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Japan's Former Princess Leaves for US With Commoner Husband

Japan's Former Princess Leaves for US With Commoner Husband

By Yuri Kageyama | Nov 14, 2021

A Japanese princess who gave up her royal status to marry her commoner college sweetheart arrived in New York on Sunday, as the couple pursued happiness as newlyweds and left behind a nation that has criticized their romance.

Italian City Defies China, Opens Exhibit by Dissident Artist

Italian City Defies China, Opens Exhibit by Dissident Artist

By Charlene Pele | Nov 14, 2021

A provocative exhibit by dissident Chinese artist Badiucao opened Saturday in the industrial northern Italian city of Brescia despite pressure from the Chinese embassy in Rome to cancel it.

Anti-Racism Activists Stage Demo Against Dutch 'Black Pete'

Anti-Racism Activists Stage Demo Against Dutch 'Black Pete'

Nov 13, 2021

About 100 anti-racism protesters chanted "Kick Out Black Pete" Saturday at an event where children could meet the Dutch version of Santa Claus and his controversial sidekick.

Explainer: How US Rules on International Travel are Changing

Explainer: How US Rules on International Travel are Changing

By Tali Arbel | Nov 12, 2021

The U.S. will allow in international travelers, but they must be vaccinated — with a few exceptions. Here are some questions and answers about the changes.

Not Out of the Woods: COVID Cases Rising in Western Europe

Not Out of the Woods: COVID Cases Rising in Western Europe

By Mike Corder | Nov 12, 2021

COVID infections are again sweeping across parts of Western Europe, a region with relatively high vaccination rates and good health care systems.

Now Silent Under Taliban, a Kabul Cinema Awaits its Fate

Now Silent Under Taliban, a Kabul Cinema Awaits its Fate

By Lee Keath And Bram Janssen | Nov 11, 2021

The cool 1960s-style lines of the Ariana Cinema's marquee stand out over a traffic-clogged roundabout in downtown Kabul. Now the marquee is stripped of the posters and theater is closed.

'I'm So Lucky': Elton John Receives Prestigious UK Award

'I'm So Lucky': Elton John Receives Prestigious UK Award

By Pan Pylas | Nov 10, 2021

Elton John has no doubt been a member of many exclusive clubs over the decades, but probably nothing quite as exclusive as the one he formally joined on Wednesday.

BBC Steps Away from Workplace Diversity Program

BBC Steps Away from Workplace Diversity Program

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 10, 2021

The BBC is the latest major employer to step away from a diversity workplace program in the UK, citing a need to ensure its objectivity with respect to the LGBTQ+ advocacy group behind the program.

Watch: Italian Politician Vincenzo Spadafora Comes Out on Live TV

Watch: Italian Politician Vincenzo Spadafora Comes Out on Live TV

By Emell Adolphus | Nov 9, 2021

A prominent Italian politician is proving there is no formula to coming out and sometimes the moment comes during live TV.

Russia Labels LGBTQ Rights Group, Lawyers as 'Foreign Agents'

Russia Labels LGBTQ Rights Group, Lawyers as 'Foreign Agents'

By Daria Litvinova | Nov 9, 2021

Russian authorities named a prominent LGBTQ rights group and several lawyers as "foreign agents" on Monday night, continuing a months-long crackdown on activists, opposition supporters and independent media.

Thirst-Trapping with Louw Breytenbach, Mr Gay World 2021

Thirst-Trapping with Louw Breytenbach, Mr Gay World 2021

Nov 8, 2021

South African actor Louw Breytenbach was named Mr. Gay World 2021. Check out why with these thirst-traps.

Religion's Blessing and Curse for LGBTQ South African Migrants

Religion's Blessing and Curse for LGBTQ South African Migrants

Nov 8, 2021

A researcher explores how South African LGBTQ+ migrants' faith has evolved over time and how religion has shaped their experiences of displacement.

Does the UK's Plan to Allow 'Consensual' Conversion Therapy Undermine Its Proposed Ban?

Does the UK's Plan to Allow 'Consensual' Conversion Therapy Undermine Its Proposed Ban?

Nov 8, 2021

The UK government is moving toward a ban on "conversion therapy," but will allowed cases involving "consenting" adults undermine the law?

Trans Model Valentina Sampaio the New Face of Armani Beauty

Trans Model Valentina Sampaio the New Face of Armani Beauty

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 7, 2021

Trans model Valentina Sampaio is the new face of Armani Beauty, a coup that follows her historic Sports Illustrated and Victoria's Secret gigs.

Italian Court Rules Gay Dads Must be Recognized

Italian Court Rules Gay Dads Must be Recognized

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 7, 2021

An Italian court has ruled that the gay fathers — one American, the other Italian — of an infant born through surrogacy must both be listed on the birth certificate.

Britain's First Gay Dads Say They Want Triplets Next

Britain's First Gay Dads Say They Want Triplets Next

By Emell Adolphus | Nov 7, 2021

Britain's first gay dads are planning to have triplets not long after welcoming a new edition to their family.

Iraqi Prime Minister Survives Assassination Bid with Drones

Iraqi Prime Minister Survives Assassination Bid with Drones

By Qassim Abdul-Zahra | Nov 7, 2021

Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi survived an assassination attempt with armed drones that targeted his residence early Sunday and officials said he was unharmed.

Frustrations Grow as Marchers Demand Faster Climate Action

Frustrations Grow as Marchers Demand Faster Climate Action

By Ellen Knickmeyer | Nov 6, 2021

Tens of thousands of climate activists marched Saturday through the Scottish city hosting the U.N. climate summit, physically close to the global negotiators inside but separated by a vast gulf in expectations.

China LGBTQ Rights Group Shuts Down Amid Hostile Environment

China LGBTQ Rights Group Shuts Down Amid Hostile Environment

By Huizhong Wu | Nov 5, 2021

An influential LGBT advocacy group in China that has spearheaded many of the legal cases pushing for greater rights is halting its work amid growing restrictions on social activism.

Spain Expands IVF to Lesbians, Single Women, Trans People

Spain Expands IVF to Lesbians, Single Women, Trans People

Nov 5, 2021

Spain's health minister signed an order Friday granting single women, lesbians, bisexuals and trans people access to medically assisted reproduction in the public health system, where it is performed free of charge.

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