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.Douglas, Isle of Man
The month of June is celebrated as Pride month, all over world. (Photo Credit: Unsplash/Cecile Johnsen)

  • The Isle of Man is hosting its inaugural Pride festival
  • The celebration will honour the island's LGBTQ+ diversity
  • When it comes to LGBTQ+ rights, the Isle of Man has a tumultuous past

.USA
LGBT community celebrates the Pride month in a number of different ways.(Photo credit: Unsplash)

  • June is recognized as the pride month for LGBTQIA worldwide
  • Pride month also raises awareness of the problems gender-neutral people faces 
  • Gov. Andrew Kennedy Cuomo's daughter identifies herself as a queer in a social media 

.United States
US president Joe Biden vowed to make LGBTQ equality a key priority in foreign policy. (Photo Credit-PTI)

  • The Biden administration made it easier to pass citizenship to children born through surrogate
  • Under the new guidance, child born overseas to a married couple who has US citizen will be granted citizenship at birth
  • LGBT rights group protested after the Trump administration denied citizenship to children in which one parent was American

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.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Rachel Levine is a known advocate of LGBTQ rights. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@SecretaryLevine)

  • Rachel Levine was born in Wakefield, Massachusetts
  • She graduated from Harvard University and Tulane Medical School
  • Levine played a significant role in Pennsylvania's fight against COVID-19

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Dr. Rachel Levine was nominated by US President Joe Biden in January. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • The final voting outcome stood at 52-48
  • Levine became the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the Senate
  • She previously served as the Health Secretary of Pennsylvania

.Vatican City
The decision was explained in a long note by the Church. (Photo Credits: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • This will potentially widen the gap between the LGBTQ community and the church
  • The statement said God 'does not and cannot bless sin'
  • Pope Francis approved the statement

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
First passed in 2019, the Republican-controlled Senate had refused to take it up. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • The legislation was narrowly passed by the divided House at 224 to 206 votes
  • The bill seeks to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation
  • 10 Republicans joined the Democrats to reach the 60-vote mark required

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality on September 6, 2018. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Way back in 1996, Deepa Mehta's 'Fire' dealt with homosexuality
  • ‘Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan’ that released last year starred Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar in lead roles
  • In 'Margarita With A Straw', actor Kalki Koechlin played Laila, who falls in love with a girl from Pakistan

.Chechnya, Russia
The two men were detained in Nizhny Novgorod on Thursday. (Photo credit: Representational/unsplash)

  • LGBT Network spokesperson said the FSB domestic intelligence agency detained the men
  • They are tired and frightened, the rights group spokesperson said
  • Magamadov and Isayev were arrested and tortured by Chechen special police in April 2020