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After outcry, Tanzania backs away from LGBT crackdown

After outcry, Tanzania backs away from LGBT crackdown

By Heather Cassell

On the eve of expected mass arrests of LGBTs, the Tanzania government publicly backtracked after intense international pressure.

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Called the "Trump of the Tropics," Jair Bolsonaro captured 55 percent of the vote against left-wing opponent Fernando Haddad in Brazil's presidential runoff election October 28.

By Alex Madison | October 24, 2018

The lesbian mayor of Zurich, Switzerland is in town this week to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the sister city relationship between her city and San Francisco.

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Uganda and Lebanon's parliamentary speakers Rebecca Kadaga and Nabih Berri declared victory after leading the charge October 18 to ban discussions about LGBT issues at the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Ugandan LGBT activists have been on edge this year.

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Same-sex Romanian couples should have the same family rights as straight couples, Romania's Constitutional Court ruled September 27.

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Transgender Bangladeshi activists saw the fruits of their labor pay off last week when the South Asian country's government appointed its first-ever transgender person to a national position.

By Heather Cassell | September 19, 2018

Rikke Hennum, a queer woman who is manager of the United Nations Free and Equal campaign, addressed members of San Francisco's Golden Gate Business Association about the important role businesses and corporations play in human rights work.

By Heather Cassell | September 12, 2018

India's LGBT citizens celebrated the country's Supreme Court decision last week that struck down the 150-year-old British colonial era law criminalizing homosexuality.

By Heather Cassell | September 5, 2018

LGBT and human rights activists around the world have denounced Malaysia for the September 3 caning of two lesbians under Sharia law.

By Heather Cassell | August 29, 2018

A gay Nigerian activist who left his country two years ago continues to speak out about homophobia there and hopes to facilitate change from his new home in the United States.

By Heather Cassell | August 22, 2018

Chinese gay activist Kevin Lin boldly stated that "China is coming out," at the recent conference of LGBT Asians and Pacific Islanders in San Francisco.

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