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KENYA. High court upholds law making gay sex illegal: ‘Same-sex relations have been banned since the British colonized Kenya in the late 19th century. Kenya’s penal code criminalizes “carnal knowledge against the order of nature.” Anyone found engaging in same-sex relationships could face up to 14 years in prison.The Kenyan High Court declined to decriminalize same-sex relations. The decision was a setback to the LGBTQI moment in Africa, where same-sex relationships are largely seen as taboo.’ ALSO: First Gay Couple Marries in Taiwan as Marriage Equality Comes to Asia: WATCH...
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Brazil’s top court votes to criminalise homophobia and transphobia

The Supreme Court of Brazil has voted to make homophobia and transphobia a crime, amid increasing discrimination against the Brazilian LGBT+ community. Six of the Supreme Court’s 11 judges have now voted to make it a crime to discriminate against people based on their gender identity or sexuality. The remaining five judges are yet to vote, but the result will remain unchanged – the new law will come into effect once all judges have voted and will make homophobia and transphobia crimes equivalent to racism. “This is a day I...
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Brazil’s anti-LGBT president Jair Bolsonaro cancels NY trip after protests

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro will no longer be visiting New York City after protests from LGBT+ and environmental campaigners. Bolsonaro’s spokesman General Otavio Rego Barros announced the news on Friday (May 3), Brazilian media reported. He mentioned “the resistance and deliberate attacks of the mayor of New York and the pressure of interest groups” as reasons to cancel the trip. Bolsonaro was due to receive the person of the year award by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce at a gala event on May 14 in New York City. What was...
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Male Model Collapses, Dies After Runway Fall at Brazilian Fashion Week

Tales Soares, a model and vocal LGBTQ rights advocate, collapsed during a fashion show at Sao Paulo’s fashion week on Saturday and was pronounced dead on arrival to the hospital. View this post on Instagram Sabe quem cuida do meu cabelo? Uma equipe maravilhosa do @fioretopor_nivaldoorlandini . Amo estar no seu salão @nivaldoorlandini, obrigado por essa parceria maravilhosa, por essa troca de energia incrível. Vocês são luz. Obrigado @zievinic @base_mgt #fioreto #hair #platinumblonde #platinumhair #style #malemodels #brazilianmodels #brazil #saopaulocity A post shared by Tales Cotta (@tales.cotta) on Apr 16, 2019...
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