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Malaysian newspaper publishes ‘how to spot a gay’ checklist

Sinar Harian says LGBT people identifiable by beards, branded clothes and going to gym Malaysian newspaper publishes ‘how to spot a gay’ checklist Sinar Harian says LGBT people identifiable by beards, branded clothes and going to gym Hannah Ellis-Petersen South-east Asia correspondent Last modified on Mon 12 Feb 2018 09.14EST Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp LGBT rights activists have ridiculed the Sinar Harian article. Photograph: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images A leading Malaysian newspaper has published a list of pointers for identifying potential gay and lesbian people, drawing…

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‘My love isn’t second-class’: the struggle for marriage equality in Northern Ireland

At a mock wedding in a Belfast cabaret club, a groom cries tears of anger. Same-sex marriage is legal everywhere else in Britain and Ireland, so why not here? The answer lies with Theresa Mays partners, the DUP Were going to fight tooth and nail with them. Im done putting on the kid gloves, Im done pretending this is OK. What are we meant to do, wait another 20 years? Shane Sweeney has just exchanged vows with his fiance of two years, Eoin McCabe. It could be the happiest day…

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‘Essential rights’: Chile’s President Bachelet introduces gay marriage bill

Signed a week after the countrys landmark easing of its abortion ban, the bill is expected to allow same-sex couples to adopt children The Chilean president, Michelle Bachelet, has introduced a bill to legalise gay marriage, a move that follows a string of liberal reforms in one of Latin Americas most conservative nations. In 2015, Chiles congress that will allow abortion in some circumstances. Before that, Chile was one of only a handful of countries in the world that outlawed terminating a pregnancy in any situation, including when a womans…

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Canada to apologise to LGBT people forced out of military and public service

Consultations under way to capture full picture of wrongs inflicted over three decades as government faces class action legislation was introduced to financially compensate those who were convicted under laws that criminalised homosexuality, and Britain, where lawyers called the LGBT purge, which saw thousands of people expelled from the military and public service by a federal government that considered homosexuals a threat to national security. The purge began during the cold war, with the last documented case recorded some two decades after homosexuality was decriminalised in 1969. The purge at…

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No ‘reliable information’ on Chechnya gay persecution, says Putin spokesman

Police in the predominantly Muslim republic allegedly rounded up more than 100 gay men and killed at least three In the face of police in the predominantly Muslim republic rounded up more than 100 men suspected of homosexuality and that at least three of them have been killed. Chechen authorities have denied the reports. But the UNs high commissioner for human rights and prominent international organisations have urged the Russian government to investigate the reported abuse. But Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Friday: We do not have any…

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