Uruguay Grants Asylum To Gay Russian Man And Other Good News!
For the first time in their history, the South American country of Uruguay has provided asylum for a gay Russian man! The country hasn’t extended protections based on sexual identity before, but this sets a great precedent for LGBTQ people in queerphobic countries! All that and more in our monthly collection of good news from around the globe!
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