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Renewed LGBTI Crackdown in Chechnya Leaves 2 Dead and Over 40 Arrested

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Gay Conversion App Available on Google Play Despite Request For Removal

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LGBTQ Protections Now in Place for Congressional Staffers

On the Democrats’ first day in power, they passed a rules package that says that bars representatives and House employees from discriminating against LGBTQ people, according to LGBTQ Nation

The LGBT Congressional Staff Association, or LGBT CSA, commended this decision, saying that it sends an impactful message about diversity within the House of Representatives, that LGBTQ people are welcome in DC and within the House, and that the House respects the identity and dignity of LGBTQ individuals.



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Japanese legislator condemned for making anti-LGBTI commentsVeteran lawmaker Katsuei Hirasawa said the ‘nation would collapse’ if everyone became LGBTI
Japanese legislator condemned for making anti-LGBTI comments
Veteran lawmaker Katsuei Hirasawa speaking at an event in 2014 | Photo: Facebook






Gay men tortured and beaten in seperate homophobic attacks in ChileAttackers forced one man’s head under hot water, while the other man was knocked unconscious with a rock after having his genitals stomped on
Gay men tortured and beaten in seperate homophobic attacks in Chile
Patricio Díaz Bravo was glassed in a homophobic attack in Chile in 2018 | Photo: Movilh


Newly Elected Governors in Michigan & Wisconsin Sign LGBTI Protection Legislation into Law

Brazil’s new president removes LGBT concerns from human rights ministry

Brazil’s new right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro removed concerns regarding the LGBT community from being considered by a new human rights ministry hours after his inauguration, part of a sweeping set of executive orders targeting some minority groups.

Bolsonaro stripped LGBT concerns from the ministry and named no other federal agency to consider such issues, The Associated Press reportedWednesday.