Colombian fashion show breaks stereotypes with diverse models

A Colombian fashion show called Walkway Inclusion is trying to raise awareness and respect for marginalised groups by employing having a diverse range of people take part in the show. Participants include people with physical and mental disabilities, Afro-descendants, members of the LGBT community, indigenous people, albinos, plus-size women and homeless people.

Mexico holds ‘Kissathon’ to take a stand against homophobia

Hundreds of members of the LGBT community in Mexico City to hold a collective kissing event, ‘Kissathon’, to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

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Here’s the latest for Friday, May 17th: The U.S. agrees to remove steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada; Democrats in the House pass LGBT anti-discrimination bill; Missouri approves strict abortion law; New lion exhibit opens at New Orleans Audubon Zoo.

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House approves sweeping bill to expand gay rights

Democrats in the House approved sweeping anti-discrimination legislation Friday that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. (May 17)

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LGBT supporters react after Taiwan approves same-sex marriage

Taiwan’s LGBT rights supporters celebrate after the parliament legalised same-sex marriage in a landmark first for Asia.

Taiwan votes to legalize same-sex marriage

Taiwan’s legislature voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, a first in Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who had championed the cause for two decades. (May 17)

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Fewer rainbows, less social media for China’s LGBT community

Tighter restrictions have led the LGBT community in China — fearing a crackdown — to prepare for muted celebrations of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on Friday.

Anti-LGBT groups protest against pride parade in Poland

Anti-LGBT groups protested against first #LGBT pride parade in #Poland’s #Gniezno on Saturday. Seventeen opposition demonstrations were organised on the route of the LGBT march.
Police officers were deployed to prevent possible clashes.

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British school suspends LGBT lessons after 80% of pupils kept home by parents − report

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LGBT churchgoers in Kenya pray for change

The Cosmopolitan Affirming Church (CAC) is a rare space where Kenya’s LGBT community can escape hostility from society, which is often reflected in hatred and vitriol from religious pulpits. Congregants of the church will be praying ahead of Friday’s potentially historic decision by Kenya’s High Court on whether laws that criminalise homosexuality are unconstitutional.