LGBTQ Rights

Pixar Movie Banned Across the Islamic World due to Lesbian Kiss

Disney-Pixar's newest film, Lightyear, scheduled to be released on June 16th in the United Arab Emirates, was banned "due to its violation of the country's media content standards."

While the government body didn't specify the part of the movie that caused the violation, Executive Director Rashid Khalfan Al Nuaimi said it was banned due to the inclusion of homosexual characters.

Pride for LGBT Saudis: Protesting for LGBT Prisoners

The Saudi Diaspora Association, a movement that advocates for freedom, justice, liberty, and equality in Saudi Arabia, is organizing an international organization in Saudi Arabian embassies.

Called the Suhail Pride 2022, the event calls for the immediate release of Suhail Alyahya, imprisoned in Saudi for being gay in a Muslim-majority country. The event is also a show of solidarity for the members of the LGBTQ+ community in Saudi Arabia.

Christian Homework Asks Kids to Explain How to Make Their Friends Straight

Students in a Christian middle school in Kentucky, USA, were assigned a writing project where they contacted a hypothetical gay friend and tried to persuade them to stop being gay.

Egypt Bans New Marvel Movie due to Openly Gay Character

Marvel's “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” has been banned in Egypt over the gay characters featured in the film.

In a Tweet on April 23, IMAX Egypt, a chain of movie theaters famous for showing films in 3D, announced that they wouldn't be offering Marvel's newest installation of Dr. Strange. "Doctor Strange and Wanda will not be here during their journey between universes," the Tweet said.

India's First Openly Gay Indian Prince Fights to Ban Conversion Therapy

India's first openly-gay royalty vowed to fight conversion therapy. After surviving the horrors of conversion therapy, Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil said he would work on making conversion therapy illegal in India.

Equaldex, a collaborative knowledge base for the LGBT movement, puts India in the 51st rank in their World Equality Index, including scores for legal rights and freedoms for LGBTQ+ people. Although Equaldex listed conversation therapy as banned in India, this is only valid for one state.

Indian High Court Rejects Recognition of Gay Marriage; cites 'Hindu Culture

On April 14, the high court of Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh, India, rejected the plea of a same-sex couple to have their marriage recognized. The court ruled that the couple's marriage violates the Hindu Marriage Act of 1995.

The plea was submitted to Justice Shekhar Kumar Yadav on April 7.

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