LGBTI News

Turkey withdraws from Istanbul Convention

Turkey withdraws from Istanbul Convention

Turkey withdrew from a European treaty on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, according to the country’s Official Gazette early Saturday. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a decree to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention that was signed in 2011. What is the Istanbul Convention? The Istanbul Convention is the first convention in international law that emphasizes that …

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Kaaba Image With LGBT+ Flags

LGBT+ Flag Case: 2 Students Released

Two detained defendants were released in the trial in which seven students were tried for a collage work in which LGBT+ flags were placed on the image of the Kaaba at an exhibition at Boğaziçi University. Two students, Doğu D. and Selahattin U., who were convicted of inciting hatred and enmity, were released due to the exhibition of an anonymous …

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Amazon

Anti-LGBTQ+ Books will not be Sold on Amazon

Amazon, one of the largest online sales sites in the world and also seen as the most valuable company, has announced that it will not sell books that show sexual identities as diseases other than heterosexual identities. Books showing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex identities as “mental illness” will no longer be sold on the Amazon. Amazon recently …

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Tomas V. Raskevicius

The Birmingham Lithuanian Community publicly stands for LGBTQ+

The Lithuanian Community in Birmingham United Kingdom is one of the first Diaspora communities which publicly supports Tomas Vytautas Raskevičius, a member of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania and the chairman of the Human Rights Committee, as the only homosexual of 141 members of the Seimas. The Parliamentary elections were held in Lithuania on 11 and 25 October …

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Health & Healthcare

LGBT Health in Natural Disasters and other Emergencies

Whenever there is a public emergency or a natural disaster, health centers generally become a nerve center of activity. However, when disaster is pending, health centers should take measures to ensure that they can provide the necessary assistance and resources to the area’s most vulnerable populations, including the LGBT community (LGBT Health Education. org). Specific issues health centers should be concerned …

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Pride

Gender Roles in LGBT Relationships

A Cornerstone of LGBT Identity or an Obstacle to Equality? A blog post from 2009 on “Sex, Gender and US society” carefully delineated some of the gender roles that are known well to certain circles within the gay community. Words such as “butch”, “bear”, “femme”, or “twink” may not be familiar to LGBT individuals that are not as socially active with other …

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Nana Akufo-Addo

Nana Akufo-Addo: Marriage Equality won’t be Legalized in Ghana

Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that same-sex marriage will not be legalized in Ghana under his presidency. Speaking at St. Micheal and All Angels Cathedral in Asante Mampong during the installation of the Second Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Ghana, the President said he won’t legalize same-sex marriage in the country. “For same-sex marriage to be …

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Family

LGBTQ Parenting: Recognizing Rights

The generation that followed the baby boom is reaching parenting age. Simultaneously, the sexual revolution is coming full circle. More LGBTQ people within that particular age bracket are being recognized with equal rights Heterosexual and homosexual couples share the same human qualities: love, aspirations, plans for the future, shared finances; that’s all a given in any healthy relationship. Biologically speaking, the …

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The White House

Americans Identifying as LGBTI+ Increased

According to a recent survey from the Gallup research firm, 5.6 percent of Americans are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex people. This significant increase, which means about 18 million people, is attributed to the greater acceptance of LGBTI+ individuals in the society. While this rate was 4.5 percent in Gallup’s 2017 survey, the result from the 2020 survey indicates …

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Richard Moore

British MI6 Chief Apologizes for Past Discrimination

The head of MI6 has issued a public apology for unjust treatment in the past of staff and recruits because of their sexuality, acknowledging that talented and brave people who wanted to serve their country suffered because of ignorance and prejudice. Moore, who took over as MI6 chief in October, said that until 1991 — nearly 25 years after same-sex …

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