04 July 2019 - NPWJ News Digest on LGBTI rights

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It's Getting Really Hard To Make Progress On LGBTQ Rights At The UN
BuzzFeedNews, 28 Jul 2019

It has become increasingly difficult to make progress on LGBTQ issues at the United Nations, after years when the tide appeared to be turning in activists' favor, the United Kingdom's ambassador to the UN told BuzzFeed News.

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LGBTI Indians still fighting for social acceptance
GayStarNews, 04 Jul 2019

Nearly 2 out of 5 LGBTI Indians believe battling for equal rights and social acceptance is the biggest issue facing the community, a YouGov survey found. India decriminalized gay sex in September last year.

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LGBTI activist dragged from car and assaulted in North Macedonia
GayStarNews, 04 Jul 2019

About 20 assailants allegedly assaulted one of the most prominent LGBTI activists in North Macedonia. Bekim Asani has long advocated for LGBTI rights in the landlocked country, which has one of the lowest rankings in Europe for LGBTI rights. 

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Is Australia about to take a step backwards on LGBTI equality?
GayStarNews, 02 Jul 2019

The Australian Government announced its intention to amend existing marriage, charities and discrimination laws to allow ‘religious freedom’. The Religious Discrimination Bill threatens to ‘weaken’ existing protections for LGBTI people.

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