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LGBTQ+: the fourth-largest economy, yet its rights are being ...

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LGBTQ+: the fourth-largest economy, yet its rights are being stonewalled

UK set to hold its first global LGBTQ+ conference as the community’s gains are being reversed in many countries

Hugo Greenhalgh

Gay and transgender rights are going backwards in parts of the world, Britain’s first special envoy on LGBT rights has warned, as Hungary implements an anti-gay law and equality reforms in Singapore and Bermuda are blocked.

Hungary recently passed a law banning the “promotion” of homosexuality or gender identity to minors, following in the footsteps of Russia, while in February Singapore’s highest court dismissed a challenge to the city-state’s gay sex ban.

Earlier this month the privy council, the highest court of appeal for British territories, ruled that Bermuda’s ban on same-sex marriage was allowed under the island’s constitution...

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