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  • Poland

    Art censorship: Hard times for queer artists in Warsaw?

    The Polish Minister of Culture Piotr Gliński appointed Piotr Bernatowicz as the new director of the Centre for Modern Art in Warsaw, who is assigned to the right spectrum. Many artists fear a turnaround in Poland’s art scene.

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  • Hungary

    World AIDS Day in Budapest

    For this years World AIDS Day, the Budapest’s Chain Bridge turned red. It is a tradition that the bridge receives special illumination on socially relevant memorial days. The Széchenyi Chain Bridge was illuminated for the first time on 1 December 2019 in connection with World AIDS Day in the color of the red ribbon that became the symbol of the fight against AIDS.

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  • Brazil

    Brazil: Judge overturns Bolsonaro’s stop to fund queer cinema

    Brazil’s homophobic President Jair Bolsonaro cancelled funding for TV shows six weeks ago because he disapproved of its content. He described the financial support for social projects, including LGBTIQ* films, as “money wasted”. Now a federal judge declared the financial freeze null and void.

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  • China

    Chinese social media platform bans homosexual content

    The Chinese social media and video platform TikTok seems to be a prime example of censorship. TikTok had already recently been criticized for censoring the protest in Hong Kong and thus creating a distorted picture of opinion. It has now become known that the company is also blocking content that shows, advertises or promotes homosexuality.

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  • Germany

    Refugees need more information about sexual diversity

    German sex educators and integration commissioners on Thursday called for increased sexual education measures for fugitives. At the conference on “Sexual Diversity and Flight”, one of the topics discussed was how to overcome existing prejudices.

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  • How LGBT-friendly is Europe?

    The European Commission’s Eurobarometer survey looks at the discrimination and social acceptance of LGBTI people throughout the European Union. The survey was carried out in May 2019 and the evaluation has now been published. How tolerant is Europe and what have been the developments since the last survey in 2015? Spartacus has selected the most relevant figures for you:

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  • Indonesia

    Indonesia’s president postpones vote for gay ban

    President Joko Widodo ordered that the newly formed House of Representatives vote on the planned law only at the beginning of October. The bill would make extramarital and thus homosexual sex a punishable offence. The controversial bill was originally supposed …

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  • Australia

    Video: SpartacusTV – Between Bondi Beach and Mardi Gras in Australia

    The illustrious Bondi Beach, the Gold Coast and the famous gay festival Mardi Gras in Sydney – this time, Ulli Pridat visits Australia! He gives you an insight into what gay tourists in Australia should not miss.

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  • Italy

    The “Lovers of Modena” were both men

    The discovery excited archaeologists in 2009 and spread around the world: two skeletons were found in Modena, Italy, buried hand in hand a long time ago. A symbol of eternal love, the media announced at that time. Now it has been determined: the skeletons were both men – and promptly they were deprived of their status as lovers.

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