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Why are LGBTI rights important?
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Why are LGBTI rights important?

Why are LGBTI rights important? Everyone should be able to feel proud of who they are and who they love. We all have the right to express ourselves freely. Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (which set out for the first time the rights we’re all entitled to) protects everyone’s right to express themselves freely. Bringing an end to homophobia and transphobia will save lives.  Anti-LGBTI harassment puts LGBTI identifying people at a...
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RFGN | Gender Analysis Program
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RFGN | Gender Analysis Program

Gender Analysis The Rainbow Fellowship Global Network (RFGN) is working to promote peace, love, and dignity of all human beings. The main purpose of the RFGN is to eliminate homophobia and transphobia in the world. For the realization of this goal, RFGN aims to work will people from diverse regions. We aim to promote a more inclusive society in which individuals of all sexual orientations and genders feel safe to live a good and fulfilling...
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Rainbow Pride Flag
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Rainbow Pride Flag

This flag is used to symbolize the overall LGBTQ community. Many organizations and businesses use this flag as a symbol to show that their establishment is a safe space for everyone in the community. CNN reports that this flag was created by Gilbert Baker in 1978 after he was commissioned by Harvey Milk who was the first openly gay elected official in California. Each color of the flag has a different meaning and the flag...
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History of Pride Day
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History of Pride Day

  What is Pride Day? On a hot summer’s night in  New York on June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Greenwich Village, which resulted in bar patrons, staff, and neighborhood residents rioting onto Christopher Street outside. Among the many leaders of the riots was black, trans, bisexual woman, Marsha P. Johnson — leading the movement to continue over six days with protests and clashes. The message was clear; protestors...
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Daily Hope
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Daily Hope

Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself. The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it. Religion, science, and spirituality help us make sense of the world. Life without at least one of them is a lonely and confusing place.
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An open letter to parents of LGBT’s children
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An open letter to parents of LGBT’s children

An open letter to parents of LGBT children   Following a testimony of a young lad, I have decided to write this article to all parents worldwide.   I was on a visit to Australia and was watching tv when a youngster came forward and related how his parents had chased him out of the house when he told them that he was gay.   I was very upset by this confession knowingly that the...
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RFGN | Types of Sexually Transmitted Infections
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RFGN | Types of Sexually Transmitted Infections

INTRODUCTION: STIs (Sexually transmitted infections) are a category of infectious diseases, whose main mode of transmission consists of intimate sexual activity involving moist mucosal membranes of the penis, vulva, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, mouth, and pharynx, and their surfaces adjacent to their skin. A variety of infections, including syphilis, gonorrhea, human virus immunodeficiency (HIV), herpes genitals, genital warts, chlamydia and trichomoniasis, can be sexually transmitted. Bacterial vaginosis and genital candidiasis are not considered STIs, but...
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RFGN | Why LGBT individuals may encounter inequalities in palliative care
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RFGN | Why LGBT individuals may encounter inequalities in palliative care

Palliative care is for people living with a terminal illness where a cure is no longer possible. It's also about people who have a complex disorder who need to control their symptoms. Although these individuals normally have an advanced, progressive situation, this is not always the case. Palliative care treats pain and other physical symptoms, or handles them. It also helps with any emotional, social or spiritual needs. Palliative care or end-of-life care may assist...
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RFGN | Ban on Conversion therapy
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RFGN | Ban on Conversion therapy

Conversion therapy also known as reparative therapy is a process to change the sexual orientation of an individual. The process includes counseling by a psychologist and spiritual intervention to change the sexual orientation of an individual. Conversion therapy is based on the belief that sexual orientation and expression of sexuality is a voluntary and conscious choice of an individual. It is inspired by the narrative that the members of the LGBTQ community have deviated from...
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RFGN | Transmissions of Sexually Transmissible Diseases & Infections to your sexual partner is a crime!!
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RFGN | Transmissions of Sexually Transmissible Diseases & Infections to your sexual partner is a crime!!

Transmissions of Sexually Transmissible Diseases & Infections to your sexual partner is a crime!! Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) have been rising in the LGBT community, with an increase in syphilis infected individuals seen across the country. In the year 2014, gay dating accounted for 83% of primary as well as secondary syphilis cases. STDs, including chlamydia and gonorrhea infections, are common in the LGBT community. HPV (Human papillomavirus), the most common STD in the United States, is...
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RFGN | The Secret Contribution of Homosexuals in Homophobia
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RFGN | The Secret Contribution of Homosexuals in Homophobia

As homosexuals emerged as a community big enough to be recognized as a community, homophobia has also taken a toll. It appears to be diminishing slowly, but it still has a long way to go. Homosexuals appeared as "different" beings. It is in human nature to take some time to accept the change. Human beings are naturally designed to fear something they know very little about. The term used for it is "the unchartered territory."...
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RFGN | How to stand together against Homophobia
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RFGN | How to stand together against Homophobia

In many cultures, being anything other than heterosexual is looked down on because it goes against their morals. The traditionalist approach to life has narrowed down their vision, and they are unable to accept people who are different. That is the same case for identities other than sexuality, such as race or ethnicity. Rainbow Fellowship believes in the acceptance of all people and wishes to end homophobia, a creation that has allowed people to abuse...
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RFGN | Suicide among LGBT people
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RFGN | Suicide among LGBT people

Suicide has always been a major issue in many countries but recently the number of suicide has increased at an alarming rate. A specific section of society has always been a victim of suicidal deaths and self-harm. Now LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community is known to be at higher risk of suicide. According to estimates, suicide is the second leading cause of death among youngsters of ages 10 to 24 years. LGBT youth is...
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RFGN | Traumatizing Lives of LGBTI Children Worldwide
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RFGN | Traumatizing Lives of LGBTI Children Worldwide

