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Malcolm Kenyatta.
Barack Obama says this gay politician’s haircut shows progress is possible

State Representative Malcolm Kenyatta was the first openly gay person of color to join Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives.

Judge Barrett and her husband Jesse.
Activists attack Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett for supporting LGBT+ hate in schools

‘Amy Coney Barrett helped lead schools that taught children and educators to hate themselves in the name of religion.’

Pride in Santiago, Chile.
Chile’s Senate approves crucial articles for same-sex marriage law

The Senate’s Constitution Commission has said yes to equal marriage.

Elisabeth Moreno.
France promises to tackle LGBT+ hate and ban ‘conversion therapy’

The 42 measures will tackle homophobia and transphobia in the home, school, university, work, healthcare and sport.

Newly elected Labour MPs celebrate outside the New Zealand Parliament.
New Zealand now has the most LGBT+ parliament in the world

It’s beaten the British parliament into second place for LGBT+ representation.

The protest in Palermo.
LGBT+ Italians protest in 63 cities to demand protection from violence

Parliament is finally debating a law to protect women and LGBT+ people from discrimination and hate.

Pride march in Israel.
Israel’s government ministries join forces to make life easier for trans people

Representatives of the justice, health, welfare and education ministries will meet with trans organizations.

Joe Biden.
Biden promises mom of trans daughter he will ‘change the law’ to ensure ‘zero discrimination’

Presidential hopeful recalls what his dad told a young ‘Joey’ when he first saw two gay men kissing.

Trump in a MAGA cap.
Even Donald Trump’s supporters don’t agree with his anti-LGBT+ stance

Poll indicates that homophobia and transphobia doesn’t actually win elections.

House of Assembly, Parliament of South Australia.
Australian state to scrap law that lets killers get away with gay murder

Defendants claim that gay or trans sexual advances panic them, forcing them to attack.

LGBT+ protest sign with anti-queer slurs and lovehearts.
LGBT+ hate crimes rising faster than any other group

Crimes based on sexual orientation are 19% up in the last year and anti-LGBT+ hate crimes have more than doubled since 2015.

Kamala Harris at San Francisco Pride in 2019.
Kamala Harris: Same-sex marriage is at risk if Amy Coney Barrett joins US Supreme Court

‘President Trump is attempting to roll back Americans’ rights for decades to come.’

Joe Biden, September 2020
Joe Biden: ‘I’ll fight every day in the White House’ for LGBT+ people

Pledge comes as Pete Buttigieg warns ‘LGBTQ+ equality is on the ballot’ at the US election.

A previous LGBT+ protest in Rome.
LGBT+ activists are battling the Catholic Church to finally pass a hate crime law in Italy

Bishops say the law against LGBT+ discrimination would be ‘the death of liberty’.

Pride in Panama City
Courts finally move on with same-sex marriage cases in Panama

Panama sees protests by both LGBT+ campaigners and religious extremists over marriage equality.

Justin Trudeau at Pride in 2018.
Canada takes a second shot at banning LGBT+ ‘conversion therapy’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the so-called ‘therapies’ are ‘harmful, degrading, and have no place in Canada’.

Przemyslaw Czarnek.
Poland’s government has just become even more anti-LGBT+

New education minister Przemyslaw Czarnek believes gay people are ‘not equal to normal people’.

Trump in a MAGA cap.
LGBT+ poll: 76% back Biden to 17% Trump and they are more motivated than ever to vote

Poll came before the overnight news that Trump has COVID-19.

ILGA activists demanding intersex rights in 2018.
33 states tell the United Nations to protect intersex people’s rights

‘This is an historic step forward for intersex communities globally.’

Eric Trump.
Donald Trump’s son Eric claims LGBT+ people love his dad and accidentally comes out

‘I am part of that community and we love the man.’

Two men embracing in bed.
England makes PrEP free but getting it will still be a postcode lottery for now

Many parts of England are just not ready for free PrEP to start on 1 October.

Mike Pompeo.
US attempt to rewrite human rights, leaving out LGBT+, causes concern at UN

European allies are not keen to join Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo’s new vision for human rights.

Mary Trump.
Donald Trump’s lesbian niece Mary warns he will go ‘farther than you can imagine’ to keep power

She also says he is ‘particularly vicious’ towards trans people.

Alexa Hoffmann.
Barbados civil unions referendum could see LGBT+ people killed

Caribbean campaigners say Barbados’ promises of reform are actually a ‘recipe for disaster’.

Ursula von der Leyen.
Is Poland’s ruling PiS party divided over its crackdown on LGBT+ people?

The threat of the EU withdrawing funding is putting pressure on the Polish government over LGBT+ and women’s rights.

MEP protests Poland's LGBT+ record.
Will the EU finally act against Poland’s anti-LGBT+ government?

Politicians argue both Poland and Hungary should lose EU funds over anti-LGBT+ policies.

Mia Mottley.
Barbados Government proposes civil unions and hints it will make gay sex legal

In the same speech, Barbados announced it wanted to ditch Queen Elizabeth and have a Barbadian head of state.

The 2019 Bhubaneswar Pride parade,
Battle for same-sex marriage in India begins in Delhi High Court

India’s Solicitor General says marriage equality violates ‘our values’. But the constitution and the court may still be on LGBT+ campaigners side.

Chick-fil-A in Toronto, Canada.
Texas passed a law to ‘Save Chick-fil-A’ but the anti-gay chain has ditched its new store anyway

After over a year of political wrangling over its LGBT+ stance Chic-fil-A decides not to open at San Antonio’s airport.