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US: Study finds employers discriminate in favour of straight applicants

US: Study finds employers discriminate in favour of straight applicants | LGBT Rights | Scoop.it
A study conducted by the Equal Rights Centre and Freedom to Work concludes that employers favour applications from straight applicants.
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UK: Bisexual asylum seeker’s deportation flight to Jamaica cancelled

UK: Bisexual asylum seeker’s deportation flight to Jamaica cancelled | LGBT Rights | Scoop.it
A bisexual man who was due to be deported this morning learnt that his flight had been cancelled last night.
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UN Human Rights Council passes LGBTI excluding ‘family protection’ resolution

UN Human Rights Council passes LGBTI excluding ‘family protection’ resolution | LGBT Rights | Scoop.it
Egypt and Sierra Leone put forward a resolution at the UN Human Rights Council on the ‘protection of the family’ which was passed without language inclusive of LGBTI families with the help of Russia
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U.S. Companies Less LGBT-Friendly Than They'd Like You To Believe

U.S. Companies Less LGBT-Friendly Than They'd Like You To Believe | LGBT Rights | Scoop.it
On the surface, the country's biggest companies are extremely gay-friendly.

More than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies offer protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation, up from 65 percent in 2004, according to the Human Righ...
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Indiana's gay marriage ban struck down by federal judge - becomes 20th US state with marriage equality

Indiana's gay marriage ban struck down by federal judge - becomes 20th US state with marriage equality | LGBT Rights | Scoop.it
Ruling comes in lawsuit filed by lesbian couple - one of whom is terminally ill with cancer (Indiana's gay marriage ban struck down by federal judge - becomes 20th US state with marriage equality http://t.co/KDXa0K0Kx7)...
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America to mark national HIV Testing Day

America to mark national HIV Testing Day | LGBT Rights | Scoop.it
National HIV Testing Day is taking place in the United States on Friday.
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Mongolian Government may introduce LGBT protections in face of neo-Nazi violence

Mongolian Government may introduce LGBT protections in face of neo-Nazi violence | LGBT Rights | Scoop.it
The Mongolian government is considering the implementation of anti-discrimination legislature to protect its LGBT citizens in the face of rising neo-Nazi violence.
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Shocking rise in anti-gay attacks in London

Shocking rise in anti-gay attacks in London | LGBT Rights | Scoop.it
If you live in the UK capital, see where your area fits in and whether there has been more or less crime
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Uganda tax hikes could lead to anti-gay riots

Uganda tax hikes could lead to anti-gay riots | LGBT Rights | Scoop.it
US cuts aid in response to Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act, President Yoweri Museveni responds with tax rises
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Gay man not ‘manly’ enough for gym membership

Gay man not ‘manly’ enough for gym membership | LGBT Rights | Scoop.it
LGBTI rights activists say it is a 'shame' the gym owners sided with harassers and not the gender-fluid victim
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Gay dads in Texas are denied right to have their names placed on birth certificates of their twins

Gay dads in Texas are denied right to have their names placed on birth certificates of their twins | LGBT Rights | Scoop.it
Jason Hanna and Joe Riggs are each the biological father of one twin
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Kyrgyzstan human rights group passes ‘gay propaganda’ bill

Kyrgyzstan human rights group passes ‘gay propaganda’ bill | LGBT Rights | Scoop.it
Similar to Russia's own anti-gay laws, the European Union has described it as one of the most sweeping homophobic draft laws in the world
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UK Government rules out easing restrictions on gay men giving blood

UK Government rules out easing restrictions on gay men giving blood | LGBT Rights | Scoop.it
The Department of Health has rejected calls by the Green Party to end the ban against gay and bisexual men donating blood within 12 months of having sex.
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US: Barack Obama to sign new executive order to outlaw anti-trans discrimination

US: Barack Obama to sign new executive order to outlaw anti-trans discrimination | LGBT Rights | Scoop.it
Barack Obama has announced he will sign a new executive order outlawing anti-trans discrimination people among federal contractors.
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Federal judge strikes down gay marriage ban in Kentucky

Federal judge strikes down gay marriage ban in Kentucky | LGBT Rights | Scoop.it
Judge John G. Heyburn II had already previously ruled that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed in states where they are legal
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CDC Recommends HIV Test That Can Detect Infection Up To 4 Weeks Faster

CDC Recommends HIV Test That Can Detect Infection Up To 4 Weeks Faster | LGBT Rights | Scoop.it
June 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Thursday it has recommended a new type of HIV testing that utilizes diagnostics that can detect infection up to three to four weeks faster, potentially preventi...
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Finland votes against gay marriage – again

Finland votes against gay marriage – again | LGBT Rights | Scoop.it
Legal committee rejected the motion supported by over 166,000 people
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Toronto council urged to approve anti-homophobia training for youth shelters | Toronto Star

Toronto council urged to approve anti-homophobia training for youth shelters | Toronto Star | LGBT Rights | Scoop.it
A city hall committee nudges council closer to creating a shelter for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer youth (Toronto council urged to approve anti-homophobia training for youth shelters http://t.co/3B2XGSgQfr...
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Photographing a ‘Difficult Love’ in South Africa

Photographing a ‘Difficult Love’ in South Africa | LGBT Rights | Scoop.it
Zanele Muholi has been an activist using photography to champion the rights of black lesbians and transgender people in South Africa.
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In a historic first, Boy Scouts will lead NYC Pride March

In a historic first, Boy Scouts will lead NYC Pride March | LGBT Rights | Scoop.it
Gay scouts past and present and their allies to participate in oldest LGBTI pride event in the US
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Trans woman burned to death, found behind garbage bin

Trans woman burned to death, found behind garbage bin | LGBT Rights | Scoop.it
Victim was misgendered by the police report and her own family even after her death
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VIDEO: Texas dads denied parental rights to their own twin sons

VIDEO: Texas dads denied parental rights to their own twin sons | LGBT Rights | Scoop.it
The couple, to whom the extent of the legal rights they have over their babies has not been made clear, are resolved to protect the boys. They are not giving up on getting the state to recognize them as the family they know they are.
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US to announce new measures against Uganda over anti-gay law

US to announce new measures against Uganda over anti-gay law | LGBT Rights | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama warned President Yoweri Museveni that the law would 'complicate relations' between the US and Uganda
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Appeals court to decide gay marriage in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee all together

Appeals court to decide gay marriage in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee all together | LGBT Rights | Scoop.it
A federal appeals court will rule on the constitutionality of bans on same-sex marriage in all four states covered by the US judicial Sixth Circuit in the last step for opponents short of taking the i
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St Petersburg repeals ‘gay propaganda’ law

St Petersburg repeals ‘gay propaganda’ law | LGBT Rights | Scoop.it
Gay rights activists suspect ban was repealed is because lawmakers do not want to be 'humiliated' by the European Court of Human Rights
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