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SNL star Bowen Yang reveals he had conversion ‘therapy’ when he was 17

SNL star Bowen Yang reveals he had conversion ‘therapy’ when he was 17

The comedian said he went in the hopes of mending his relationship with his parents. SNL star Bowen Yang has revealed that when he was 17 years old, he underwent gay ‘conversion’ therapy. Speaking to the New York Times, he said his sexuality had caused conflict with his parents. Yang said he told his parents about his sexuality when he was 17 on a messaging chat, which led to his father telling him that he’d booked Yang eight sessions with…

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Last year was the deadliest year on record on for the LGBTQ community in Ecuador

Last year was the deadliest year on record on for the LGBTQ community in Ecuador

There were 16 LGBTQ-related murders or violent deaths last year. 2019 was the deadliest year on record for Ecuador’s LGBTQ community, with 16 LGBTQ-related murders or violent deaths. In 2018, there were only two murders or violent deaths that targeted the LGBTQ community. The figures were released by the LGBTQ group Silueta X Association, and they said most of the victims were trans women. Although it’s unknown why there was a spike in attacks, some have speculated it’s to do…

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Bisexual woman tortured in Chechnya wants parents charged because of her ordeal

Bisexual woman tortured in Chechnya wants parents charged because of her ordeal

Aminat Lorsanova says her parents watched her get beaten. Aminat Lorsanova, a 22-year-old bisexual woman from Chechnya, is calling for her parents to charged following her torture in the Russian region. With the support of the Russian LGBT Network, Aminat managed to flee Chechnya, and now lives safely outside of Russia. And now VICE reports that she has filed charges with the Federal Investigative Committee of Russia against a clinic in Chechnya and against her parents. Aminat says that she…

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The BBC won’t uphold nearly 300 complaints over Strictly Come Dancing’s same-sex routine

The BBC won’t uphold nearly 300 complaints over Strictly Come Dancing’s same-sex routine

Nearly 300 people claimed to have been ‘offended’ by the routine. In its latest series, Strictly Come Dancing featured a same-sex routine between professional dancers Johannes Radebe and Graziano Di Prima to Emeli Sande’s 2019 romantic pop anthem, Shine. The beautiful and touching routine won hearts across the nation. However, to some people, watching the sight of two men just dancing together claimed they were ‘offended.’ As a result, nearly 300 people complained to the BBC. However, the BBC’s recent…

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South Korea’s first openly transgender soldier to sue following dismissal

South Korea’s first openly transgender soldier to sue following dismissal

Byun Hui-soo accused the South Korean military of “deep-rooted intolerance.” The first ever soldier to come out as transgender while serving in the South Korean military has been discharged. Following the dismissal, Byun Hui-soo confirmed that she was going to take legal action against them. Under South Korean law, trans soldiers are not allowed to join the military, although there are no guidelines for what to do if someone begins to transition while serving. Byun had not planned to have…

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