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S Korea Blocks Army from Appealing Transgender Soldier Case

S Korea Blocks Army from Appealing Transgender Soldier Case

By Kim Tong-Hyung | Oct 22, 2021

South Korea's Justice Ministry on Friday blocked the army from appealing a landmark court ruling that said it unlawfully discharged the country's first known transgender soldier before she was found dead earlier this year.

Across Africa, Major Churches Strongly Oppose LGBTQ Rights

Across Africa, Major Churches Strongly Oppose LGBTQ Rights

By Kwasi Gyamfi Asiedu, Chinedu Asadu, Rodney Muhumuza and Mogomotsi Magome | Oct 21, 2021

In the West, churches are opening up to LGBTQ rights. Not so in Africa.

After Kanter's Tibet Comments, Celtics Blacked Out in China

After Kanter's Tibet Comments, Celtics Blacked Out in China

By Tim Reynolds | Oct 21, 2021

Boston Celtic Enes Kanter spoke out against human rights abuse in China. The country immediately canceled the team from being viewed

Brazil Senate Urges Charges Against Bolsonaro over Pandemic

Brazil Senate Urges Charges Against Bolsonaro over Pandemic

By Debora Alvares and Diane Jeantet | Oct 21, 2021

A Brazilian Senate report recommended Wednesday pursuing crimes against humanity and other charges against President Jair Bolsonaro for allegedly bungling Brazil's response to COVID-19.

US Marks 200 Million COVID-19 Shared with World

US Marks 200 Million COVID-19 Shared with World

By Zeke Miller | Oct 21, 2021

The U.S. on Thursday donated its 200 millionth COVID-19 shot to help vaccinate the rest of the world.

EU Faces Off with Anti-LGBTQ+ Poland over Rule of Law

EU Faces Off with Anti-LGBTQ+ Poland over Rule of Law

By Raf Casert | Oct 21, 2021

European Union leaders will pressure a defiant Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Thursday to fall back into line on recognizing that EU law trumps national decision-making.

S Korean Military to Appeal Ruling on Transgender Soldier

S Korean Military to Appeal Ruling on Transgender Soldier

By Hyung-Jin Kim | Oct 21, 2021

South Korea's military said it will appeal a landmark court ruling that struck down its decision to discharge the country's first known transgender soldier before she was found dead earlier this year.

Across Africa, Major Churches Strongly Oppose LGBTQ+ Rights

Across Africa, Major Churches Strongly Oppose LGBTQ+ Rights

By Kwasi Gyamfi Asiedu, Chinedu Asadu, Rodney Muhumuza and Mogomotsi Magome | Oct 20, 2021

Ghana, considered more respectful of human rights than most African countries, faces scrutiny due to a bill in Parliament that would impose prison sentences ranging from three to 10 years for people identifying as LGBTQ or supporting the community.

In Cuba, Divisions Over Law to Allow Same-Sex Marriage

In Cuba, Divisions Over Law to Allow Same-Sex Marriage

By Andrea Rodríguez | Oct 19, 2021

Cuba's socialist government recently published a draft Family Law and asked for public comment ahead of a referendum, creating an unusually public clash over policy on the island where Pentecostal churches have been growing.

Russian Court Outlaws Racist, Anti-LGBTQ Extremist Group

Russian Court Outlaws Racist, Anti-LGBTQ Extremist Group

Oct 19, 2021

A Russian court on Monday outlawed a radical online group that has become infamous for its racist and sexist views.

UK Faces Calls for 'Plan B' with Virus Cases High and Rising

UK Faces Calls for 'Plan B' with Virus Cases High and Rising

By Jill Lawless | Oct 19, 2021

Life has returned to normal for millions in Britain since coronavirus restrictions were lifted over the summer. But while the rules have vanished, the virus hasn't.

MTV: Europe Music Awards to Counter Hungary's Anti-Gay Laws

MTV: Europe Music Awards to Counter Hungary's Anti-Gay Laws

By Lindsey Bahr | Oct 19, 2021

The MTV Europe Music Awards will be held Nov. 14 in Hungary, the network said Tuesday, reaffirming and defending the location despite the country's recent passage of legislation widely condemned as anti-LGBTQ.

Vaccines, Masks? Japan Puzzling Over Sudden Virus Success

Vaccines, Masks? Japan Puzzling Over Sudden Virus Success

By Mari Yamaguchi | Oct 18, 2021

Almost overnight, Japan has become a stunning, and somewhat mysterious, coronavirus success story.

Meet (and Vote for) the Mr. Gay World Contestants

Meet (and Vote for) the Mr. Gay World Contestants

Oct 17, 2021

Voting has opened for this year's Mr. Gay World Contest.

Is Russia's Anti-Gay Propaganda Working? More Russians Oppose Same Sex Relationships

Is Russia's Anti-Gay Propaganda Working? More Russians Oppose Same Sex Relationships

Oct 17, 2021

The Russian propaganda campaign against the LBGTQ+ lifestyle is beginning to pay off if a new poll is to be believed. "

After Months in Lockdown, a Weary World Is Ready to Dance

After Months in Lockdown, a Weary World Is Ready to Dance

Oct 16, 2021

Even in the depths of the pandemic -- even when the world locked down, leaving billions isolated and desolated -- there were those who danced.

Authorities Call Fatal Stabbing Of UK Lawmaker Terrorist Act

Authorities Call Fatal Stabbing Of UK Lawmaker Terrorist Act

By Jo Kearney and Jill Lawless | Oct 15, 2021

A long-serving member of Parliament was stabbed to death Friday during a meeting with constituents at a church in England.

US Wins Seat on UN Rights Council in Uncontested Election

US Wins Seat on UN Rights Council in Uncontested Election

By Edith M. Lederer | Oct 15, 2021

The United States won a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council that former president Donald Trump denounced and quit.

Critics Say Russian TV Drag Show Ignores LGBTQ Content

Critics Say Russian TV Drag Show Ignores LGBTQ Content

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 13, 2021

Even Russian TV is getting in on the drag boom in entertainment — but doing so in way that strips out the gay, critics charge.

'Squid Game' Strikes Nerve in Debt-Ridden South Korea

'Squid Game' Strikes Nerve in Debt-Ridden South Korea

By Kim Tong-Hyung | Oct 13, 2021

"Squid Game," a brutal Netflix survival drama about desperate adults competing in deadly children's games for a chance to escape severe debt, hit a little too close to home for Lee Chang-keun.

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