LGBT Politics: The Latest International Headlines

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It seems like politics is everywhere these days, and whether we like it or not, LGBT politics permeates all aspects of our lives as queer people. There's simply no getting away from it. Hornet covers politics the world over, from the stark political divide of the United States to elections and other politics headlines in South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. As members of the LGBTQ community, it's crucial we stay current regarding anything and everything related to LGBT politics. In trying times like these, staying optimistic can be tricky. But here at Hornet you will find inspiring updates on LGBT politics and how queer people and our allies are reacting to political issues around the world. Find out how these political stories will affect members of the LGBT community, from health care, immigration and education think pieces to income inequality, election results and the occasional WTF?! headlines.
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From Coming Out To Holding A Protest, Here Are Five Gay Kisses That Made A Political Statement

If you’re part of the LGBTQ+ community, chances are that your rights and identity have been politicized, debated, and picked apart by complete and total strangers. Small business owners, big corporations, and governments around the world all have something to say about who we date, love, and have sex with.[…]

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50 Years Ago, America Got Its First Look at ‘The Homosexual Couple’

In 1971, Jack Baker and Mike McConnell became the first gay couple to be married—long before marriage equality became legal

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The U.S. Feds Tried To Kill The First Gay Magazine

After ONE Magazine debuted in 1953, the U.S. government harassed its writers and put it on trial for obscenity, just because it was gay.

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5 Global LGBTQ Rights Priorities Idenitified by the Biden Administration

Back in February, President Biden pledged to support LGBTQ+ rights around the world. By signing the “Memorandum on Advancing the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Persons Around the World,” the Biden Administration reaffirmed the efforts of both domestic and global LGBTQ+ activists who fight every[…]

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