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Amin Dzhabrailov chechnya rainbow railroad gay purge

In 2017, thugs kidnapped and tortured Chechen hairdresser Amin Dzhabrailov. Amin afterward escaped Chechnya’s murderous gay purge with the assistance of Rainbow Railroad. He spoke to ABC America’s Nightline about his experience on National Coming Out Day. The rounding up, torture and murder of gay men and women in Chechnya began in 2017. Since that …

gender inequality

By Liam Elphick, University of Western Australia Last year, 61.6% of Australians voted in favour of marriage equality, leading to the passage of legislation to allow same-sex couples to marry. In response to religious concerns and as a concession to ensure marriage equality would pass through parliament, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced in November that …

The Australian Law Reform Commission has encouraged LGBTIQ people to have their say in its review of the Australian family law system. The review will cover 47 broad questions around the Family Law Act 1975, and in an issues paper released on Wednesday the ALRC asks how the accessibility of the family law system can …

YouTube fixes filtering issue LGBTI

YouTube changed its shady “Restricted Mode” after complaints LGBTI-related videos cannot be found in search. LGBTI communities praised YouTube following the fix to the unfair filtering. Last month, YouTube came under fire for blocking LGBTI-related videos in Restricted Mode. YouTube said the feature helped children and families screen out content not of interest to them. …

Iran recently executed a secondary school pupil and gay Iranian teenager convicted of raping another boy. A court found Hasan Afshar, 19, guilty of “lavat-e be onf” – forced male to male anal intercourse. The court refused the teenager legal representation during his two-month trial in early 2015. “Homosexual conduct” remains illegal under Iran’s Sharia …

banned lube tanzania

Tanzania recently banned lube as part of an ongoing crackdown on the country’s LGBTI community. The country’s health minister Ummy Mwalimu confirmed the ban on personal lubricant. “It is true that the government has banned the importation and use of the jelly to curb the spread of HIV. “I have instructed stakeholders working with gay …

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