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We love allies A day after Taiwan’s parliament voted to legalize same-sex marriage, two gay couples and one straight couple held a joint wedding on Saturday (18 May). The social media stars organized the ceremony in support of same-sex marriage and promote gender equality. Leading LGBTI activists, including veteran LGBT rights activist Chi Chia-wei and coordinator of Marriage Equality Coalition Taiwan Jennifer Lu attended. Taiwan’s parliament on Friday (17 May) became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. The president is expected...
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They were fatally shot Authorities found the bodies of three LGBTI activists shot dead in Mexico on Sunday (17 June). They found Rubén Estrada, Roberto Vega, and Carlos Uriel López in Taxco, a city within the Mexican state of Guerrero. The Washington Blade reports the men were at a nightclub in the early hours of Sunday when ‘a group of men tried to extort money from them’. They refused and the group of men returned, forcibly placing the three activists in a van...
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Community leaders issue emergency safety tips, warning LGBTI Egyptians to delete profiles and deny everything if arrested Egyptian LGBTI activists are urging people to delete dating apps as police carry out a spate of arrests. They say 13 people were arrested in just 24 hours as the police round-up suspected LGBTIs. It’s all a response to a rock concert on Saturday where gig-goers flew rainbow flags. The concert was by popular band Mashrou’ Leila, which has an openly gay lead singer. Politicians and...
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Grandma has the most heartwarming reaction A new ad for marriage equality in Australia is bringing tears to eyes all over the world. Lisa calls her grandmother and asks how she is going to vote on an upcoming marriage equality postal survey. Her grandma hesitates for a while and then has the most heartwarming response. The message? It’s time to pick up the phone and ring your relatives to see how they’ll vote! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU2CGSC9a3Q The video, produced by Australian Marriage Equality, comes after the High...

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