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NewsWrap: August 9, 2021



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Ghanian rights activists freed after workshop raid Gay Hong Kong democracy campaigner denied bail Kyiv Pride raves on Zelensky’s doorstep Polish theologian fined for hate in Germany Hundreds march conservatively in first Caymans Pride Trans kids sue Tennessee over school bathroom bias [law] Egypt’s rainbow-marked bank note mistaken for homo promo

SUMMARY Twenty-one activists busted at an LGBTQ advocacy workshop in Ghana are freed due to a lack of evidence against them, gay pro-democracy activist Jimmy Sham is held on charges of violating Hong Kong’s National Security Law, Ukrainian queer rave event celebrates Pride and protests President Zelensky’s inaction on rights, Poland’s government condemns a Cologne court for levying a fine on a Krakow theologian’s anti-LGBTQ article in a German magazine, the Cayman Islands’ first Pride parade draws 600 while offending others with “respectful” restrictions on affectionate displays, transgender children and their parents take on Tennessee’s ban on students using the campus facilities that match their gender identities, and the Central Bank of Egypt faces an uproar over a bank note security watermark that’s mistaken for a rainbow flag.

NewsWrap is reported this week by Tanya Kane-Parry and Michael LeBeau.

Produced by Brian DeShazor
Written by Greg Gordon and Lucia Chappelle
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