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Beirut PRIDE: an analysis from the inside


Lebanon’s 2017 Pride Week: The LGBT Community persists and prevails, Despite threats and conspiracy between extremist groups and government officials   Synopsis Lebanon’s Pride Week commemorating IDAHOT 2017 marks 13 years of LGBT activism in Lebanon with a clash between the extremist conservative religious establishment and the LGBT movement, its allies among civil rights organizations and the media; the last …

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IDAHOT 2017 in the US. Insights


From   May 19, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Conservatives who hoped that once Donald Trump became president the U.S. government would stop flying the “rainbow flag” at American embassies abroad, as happened often under former President Obama to mark various LGBTQ events, were disappointed Wednesday. The U.S. Embassy in Macedonia tweeted this: IDAHOT is celebrated worldwide every year by homosexual, …

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IDAHOT 2017 Country Page: Nepal

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From lgbtqnation United Nations officials and local dignitaries joined Nepal’s LGBTQ community in celebrating International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia by raising the rainbow banner for the first time in that nation’s history. When it comes to the country’s lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and queer/questioning population, Nepal is an outstanding global leader, supporting LGBTQ rights in its 2015 constitution, offering …

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When Love Rises – A Family Story in Uzbekistan


My name is Dilya and I am now 45 years old. My partner’s name is Naima. Our story began when I was 35, and Naima 38. I was married and once again trying to glue together with my husband splinters of former love and to conceive a child. Everything was just like in everyone else’s life, but I so sharply …

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