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Nigerian Judge Strikes Case Against 47 Men Charged with Same-Sex Relationships

Nigerian Judge Strikes Case Against 47 Men Charged with Same-Sex Relationships

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 27, 2020

On Tuesday, a Nigerian court judge tossed a case in which 47 men were "charged with public displays of affection with members of the same sex."

Prince Azim, Son of Sultan of Brunei, Dies

Prince Azim, Son of Sultan of Brunei, Dies

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 26, 2020

Prince Haji 'Abdul' Azim, a Hollywood film producer and the son of the Sultan of Brunei, died on Saturday morning.

Zoom Trolls Target LGBTQ Students, Denounced as a 'Hate Crime'

Zoom Trolls Target LGBTQ Students, Denounced as a 'Hate Crime'

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 26, 2020

LGTBQ students at Durham University in England were targeted by a group of 15 people who bombarded a Zoom meeting with sexual imagery and homophobic slurs.

Virus is Pummeling Europe's Eateries — And Winter is Coming

Virus is Pummeling Europe's Eateries — And Winter is Coming

By Raf Casert | Oct 26, 2020

From Northern Ireland and Italy to the Netherlands and France, governments have shuttered eateries or severely curtailed how they operate.

Mexico Broadcaster: Pope's Civil Union Quote Not Broadcast

Mexico Broadcaster: Pope's Civil Union Quote Not Broadcast

By Nicole Winfield and Maria Verza | Oct 22, 2020

A Mexican television broadcaster confirmed Thursday that Pope Francis' bombshell comments endorsing same-sex civil unions were made during a May 2019 interview that was never broadcast in its entirety.

Mixed Philippine Reaction on Pope Nod on Gay Civil Unions

Mixed Philippine Reaction on Pope Nod on Gay Civil Unions

Oct 22, 2020

Pope Francis' endorsement of same-sex civil unions drew mixed reactions Thursday in the Philippines, Asia's bastion of Catholicism, with a retired bishop saying he was scandalized by it while an LGBT group welcomed the pontiff's remarks with relief.

Americans' Support for Same-Sex Marriage at All-Time High, Survey Finds

Americans' Support for Same-Sex Marriage at All-Time High, Survey Finds

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 21, 2020

A new survey found that seventy percent of Americans support same-sex marriage, the highest figure up to this point conducted by a major national polling organization.

Polish Academics Protest 'Fundamentalist' Education Minister

Polish Academics Protest 'Fundamentalist' Education Minister

By Vanessa Gera | Oct 21, 2020

Activists dressed as security guards climbed onto a balcony of a Polish Education Ministry building and hung a banner protesting the appointment of a new minister whom they consider to be a religious fundamentalist and a danger to the nation's youth.

South Australia Moves to Ban 'Gay Panic' Defense

South Australia Moves to Ban 'Gay Panic' Defense

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 19, 2020

South Australia has moved forward with a bill to revoke "gay panic" as a defense in court for perpetrators of anti-LGBTQ crimes.

Vaccine Storage Demands Could Leave 3B People in Virus Cold

Vaccine Storage Demands Could Leave 3B People in Virus Cold

By Lori Hinnant, Sam Mednick | Oct 19, 2020

From factory to syringe, the world's most promising coronavirus vaccine candidates need nonstop sterile refrigeration to work.

World Struggles as Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Pass 40 Million

World Struggles as Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Pass 40 Million

By Maria Cheng | Oct 19, 2020

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the planet has surpassed 40 million, but experts say that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the true impact of the pandemic that has upended life and work around the world.

New Zealand's Ardern Credits Virus Response for Election Win

New Zealand's Ardern Credits Virus Response for Election Win

By Nick Perry | Oct 18, 2020

A day after winning a second term in a landside victory, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Sunday she sees the election result as an endorsement of her government's efforts to stamp out the coronavirus and reboot the economy.

French Virus Curfew Produces Eerie Quiet on Streets of Paris

French Virus Curfew Produces Eerie Quiet on Streets of Paris

Oct 18, 2020

The streets of Paris and eight other French cities were deserted on Saturday night on the first day of the government-imposed 9 p.m. curfew that is scheduled to last for at least four weeks.

Demonstrations in France Will Pay Tribute to Slain Teacher

Demonstrations in France Will Pay Tribute to Slain Teacher

Oct 18, 2020

Demonstrations around France have been called in support of freedom of speech and to pay tribute to a French history teacher who was beheaded near Paris after discussing caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad with his class.

Suspect in Teacher's Beheading in France Was Chechen Teen

Suspect in Teacher's Beheading in France Was Chechen Teen

By Thomas Adamson | Oct 18, 2020

A suspect shot dead by police after the beheading of a history teacher near Paris was an 18-year-old Chechen refugee unknown to intelligence services who posted a grisly claim of responsibility on social media minutes after the attack.

Watch: Puerto Vallarta Gay Resort Fined Over Sex in See-Through Pool

Watch: Puerto Vallarta Gay Resort Fined Over Sex in See-Through Pool

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 15, 2020

Mantamar Beach Club in Puerto Vallarta was fined after a video went viral showing two men having sex in a see-through pool.

LGBTQ Groups in Japan Launch Petition Seeking Equality Law

LGBTQ Groups in Japan Launch Petition Seeking Equality Law

By Mari Yamaguchi | Oct 15, 2020

Sexual minority groups and human rights activists launched a petition calling for an LGBT equality law in Japan in hopes that it can be enacted next year, when the country is to host the Olympics and will be the focus of international attention.

'Mr. Gay England' Trans Finalist Targeted  by Anti-Trans LGB Alliance

'Mr. Gay England' Trans Finalist Targeted by Anti-Trans LGB Alliance

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 14, 2020

Chiyo Gomes, a 24-year-old drag artist and transgender finalist for Mr. Gay England, has been on the receiving end of attacks by the LGB Alliance, an extreme trans-exclusionary group.

Watch: Conservative New Zealand Activist Tells Gay Dad He'll Cause Child 'Emotional Damage'

Watch: Conservative New Zealand Activist Tells Gay Dad He'll Cause Child 'Emotional Damage'

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 14, 2020

In a video gone viral, a right-wing activist for New Zealand's New Conservative Party told a gay couple that they will cause their child "emotional damage."

How Young Queer Nigerians Use Twitter to Shape Identity and Fight Homophobia

How Young Queer Nigerians Use Twitter to Shape Identity and Fight Homophobia

Oct 14, 2020

A linguist unpacks "live" data from members of the queer community, identifying the challenges as well as advocacies in Nigerian digital queer discourse.

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