Lotus

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About: Lotus is a group led by and for the Asian LGBTQ+ community in Central Florida, aiming to forge connections by creating a space to share stories and experiences, form friendships, and discuss topics revolving around the Asian LGBTQ+ community as well as bond over favorite foods! You don’t need to share to attend; your role as a supportive listener is equally important.

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Pride organizations announce virtual ‘Global Pride’ celebration

By : Michael K. Lavers OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Crowds gather in front of The Stonewall Inn in NYC for WorldPride last year. (Photo by Nick Cardello)

A virtual global Pride celebration is scheduled to take place on June 27.

InterPride and the European Pride Organizers Association in a press release issued April 1 said they are working with Pride organizations in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania “to bring communities and Pride organizations together for this Global Pride event” that “will use online platforms to deliver a Pride in which everyone can participate, wherever they are in the world.”

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Peer Support Space’s 1-Year Anniversary & Open House!

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Peer Support Space is turning 1! In one year, we have been able to provide 3,000 individuals with free mental health support! What better way to celebrate than joining us at Central Florida’s very first Peer Drop-In Center and Respite Open House?

Come tour the space, enjoy some light bites, and live music! All ages welcome.

Interested? Register here!

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Lotus

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About: Lotus is a group led by and for the Asian LGBTQ+ community in Central Florida, aiming to forge connections by creating a space to share stories and experiences, form friendships, and discuss topics revolving around the Asian LGBTQ+ community as well as bond over favorite foods! You don’t need to share to attend; your role as a supportive listener is equally important.

Click here for more information!

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Young Adults Living Pozitively (YALP!)

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About: YALP! is a collaborative program between Peer Support Space and the Bros in Convo Initiative providing brave and safe space to build friendships and a sense of community among young people of color living with HIV.

If you or someone you know is interested, register here!

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Young Adults Living Pozitively (YALP!)

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About: YALP! is a collaborative program between Peer Support Space and the Bros in Convo Initiative providing brave and safe space to build friendships and a sense of community among young people of color living with HIV.

If you or someone you know is interested, register here!

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Young Adults Living Pozitively (YALP!)

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About: YALP! is a collaborative program between Peer Support Space and the Bros in Convo Initiative providing brave and safe space to build friendships and a sense of community among young people of color living with HIV.

If you or someone you know is interested, register here!

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Young Adults Living Pozitively (YALP!)

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About: YALP! is a collaborative program between Peer Support Space and the Bros in Convo Initiative providing brave and safe space to build friendships and a sense of community among young people of color living with HIV.

If you or someone you know is interested, register here!

Continue Reading >>

Young Adults Living Pozitively (YALP!)

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About: YALP! is a collaborative program between Peer Support Space and the Bros in Convo Initiative providing brave and safe space to build friendships and a sense of community among young people of color living with HIV.

If you or someone you know is interested, register here!

Continue Reading >>

Peer Support Space’s 1-Year Anniversary & Open House!

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Peer Support Space is turning 1! In one year, we have been able to provide 3,000 individuals with free mental health support! What better way to celebrate than joining us at Central Florida’s very first Peer Drop-In Center and Respite Open House?

Come tour the space, enjoy some light bites, and live music! All ages welcome.

Interested? Register here!

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Botswana High Court to hear decriminalization case in 2019

By : Katlego K Kol-Kes OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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GABORONE, Botswana |N Botswana, the economic jewel of southern Africa, is set to continue its trailblazing social justice track toward legal equality for LGBTQI+ people. While it has taken longer than expected, the High Court of Botswana has set a new date to hear a case which challenges sections of the penal code which criminalize same-sex sexual relations. While the clauses — inherited from British colonial laws in 1885 — are not exclusively applicable to LGBTQ+ persons, their interpretation has caused grave apprehension to full self expression among members of the population who identify as such.

According to human rights organization, LEGABIBO (Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual of Botswana), the hearing of the case challenging the constitutionality of sections 164(a), 164(c) and 167 of the Penal Code will be heard before a full bench of the Botswana High Court, comprising of the Honorable Judge A.B. Tafa, the Honorable Judge M. Leburu and the Honorable Judge J. Dube on March 15. The aforementioned sections criminalize “carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature” and “indecent practices between persons” (whether in private or public) respectively.

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Autopsy: Trans Honduran woman who died in ICE custody was beaten

By : Michael K. Lavers OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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The Transgender Law Center on Nov. 26 released the results of an autopsy that shows a transgender Honduran woman with HIV was beaten before she died while in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody.

Roxsana Hernández, who was from the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa, was among a group of trans women who were part of a 300-person caravan that traveled to the U.S. border earlier this year.

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