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UPDATE 1-UK urged to 'lead by example' on slavery as top state suppliers flout law

6:15pm BST

LONDON, May 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain is failing to lead by example in efforts to stop modern slavery as nearly a third of the government's top suppliers are flouting a landmark anti-slavery law, analysts said on Monday.

UK urged to 'lead by example' on slavery as top state suppliers flout law

11:13am BST

LONDON, May 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain is failing to lead by example in efforts to stop modern slavery as nearly a third of the government's top suppliers are flouting a landmark anti-slavery law, analysts said on Monday.

FEATURE-Cities' interest in granny flats at 'fever pitch' amid U.S. housing crisis

10:00am BST

WASHINGTON, May 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The U.S. capital is one of the most expensive cities in the country, but Derek Wright hopes to cover his housing costs with a novel strategy that local officials are keen to foster: He is becoming a small-scale landlord.

'Found my soulmate': Sprinter becomes India's first openly gay athlete

19 May 2019

NEW DELHI, May 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has revealed she is in a same-sex relationship, becoming the first openly gay athlete in the socially conservative country, according to an interview published on Sunday.

At disaster forum, storm-hit Mozambique says will seek help to build back better

17 May 2019

GENEVA, May 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mozambique, which was battered by two cyclones in March and April, will hold an international conference in two weeks' time to drum up funding to help it build back stronger, its vice-minister for state administration said Friday.

UPDATE 1-Amid fear, Brazil's LGBT+ politicians vow to fight back against attacks

17 May 2019

BOGOTA, May 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Brazilian openly gay politician Fabio Felix used to feel comfortable holding his boyfriend's hand and kissing him in public, but after the swearing in of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro nearly six months ago, he now sometimes thinks twice.

FEATURE-Amid fear, Brazil's LGBT+ politicians vow to fight back against attacks

17 May 2019

BOGOTA, May 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Brazilian openly gay politician Fabio Felix used to feel comfortable holding his boyfriend's hand and kissing him in public, but after the swearing in of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro nearly six months ago, he now sometimes thinks twice.

Equality Act to protect LGBT+ citizens advances in U.S. Congress

17 May 2019

NEW YORK, May 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A bill protecting U.S. citizens from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity was passed by the House of Representatives with bipartisan support on Friday.

'Silenced' Georgian LGBT+ activists post coded messages to fight discrimination

17 May 2019

TBILISI, May 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A thousand coloured stickers with messages against discrimination were posted across the Georgian capital of Tbilisi on Friday to highlight LGBT+ people's struggle for acceptance in the conservative former Soviet republic.

Transgender people criminalised in every part of world - study

17 May 2019

LONDON, May 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Transgender women have been attacked by police conducting "social cleansing" in Honduras, while police in Indonesia's Aceh province said they want to get "rid of all transgender people," a report on the criminalisation of trans people said on Friday.

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