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Social media company TikTok is facing criticism after it was accused of censoring LGBTI users. Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok who have since confirmed the allegations were accused by German digital blog Netzpolitik of censoring content produced by people with disabilities, body positivity advocates and LGBTI people as recently as this past September as a
The Indonesian government is facing global condemnation after posting employment opportunities the banned LGBTI applicants. According to reports by The Jakarta Post, Indonesia’s ministries of Trade and Defence, along with the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) listed employment opportunities for civil servant positions that excluded applicants who were “mentally disabled” or showed “sexual orientation or behavioural
A warning has been issued to LGBTI tourists planning on travelling to Malaysia following the arrest of a gay couple for “immoral activities” at a hotel. The two Vietnamese men, who are aged 22 and 29, found themselves entrapped by an undercover immigration agent while staying in their hotel in George Town on the 12th
A new index has been released to help LGBTI people on their travels by highlighting the safest and dangerous nations in the world. According to the 2019 list which rates 150 nations, Nigeria is the most dangerous nation to travel to, while Sweden is rated as the safest place to travel for LGBTI people. The
The Ugandan government is facing widespread criticism and pressure following the arrests of 16 LGBTI activists. Demanding that the charges against the 16 individuals be dropped, LGBTI rights groups and civil society groups in the nations highlight that the activists were arrested despite initially being promised ‘protection’ from the police. In a joint statement, Sexual
Politicians in Botswana have been accused of promoting and endorsing homophobia by the local LGBTI community, following a series of anti-LGBTI slurs being used against political opponents. The slurs which follow a recent ruling that legalised homosexuality in Botswana have been condemned by LGBTI rights group, Legabibo who say that “hate, disrespect and exclusion” are
The capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, has hosted its first-ever LGBTI pride parade, with over 2,000 people marching against homophobia and hate crimes directed at the community. The parade which was held on Sunday took place in the shadow of growing far-right aggression and views in the Baltic state. Leading the parade with
The former President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe has passed away, leaving the nations LGBTI community with mixed feelings about the leader who has been recognised as both a liberator and condemned for his oppression. Mugabe’s death which was confirmed via Twitter by Zimbabwe’s current President, Emmerson Mnangagwa via twitter saying “Zimbabwe’s founding father and former
A majority of British people (60 per cent) believe it’s right to teach primary school pupils about different kinds of families, including same-sex parenting. New research commissioned by UK Charity Stonewall has found widespread support among the British public for LGBT-inclusive education. Among young people aged 16-24, this figure increases to over two thirds (68
A well-known activist that helps LGBTI Nicaraguans in exile has been arrested by police in Nicaragua. According to reports, Ulises Rivas was arrested in a town called Comalapa, roughly 125 kilometres east of the country’s capital of Managua. The police have accused him of robbing a woman and a cell phone video given to the
Russia has been ordered to pay three LGBTQ groups £38,850 for blocking them from becoming legal entities. The groups claim their applications to become legal entities were blocked by the country because their main aim is to promote LGBTQ rights. The three groups in question are Rainbow House, the Movement for Marriage Equality and the Sochi Pride House. The groups had attempted to register from between 2006 and 2011. In the ruling, the court unanimously found that Russia had discriminated against...
BENGALURU (Reuters) - An LGBTI job fair, billed by organizers as the first such event in India, attracted more than 250 people on Friday looking for employment with companies including Intel, Goldman Sachs and Uber. The event in the southern city of Bengaluru comes after India’s Supreme Court overruled a law banning homosexuality in 2018, which the organizers said now enables companies to freely hire people who have been marginalized for years. Many Indians who are lesbian, gay, bisexual,...
'I am proud to be a gay son of God,' he said A student came out publicly during his valedictorian speech at a prominent Mormon college in the US. Matty Easton attended his graduation ceremony at Brigham Young University on 26 April ready to deliver the most important speech of his life. In his speech, Easton gave a shout out to his LGBTI friends at BYU, before revealing he himself identifies as gay. ‘I stand before my family, friends, and graduating class today...
The relationship app is 'designed to be deleted' The first openly-LGBTI candidate in the 2020 US presidential race, Pete Buttigieg, has revealed he met his husband Chasten Glezman on dating app Hinge. The mayor of South Bend called the relationship app a ‘very millennial thing’ on CNN’s Van Jones show. Hinge uses Facebook to facilitate connections and prompts users to continue conversations. It takes the slogan ‘designed to be deleted’. ‘I saw this light, something in his eyes’ Buttigieg said of his now-husband....