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‘World’s first’ festival for women, trans and non-binary people set to return despite being ruled discriminatory against cis men

Statement, billed as the “world’s first major music festival for women, non-binary and transgender people,” will return almost two years after it was labelled discriminatory for excluding cis men. The two-day festival was formally condemned by the Swedish Discrimination Ombudsman in 2018 because of its “man-free” ethos, but will return to Gothenburg on September 4-5. “I want all women, non-binary and transgender people to experience this indescribable, magical and powerful atmosphere at some point in their lives,” Statement’s founder, radio host and comedian Emma Knyckare, told broadcaster SVT. “That is...
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Marriage equality lowers the suicide rate among gay & bi people, study finds

ShutterstockThe research shows that LGB people still have an elevated suicide rate, but legalizing marriage can lower it. https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019/11/legalizing-sex-marriage-reduces-suicide-rates-among-gay-lesbian-people/...
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Georgian hate groups planning to block premiere of Swedish film that celebrates gay love

Georgian far-right groups are mobilising against the premiere of And Then We Danced, a Swedish film that stars a gay dancer who is coming to terms with his sexuality. And Then We Danced is a tender coming-of-age story filmed in Tbilisi, Georgia, billed as a “Georgian gay dance romance”. It was recently chosen as Sweden’s official Oscar submission for Best International Feature Film, and tickets for the Tbilisi premiere on November 8 reportedly sold out in minutes. But the film’s popularity has not extended to the country’s ultra-conservative groups, which...
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