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QTIPOC Welcome at Atheist Conference, Chicago

In Chicago, plans are being readied for the Women of Colour Beyond Belief Conference at the end of September, a chance for women atheists and agnostics with an African-American heritage to explore ideas, network and enjoy themselves. The event takes place from September 30th to October 2nd, over a long weekend of events and workshops, and is put on by Black Non Believers and the Women’s Leadership Project. Speakers will include Brandi Alexander, Stephanie Avitia-Pereira and Foxy Jazzabelle.

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Victory for Pro-Choice Groups in Kansas

Left wing weekly paper The Socialist Worker says that anti-reproductive choice extremists in Republican controlled Kansas have failed in their attempt to get abortion in the state curtailed by popular referendum.  After years of believing their own right wing rhetoric, the religious zealots in ch

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Israeli Drag Queen Helps Middle Eastern Peace

The Jewish Chronicle newspaper meets up with former drag queen, and gay actor Itzik Cohen this week.  He stars in a series called “Fauda” which is popular across the Middle East.  Indeed, Mr Cohen remarks that it is a television show building bridges of understanding in the strained world of Midd

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Oslo Still Proud Despite Religious Shootings

Oslo’s Pride March was cancelled after  Zaniar Matapour, a known religious extremist with links to criminal groups shot dead two middle aged men outside a gay pub in the city.

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LGBTQ+ Palestinians Granted Work Permits

The Jewish Chronicle newspaper reports that LGBTQIA Palestinians who are fleeing persecution in the Gaza Strip or West Bank, are now able to apply for a work permit, allowing them to work inside Israel.  The paper says “Palestinians can now be issued work visas in Israel for up to six months, and

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07
Jul

LGBTQIA people have lost an ally this week in the shape of marriage equality trailblazer Clela Rorex, who has passed on at the age of seventy eight.  Ms Rorex was for a time a County Clerk in Bould

26
May

Russian television is bigoted: well, we all know this.

17
May

Billie Eilish, Phoebe Bridgers, Halsey and Megan Thee Stallion  have signed a letter denouncing the US Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion which threatened the possible overturn of Roe V.

01
May

The Texas Observer newspaper reports on the hypocrisy of those US states that have imposed bans on gender transition or affirmation services for young people.  Even whilst they have shut down these

30
Apr

Please note that this story may be triggering for some people and caution is advised.  LGBTQIA activists from a wide variety of groups within the environmental movement, added their sympathies to t

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