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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand Passes Law Banning Conversion Therapy

New Zealand’s parliament on Tuesday near-unanimously passed a legislation that bans practices intended to forcibly change a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, known as conversion therapy. The bill, which was introduced by the government last year, passed with 112 votes in favour and eight votes opposed. “This is a great day for New Zealand’s rainbow communities,” Minister …

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Israel's Health Ministry Bans Gay Conversion Therapy

Israel’s Health Ministry Bans Conversion Therapy

Israel’s openly gay health minister on Monday announced health care professionals can no longer practice so-called conversion therapy in the country. “No one needs conversion,” said Nitzan Horowitz after the Israeli Health Ministry published the prohibition. “Lesbians, gay, trans and straight, you are just as good and beautiful as you are.” A Wider Bridge, a U.S.-based organization that describes itself …

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Lesbians and Gays Have Higher COVID Vaccination Rates

Lesbians and Gays Have Higher COVID Vaccination Rates

Survey data shows higher vaccine coverage among gay or lesbian adults than their straight counterparts. Gays or lesbians have had higher vaccination rates against COVID-19 compared with straight people, a new study indicates. Estimates derived from survey results and published Thursday in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report show that 85% of gay or …

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China censors lesbian plotline in 'Friends'

China censors lesbian plotline in ‘Friends’

Major Chinese streaming platforms have censored an LGBTI+ plotline in the popular TV series “Friends,” causing fans of the show to express their anger on social media. In the first episode, conversations regarding the character Ross’s ex-wife, Carol Willick, who divorces him after realizing she is a lesbian, were deleted. Other conversations that were sexually suggestive were also edited out. …

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Iran Executes Two Gay Men

Iran Executes Two Gay Men

The nation of Iran has reportedly executed two men following six years of imprisonment after they were convicted under Iran’s anti-gay laws. According to the Human Rights Activist News Agency (HRANA), Mehrdad Karimpour and Farid Mohammadi are said to have been executed in the Maragheh prison in northwestern Iran following their arrests over six years ago. Inpresionded and now executed …

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