Protesters crash a Pride event in Tbilisi, an England town is set to host its first Pride festival, and an LGBTQ school policy changes causes political turmoil in Canada.
In a scene eerily reminiscent of a 1960’s cold war era novel, the young woman sat nervously at the outside table of the café not far from the museum district and main railroad station in St. Petersburg, chain smoking French Gitanes and toying with the food on her plate in front of her. She kept nervously glancing around as if she expected to suddenly be swept up in a secret police raid.
Russia is prosecuting an internet company for "LGBT propaganda," the Church of England is debating blessings for same-sex unions, and advocates fight for accurate medical records in Canada.
A U.K. museum records the history of LGBTQ railway workers, Estonia legalizes same-sex marriage, and a band turns down a gig in Dubai over a sexuality law.
A man was accused of anti-trans hate in Canada, Stockholm's deputy mayor adorned drag, and women in England can now get gay-conviction pardons.
Israel's minister was jeered at a Pride march, Oxford University appointed its first professor of LGBTQ History, and Italy's governor withdrew his support for a Pride parade.
South Korea introduces a pro-LGBT bill, Japan's government is under pressure to end a gay marriage ban, and Uganda's president signs a bill that issues the death penalty for same-sex acts.
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