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  • Spain

    Mr Gay World 2020 fights for the community – and against Corona!

    The new Mr Gay World comes from Spain: Due to the corona crisis, the competition had to be postponed this year – the jury promptly selected last year’s runner-up as the winner for 2020. However, the Spanish doctor Francisco José Alvarado (30) scored another victory: He not only fought COVID-19 for his patients, but he also infected himself – and was able to overcome the disease.

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  • Russia

    Corona: Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov seriously ill?

    The leader of Russia’s constituent republic of Chechnya is said to have fallen ill with corona. According to the media, he was flown to a Moscow hospital with lung damage on Thursday. Kadyrov is responsible for the massive persecution of gays in the country, which became internationally known in 2017 and has since been severely condemned.

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  • Azerbaijan

    Azerbaijan’s politicians are sorry “that Hitler did not exterminate all the gays”

    In secretly published recordings of video conferences of Azerbaijani politicians, they clearly position themselves against the community. Scary statements show how deeply homophobia is rooted in the country’s opposition parties. After the recordings became public, however, they caused a scandal and forced the politicians to take a stand.

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  • Hungary

    Hungary: Law prohibits legal recognition of gender

    Despite international and national protests, the Hungarian parliament yesterday passed a law prohibiting the subsequent change of the “biological sex” registered at birth and thus the legal recognition of the sex of transgender persons. The law thus violates a fundamental constitutional right.

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  • Albania

    Albania: Psychologists ban conversion therapy

    The umbrella organisation of psychologists in Albania banned conversion procedures on Saturday. No state-approved psychologist in the country is allowed to conduct this “therapy” in the future. Although it was not a state decision, it is legally binding – making …

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  • Great Britain

    The Corona Crisis: A unique opportunity to decimate STI’s?

    At least that is what the experts at 56 Dean Street, the largest sexual health centre in the UK, claim. With the decline in casual sex, the corona crisis is an unprecedented opportunity to detect new infections of HIV and …

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  • Brazil

    Brazil and Hungary lift MSM blood donation ban

    From Brazil and Hungary, there are improvements for the queer community to report: The ban on blood donation for MSM has now been lifted in two countries ruled by anti-queer presidents.

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  • Ukraine

    Ukraine: new laws on hate crimes polarise society

    The Ukrainian Parliament is currently examining three draft laws that will make it possible to prosecute hate crimes related to sexual orientation, gender identity or religious practice in the future.

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  • Does the queer community own the rainbow flag?

    Many people in the UK use the rainbow flag in the Corona crisis as a symbol to thank health care workers – on the one hand, this ensures greater visibility, on the other hand, members of the queer community fear a symbol theft. Meanwhile, the power of the symbol can be seen in Turkey, where children are forbidden to paint rainbows. The politicians claim that rainbows make them homosexual.

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