Discrimination against the LGBTI community is a hot debate globally. Despite that, a crucial issue that is often overseen is the trauma that LGBTI children face. According to a recent survey by Fundamental Rights Agency on the Rainbow Fellows in Europe, almost 60% of LGBTI children hide their sexuality. The problem is not limited to LGBTI children only. The more severe problem is the discrimination faced by the children who are parented by Rainbow Fellows....
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RFGN | LGBT | Freedom to love
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RFGN | LGBT | Freedom to love

LGBT+ community all over the world   There should be no need to specify LGBT+ rights if we were respecting human rights.   LGBT+ information We live in interesting times - on one hand, the famous gay, Queer Rights Activist and probably the most popular Drag Queen of the World - RuPaul Charles makes its way into the Guinness Book of Records. Moreover, he achieves it because of the number of Grammy awards and nominations...
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RFGN | LGBT people are at increased risk of breast, vaginal & anal health concerns
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RFGN | LGBT people are at increased risk of breast, vaginal & anal health concerns

Recent studies have suggested that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) individuals may be at greater risk for some types of cancers. This is especially true when it comes to anal cancer, a disease that strikes gay and lesbian men alike. According to studies, the HIV virus affects women who are sexually active but do not use protection. Unprotected intercourse with a partner who has HIV doubles your chances of getting the disease. Gay and...
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RFGN | Sexually Transmitted Infections & Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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RFGN | Sexually Transmitted Infections & Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are usually acquired through sexual intercourse, or sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In blood, semen, or vaginal and other bodily fluids, organisms (bacteria, viruses or parasites) that cause sexually transmitted diseases can pass from person to person. There is an incurable STD in more than 65 million Americans. There are 20 million new cases reported each year; half of these infections occur among people between the ages of 15 and 24 and...
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RFGN | The Dangers of Chemsex
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RFGN | The Dangers of Chemsex

By definition, chemsex refers to using drugs to enhance and facilitate sexual activity. Nowadays, this term describes the broad range of drugs and parties where gays and bisexual men meet up, consume illicit drugs, get high and have sex with one or more than one sexual partners. The term is particularly associated with the LGBT community.   Why do people go for chemsex?? In one line: to get high and have sex for a prolonged...
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RFGN | PRIDE PARADE: OUR FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT
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RFGN | PRIDE PARADE: OUR FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT

          Pride Parade is an event celebrated by the members of our community including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, and queer (L.G.T.Q). The pride parades are also known as pride marches, pride events, and pride festivals. At Rainbow Fellowship we believe that pride parade is an exercise of the right guaranteed by human rights instruments and democratic values. As a rainbow fellow, we take great pride in our pride parades. These are the events that...
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RFGN | OUR SLOGAN IS LOVE
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RFGN | OUR SLOGAN IS LOVE

“Love him and let him love you. Do you think anything else under heaven matters?” This is a very powerful quote of James Baldwin, which he wrote in his iconic novel Giovanni’s Room. The statement of James Baldwin is a representation of members of our community. At Rainbow Fellowship, we believe in love and positivity. As a community, we believe that love is not only a very significant part of human life but it is...
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RFGN | ALL WE WANT IS EQUALITY
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RFGN | ALL WE WANT IS EQUALITY

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and numerous other international human rights instruments have embodied the principle of equality between human beings. All legislative instruments prohibit discrimination on the basis of color, gender, and sexual orientation. Therefore, every individual human being is entitled to the rights enumerated in these legislative instruments including the right to life, security of person...
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RFGN | LGBT people are at increased risk of suicide
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RFGN | LGBT people are at increased risk of suicide

LGBT has always been a hot topic which we often try to avoid. Well, regardless of all the controversies, within the last two decades, people have started accepting Gays, Lesbians, and Transgenders. However, this acceptance has always been partial; most of the society still hasn't given a favourable reception to the LGBT community. The thing is that we have always been blindfolded by the stereotypical beliefs regarding gender, sex, and most importantly, sexuality. Gone are...
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RFGN | LGBT Discrimination Around the World
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RFGN | LGBT Discrimination Around the World

While the state of the world for those in the LGBT community has improved greatly compared to the past, it is evident that there remains a problematic amount of discrimination occurring worldwide. Prejudice against gay dating, lackluster LGBT support, queer discrimination and more wreak havoc on LGBT individuals’ mental health every day, causing low self-esteem, anxiety and other problems.      While Rainbow Fellowship Global Network (RFGN) believes that this worrying trend will one day...
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RFGN | LGBTQ+ Dating and relationship advice
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RFGN | LGBTQ+ Dating and relationship advice

Tips for Successful Same-Sex Dating Finding the right romantic partner is a difficult journey for everyone, especially for people who have no role model of a healthy, and loving relationship. Historically, romantic relationship between the heterosexual couple has been in the limelight in literature, films and other forms of arts. However, the romantic relationships between same-sex couples have very little representation in a different form of arts. Similarly, the needs and concerns of same-sex couples...
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RFGN | Should LGBT acceptance be taught to children?
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RFGN | Should LGBT acceptance be taught to children?

The purpose of this discussion is about explaining to children about LGBTQ+ acceptance with the aim of eradicating homophobia in the world. Some parents explain to their children that some people are heterosexual while other people are LGBTQ+ and that being LGBTQ+ is a natural phenomenon. These parents tell to their children that "in life, some boys prefer girls, some girls prefer boys, some boys prefer boys, some girls prefer girls". These children grow up accepting...
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