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Northern Ireland counts down to first same-sex wedding

06 Feb 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A lesbian couple is set to hold Northern Ireland's first same-sex wedding next week as the conservative province overcomes deep division to catch up with the rest of the United Kingdom.

Rising populism stokes homophobic hate speech across Europe - rights group

04 Feb 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Homophobic and transphobic rhetoric and other anti-LGBT+ hate crimes are rising across Europe, fuelled by divisive politics and socially conservative groups that also campaign against abortion access, an advocacy group said on Tuesday.

Sluggish climate action may see warming do Russia more harm than good

10 Jan 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Russia's first plan to adapt to climate change is a tardy but much-needed acknowledgement of the risks and opportunities presented by global warming, although it lacks concrete action to address the increasingly evident threats, analysts said.

Walking in two worlds: Canada's 'two-spirit' doctor guiding trans teenagers

08 Jan 2020

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sitting on the floor of a teepee, in a circle of patients, friends and relatives, doctor James Makokis cried as he remembered his father struggling to accept him when he came out as gay at the age of 17.

London, New York mayors urge cities to divest from fossil fuels

08 Jan 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The mayors of New York City and London have urged other cities to divest their pension funds from fossil fuel producers, as they introduced a toolkit to help cities shift investments away from companies that drive climate change.

UPDATE 1-London, New York mayors urge cities to divest from fossil fuels

08 Jan 2020

LONDON, Jan 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The mayors of New York City and London have urged other cities to divest their pension funds from fossil fuel producers, as they introduced a toolkit to help cities shift investments away from companies that drive climate change.

London, New York mayors urge cities to divest from fossil fuels

08 Jan 2020

LONDON, Jan 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The mayors of New York City and London urged other cities to divest their pension funds from fossil fuel producers on Tuesday, as they introduced a toolkit to help cities shift investments away from companies that drive climate change.

From parades to punishments: 10 headline LGBT+ stories in 2019

26 Dec 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Millions of people joined Pride marches around the world in 2019 and gay, bisexual and transgender rights were increasingly in the spotlight, with some countries legalizing gay marriage while other mulled the death penalty for same-sex relations.

Turning a corner? English football fans tackle homophobic chants

18 Dec 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The bitter rivalry between the two clubs was often blighted by homophobic gibes.

Gabon bans gay sex as global pace of reform falters

13 Dec 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Gabon has passed a law against gay sex, becoming the 70th country to ban the practice, an official confirmed, as the global pace of reform falters.

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