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Glamour Night for Bosnia Migrants Presenting Fashion Brand

Glamour Night for Bosnia Migrants Presenting Fashion Brand

By Elder Emric | Dec 17, 2021

For an evening, some migrants in Bosnia were able to escape the hardship of their everyday lives for the glamour of fashion world.

Rights Group Says Protection for Transgender Thais Lacking

Rights Group Says Protection for Transgender Thais Lacking

By Busaba Sivasomboon | Dec 16, 2021

While Thailand enjoys a positive international reputation when it comes to the rights and lifestyles of LGBTQ communities, its trans citizens seek protections.

EU Official: Omicron to Be Dominant Variant by Mid-January

EU Official: Omicron to Be Dominant Variant by Mid-January

By Samuel Petrequin | Dec 15, 2021

The head of the European Union's executive branch said that omicron is expected to be the dominant variant in the 27-nation bloc by mid-January.

Norway Fines Dating App Grindr $7.16M Over Privacy Breach

Norway Fines Dating App Grindr $7.16M Over Privacy Breach

Dec 15, 2021

Norway's data privacy watchdog fined gay dating app Grindr 65 million kroner ($7.16 million) for sending sensitive personal data to hundreds of potential advertising partners without users' consent — a breach of strict European Union privacy rules.

Data Indicate Omicron is Milder, Better at Evading Vaccines

Data Indicate Omicron is Milder, Better at Evading Vaccines

By Andrew Meldrum | Dec 14, 2021

The omicron variant is offering more hints about what it may have in store as it spreads around the globe: A highly transmissible virus that may cause less severe disease.

Canada Bans Conversion Therapy

Canada Bans Conversion Therapy

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 14, 2021

Canada has banned what's known as 'conversion therapy' on a national level, joining a handful of other countries that have done so.

EU's Top Court Boosts the Rights of Same-Sex Parents

EU's Top Court Boosts the Rights of Same-Sex Parents

By Raf Casert | Dec 14, 2021

A ruling by the European Union's top court on Tuesday has boosted the rights of same-sex parents and their children in the 27-nation bloc.

Academics Become LGBTQ Activists: Fear and Hate at Indonesian Universities

Academics Become LGBTQ Activists: Fear and Hate at Indonesian Universities

Dec 13, 2021

Indonesia has experienced an increasing wave of homophobia in politics and society, including academia.

UK Police Faulted Over Men's Killings, Accused of Homophobia

UK Police Faulted Over Men's Killings, Accused of Homophobia

Dec 11, 2021

The families of four young gay men slain by a sex predator demanded that the Metropolitan Police be held to account after an inquest concluded Friday that bungled investigations probably cost lives.

Tunisia: LGBTQ Activist's Assault by Police Seen as a Pattern

Tunisia: LGBTQ Activist's Assault by Police Seen as a Pattern

By FRA | Dec 10, 2021

A prominent LGBTQ activist in Tunisia reported two men, one dressed in police uniform, beat and kicked him during an assault they said was punishment for his "insulting" attempts to file complaints against officers for previous mistreatment.

Chile President Signs Law Allowing Same-Sex Marriage

Chile President Signs Law Allowing Same-Sex Marriage

Dec 10, 2021

A Chilean law permitting same-sex couples to marry and adopt was signed into law Thursday by President Sebastián Piñera in a ceremony attended by activists for LGBTand broader human rights.

Chile's Congress Approves Same-Sex Marriages, Adoptions

Chile's Congress Approves Same-Sex Marriages, Adoptions

By Eva Vergara | Dec 8, 2021

Both houses of Chile's congress voted Tuesday to approve a marriage equality bill that also includes authorization for adoptions by same-sex couples.

EU Queer Rep Ruffles Conservatives with Controversial Virgin Mary IG

EU Queer Rep Ruffles Conservatives with Controversial Virgin Mary IG

Dec 6, 2021

Last Wednesday in conjunction with World AIDS Day, German queer activist Riccardo Simonetti posted an IG of himself on the cover of Siegessäule Magazin that will likely provoke controversy. He is the European Union's LGBTQ+ goodwill ambassador.

Justin Bieber Performs at Saudi F1 Race after Boycott Calls

Justin Bieber Performs at Saudi F1 Race after Boycott Calls

Dec 6, 2021

Justin Bieber performed to a packed crowd in the Red Sea city of Jiddah in Saudi Arabia despite human rights campaigners and activists called on Bieber to cancel his performance to protest the kingdom's arrests and crackdown of critics.

No Shortage of Sanction Options if Russia Invades Ukraine

No Shortage of Sanction Options if Russia Invades Ukraine

By Ellen Knickmeyer | Dec 5, 2021

The Biden administration has plenty of options to make good on its pledge to hit Russia financially if President Vladimir Putin invades Ukraine.

From Serbia, Afghan Boxers Seek Refuge, Careers in West

From Serbia, Afghan Boxers Seek Refuge, Careers in West

By Jovana Gec | Dec 5, 2021

Members of the Afghan national boxing team are seeking refuge in the West, hoping to continue both their careers and their lives without danger or fear.

Gay Couple Attacked with Hammer by Balaclava-Wearing Gang

Gay Couple Attacked with Hammer by Balaclava-Wearing Gang

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 4, 2021

A gang of men wearing balaclavas attacked a gay couple with a hammer in Manchester, England, hurling anti-LGBTQ+ epithets and leaving the victims with broken facial bones.

Traditional Wrestling Continues as a Friday Fixture in Kabul

Traditional Wrestling Continues as a Friday Fixture in Kabul

By Elena Becatoros | Dec 4, 2021

Although the Taliban, who took over Afghanistan in mid-August, had previously banned sports when they ruled the country in the 1990s, pahlawani had been exempt even then.

Why Aren't People Most at Risk of HIV in Kenya Using Preventative Drugs?

Why Aren't People Most at Risk of HIV in Kenya Using Preventative Drugs?

Dec 1, 2021

Transgender women are most at risk of contracting HIV in Kenya. One researcher asks why more isn't being done to protect them.

Watch: Australian Marriage Equality Campaigner Wins $1M Game Show Prize

Watch: Australian Marriage Equality Campaigner Wins $1M Game Show Prize

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 30, 2021

A longtime advocate for marriage equality won a $1 million prize on Australia's "Millionaire Hot Seat" game show.

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