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By Jesús Canchola Sánchez June 25 marks the 38th Pride march in Mexico City. Reacting to threats by Uganda’s Minister of Ethics and Integrity Simon Lokodo that he will suppress the activities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights activists and “reh...
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“It is the most important space for the LGBT movement each year. On the day of the banned Istanbul Pride march on 26 June, police used tear gas and plastic bullets against small groups of LGBTI activists and their allies who were in various locations around the Beyoglu district of Istanbul.
Twenty-nine activists were detained and were all eventually released on the same day.
Istanbul Pride organizers were also prevented from reading a statement about the ban of the march for the second year.