People attend the city's first "Equality Parade" rally in support of the LGBT community in Plock, Poland, 10 August 2019. Agencja Gazeta / Jedrzej Nowicki via REUTERS

Strong police presence at Polish LGBT march after violence

Over a thousand people attended a pride parade in the Polish town of Plock, protected by a cordon of

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American rapper Nicki Minaj was due to perform in Jeddah last week as part of a cultural festival. Photo: AFP / Archive

Nicki Minaj cancels show in Saudi Arabia in support of women's rights and LGBT groups

Nicki Minaj canceled a performance in Saudi Arabia in a demonstration of support for the rights of women and groups

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Chinese transgender activist Zhao Xiaomi, a nonconforming gender person, at his vintage clothing store in Beijing. Photo: Simon Song

Transgender in China: Activists account challenges facing the Asian giant

Chao Xiaomi considers the question, "Why are not you happy that you were born a man?" That's because, she says, "for

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Costa Rican Minister of Education Edgar Mora speaks to the media after resigning for protests against his "progressive" ideas at the penitentiary house in San Jose, Costa Rica, 1 July 2019. The Nation via REUTERS

Costa Rica's Minister of Education resigns after criticism from the evangelical wing for LGBTQ policy

Costa Rican Education Minister Edgar Mora resigned on Monday after protests against policies, including his support for

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People marched down 5th Avenue in Manhattan during 2019 World Pride NYC and Stonewall 50th LGBTQ Pride parade in New York on Sunday. Photo: REUTERS / Lucas Jackson

4 Millions celebrate LGBT pride in New York

Millions of people lined the streets of New York on Sunday to wave rainbow flags, celebrate the movement

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Elton John in the courtyard of the presidential Elysee Palace in Paris, France, 21 June 2019. Lewis Joly / Pool via REUTERS / File Photo

Putin says that Elton John got confused about LGBT rights in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that Elton John was "mistaken" about LGBT rights in Russia, while

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Hideki Niiya, head of the civic life division of the Soja city government, on the right, speaks at an LGBT-themed meeting in Okayama on 11 in May. Speakers include Fumiko Suzuki, second on the right, the head of Proud Okayama. Yomiuri Shimbun

Efforts to support LGBT residents spreading throughout Japan

Municipal efforts to support sexual minorities are spreading throughout the country, as seen in the

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