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NewsWrap January 17, 2022


HEADLINES

Greece and France accept blood from queer male donors

Poland proposes censoring “immoral” education

Orban ties Hungary’s anti-queer vote to re-election bid

Germany appoints commissioner for sexual and gender diversity

South Korean court denies gay spousal health benefits

Sydney’g gay Gentoo pair model penguin parenting


SUMMARY

The last restrictions on blood donations by sexually-active queer men in Greece and France are lifted, Poland’s right wing government moves to block discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in schools, Hungary’s inflammatory anti-queer referendum and the vote on autocratic P.M. Viktor Orban’s re-election will be held simultaneously, the Seoul Administrative Court rejects a lawsuit against the National Health Insurance Service by a South Korean gay male couple seeking spousal benefit equality, and the Sydney, Australia Sea Life Aquarium celebrates the third anniversary of gay Gentoo penguins Sphen and Magic.


NewsWrap is reported this week by Elena Botkin-Levy and Wenzel Jones, produced by Brian DeShazor. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for international LGBTQ weekly news.