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  1. Chen Arieli, the new deputy mayor of Tel Aviv and the first openly gay person to hold the position, says that Israel’s treatment of transgender people is an “urgent problem”. Before becoming deputy mayor, Arieli was one of Israel’s most famous LGBT+ activists and was formerly the chairperson of The Aguda – Israel’s LGBT Task … Continued

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  2. To the surprise of absolutely nobody, Trump-supporting right-wing pastor Franklin Graham has slammed a new state law which requires schools to teach about LGBT+ history. In January, the state of New Jersey introduced a new law requiring schools to teach about the societal contributions of historical LGBT+ people. Bill S1569 requires that teachers “accurately portray [the] … Continued

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  3. Renowned sports journalist Nicky Bandini came out as transgender this week. It was everything you’d want, if your job means – as Nicky Bandini’s does – that you need to come out publicly: a national newspaper gave her the space to tell her story, in her own words; it updated her author page to reflect … Continued

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  4. A French football match was brought to a screeching halt on Friday over homophobic songs and chants. The Ligue 2 game between Nancy and Le Mans was temporarily halted by referee Mehdi Mokhtari in the first half after repeated chanting from home supporters at Stade Mercel Picot. Fans had been warned to stop chanting over … Continued

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  5. The Trump administration has told the Supreme Court that it is legal to fire a person for being transgender. A brief was filed on Friday August 16 by the Justice Department arguing that transgender workers are not protected by federal civil rights law and can be fired because of their gender identity. Earlier this year, … Continued

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