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Anti-Gay Boxer Manny Pacquiao Announces Bid for Philippines Presidency

Anti-Gay Boxer Manny Pacquiao Announces Bid for Philippines Presidency

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 21, 2021

Boxer Manny Pacquiao — who once condemned LGBTQ+ people in committed relationships as being "worse than animals" — has announced he will run for president of the Philippines.

America's New COVID-19 Rules for International Travel

America's New COVID-19 Rules for International Travel

By Zeke Miller, David Koenig | Sep 21, 2021

The across-the-board rules, which will take effect in November, will replace a hodgepodge of confusing restrictions. Here's what to expect.

Thailand Urged Not to Deport Trans Woman Charged in Malaysia

Thailand Urged Not to Deport Trans Woman Charged in Malaysia

Sep 21, 2021

A human rights group urged Thailand not to deport a transgender businesswoman to her home country of Malaysia, where she is charged under Islamic laws for insulting Islam by cross-dressing.

Thousands March in Ukraine for LGBTQ+ Rights

Thousands March in Ukraine for LGBTQ+ Rights

Sep 19, 2021

Some 7,000 people gathered in Ukrainian capital on Sunday for the annual March for Equality to support the rights of the country's LGBTQ+ community.

As Global Tourism Rebounds, Who Controls the Narrative for LGBTQ+ Travel?

As Global Tourism Rebounds, Who Controls the Narrative for LGBTQ+ Travel?

By Kelsy Chauvin | Sep 19, 2021

As one of the largest Pride events in the world descends upon Copenhagen, Denmark, and Malmo, Sweden, experts reveal why and how certain destinations emerge as LGBTQ+ hotspots.

2 Charged with Murder of N Ireland Journalist Lyra McKee

2 Charged with Murder of N Ireland Journalist Lyra McKee

Sep 17, 2021

Police have charged two men with the murder of Lyra McKee, a Northern Irish journalist shot dead as she covered rioting in Londonderry in 2019.

Draft of Cuba's New Family Code Opens Door for Gay Marriage

Draft of Cuba's New Family Code Opens Door for Gay Marriage

Sep 16, 2021

The draft of a new family code for Cuba released Wednesday proposes allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt as well as giving children greater participation in decisions that affect them.

Watch: 'Fierce Looks' Earn Australian Fly Species a RuPaul-Derived Name

Watch: 'Fierce Looks' Earn Australian Fly Species a RuPaul-Derived Name

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 15, 2021

An Australian entomologist has given the name Opaluma rupaul to a newly discovered species of soldier fly, a metallic-looking, rainbow insect he says earned the name for "serving fierce looks."

How 'Sissy Men' Became the Latest Front in China's Campaign Against Big Tech

How 'Sissy Men' Became the Latest Front in China's Campaign Against Big Tech

Sep 14, 2021

Using the Chinese derogatory slur "niang pao" — "girlie guns" — Chinese cultural authorities explained that they were rolling out a rule to purge "morally flawed celebrities" in order to "correct aesthetics" in "performing styles." But why?

UK Recommends COVID-19 Booster Shots for People Over 50

UK Recommends COVID-19 Booster Shots for People Over 50

By Danica Kirka | Sep 14, 2021

The U.K. said Tuesday it will offer a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine to everyone over age 50 and other vulnerable people after an an expert panel said the boosters were needed to protect against waning immunity this winter.

Germany Compensates 249 Persecuted Over Homosexuality law

Germany Compensates 249 Persecuted Over Homosexuality law

Sep 14, 2021

German authorities have compensated nearly 250 people who were prosecuted or investigated under a Nazi-era law criminalizing homosexuality that continued to be enforced enthusiastically after World War II.

UK Ditches Plans for Vaccine Passports at Crowded Venues

UK Ditches Plans for Vaccine Passports at Crowded Venues

By Leanne Italie | Sep 13, 2021

Authorities in Britain have decided not to require vaccine passports for entry into nightclubs and other crowded events in England.

Why Malmö is Sweden's Unexpected Sweet Spot for LGBTQ+ Travel

Why Malmö is Sweden's Unexpected Sweet Spot for LGBTQ+ Travel

By Emell Adolphus | Sep 12, 2021

The recent WorldPride and EuroGames co-host city steps into a long-overdue spotlight as an LGBTQ+ traveler's dream for a Scandinavian getaway for design, dining, and nightlife.

Olympian and Boyfriend Held Hours for Questioning in Alleged Homophobic Airport Incident

Olympian and Boyfriend Held Hours for Questioning in Alleged Homophobic Airport Incident

By Emell Adolphus | Sep 12, 2021

Olympic volleyball star Douglas Souza shared details of an incident with airport staff in Italy he says was fueled by homophobia.

Two Women Campaign to Become France's 1st Female President

Two Women Campaign to Become France's 1st Female President

Sep 12, 2021

Two French politicians kicked off their presidential campaigns Sunday, seeking to become France's first female leader in next year's spring election.

UK Ditches Plans for Vaccine Passports at Crowded Venues

UK Ditches Plans for Vaccine Passports at Crowded Venues

Sep 12, 2021

Authorities in Britain have decided not to require vaccine passports for entry into nightclubs and other crowded events in England, Britain's health secretary said Sunday.

UN Raises Alarm on Taliban Crackdown on Dissent, Journalists

UN Raises Alarm on Taliban Crackdown on Dissent, Journalists

By Kathy Gannon | Sep 11, 2021

The United Nations on Friday sounded the alarm over Taliban crackdowns on peaceful protests, many of them by women demanding equal rights, and journalists covering such events.

Queen's London Representative Says Royals Back BLM Movement

Queen's London Representative Says Royals Back BLM Movement

By Danica Kirka | Sep 10, 2021

Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family back the Black Lives Matter movement, one of her senior representatives said in a television interview to be broadcast Friday.

WHO Chief Urges Halt to Booster Shots for Rest of Year

WHO Chief Urges Halt to Booster Shots for Rest of Year

By Jamey Keaten | Sep 9, 2021

The head of the World Health Organization said that rich countries with large supplies of coronavirus vaccines should refrain from offering booster shots through the end of the year and make the doses available for poorer countries.

Spaniards Protest Hate Crime Amid Twist in High-Profile Case

Spaniards Protest Hate Crime Amid Twist in High-Profile Case

Sep 9, 2021

Protests in Spain to denounce a rise in hate crimes against LGBTQ people went ahead on Wednesday after a high-profile case that had grabbed attention across the country took an unexpected twist.

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