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"Detention centres" for LGBT citizens reported in Chechnya

According to the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, Chechen authorities have set up a series of camps or prisons where gay men have been killed or tortured before being made to leave the…

According to the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, Chechen authorities have set up a series of camps or prisons where gay men have been killed or tortured before being made to leave the…

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Amsterdam walks hand-in-hand against homophobia

Hundreds turned out for Wednesday's peaceful protest in solidarity with the victims of a homophobic attack that took place in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Hundreds turned out for Wednesday's peaceful protest in solidarity with the victims of a homophobic attack that took place in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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Gilbert Baker, designer of rainbow flag, dies

Gilbert Baker, the artist best known for creating the rainbow flag used to represent gay rights, has died at the age of 65.

Gilbert Baker, the artist best known for creating the rainbow flag used to represent gay rights, has died at the age of 65.

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Madrid police impound Spanish anti-transgender "bus of shame"

Spanish officials impounded a bright orange and white bus emblazoned with anti-transgender messages seen circulating throughout the Spanish capital.

Spanish officials impounded a bright orange and white bus emblazoned with anti-transgender messages seen circulating throughout the Spanish capital.

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Trump revokes rules on transgender students' use of segregated toilets

Donald Trump has scrapped landmark guidelines telling schools to let transgender students use toilets matching their gender identity rather than their gender at…

Donald Trump has scrapped landmark guidelines telling schools to let transgender students use toilets matching their gender identity rather than their gender at…

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FIFA sanction several national associations for fans' insulting chants

FIFA has imposed sanctions on several football associations for the discriminatory and unsporting conduct of their fans during recent World Cup qualifying…

FIFA has imposed sanctions on several football associations for the discriminatory and unsporting conduct of their fans during recent World Cup qualifying…

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Vietnamese celebrate gay pride

Thousands of people hit the streets of Hanoi on Sunday to celebrate the annual Viet Pride parade and rally for human rights.

Thousands of people hit the streets of Hanoi on Sunday to celebrate the annual Viet Pride parade and rally for human rights.

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Orlando massacre remembered at Madrid and Paris gay pride rallies

There was a large turnout for the annual Gay Pride rally in Madrid, a joyous event but this year one tinged with shock and anger after the Orlando massacre.

There was a large turnout for the annual Gay Pride rally in Madrid, a joyous event but this year one tinged with shock and anger after the Orlando massacre.

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U.S. military repeals ban on transgender service members

The US Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter has lifted the Pentagon ban on transgender people serving openly in the United States military.

The US Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter has lifted the Pentagon ban on transgender people serving openly in the United States military.

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Gay Pride parade banned in Istanbul

Police break up a parade marking Gay Pride week in Istanbul after the march was banned by the authorities.

Police break up a parade marking Gay Pride week in Istanbul after the march was banned by the authorities.

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Gay Pride in London tinged with post-Brexit nerves

Tens of thousands of people take to the streets of London for the city’s annual pride celebration – a festive event, but one tinged with fears that rights may be lost once Britain leaves the European

Tens of thousands of people take to the streets of London for the city’s annual pride celebration – a festive event, but one tinged with fears that rights may be lost once Britain leaves the European

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Mexico City Pride demands an end to discrimination

Tens of thousands of people have paraded along Mexico City's Reforma Boulevard to celebrate Mexico's lesbian,gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Tens of thousands of people have paraded along Mexico City's Reforma Boulevard to celebrate Mexico's lesbian,gay, bisexual and transgender community.

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Orlando gunman pledged allegiance to ISIL during 911 calls

Newly released transcripts of 911 calls made by Orlando gunman Omar Mateen reveal he threatened to strap hostages into explosives vests.

Newly released transcripts of 911 calls made by Orlando gunman Omar Mateen reveal he threatened to strap hostages into explosives vests.

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Funerals held for victims of Orlando gay club massacre

Funerals and memorials for victims of last weekend’s Orlando gay nightclub massacre have been held in the US state of Florida, and in Puerto Rico, home to many of the people…

Funerals and memorials for victims of last weekend’s Orlando gay nightclub massacre have been held in the US state of Florida, and in Puerto Rico, home to many of the people…

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Orlando shooter - 'a home grown extremist'

US authorities say they have found no direct links between ISIL militants and the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando.

US authorities say they have found no direct links between ISIL militants and the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando.