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Monday August 22nd, 2022 day edition

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“This is important in the way that it affirms that being LGBT is not something you can fix,” Vuong said.

“When a queer child gets taken to a medical facility … if they know about this, it can be used to defend themselves.”.

The campaign petitioned WHO Vietnam to officially assert that LGBTQ identity is not a disease.

This April, WHO Representative to Vietnam Kidong Park issued a statement in support of ending the medicalisation of queerness.

Soon, many Facebook profile pictures in Vietnam featured equal signs painted onto cheeks and foreheads or Tôi Đồng Ý posters.

“Vietnam is very open right now and has a lot of potential for LGBTI rights but there is not yet any civil protection,” Ngo said.

“Far too often effective enforcement fails in Vietnam,” Phil Robertson, deputy director of Human Rights Watch Asia division, told Al Jazeera. »

Kansas recount confirms results in favor of abortion rights

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Bipartisan counting teams prepare to recount nearly 150,000 ballots in Wichita, Kansas, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022 on a constitutional amendment that would've removed abortion rights from the Kansas Constitution.

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A decisive statewide vote in favor of abortion rights in traditionally conservative Kansas was confirmed with a partial hand recount, with fewer than 100 votes changing after the last county reported results Sunday. »

2 Arkansas deputies suspended and 1 officer on administrative leave after video posted of violent encounter with man outside store

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Two of the officers in the video are deputies with the Crawford County Sheriff's Office and the third is an officer with the Mulberry Police Department, the agencies confirmed in statements Sunday.

A woman who is not seen in the video can be heard saying, "Don't beat him!

The person who posted the video online said her sister witnessed the altercation outside the Kountry Xpress in Mulberry. »

Cyberpunk 2077 Expansion Reportedly Eyeing A Reveal At Gamescom

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As CD Projekt Red has a habit of making some big announcements there, fans are expecting to hear an update on the Cyberpunk 2077 expansion there.

On their social media profile, both The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 accounts were active and tweeting about their IPs.

The upcoming expansion for Cyberpunk 2077 has been confirmed for 2023, so it is not going to launch this year. »