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Hong Kong’s Immigration Department has lost a longtime battle over the rights of same-sex couples. A British lesbian named QT has been fighting with the government since 2011 in order to get the same visa and immigration rights as straight couples. Having married her partner in a UK civil partnership years before they moved tp Hong Kong in 2011, QT applied for a dependent visa during the transition. Unfortunately, the Hong Kong Immigration Department denied that visa as Hong Kong does...
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Data released ahead of Pride in London show more Brits are concerned about animal rights than they are rights for LGBT people. The survey, carried out in partnership with YouGov by Pride’s Community Interest Company, asked participants to pick three issues from a list “ most concern you about the future.” Just three percent of straight and cisgender people picked ‘Tolerance for individuals of different sexualities/gender identities’ as one of the most important, behind ‘animal rights’ on 7 percent. Meanwhile just two...
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We've got the info on what's happening at some of the biggest festivals in the country right here Pride month is here once again, when cities across the United States celebrate the LGBT community with parades, festivals, and other events. Most Pride events—although certainly not all—are held in June to commemorate the Stonewall riots that took place in New York City on June 28, 1969. That event, where LGBT protesters fought back against police in a raid at the Stonewall...
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Even speaking up for LGBTI rights in Nigeria can get you into trouble A group of brave Nigerians have taken to the streets of the capital Lagos to show their solidarity with the country’s LGBTI people. The protesters hit the streets on the country’s National Day of Mourning to raise awareness about the homophobic violence and murders of LGBTI people. The National Day of Mourning commemorates the countless Nigerians who lost their lives to different kinds of violence. The Bisi Alimi Foundation...
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"The average black trans person earns less than $10,000 a year." Though the gay rights movement in the United States has seen huge progress in the last century—especially the last two decades—a new report highlights a bleak reality: LGBT people are more likely than their peers to live in poverty. The report from the LGBTQ Poverty Collaborative finds that the needs of low-income LGBT communities are not being fully served by mainstream anti-poverty organizations or by LGBT advocacy groups. The study...
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A new study on religious views toward the LGBT community points to a massive generation gap. Mormons largely support laws protecting LGBT people from discrimination. But they’re still opposed to same-sex marriage, according to a new report from the Public Religion Research Institute, making them an anomaly among religious groups in America. Only 40% of Mormons support marriage equality, compared to the nearly 70% who believe LGBT Americans should be protected from discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations. That’s a...

Young readers will be able to learn the empowering true story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag with a picture book written by award-winning author, Rob Sanders. As we all know, Milk became the first openly gay elected official in America back in 1977, and was then shot and killed by ex-Supervisor Dan White in City Hall. Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag, recounts inspiring events from the life of the activist, as well as his...
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"I just want to make sure he gets to have a family when he wants one." A lot of stars make time for gay rights, but for 50 Shades of Grey star Marcia Gay Harden, the cause is personal: Her 13-year-old son, Hudson, is gay and she’s determined to make sure he inherits a future where his rights are guaranteed. https://instagram.com/p/BgP9kK5nqKl/?utm_source=ig_embed The 58-year-old Oscar winner brought Hudson to the the Family Equality Council’s annual Impact Awards in L.A. earlier this month, where...
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The Domestic Partnership Act was signed into law today Today Bermuda became the first country to revoke legalized same-sex marriage. Instead, it has replaced marriage equality with domestic partnerships. Governor John Rankin signed the Domestic Partnership Act 2017 into law today (7 February). The bill clarifies that ‘a marriage is void unless the parties are respectively male and female’. A domestic partnership is essentially an interpersonal relationship between adults who share their lives without marriage. Bermuda legalized same-sex marriage on 5 May 2017. An...
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With the recent & very exciting news that the people of Australia voted yes for same-sex marriage, it's important for the LGBTQ community and its supporters to truly see how far we have come in this epic battle for our legal rights. Over 25 countries have legalized same-sex marriage so far, with Australia hopefully being the next one on that list. This includes The United States, Columbia, Malta, Argentina and so much more, with the list hopefully expanding over the...
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The news is so terrible these days it’s almost unbearable. So here’s something nice for you to watch. Ellen surprised a gay college student named Trent Bauer with a big check this week. Bauer was brought to Ellen’s attention by his best friend Stephanie in a letter she wrote praising his work for gay rights. Bauer serves as LGBT Student Coordinator at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania – a position he saw the need for and pushed administrators to create. Said Ellen: “We...
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'How could I subscribe to a religion that just didn't account for gay people?' New Zealand’s new Prime Minister has vowed to be a progressive leader. Jacinda Ardern’s left-leaning Labour party will form a coalition government with NZ First and the Green party. Jacinda Ardern is now leader of New Zealand ‘This is an exciting day. We aspire to be a government for all New Zealanders and one that will seize the opportunity to build a fairer, better New Zealand,’ she announced. ‘We will...
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Andrew Garfield may have been heavily criticised by some for describing himself as a “gay man right now just without the physical act”, but he’s still a big supporter of the LGBT community. The Spider-Man actor recently played the lead in a National Theatre production of Tony Kushner’s two-part classic Angels in America, a play set during the AIDS crisis in New York in the 1980s. “It’s sadly very pertinent to the political climate,” he told Time Out London of the...
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Rest In Power. Gay rights activist Edith Windsor has passed away aged 88, her wife Judith Kasen-Windsor confirmed to the New York Times. Windsor’s Supreme Court case back in 2013 overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, giving same-sex married couples federal recognition in the US for the first time. After her previous wife, Thea Spyer, died she sued the US government after being ordered to pay $363,053 (£224,940) in federal estate tax. They had been together for 44 years and married in Canada...

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