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UN Human Rights Office Says 18 Dead in Myanmar Crackdown

UN Human Rights Office Says 18 Dead in Myanmar Crackdown

Feb 28, 2021

The U.N. Human Rights Office says it has received "credible information" that a crackdown Sunday on anti-coup protesters in Myanmar has left at least 18 people dead and over 30 wounded.

Some Upset in Cyprus Over 'Satanic' Eurovision Song Choice

Some Upset in Cyprus Over 'Satanic' Eurovision Song Choice

By Menelaos Hadjicostis | Feb 28, 2021

A man has been charged with uttering threats and causing a disturbance after barging onto the grounds of Cyprus' public broadcaster to protest what he said was the country's "blasphemous" entry into this year's Eurovision song contest.

Watch: Mexican Police Arrest Gay Couple for Kiss: 'Children are Present'

Watch: Mexican Police Arrest Gay Couple for Kiss: 'Children are Present'

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 27, 2021

Police arrested a same-sex couple for sharing a kiss on a public beach, declaring that the reason the men were being handcuffed was that the display of affection took place where "children are present."

US Implicates Saudi Crown Prince in Khashoggi's Killing

US Implicates Saudi Crown Prince in Khashoggi's Killing

By Eric Tucker and Aamer Madhani | Feb 27, 2021

Saudi Arabia's crown prince likely approved the killing of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to a newly declassified U.S. intelligence report released Friday.

In Landmark Ruling, Malaysian Court Strikes Down Anti-Gay Law

In Landmark Ruling, Malaysian Court Strikes Down Anti-Gay Law

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 26, 2021

Malaysia's top court ruled in favor of a gay man who sued after being arrested and charged with seeking sex "against the order of nature." What's more, the court found the law itself to be unconstitutional.

Queen Says COVID Vaccine is Quick, Painless and Helps Others

Queen Says COVID Vaccine is Quick, Painless and Helps Others

By Danica Kirka | Feb 26, 2021

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is encouraging people to be vaccinated against COVID-19, saying the shot is quick, harmless and will help protect others against the disease.

Watch: Prince Harry Raps 'Fresh Prince,' Says He Didn't Walk Away

Watch: Prince Harry Raps 'Fresh Prince,' Says He Didn't Walk Away

By Danica Kirka | Feb 26, 2021

Prince Harry, who decamped from England to Southern California last year, rapped the theme song to the 1990s sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" during a late-night talk show interview in which he said he didn't walk away from his royal duties.

German Radio Station Apologies for Remarks About BTS

German Radio Station Apologies for Remarks About BTS

By David Rising | Feb 26, 2021

A Bavarian radio station apologized Friday for a host's comments comparing popular South Korean K-pop band BTS to the coronavirus, saying his choice of words had gone too far but was in no way meant to be "hurtful or racist."

'It's a Sin' Contributes to Record-Breaking HIV Testing in UK

'It's a Sin' Contributes to Record-Breaking HIV Testing in UK

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 24, 2021

The new hit series "It's A Sin" has helped spark a record-breaking rise in HIV testing in the U.K.

UK to Push at G-7 for Global Standard on 'Vaccine Passports'

UK to Push at G-7 for Global Standard on 'Vaccine Passports'

By Jill Lawless | Feb 24, 2021

Britain plans to use its presidency of the Group of Seven economic powers to push for an internationally recognized system of vaccine passports that could allow world travel to resume.

After Censorship of Same-Sex Kiss, 'Bohemian Kiss Challenge' Goes Viral

After Censorship of Same-Sex Kiss, 'Bohemian Kiss Challenge' Goes Viral

Feb 23, 2021

When Korean television network SBS broadcasted "Bohemian Rhapsody" on February 13 they deleted two scenes that featured two men kissing. Two Korean men responded with the 'Bohemian Kiss Challenge' and it has gone viral.

Watch: French Rapper Impressed 'Voice' Judges. Then His Social Media Past Emerged.

Watch: French Rapper Impressed 'Voice' Judges. Then His Social Media Past Emerged.

Feb 23, 2021

A French rapper impressed the judges on that country's version of "The Voice," but then his old tweets emerged.

William Says Hospitalized Grandfather Prince Philip is 'OK'

William Says Hospitalized Grandfather Prince Philip is 'OK'

Feb 22, 2021

Prince William said Monday that his grandfather, Prince Philip, is "OK" as the 99-year-old royal consort remains under in a hospital for rest and observation.

One Million Moms Calls for Boycott of American Girl Doll

One Million Moms Calls for Boycott of American Girl Doll

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 21, 2021

The designated hate group is calling for a boycott of American Girl until the Kira Bailey doll — with a backstory of having lesbian aunts — is discontinued.

Chasten Buttigieg Posts Photo Kissing Husband on Day Rush Limbaugh Dies

Chasten Buttigieg Posts Photo Kissing Husband on Day Rush Limbaugh Dies

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 20, 2021

Chasten Buttigieg posted a photo to Twitter of he and his husband, current US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, kissing, the timing of which appears to be in reference to the death of conservative talking-head Rush Limbaugh.

UK's MI6 Apologizes for Past Treatment of LGBTQ Spies

UK's MI6 Apologizes for Past Treatment of LGBTQ Spies

Feb 19, 2021

The head of Britain's MI6 intelligence service apologized Friday to gay spies and aspiring agents who were fired or denied jobs because of their sexuality.

It's Final: Harry and Meghan Won't Return as Working Royals

It's Final: Harry and Meghan Won't Return as Working Royals

By Jill Lawless | Feb 19, 2021

Buckingham Palace confirmed Friday that Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, will not be returning to royal duties, and Harry will give up his honorary military titles — a decision that makes formal, and final, the couple's split from the royal family.

Angola Officially Sheds Colonial Era Anti-LGBTQ Law

Angola Officially Sheds Colonial Era Anti-LGBTQ Law

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 18, 2021

The African nation Angola has officially shed a law left over from its colonial era that criminalized gay people, with new legislation going into effect this month.

Shanghai: Art Deco Decadence in the Year of the Ox

Shanghai: Art Deco Decadence in the Year of the Ox

By Matthew Wexler | Feb 17, 2021

What will the Year of the Ox bring? If it includes a trip to Shanghai, expect Art Deco details, a rich culinary history, and subtle LGBTQ influences.

International Court Finds Jamaica Violated Rights of Gays

International Court Finds Jamaica Violated Rights of Gays

By Dánica Coto | Feb 17, 2021

An international tribunal found that Jamaica's government violated the rights of a gay man and a lesbian, according to a ruling, and activists say it could set a precedent in a region long known for legal harassment of the LGBT community.

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