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1 Song for Equality and Peace by Craymo

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Indie gay Orlando singer/songwriter Craymo releases an inspirational new music video for the re-release single of his reggae pop song One Love One World (We Are One). One Love One World is a heartfelt song promoting world peace, equality, love, tolerance, brotherhood and human rights.
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UN Human Rights Council adopts non-inclusive ‘Protection of the Family’ resolution

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The resolution was tabled by a group of 13 states including China, Egypt, Russia and Uganda. It found support by 26 countries, while 14 countries voted against.
Whereas the resolution does not define ‘family’, the reference to a singular ‘family’ could be used as precedent to oppose rights for same-sex couples, single parents, and other forms of families in future UN negotiations.
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Kyrgyz ‘anti-propaganda’ bill on verge of becoming law

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Closely resembling similar existing laws in Russia, the bill seeks to outlaw the dissemination of information “aimed at forming positive attitudes toward non-traditional sexual relations.” Persons found guilty under this law face up to one year imprisonment.
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Kyrgyz ‘anti-propaganda’ bill on verge of becoming law

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Closely resembling similar existing laws in Russia, the bill seeks to outlaw the dissemination of information “aimed at forming positive attitudes toward non-traditional sexual relations.” Persons found guilty under this law face up to one year imprisonment.
It was only in 1998 that homosexual acts between consenting adult men were decriminalised, and in 2004 that also sexual acts between two consenting women were no longer… Read the rest


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EuroGames Stockholm to host the 2015 IGLA World Aquatics Championships

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– Our organization hopes that this collaboration will lead to a long-lasting relationship to further our mission of promoting aquatic sports, friendly competition of the highest standards and stronger ties within the international LGBTQ sporting community, says Scott Kohanowski, IGLA Co-President.
– We are happy to make EuroGames Stockholm an even greater international event as well as receive the recognition of IGLA, which has ensured… Read the rest


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Luxembourg Passes Marriage Equality Legislation

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“We commend the leaders of Luxembourg for granting the nation’s LGBT citizens the rights they deserve, and we congratulate the LGBT activists and advocates who made this historic day possible,” said Ty Cobb, HRC’s Director of Global Engagement.
Luxembourg’s national parliament, the Chamber of Deputies, approved the bill by a vote of 56 to 4.  In addition to granting full marriage rights to Luxembourg’s LGBT… Read the rest


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Intergroup Co-President attacked at Vienna Pride

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Ulrike Lunacek MEPA liquid likely to be butyric acid—a toxic but non-lethal substance which develops an unbearable smell—was thrown at her and the interviewer.
While counter-demonstrations are common, this time a small “March for the Family” took place at the same time, a targeted assault like this has never happened before.
150 000 people joined this year to participate in the Pride.
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Denmark becomes Europe’s leading country on legal gender recognition

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By adopting this law, Denmark has become the first European country to delete the ‘Gender Identity Disorder’ diagnosis as a necessary requirement in the gender recognition process.
Other advances include the repeal of preconditions as compulsory sterilisation or any other surgical intervention. 13 EU Member States require transgender people to undergo sterilisation before their gender identity can be recognised.
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#EP2014: Why does this election matter for LGBTI rights?

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In the period 2014-2019, the European Parliament will play a central role in shaping EU policy against discrimination; on hate speech and hate crime; on free movement; on the rights of transgender individuals; health; and LGBTI issues in the EU’s foreign policy.
Find out why this election matters for the fundamental rights of LGBTI people.
1. Decisive EU action against discrimination
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Fairy tale banned under Lithuanian ‘anti-propaganda’ law

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The book “Gintarinė širdis” (“Amber heart”) contains fairy tales for children about minorities. In two of the stories, someone falls in love with another person of the same sex.
The Office considers this “harmful, primitive and purposeful propaganda of homosexuality.”
The book also contains tales about inter-racial relationships, gender equality, and the acceptance of other minorities. It was removed from shelves, and is no longer… Read the rest


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Situation for LGBT people worsens in Russia, Crimea and Ukraine

