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    Malaysian man wins challenge against Islamic law banning gay sex

    Agence France-Presse. Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:56pm on February 25, 2021

    A Malaysian man Thursday won the country's first legal challenge against Islamic laws banning gay sex, a victory hailed as ‘monumental progress’ in combating persecution...

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    Turkey’s LGBT community face ‘tsunami of hate’

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul, Turkey | Updated at 10:19am on February 23, 2021

    Murat has watched for years as LGBT people who face persecution in the Middle East have found refuge in his cosmopolitan neighbourhood of Istanbul. Today,...

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    Turkey holds four over artwork depicting Islam holy site

    Agence France-Presse . Ankara | Updated at 11:00am on January 31, 2021

    Turkish police detained four people after artwork depicting Islam’s holiest site viewed as offensive by Ankara was hung at an Istanbul university at the centre...

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    Swiss parliament approves same-sex marriage

    Agence France-Presse. Geneva | Updated at 05:54pm on December 18, 2020

    Switzerland's parliament approved a bill Friday allowing same-sex couples to marry, finally bringing the small Alpine nation into line with much of Europe on gay...

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    LGBT support adds new dimension to Thai protests against monarchy

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:30pm on November 23, 2020

    It takes Siraphob Attohi three hours to transform from a harried student into his drag queen persona Masala Bold – a wisecracking MC, who raises...

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    Nevada first US state to recognise gay marriage

    Agence France-Presse .Los Angeles | Updated at 10:35am on November 17, 2020

    Nevada had become the first United States state to enshrine in its constitution the right of gay couples to marry, overturning an 18-year ban on...

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    Delaware, Vermont elect first US transgender state legislators

    Agence France-Presse. Washington | Updated at 10:25am on November 04, 2020

    Democratic candidates in the US states of Delaware and Vermont made history Tuesday when they became the first openly transgender legislators in their states. Sarah...

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    Transgender activist wins Delaware state senate primary

    United News of Bangladesh/AP. Denver r, Del | Updated at 11:15am on September 16, 2020

    Transgender activist Sarah McBride won a Democratic state Senate primary in Delaware on Tuesday and was poised to make history as the first transgender person...

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    Gay Pride events go online to mark 50th anniversary

    Agence France-Presse. Paris | Updated at 10:35am on June 28, 2020

    Fifty years on from the first Gay Pride march, the LGBT community and their supporters took many of their events online Saturday, responding to the...

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    LGBT-focused streaming service tackles taboos

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 10:33pm on December 30, 2019

    A rom-com about a lesbian flight attendant and a romance in a gay spa are among the shows featured on Asia’s first LGBT-focused streaming service,...

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