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Germany bans gay conversion therapy for minors

Steffen Seibert, a government spokesperson, stated about the bill, “The government's goal is to protect people's right to sexual self-determination.

Humpback whales in the South Atlantic have recovered from near-extinction

In the 1950s there was only around 450 humpback whales left off the region surrounding the coast of Brazil. A new study shows 25,000 in the same region today.

Glasgow commits to being free of ‘unnecessary’ plastics by 2030

Glasgow has announced a new goal of completely eliminating all unnecessary plastics by the year 2030 and eliminate all single use plastics by 2022.
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“Transgender” removed from World Health Organization mental disorders

The removal of ‘gender identity disorders’ from their diagnostic manual marks a historic decision for the transgender social justice movement world wide.

Survey of 167 countries shows tolerance toward the LGBT community is rising globally

Data from the 2019 Legatum Prosperity Index shows that the LGBTQ+ community is experiencing increasing levels of tolerance in nearly all regions of the world over the last decade.

New ‘Sesame Street’ show aims to help refugee children

Global Sesame Street has announced this week that a new show Ahlan Simsim (“Welcome Sesame” in Arabic) will debut in February of 2020.

Fukushima to be reborn as $2.7 billion wind and solar power hub

Fukushima, Japan has been making plans to rebuild and transform into a hub of renewable energy.
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Denver voters approve decriminalizing “magic mushrooms”

On May 7, 2019 Denver, Colorado passed Initiative 301 decriminalizing psilocybin, or “magic”, mushrooms. Denver is now the first city in the U.S. that has legislation decriminalizing psilocybin.

California becomes first state to offer health insurance to some undocumented immigrants

The plan will provide Medicaid coverage to approximately 90,000 undocumented residents between ages 19 and 25.

First-ever Ebola vaccine approved by European regulators

On November 11 European regulators approved the first Ebola vaccine.

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