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KUALA LUMPUR: Government is thinking to tougher laws against the LGBT+ community.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Government is thinking to tougher laws against the LGBT+ community.

Un unthinkable and unacceptable reinforcement of discriminating laws agains the rainbow community of Kuala Lumpur is about to be voted by the government soon. Putrajaya’s Government is decided to go ahead with a new set of laws that foresees heavier and punishments for all people found guilty of practicing LGBT+ related acts (eg. Having sex with someone of the same gender, or being in a same-sex relationship, etc), by increasing the sentencing limits to the Syariah Courts - which is part of the criminal jurisdiction - according to the Act 1965-355. Religious affairs minister - Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri - earlier this year said that “LGBT+ culture is not just against Islamic law, but even human nature”, and this is the reason why Putrajaya will push the agenda for the Act 355. Al-Bakri al...
LGBT+ people’s fears across Europe. A new research shows very interesting results.
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LGBT+ people’s fears across Europe. A new research shows very interesting results.

“We deserve to feel safe in our country without being afraid to hold hands with our spouse. Today, this is not a reality.”  This is what one of the 140,000 interviewed LGBT+ people across Europe, North Macedonia, Serbia and the UK, added to his survey before handing it to FRA - The European Agency for Human Fundamental Rights - that published an interesting data on the quality of life of the European LGBT+ population. The research, called  “A long way to go for LGBTI equality”, touched different and interesting points related to the quality of life of a person and to their fundamental human rights. Data shown in this survey are also compared to a similar survey dated 2012. What is very worrying is the percentage of LGBT+ experiencing discrimination in normal life or even when when l...
Italy – when homosexuality is compared to mental illness.
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Italy – when homosexuality is compared to mental illness.

Wedding is NULL because his wife is Lesbian. This is what happens in Apulia, south of Italy, in a beautiful region reach of history, art, great food and breathtaking beaches, where religion is way too strong to sometimes stop homophobia, and where Anna - this is the name of this unlucky character - found her self to be considered guilty of “mental illness” simply because she understood and accepted she was Lesbian.  She has been married to Antonio for over 10 years, gave him three beautiful children and slowly, with an inner struggle, she finally understood and accepted her homosexuality, but for the Apulian Ecclesiastical Court and for the Cassation this has been recognized as a disabling reason for the marriage and therefore for its immediate dissolution through the Roman Rota. Th...
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