LGBTI news 3: Jamaica, Russia, Ukraine

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News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws or considering anti-gay legislation, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news. (This is the third of three posts. The first one reported news from Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Brunei. The second one reported news from Iran, Morocco, ISIS, Kenya, Gambia and Uganda.)

AMERICAS

In the UK, bisexual asylum seeker Orashia Edwards of Jamaica had his deportation flight cancelled, though the reprieve is temporary.

EUROPE

Police seize activist Nikolai Alexeyev during a rally in  Moscow. (Photo courtesy of Reuters) Police seize activist Nikolai Alexeyev during a rally in Moscow. (Photo courtesy of Reuters)

During Russia‘s 10th Moscow Pride police detained Pride participants, including the parade organizer, while around 30 anti-LGBT demonstrators hurled eggs at the activists.

Journalists said that police officers detained the activists for attempting to stage an unauthorised gay pride rally and loaded them into waiting vans as around 30 nationalist counter-demonstrators in camouflage clothing…

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