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NewsWrap: April 5

Demonstrators are arrested at a rally in support of Istanbul students who face charges for unfurling rainbow flags during ongoing anti-Erdogan protests, Polish lawmakers plan to break from an international agreement on domestic violence because it doesn’t ban abortion and marriage equality, homophobic thugs in Uzbekistan severely beat a queer ally because he advocates for the decriminalization of same-gender sex, a Cameroonian trans celebrity and her friend arrested over lunch face five years in prison, Georgia allows a post-operative trans woman to legally change her gender designation for the first time in the country, a Toyko ward’s recognition of same-gender couples add to the pressure on Japan to enact LGBTQ rights laws, and the Bank of England unveils a new 5o-pound note with the portrait of persecuted gay computing pioneer Alan Turing!

Produced by Brian DeShazor
Written by Greg Gordon and Lucia Chappelle
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