Myanmar

Myanmar

Times are changing in Myanmar

Myanmar opens up to the world. In the land of a thousand pagodas, which has retained its original character through the years of isolation, there is a feeling of optimism. Even the small gay scene profits from that.

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El Salvador | 13.08.2020

El Salvador: Gay politician wants to make history

Erick Iv├ín Ortiz plans to become El Salvador’s first openly gay MP. The 29-year-old from the new party Nuestro Tiempo is considered one of the most ambitious candidates for the upcoming elections in February 2021.

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12.08.2020

Tunisia: Court of Appeal confirms sodomy ruling

A Tunisian court of appeal upheld the conviction of two men found guilty of sodomy in June. The court only reduced the sentence from two to one year in prison.

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USA | 09.08.2020

USA: Judges overturn trans*hostile law – birth certificates can be changed again

The ruling of a federal district court in Idaho on Friday was a victory for queer activists. The court overturned a Republican-backed law that had caused worldwide horror with its regression. Since July 2020 it has banned transgender people in the northwestern US state from having their birth certificates adjusted.

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China | 08.08.2020

“Psychosexual Disorder” – courageous student sues publisher in China

A lesbian student of the “South China Normal University” sued the publisher of a textbook describing homosexuality as a “psychosexual disorder”. Her pseudonym XiXi was created in reference to Sisyphus and stands symbolically for her years of struggle.

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Sweden | 07.08.2020

Sweden: Pop star with Kurdish roots comes out as gay

Darin Zanyar came out to Instagram as gay. The 33-year-old is one of Sweden’s most famous pop stars – with seven number one albums. The singer with Kurdish roots has also become a role model for the Kurdish community through his courageous step.

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Poland | 07.08.2020

Poland: President Duda is sworn in – and the opposition wears rainbows

Colorful protest: With clothes and face masks in rainbow colours, the opposition yesterday, at the swearing-in of newly elected President Andrzej Duda, sent a clear signal against his queer politics – which, together with the tough election campaign, divided the country more deeply than ever.

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