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Kenya bans anal exams for men suspected of being gay

A Kenyan court has ruled that the forced anal examination of men suspected of being gay is unlawful after rights groups argued the tests are a form of torture. Homosexual acts are illegal in Kenya, as in most African countries. Gay sex is punishable by up to 14 years in prison. Until today’s ruling, Kenya was one of at least ...

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Chinese lesbian dating app Rela shuts down

A Chinese dating app for lesbians that has more than five million users has been shut down. The app, Rela, is no longer available in the Android or Apple app stores, and its website and Sina Weibo account have been deleted. Users began to notice that the app was not accessible last week. It is unclear why it has been ...

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YouTube responds to criticism of LGBTQ video ‘blocking’

Restricted Mode aims to filter out “more mature content” and is switched off by default. But some vloggers, including Tyler Oakley, say they’re “perplexed” by non-explicit material being blocked. The site tweeted: “We regret any confusion this has caused and are looking into your concerns.” YouTube said: “LGBTQ+ videos are available in Restricted Mode, but videos that discuss more sensitive ...

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