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Day: 11 June 2020

Switzerland moves forward the approval of Equal Marriage.
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Switzerland moves forward the approval of Equal Marriage.

Luckily during Pride Month there are Countries who make a real difference for their LGBT+ communities improving their lives. Unlike what is happening in Poland, Switzerland is moving towards real equal rights for every citizen. There is a big "Yes" to the project for the application of the parliamentary initiative of the liberal Green Party proposing "Equal marriage for all" and "yes" to lesbian couples applying to receive donor's semen to get pregnant. The Swiss National Council approved - with 132 votes against 52 and 13 abstentions - the dossier that would finally allow real equality for all Swiss citizens regardless of social class. If everything goes in the right direction, and therefore also the Council of States will adopt the above dossier - which is very likely to happen - Switz...
Film recommendation: Strong Island
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Film recommendation: Strong Island

Watch this topical documentary as we all reflect on racial injustice, families and the power of a strongly told story. On top of a global pandemic, two issues are now dominating the news and internet, with worldwide Black Lives Matter protests and JK Rowling’s ill-conceived intervention in the debate around trans lives (a debate fostered mainly by cis white women). So what better film to watch this week – to think, reflect and learn – than Yance Ford’s documentary Strong Island on Netflix. Nominated for an Oscar in 2018, it is a film about racial (in)justice, made by a trans filmmaker. William Ford Jr, the director’s older brother, was just 24 when he was murdered by a 19-year-old white man, Mark Reilly, after a petty argument in a garage. But Reilly walked free after minimal investiga...
Polands gets even more homophobic with their president picturing the LGBT+ community as enemies.
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Polands gets even more homophobic with their president picturing the LGBT+ community as enemies.

And some people still ask why we need Gay Prides every year. The air in Poland is getting barely breathable for the LGBT+ community that after the “LGBT+ free zones” are now being portrayed as enemies by Poland’s president which is looking for a second term of power in this month of elections. To make sure he gets a better social impact on the population, Andrzej Duda pleased those nazi-catholic groups of people (including religious representatives) by signing a “family-values-declaration”, where he promised to always “protect children from LGBT+ ideology” and prohibit the spread of such ideas involving public institutions that will have to make sure that nothing like this will ever happen. President Duda said: “This is a foreign ideology that we won’t allow to be introduced into our cou...
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