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Botswana High Court Decriminalizes Gay Sex in Landmark Ruling

Botswana’s high court has struck down laws decriminalizing gay sex, in place since 1965. Scenes of joy as decriminalization Of homosexuality made official in Botswana #repeal164 pic.twitter.com/pBch7o6kdh— Ryan Brown (@ryanlenorabrown) June 11, 2019 History made in BotswanaHuman rights for all. pic.twitter.com/Jlv7KisZYq— Keikantse E. Phele (@ke_phele) June 11, 2019 The Guardian reports: ‘Jubilant activists in the packed courtroom cheered the unanimous decision, which came a month after a setback in Kenya when a court rejected an attempt to repeal similar colonial-era laws. The ruling was welcomed enthusiastically by campaigners across the African continent,...
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LGBTQ World News Digest: 13 International Stories You Need to Know About

BELGIUM. Gay bars threatened with attack in Grindr message: ‘A message posted on the Grindr dating app on Tuesday night spoke of the threat of an attack on gay bars in Ostend on the Belgian coast.An investigation has been launched following the message, the Bruges branch of the West Flanders Prosecutor’s Office confirmed on Wednesday. The message read: “tonight or this weekend, we will conduct an attack in the gay bars of Ostend.” It also identified bars Valentino and Your Place as potential targets. “Prepare yourself. Nobody can stop us. We are...
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