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Thai beach.
Thailand’s cabinet approves civil partnership bill

Meanwhile the pressure for equal same-sex marriage continues.

Canal boat taking part in Amsterdam Pride.
The Dutch are putting LGBT+ rights in Article 1 of their constitution

Netherlands wants a way to guarantee LGBT+ rights for generations to come.

Rafał Trzaskowski.
Poland presidential election: Voters split 50/50 between LGBT+ ally and homophobe

Election could decide the future of LGBT+ rights and even Poland’s place in Europe.

Polyamorous people at Pride in San Francisco in 2004.
Massachusetts city becomes first to recognize polyamorous relationships

Poly people will be able to register more than one partner for hospital visit rights and health insurance.

Johannesburg Pride.
South African officials banned from refusing to marry same-sex couples

‘This upholds our constitutional right.’

Pride in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, in 2019.
Nepal under new pressure to pass same-sex marriage

Could Nepal become the second country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage?

Vladimir Putin
Russia referendum: Putin until 2036 and constitutional ban on same-sex marriage

Russian LGBT+ people are waking up to a constitution that includes ‘faith in God’ for the first time.

Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden Bush with their attorney.
Cayman Island finally offers civil partnerships bill as row continues on marriage equality

Fresh hope for same-sex couples battling for recognition in the Caribbean.

The sea front at Libreville, Gabon’s capital.
Confirmed: Gabon makes gay sex legal with overwhelming Senate vote

Gabon’s Catholic Church had campaigned to keep us as criminals.

Donald Trump
Trump hopes to fill the US Supreme Court with up to four right-wing justices if he wins election

President indicates he wants to avoid rulings in favor of the LGBT+ community happening again.

Switzerland's National Council.
Politicians in Switzerland support LGBT+ hate crime action plan

National councillor advancing the plan has also been attacked while with his partner.

Dachelys Valdés Moreno, Hope Bastian and Paulo.
Cuba has recognized a baby has two moms for the first time

It’s a major step forward in family recognition in Cuba, where campaigners are also pushing for same-sex marriage.

The sea front at Libreville, Gabon’s capital.
Gabon has just voted to make gay sex legal

The vote has passed the lower house of parliament but now needs approval from the Senate.

Israelis demand respect for LGBT+ families at a protest.
Tel Aviv offers civil partnerships to challenge Israeli government over same-sex marriage ban

Move is pioneered by LGBT+ politician who changed attitudes in Israel by wedding his partner in Canada in 2005.

BBC Broadcasting House.
MPs and trans campaigners accuse the BBC of being ‘institutionally transphobic’

One leading gay Conservative MP, Crispin Blunt, is also raising concerns with the BBC’s Director General.

LGBT+ protest outside protested outside the Romanian president’s residence, Cotroceni Palace.
Romania passes law banning gender identity studies despite protests

The new ban on gender identity studies has now reached the desk of Romania’s president.

Senator James Lankford.
Republican uses JK Rowling to block vote on the Equality Act in the US Senate

Democrats had pushed for a vote after the US Supreme Court ruled employers couldn’t discriminate against LGBT+ people.

Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda with US President Donald Trump and Melania Trump in Warsaw.
Poland’s anti-gay president to visit Trump as first foreign visitor since pandemic began

Meanwhile the EU is threatening Poland’s coronavirus recovery funding due to its ‘LGBT-Free Zones’.

Person sitting in window.
Dutch government uncovers anti-LGBT+ ‘conversion therapy’ holiday camps

The Netherlands is considering a legal ban on the harmful ‘gay cures’.

President Andrzej Duda of Poland.
Poland’s president says LGBT+ ‘ideology’ is worse than communist doctrine

President Duda is on the attack but LGBT+ ally Rafał Trzaskowski may still beat him in the election on 28 June.

Donald Trump and Mike Pence.
Republicans will oppose same-sex marriage and back ‘conversion therapy’ at elections

Both conservatives and moderates are upset as Republicans keep their 2016 platform wholesale.

Crowds at the LGBT+ Black Lives Matter protest in LA.
Thousands across US march for black and trans lives as Trump erases trans rights

Black and LGBT+ people and their allies stood in solidarity and demanded justice.

Donald Trump
Campaigners are suing Trump after he erased trans health rights

‘This rollback will put patients’ lives and health in danger.’

Sparkle trans festival in Manchester, England.
UK plots to scrap plans to allow trans people to self-identify

They will make life harder for trans women in particular and offer LGBT+ people a ban on ‘conversion therapy’ to placate them.

President Andrzej Duda of Poland.
Poland’s president signs Family Charter against LGBT+ education and marriage equality

Homophobic President Andrzej Duda is up against the LGBT+ ally Rafał Trzaskowski in the presidential election.

Joe Biden.
Joe Biden launches LGBT+ campaign with historic pledges to deliver equality

Biden promises to ban conversion therapy, allow trans people to serve in the armed forces and bring in the Equality Act.

People attending Pride in Switzerland.
Switzerland’s National Council just said yes to same-sex marriage

‘A big hurdle cleared’ as the Swiss move towards equal marriage.

Eikei Suzuki, governor of Mie Prefecture.
A Japanese region has made it illegal to out someone as LGBT+

Outing ‘can destabilize family and working relationships and drive people into isolation’ says governor.

Rosemary Ketchum.
West Virginia elects its first ever out trans official

Rosemary Ketchum ‘has shattered a lavender ceiling’ to become one of just 26 openly trans elected officials in the US.

Pride in Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico fails to protect LGBT+ citizens in new Civil Code

‘When they gouge LGBTTIQ+ people’s eyes out, they gouge everyone’s eyes out.’