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Nicki Minaj Drops Saudi Arabia Show Amid Outcry From Human Rights Activists
“After careful reflection I have decided to no longer move forward with my scheduled concert at Jeddah World Fest," the rapper said.
LGBTQ Activist Sarah McBride Announces Campaign for Delaware State Senate
McBride would be the first openly transgender state senator in U.S. history if she wins the 2020 race to replace a retiring Democrat.
Mike Pompeo Unveils New Panel To Refocus U.S. Human Rights Priorities
Human rights groups have criticized the effort as a means to rein in protections for marginalized groups.
UN Human Rights Chief Decries 'Alarming' Conditions At Migrant Detention Facilities
Michelle Bachelet comments on reports of children sleeping on floors, poor sanitation and inadequate health care.
Nicki Minaj Is Warned That Her Saudi Arabia Gig Would Be 'Disastrous'
The Human Rights Foundation is calling on the rapper to cancel her headlining act at the Jeddah World Fest.
UN Investigator Warns Of Possible War Crimes In Conflict-Torn Myanmar
Both the Myanmar military and insurgents in Rakhine State may be guilty of gross human rights violations, the UN special rapporteur on Myanmar warned this week.
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Asylum Seekers Returned To Mexico Face ‘Dangerous And Unlivable Conditions’: Report
Human Rights Watch finds that Central American migrants are at risk of sexual assault, homelessness, kidnapping and other violence as they wait at the border.
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World Headed For ‘Climate Apartheid,’ UN Expert Warns
The climate crisis threatens human rights and could push another 120 million people into poverty by 2030, a U.N. report says.
UN Human Rights Chief Makes First Visit To Venezuela
By Scott Smith and Joshua Goodman, AP
Michelle Bachelet arrived in Venezuela to meet President Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who are fighting for control as nation faces crisis.
Right-Wing Activist Tony Perkins Is New Chair Of Major Religious Freedom Commission
Curtis M. Wong
The Family Research Council's president has supported gay "conversion" therapy and said Islam was "incompatible with the Constitution” in the past.
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Fighting For Recognition in Japan
Soshi Matsuoka campaigns to change LGBTQ portrayal in the media.
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South Korean Choir G-Voice Helps Gay Men Find Their Voice
“K-Pop of the human rights movement" strikes a chord in a conservative country.
Sudan Military Acknowledges Violations Against Protesters In Khartoum
By Bassam Hatoum and Nona Elhennawy, AP
Over 100 people were reportedly killed in the capital and across Sudan in a sweeping crackdown last week.
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Jake Choi Breaks Down As He Honors The 'Lost And Confused' LGBTQ Kids
The "Sun Is Also a Star" actor was given the Human Rights Campaign's Visibility Award last week.
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House Panel Investigates Whether U.S. Funds Anti-Poaching Efforts Linked To Rights Abuses
The probe follows a BuzzFeed News investigation into anti-poaching groups funded by conservation organization World Wide Fund for Nature.
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U.S. Abortion Laws Are 'Torture,' Says U.N. Commissioner For Human Rights
“It’s an assault on truth, science and universal values,” U.N. commissioner Kate Gilmore said.
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China Calls Pompeo's Criticism Of Tiananmen Square Massacre 'Serious Violation' Of Law
A Chinese Embassy statement said "bullies" will "end up in the ash heap of history."
Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Celebrate Pride Month With Photo Of Princess Diana
"Because it’s very simple: love is love," the Duke and Duchess of Sussex captioned an Instagram post of LGBTQ-related images.
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World Health Organization Removes Gender Nonconformity From List Of Mental Disorders
Human Rights Watch hails the 'liberating" global breakthrough.
Trump vs. China: What About The 1 Million People In Internment Camps?
Akbar Shahid Ahmed
The president hasn't used new powers on human rights sanctions granted by Congress or mentioned a crisis that experts describe as akin to ethnic cleansing.
Pete Buttigieg Warns 'White Identity Politics' Launching Nation Into 'Crisis'
The South Bend, Indiana, mayor said "the beginning of a new form of American solidarity" lies in the recognition of differences.
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Polish Activist Arrested Over Image Of Mary And Jesus With Rainbow Halos
Human rights activist Elżbieta Podleśna is accused of “offending religious beliefs,” a crime in Catholic-majority Poland.
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson And His Husband Push For Equality Act In Emotional Video
Curtis M. Wong
The "Modern Family" star is pressing for the LGBTQ bill, so no one's rights are "determined by what side of the state line they're on."
Cory Booker Spoke At Church In 2011 That Practiced LGBTQ Discrimination
The 2020 presidential candidate has long been a supporter of LGBTQ rights, so his appearance at Willow Creek's Global Leadership Summit stands out.
U.S.-Led Coalition Killed More Than 1,600 Civilians In Raqqa, Syria
Human rights groups tallied more than 1,600 civilian deaths caused by U.S.-led forces in Raqqa, Syria.
Sheriff's Deputy On Leave After Anti-LGBTQ, Pro-Trump Comment On Gay Teen's Death
Curtis M. Wong
Alabama's Nigel Shelby died by suicide last week, prompting an outpouring of condolences from human rights groups and celebrity allies.
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