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Bolivia’s first Same-Sex Union – history is being made!
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Bolivia’s first Same-Sex Union – history is being made!

After a two-year legal battle Guido and David could finally get their status recognised by the law. Could this first gay civil partnership lead to more LGBT+ rights in Bolivia? Guido Montano, one of the first two gay men to ever get into a same-sex union in the country, told WPR Linda Farthing: “The biggest change is a mental one. It may seem a vague idea in day-to-day life […] but I just immediately sensed that we have more rights.” When l in January both of them contracted COVID-19, without a legal recognition of their status, they were forced to look at the worst-case scenario where all they had built together so far was going to get lost, bu now, as Guido says, “with David really ill, the fact that we can now leave our pensions to each other and that we would have had no proble...
Italian extreme-right wing Party blocking a proper law against homophobia
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Italian extreme-right wing Party blocking a proper law against homophobia

Lega Party and his leader, Matteo Salvini, are obstructing the discussion and the approval of the so called Zan bill, showing once again, how racist and homophobe they can be. The discussion of the Zan bill (that takes the name from the MP that first proposed it), has been stopped once again from Lega - the Italian extreme-right-party - because according to the leader, Matteo Salvini, "Italy does not need a new law regulating acts of homophobia, as laws in Italy already punish all acts of racism and hate and because this law is divisive and not foreseen by the government programme." This is what also, another fascist leader of the Italian Parliament - Giorgia Meloni - repeatedly affirms, adding also that if the Zan bill is approved, Italian citizens would loose every right to their...
Ana Brnabic, Serbia’s first Lesbian PM wins second term elections.
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Ana Brnabic, Serbia’s first Lesbian PM wins second term elections.

Serbia’s first female and first openly gay prime minister - Ana Brnabic - wins a second term during an election-time where people have raised claims of corruption. Ana Brnabic is the leader of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party, which has been nominated by the Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic to remain in office after securing 188 deputies in the 250-seat parliament. She was able to win the elections for a second term after those held on 21st June got boycotted by the opposition accusing the President of silencing all those media which did not agree with his rules.  Mr. Vucic looked ahead and during a press conference last Monday defended Ana Brnabic from all accuses, saying the she “didn’t use her term of office to benefit foreign or local power centers, she just fought for the...
LGBT+ Users take over Twitter with the hashtag #proudboys to fight extreme right group.
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LGBT+ Users take over Twitter with the hashtag #proudboys to fight extreme right group.

Members of the LGBT+ community from all around the world have been making #ProudBoys trend on twitter by posting images of gay pride and pictures of themselves kissing their loved ones. This is what we can easily call a “peaceful fight” against something belonging to far right groups which are not so LGBT-friendly (or not at all). The Proud Boys group has denied being a homophobic organisation, but they are indeed a far-right and anti-migrant organisation. This is why actors, Canadian armed forces, users from all over the world have started sharing supporting pictures to drown out all posts related to this group. Who are these Proud Boys? Founded in 2016 by Canadian-British right-wing activist Gavin McInnes, the Proud Boys is a far-right, anti-immigrant, all-male group. The group ...
America: ban to fly the Rainbow flag at the Pentagon.
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America: ban to fly the Rainbow flag at the Pentagon.

The States are not facing easy times because of COVID-19 and all the protests against racism, but this new “Policy” on “divisive symbols” is raising serious concerns. Yes, because amongst these “divisive symbols” we confined the Confederate Flag and The Rainbow Flag too. One could easy understand that the Confederate Flag is divisive (The Confederacy was the group of southern US states that fought to keep slavery during the US civil war), but why should the Rainbow Flag be so, when it is also known and used a symbol of peace? https://twitter.com/elwasson/status/1284233454754902017?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1284233454754902017%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinknews.co.uk%2F2020%2F07%2F20%2Fpride-flag-rainbow-banned-us-military-confederate-pentagon%2F ...
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...
Play cards become gender-equal in new pack created by teenager
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Play cards become gender-equal in new pack created by teenager

Gender Equal cards to stop discriminations. An Israeli youngster raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to create a brand-new deck of cards making the female characters equal to their male counterparts. Whilst playing cards on vacation, Jerusalem-based teenager, Maayan asked her father a simple question: “Why is the Queen worth less than the King?” Her father didn’t have a good answer, which sparked the idea to create the world’s first gender-equal deck, with two Kings and Queens raised higher and two lower, she then added princesses to replace two of the Jacks – all with an equal scoring. They also created a female joker. “Let’s be honest,” Maayan says, “playing cards were invented hundreds of years ago and they don’t make sense anymore today…we even have ruling female monarchs...
Turkish Children asked to stop drawing rainbows as this will turn them gay.
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Turkish Children asked to stop drawing rainbows as this will turn them gay.

Pure idiocy. We all know that unfortunately Turkey, since their actual president is on his “throne” and politics allows always more space to extremist religious parties, homophobia has seen a peak and the poor Turkish LGBT+ population is having an always more hard life. A few days ago, with the beginning of the Ramadan, the head of religious affairs gave a very homophobic speech, where he blamed LGBT+ people for poisoning the youth, with their corrupted ideology. Apparently these words sorted effects on the ministry of education that has ordered schools and educators to stop children from drawing rainbows as these are symbols of the LGBT+ perversion that will turn all children gay. There is more! As reported on the JPost, The Museum of Modern Art of Instambul launched a campaign acr...
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