+ asylum seekers in immigration detention centres where they risk being abused and harassed by staff and other detainees, lawmakers said on Thursday. LGBT+ people are often traumatised…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2019

Gay politician Robert Biedron challenges Polish leaders on gay marriage

Openly gay politician Robert Biedron is demanding the Polish government and president to recognise LGBT+ equality, including same-sex marriage. Biedron, a long-time LGBT+ campaigner who became Poland’s first openly gay MP in…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2019

Canada’s military issues new policies to welcome transgender troops as Trump insists on ban

As U.S. President Donald Trump moves to banish transgender troops from the ranks, Canada's military is welcoming such recruits with revamped policies that promote equality, respect and accommodation. New directives from the…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2019

Malaysia seeks gay tourists, but targets its gay citizens

Malaysia’s tourism industry wants the country to keep attracting the money of gay and lesbian tourists, even though Malaysia keeps cracking down on its LGBT citizens. The country even has an anti-homosexuality…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2019

Tomomi Inada’s uphill battle to ‘promote understanding’ of LGBT issues in Japan

Tomomi Inada isn’t trying to get Japan to legalize same-sex marriage or ban discrimination against gay citizens. The conservative lawmaker just wants to “promote understanding” of LGBT issues. Even that seems too…

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ADDED ON: 03/23/2019

United Airlines now offers nonbinary gender options for travelers booking flights

United Airlines will now offer travellers booking flights non-binary gender options for identifying themselves, the airline announced Friday. "United is determined to lead the industry in LGBT inclusivity, and we are so…

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ADDED ON: 03/23/2019

Can the Czech Republic Tear Down Europe’s Rainbow Curtain?

Eastern Europe has long resisted same-sex marriage. Prague might be about to change that. When Veronika Sediva, a 32-year-old consultant, visited the passport office in Prague two years ago to pick up…

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ADDED ON: 03/23/2019

M5S leader Di Maio distances party from ‘medieval’ anti-LGBT conference

Italy’s co-deputy prime minister and governing Five Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio has slammed his coalition partner the League party as “medieval” for its support for an anti-gay, anti-abortion event…

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