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Homophobia Kills: Indonesia’s Anti-LGBTQ Policies Are Plunging the Country Into an HIV Epidemic

Indonesian HIV rates are at an all-time high for the gay community, a direct result of the country’s ongoing crackdown on LGBTQ rights

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World
French President Says He ‘Won’t Lecture’ Egyptian Leader on LGBTQ Rights (Though He Did With Putin)

French President Emmanuel Macron said he wouldn’t lecture the president of Egypt on human and LGBTQ rights, but a military contract might be the cause

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World
5 Horrifying Takeaways From the Latest Report on Chechnya’s Anti-LGBTQ Purge

Human Rights Watch just released a report on the anti-LGBTQ crackdown in the autonomous Russian Republic of Chechnya — here are its biggest finds

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Gambian State Media Accuses LGBTQ Community of Presidential Coup

Gambia’s state-run media has accused the LGBT community of conspiring to overthrow President Yahya Jammeh.

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HIV
Around the World: New HIV Sculpture in Amsterdam, UK Launches PrEP Trial, HIV on the Rise in Philippines

New York wasn’t the only city to get public art for World HIV Day — Amsterdam got an abacus to countdown the days until the world is free of AIDS.

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World
This Canadian Gay Couple Opened The First LGBTQ Foster Agency in Ontario!

An heroic gay couple in Canada have created the first LGBTQ foster agency in Ontario!

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Politics
WTF?! ACT UP Fined In France For Calling Homophobes “Homophobes”

The activist group ACT UP was fined the equivalent of $854 by the Court of Appeals in France. Their crime? Hanging posters calling anti-queer group La Manif Pour Tous (The Strike For All) homophobes. If anything, you’d think a homophobic group would embrace that label. That and more in your monthly[…]

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World
US Court Denies Jamaican Bi Man Asylum — Because He Has Sex With Women

WTF? An US Appeals judge doesn’t seem to know what the world “bisexual” means. That and more maddening news in our monthly look at worldwide queerphobia.

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World
Uruguay Grants Asylum To Gay Russian Man And Other Good News!

Uruguay grants asylum for the very first time based on sexual identity, and more in this month’s collection of good news from around the globe!

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Politics
Queerbash: This Month In LGBTQ Struggles Around The World

Our monthly roundup looks at homophobic legislation and anti-LGBTQ violence around the world.

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