D.C. Dance protest to support LGBT rights
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Dozens of people stage a dance protest for LGBT rights outside Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.
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As a sexual minority within a conservative religion, LGBT Muslims in South Asia are supporting each other on social media platforms in a climate of fear and discrimination.
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Twitter has locked the account of the Chinese embassy in the US following a tweet it says violated its stand against "dehumanizing" people. The embassy had posted that Uighur women were "no longer baby-making machines."
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Washington DC residents and tourists visit the National Mall to see the US capital's landmarks covered in snow after the biggest snowstorm in two years hit the city. At the Smithsonian's National Zoo, giant pandas made the most of the weather by sliding and rolling in the snowfall.
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Clashes between students from Bogazici University and Turkish police show no sign of abating. Many students have been arrested, while the interior minister has lashed out with homophobic hate speech over an artwork.
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Hundreds of young LGBT Chinese, many travelling far and wide to attend, packed into a cramped venue for the first large-scale voguing ball held in Beijing.
15 Apr 2021
There are international warnings of diplomatic blowback after Somalia's president signs an extension of his mandate into law. Also, attacks and abuse against LGBT+ people in Cameroon are on the rise. Human Rights Watch says that dozens of them have been targeted by a police crackdown since February. And Benin's president vows to track down those responsible for pre-election violence as he's voted in for a second term. Patrice Talon was returned with 86 percent of the vote in a poll which featured no major opposition figures.
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Just 12% of gas stations in the US capital still have fuel for sale, after cybercriminals forced a shutdown of the nation's largest gasoline pipeline.
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The law recently passed by Hungarian lawmakers violates "the fundamental values of the European Union," the bloc's chief Ursula von der Leyen said.
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Prime Minister Mario Draghi stressed the independence of the Italian parliament after the Vatican asked for changes to an anti-discrimination bill that would provide added protection from hate crimes to LGBT+ people.
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The White House announced plans to hold a virtual summit for democracy in December. Leaders of the world's democracies are set to take part.
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