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'It got scary': Gloria Estefan's daughter on coming out as a lesbian

3:35pm BST

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Forbidden by her global superstar mother Gloria Estefan from coming out as a lesbian to her grandmother, singer Emily Estefan said she contemplated suicide.

'It got scary': Gloria Estefan's daughter on coming out as a lesbian

3:33pm BST

LONDON, Oct 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Forbidden by her global superstar mother Gloria Estefan from coming out as a lesbian to her grandmother, singer Emily Estefan said she contemplated suicide.

Most U.S. LGBT+ students face homophobic or transphobic abuse

19 Oct 2020

NEW YORK/LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - (Editor's note: contains language that may offend some readers)

Most U.S. LGBT+ students face homophobic or transphobic abuse

13 Oct 2020

NEW YORK/LONDON, Oct 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A lmost all LGBT+ students in the United States have heard offensive remarks about their sexuality or gender identity with comments such as "that's so gay" regularly bandied around playgrounds and campus cafeterias, researchers said on Tuesday.

Transgender people still criminalised in 13 U.N. member states, report finds

29 Sep 2020

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At least 13 United Nations member states still criminalise transgender people, while others use morality and indecency laws to crack down on the trans community, a report showed on Wednesday.

Arts figures defend J.K. Rowling in transgender rights row

28 Sep 2020

LONDON, Sept 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Prominent figures in the British arts including novelist Ian McEwan and playwright Sir Tom Stoppard have signed a letter denouncing "hate speech" against "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling over her comments on transgender rights.

Ambassadors to Poland call for 'environment of tolerance' for LGBT+ people

28 Sep 2020

LONDON, Sept 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fifty ambassadors to Poland have written an open letter calling on Warsaw to help forge "an environment of non-discrimination, tolerance and mutual acceptance" as international concerns grow over the treatment of LGBT+ people in the country.

Racism in LGBT+ community made British Muslim writer wish he was straight

28 Sep 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British writer and barrister Mohsin Zaidi said his early experiences of racism in the LGBT+ community were so bad, he wished he was straight.

Cross-dressing killer in new J.K. Rowling book fuels transgender ire

15 Sep 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Best-selling Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has stoked anger in the transgender community by including a cross-dressing serial killer in her latest novel, published on Tuesday.

Cross-dressing killer in new J.K. Rowling book fuels transgender ire

15 Sep 2020

LONDON, Sept 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Best-selling Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has stoked anger in the transgender community by including a cross-dressing serial killer in her latest novel, published on Tuesday.

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