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Transgender and LGBT+ issues should be taught in nursery school to children as young as 2, according to a British teacher’s union. The National Union of Teachers (NUT) voted on a measure this week that would push for "age-appropriate content that would include promotion of an LGBT+ curriculum through all phases of the state education."
根據英國一個教師工會的說法，托兒所應該提供小至兩歲大的幼兒們有關跨性別和酷兒的相關教育。The Nation Union of Teachers（NUT）本週投票決定推動「適合各年齡，且包括LGBT+課程的國家教育」。
To honor the memory of Gilbert Baker, NewFest and NYC Pride partnered with Ogilvy & Mather’s design team and created a font inspired by the Rainbow Flag named ‘Gilbert’. "By literally embedding the Rainbow Flag into the font we made it possible for everyone around the world to type with pride", they explain. The typeface is available for free download here. The creators also encourage members of the community to share their creations with the font, using the hashtag #TypeWithPride.
(Image: Type with Pride)
YouTube says it fixed the problem with Restricted Mode that was filtering LGBTQ+ content. YouTube has blamed a tech issue for accidentally censoring “hundreds of thousands” of LGBTQ+ videos earlier, including from the site’s biggest out content creators.
Two female university students in China have drawn ire for holding up a giant banner that promoted blatant, anti-homosexual rhetoric and declaring that their university campus is no place for homosexuality has angered China’s LGBT+ community. “Protect Chinese traditional mores, defend core socialist values, resist corrosion from decadent Western thoughts, and keep homosexuality far from the university campus,” the banner read. The students were photographed during a basketball tournament at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in Wuhan, Hubei Province.
Gunshots fired as Iran arrests over 30 men accused of being gay in violent raid. According to Canadian non-profit Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees, more than 30 men were arrested and charged with sodomy, as well as for drinking alcohol and using psychedelic drugs.
在伊朗，槍聲在一場暴力突襲中響起，當局並逮捕了30多名被指控為同性戀的男子。根據加拿大非營利團體Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees，這些男子因被指涉嫌雞姦、飲酒和使用迷幻藥物而被捕。
South Korean army reportedly using dating apps to ‘out’ gay soldiers. According to watchdog group the Military Human Rights Centre for Korea, military officials launched an army-wide search for gay and bisexual men after a video of two soldiers having sex was uploaded online. In the conservative country, gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender people are harshly stigmatised and struggle to be politically visible, while powerful Christian lobby groups immobilise politicians seeking to pass anti-discrimination laws.
Prosecutors in the northern Nigeria state of Kaduna have charged a group of 53 people with conspiring to celebrate a gay wedding. The Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act, instituted in 2014 by former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan, criminalizes same-sex marriage, and the registration of “gay clubs, societies and organizations,” and also bans public displays of affection between same-sex couples.
Malaysia’s health ministry is permitting forms of so-called “spiritual healing” that practitioners claim can cure “LGBT problems”. Under a policy on “traditional and complementary medicine”, Malaysian hospitals are allowed to offer a string of practices which are totally unproven and have no scientific basis. It is illegal to be gay in some parts of Malaysia, where Islamic law is strictly applied. Gay people can face harsh penalties and persecution.
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