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Australia urged to accept Ukrainian LGBTIQ+ refugees

National lobby and advocacy group Just.Equal Australia wrote to Immigration Minister Alex Hawke last week urging him to accept Ukrainian LGBTIQ+ refugees. Previously, a US diplomat warned of a Russian kill list that includes LGBTIQ+ community members. Many Ukrainian LGBTIQ+ community members remain in the country following the Russian invasion. Some enlisted in the Ukrainian …

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Magomed Tushayev: Chechen anti-gay warlord killed in Ukraine

According to reports from Ukraine, Magomed Tushayev, a warlord notorious for his part in Chechen gay purges, died during the early stages of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Illia Ponomarenko, defence reporter for the Kyiv Independent posted to Twitter that Tushayev died in action. The Ukrainian Armed Forces later confirmed the death. “Magomed Tushayev, leader …

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‘Widespread suffering’: Fears Russia will target LGBTIQ Ukrainians

The US has alleged Russian forces are plotting to target opponents in Ukraine in the aftermath of an invasion, with grave fears for vulnerable minorities including the country’s LGBTIQ population. The world is watching as the situation between the two countries escalates. Russia has amassed almost 200,000 troops along the Ukraine border. Russian President Vladimir …

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Church leader who blamed COVID-19 on same-sex marriage gets virus

Prominent Ukrainian church leader Patriarch Filaret has contracted coronavirus, after claiming the disease is “God’s punishment” for same-sex marriage. The 91-year-old, who heads the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s Kiev Patriarchate, is currently in a stable condition in hospital, his church announced. “We inform that during planned testing, His Holiness Patriarch Filaret of Kiev and All Rus-Ukraine …

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Gay couple tens of thousands in debt after surrogacy nightmare

A UK gay couple were nearly bankrupted after a surrogate withheld their twin daughters demanding more money. Steven and Marc Winchester-Horscraft were left £43,000 ($AU82,000) in debt after a bitter legal battle ensued over the newborns (pictured). At the time of the trial the twins, who were born premature, were in intensive care fighting for …

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