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Russia and the territory of Crimea
Following the Russian annexation of Crimea, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals are now subject to the Russian ‘anti-propaganda’ law. In application of the law, authorities in Sebastopol banned the Pride march, which was due to take place 22-23 April.
Vitaly Milonov, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg and co-author of the St. Petersburg anti-propaganda law, called… Read the rest


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HotSaltBeef – Serving The Local And Global Jewish LGBT Community

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After noticing a gap in the market for a networking site that integrates the social, cultural and community aspects of Jewish life specifically aimed at JLBT people, Founder Allan Davis took a leap of faith and created HotSaltBeef — a social networking platform for JLGBT people where they can celebrate the things that connect them at their core, build a local and global online community,… Read the rest


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Malta votes for civil unions, non-discrimination for transgender individuals, mutual recognition

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Civil unions
The Civil Unions Act amended Maltese law, allowing same-sex couples to enter partnerships with rights and duties similar to marriage. Partners will be able to adopt children.
Claudette Abela Baldacchino MEP, a Maltese member of the LGBT Intergroup, said: “Introducing civil unions was an important step towards fully embracing true European values. This is not merely a question of minority rights, but an… Read the rest

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Mission to the Republic of Moldova

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I am very grateful for the chance to visit the Republic of Moldova last week. During my mission, I paid particular attention to the issues raised by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay during her November 2011 mission to the country. My mission coincided with the mid-point between Moldova’s first and second Universal Periodic Reviews. Also, six months ago Moldova was considered by… Read the rest


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Georgia Prime Minister calls for constitutional ban on equal marriage

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The amendment allegedly purports to avoid “misinterpretation” of an anti-discrimination bill which was introduced at the same time. This bill would address remaining legal gaps in anti-discrimination legislation, including for LGBT people.
Six EU Member states have constitutional bans on equal marriage, including most recently Croatia, where a Church-led referendum mobilised enough support for a constitutional amendment. Other EU Member States constitutionally defining marriage as… Read the rest


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Historic EU-Africa Summit overshadowed by anti-LGBT laws

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The summit brings together the heads of state and government from the European Union and the African continent, as well as EU and African Union leaders. They will discuss political and economic ties, as well as human rights.
However, discussions are overshadowed by anti-LGBT laws recently adopted in Uganda and Nigeria, and currently discussed in the Ethiopian Parliament. National politicians are pushing to follow suit… Read the rest


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European Parliament wants guaranteed free movement for LGBT people

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In its report on the mid-term review of the Stockholm Programme, the European Parliament criticised the European Commission for its failure to fulfil a previous pledge that it’d facilitate free movement for all families.
The Commission has pledged it would propose an EU law to facilitate the mutual recognition of the effects of civil status documents.
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Kyrgyz Parliament considering homophobic ‘anti-propaganda’ law

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The draft is one of the most sweeping ‘anti-propaganda’ bills ever published. It would amend the Criminal Code, the Code of Administrative Responsibility, the Law on Peaceful Assembly and the Law on Mass Media.
Similar to existing laws in Russia, the draft seeks to limit the dissemination of information on different sexual orientations, restrict the right to freedom of assembly for LGBT people, and prohibit… Read the rest


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Court of Justice: EU law does not guarantee maternity leave for mothers using surrogacy

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A hospital employee in the United Kingdom and a teacher in Ireland were unable to bear children. They both had children using surrogate mothers, in line with British and Irish law. Both surrogacies were declared legal by national authorities.
EU law guarantees minimum protection standards at work to women who are pregnant, were pregnant, or are breastfeeding. It also allows (but does not force) Member… Read the rest

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MEPs condemn homophobic statements by the Archbishop of Cyprus

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The Archbishop stated that governments demonstrated “weakening moral integrity” by ensuring equal rights, for example through civil partnerships or equal marriage.
Cyprus’ government plans to submit a civil partnership bill to the House of Representatives for discussion in April.
Local LGBT organisation ACCEPT condemned the Archbishop’s words by stating that “excommunication and alienation is not the right way to promote the message of God.”
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