In recent years, the Azerbaijan government has been intensifying crackdowns against its LGBTQ+ community. In 2017, at least 83 people were detained by the police for being gay or transgender. The detainees reported being tortured and blackmailed. The same year, at least four Azerbaijani citizens who identified as LGBTQ+ committed suicide. According to ILGA Europe, an global NGO advocating for LGBTQ+ rights, Azerbaijan occupies the last place among 49 countries on the organization's Rainbow Index consecutively for three years in a row.

Rightwing group takes aim at US retailer Target for offering Pride-themed merchandise
The retailer moved its Pride displays — including rainbow-striped collared shirts, yellow hoodies reading “Not a Phase” and baby clothing and accessories — from the entrances of some stores around the country and placed them in the back. Target said it was concerned “about threats impacting our team members’ sense of safety and well-being while at work” after some customers had screamed at employees and thrown the Pride-themed merchandise on the floor.

"I'm ashamed to see that some of my colleagues want to win votes at the expense of minorities," said Bettel, one of two openly gay leaders in the EU. A Hungarian law, passed in June 2021 and officially called Child Protection Act, prohibits or heavily restricts depictions of homosexuality and gender reassignment in media content and educational material addressed to audiences under 18 years of age.

This award is given in a vast array of fiction & nonfiction literature, for LGBTQ+ themes!

They say they don't feel regret about their journeys, supprt trans people, and some who were once part of the anti-trans movement have retransitioned. -

The Super Bowl ads, which highlighted Jesus as a "refugee" who "confronted racism with love," first appeared to be "a breath of fresh air," wrote Goodwin, a progressive, Black, and openly queer minister who preaches in Bloomfield, Connecticut. "However, the funders of this invitation are the same folks who promote anti-LGBT legislation, a denial of women’s rights to their own bodies, the campaigns of clear white supremacists, and the evangelical church." -

Since most of society revolves around sex, children and sense of belonging, how does typical arom ace typically recreates ones family? Is there set of movements or philosophies that can guide an arom ace person through life within the society? I mean I get that there are plenty of such things focused on self improvement/zen/nirvana but the path is quite isolating. So how do aroaces recreate their own family? P.S. Not necessarily lgbt question but it fits the most here

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