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Rock band Mashrou’ Laila has openly gay lead vocalist but LGBTI flag incident has sparked a crackdown Egypt has arrested seven people, accused of flying LGBTI rainbow flags at a rock concert in Cairo. Public prosecutors are now examining the evidence. But if found guilty, the seven men could face two years in jail. Lebanese alternative rock band Mashrou’ Leila performed in Cairo on Saturday (22 September). The lead singer, Hamed Sinno, is openly gay and an LGBTI advocate. After the gig, LGBTI...
Pheonix-Fire

A man suspected of setting fire to an LGBT+ centre in the US has been arrested. On 12 July, the one.n.ten centre in Pheonix, Arizona was doused in liquid and set ablaze by a man believed to be 26-year-old Darren Beach Jr. No one was harmed in the attack, but essential resources including electronic equipment, food, personal hygiene products and camping equipment were lost in the fire. The one.n.ten centre is a safe haven that serves LGBT+ youth and young adults aged...
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Police have rounded up at least 100 gay men in the southern Russian republic of Chechnya and have killed at least three of them, according to media reports. The NYT: On Saturday, a leading Russian opposition newspaper confirmed a story already circulating among human rights activists: The Chechen authorities were arresting and killing gay men. …The men were detained “in connection with their nontraditional sexual orientation, or suspicion of such,” the newspaper, Novaya Gazeta, reported, citing Russian federal law enforcement officials, who...
police

Police are on the hunt for suspects after two men were hospitalised after being beaten in a homophobic attack. The two men, who are both in their 40s, were taken to the hospital for treatment after they were punched and kicked in an attack on a tram on their way home. GMP are urging the public for information on these two people A man and two women became involved in a row with the victims at 10.30pm on January the 22nd. The Greater...
Annual Gay Pride Parade

Pride Toronto has apologised for perceived “anti-blackness” and launched a process to consider whether to ban police units from marches, after demands from Black Lives Matter protesters. In July, the Canadian city’s Pride parade ground to an unexpected halt when Black Lives Matter protesters disrupted the event, refusing to let the march continue until organisers agreed to a string of demands. The group, who criticised the event’s alleged “anti-blackness” in an official statement, only agreed to let the parade continue when Pride Toronto organisers signed...
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A man who was viciously beaten in an anti-gay assault says police officers refused to offer him help. Omar Villalobos said he was terrified after a homeless man began shouting homophobic abuse at him in the street, before punching him in the face. However, Mr Villalobos says the situation went from bad to worse after the police officers who witnessed the attack decided to completely ignore it. “I was holding one side of my face, blood pouring down my hand and onto...

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