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Al-Azhar Observatory condemns raising of rainbow flag by US embassy in Bahrain
Egypt

Al-Azhar Observatory condemns raising of rainbow flag by US embassy in Bahrain

Egypt’s Al-Azhar Observatory for Countering Extremism has condemned the raising of the rainbow flag representing the LGBT community by the…
LGBT conversion therapy: Religious leaders call for ban to ‘abhorrent’ practice
World

LGBT conversion therapy: Religious leaders call for ban to ‘abhorrent’ practice

Over 300 religious leaders have called for a worldwide clampdown on conversion therapy for LGBT+ people. Germany is one of…
Photos: Egyptian transgender woman faces uphill battle against stigma
Society

Photos: Egyptian transgender woman faces uphill battle against stigma

Farida Aly spent decades performing blood tests, brain scans and personality tests before doctors issued the needed medical reports to…
Middle East survey sees patchy progress in views on women’s and LGBT+ rights
Middle East

Middle East survey sees patchy progress in views on women’s and LGBT+ rights

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More men than women in Iraq say they have been sexually harassed, while only 6%…
LGBT refugees allege harassment in Kenya, a rare safe haven
World

LGBT refugees allege harassment in Kenya, a rare safe haven

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi national Nina Muregwa says she feels threatened again. After escaping death threats back home over…
Brazil Supreme Court criminalizes homophobia
World

Brazil Supreme Court criminalizes homophobia

Brazil’s Supreme Court voted Thursday to criminalize homophobia, an important step for sexual minorities in one of the most dangerous…
Can you be gay online in China? Social media companies aren’t sure
World

Can you be gay online in China? Social media companies aren’t sure

Hong Kong (CNN Business)–Weibo can’t seem to get it right. After apparently censoring a popular hashtag related to LGBT issues,…
Botswana court hears bid to scrap anti-gay laws
World

Botswana court hears bid to scrap anti-gay laws

The High Court in Botswana on Thursday started hearing an application seeking to decriminalize homosexuality, in a landmark case for…
There are no gay people in Malaysia: Tourism minister
World

There are no gay people in Malaysia: Tourism minister

Malaysia’s tourism minister has denied the existence of gay people in the country, according to reports in German media. Ahead…
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