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Tbilisi Pride canceled due to violent anti-LGBTQ protests

CNN — The Pride festival was canceled in Georgian capital Tbilisi on Saturday by organizers who say the authorities failed to prevent violent riots by Russian-linked far-right groups. According to Georgian public broadcaster Channel One, police clashes with anti-LGBTQ demonstrators took place at Lisi Wonderland, an event venue outside of Tbilisi where a private event

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Ugandan President Museveni to return anti-LGBTQ+ bill to parliament

CNN — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is not opposed controversial anti-LGBTQ+ and plans to complete it next week, Uganda’s ruling party, the National Resistance Movement (NRM), said Thursday. “President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni congratulated MPs on their stance on homosexuality and agreed to pass the anti-gay law of 2023,” NRM said in a press release posted

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Anti-LGBTQ disinformation surged online after US shooting

Key points Following the recent mass shootings in the US, there have been disinformation campaigns targeting transgender people. Activists say they are worried about the new implications of such lies, which are emerging as more U.S. states pass legislation that restricts LGBTQI rights. Twitter has seen a surge in anti-LGBTIQ rhetoric since Elon Musk took

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Most EU countries back Brussels over Hungarian anti-LGBTQ law

Fifteen of the 27 EU member states support Brussels’ lawsuit against Hungary over a law passed in Budapest that is considered discriminatory against LGBT+ people. On Thursday, France and Germany added their names to the list in support of a lawsuit filed by the European Commission with the Court of Justice of the European Union.

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Ghana’s president softens country’s stance on draconian anti-LGBTQ law after Kamala Harris visit

CNN — Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo said “essential elements” of a draconian anti-LGBTQ bill being considered by his parliament “have been changed” after his government’s intervention. Akufo-Addo announced this on Monday at a joint press conference with US Vice President Kamala Harris, who is visiting the West African country. He pointed out that proposed legislationcreated

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