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The Rustin Times is collaborating with The Initiative for Equal Rights and we are excited!!!

The Initiative for Equal Rights in partnership with The Rustin Times is starting a monthly conversation meetup called Q Conversations. The Q Conversations meetups are aimed at facilitating dialogues around issues and common topics in the LGBTQ+ community. They will be interactive meetups where everyone present will have the opportunity to air their opinions and… Read More The Rustin Times is collaborating with The Initiative for Equal Rights and we are excited!!!

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Netflix’s upcoming series, ‘Special’ explores the life of a disabled gay man

Here’s what we know for sure about Special, the upcoming Netflix series; Ryan Kayes (played by Ryan O’Connell), the star of the series is in his mid-20s, gay and with cerebral palsy. “Cerebral Palsy is a disability of the brain manifested through muscular in-coordination” Ryan says in the trailer just before he falls. In an… Read More Netflix’s upcoming series, ‘Special’ explores the life of a disabled gay man

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will drop some of its anti-LGBT policies

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has repealed some of its polices that discriminate against LGBT people in the church. The rule will allow children of gay couples eligible for baptism. It will also stop the expulsion of gay couples who are married. In the statement though, it states that the church will… Read More The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will drop some of its anti-LGBT policies

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Janet Mock on finding her path and self-love #TransDayOfVisibility

There is a lot about trans people that many still don’t know and the perfect time to learn is on International Transgender Day of Visibility. It is a day dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments and victories of transgender & gender non-conforming people while raising awareness of the work that is still needed to save trans… Read More Janet Mock on finding her path and self-love #TransDayOfVisibility

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Kenyan Court says LGBT Group can register as an NGO

The LGBTIQ community in Kenya can celebrate another milestone as a court affirmed that the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGHLRC) can officially register under the Non-Governmental Organizations Coordination (NGO) Act. Three judges dismissed the appeal by the NGO coordination board, agreeing with the High Court that ALL, including LGBT persons, should be… Read More Kenyan Court says LGBT Group can register as an NGO

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New research shows LGBT+ discrimination is costing Kenya between $181 million to $1.3 billion per year

This demonstrates the catalytic power of LGBT+ inclusion in helping Kenya achieve its economic goals Open For Business, a coalition of global companies making the case that inclusive and diverse societies are better for business and economic growth, released new research today which found that LGBT+ discrimination is costing Kenya between $181 million to $1.3… Read More New research shows LGBT+ discrimination is costing Kenya between $181 million to $1.3 billion per year

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Safer Nudes Nigeria is holding a one day workshop on ‘kito’ and online/offline dating

Safer Nudes Nigeria is calling on queer individuals in Lagos and Abuja who are interested in participating in a one day meeting to discuss in real time and find solutions to: Safer ways of meeting dates online and offline. Sending nudes safely. Dealing with revenge porn, blackmail and extortion. Avoiding kito and other stories that… Read More Safer Nudes Nigeria is holding a one day workshop on ‘kito’ and online/offline dating

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You can lend your voice in solidarity with LGBT+ Egyptians. Here’s how

The Egyptian government hates rainbows. In fact, waving a rainbow flag can have very serious consequences in Egypt. In September 2017, 75 people were arrested after someone did just that at a concert in Cairo. And last year, at least 76 people were arrested and taken to court, just because authorities assumed they were LGBT+.… Read More You can lend your voice in solidarity with LGBT+ Egyptians. Here’s how

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India records progress with Bollywood’s first major LGBT+ movie

Released on the first of February, “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga …” (“When I Saw That Girl, I Felt …”) is Bollywood’s first LGBT+ mainstream film and one focused on lesbian romance. The transgender writer, Gazal Dhaliwal says she “feels responsible for telling LGBT+ stories”. “I have lived this life. I felt responsible… Read More India records progress with Bollywood’s first major LGBT+ movie