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Meghan and Harry Welcome Second Child, Lilibet 'Lili' Diana

Meghan and Harry Welcome Second Child, Lilibet 'Lili' Diana

Jun 6, 2021

The second baby for Prince Harry and Meghan is officially here: a healthy girl who arrived on Friday.

Japan LGBTQ Activists Push for Equality Law Before Olympics

Japan LGBTQ Activists Push for Equality Law Before Olympics

By Mari Yamaguchi | Jun 5, 2021

Japanese sexual minority groups and supporters, in a last-ditch effort to get long-sought equality legislation passed before the Tokyo Olympics, submitted requests to the governing Liberal Democratic Party, whose conservative members have stalled the bill

Cruise Ships Restart In Venice; Protesters Decry Their Risks

Cruise Ships Restart In Venice; Protesters Decry Their Risks

By Colleen Barry | Jun 5, 2021

The first cruise ship leaving Venice since the pandemic is set to depart Saturday amid protests by activists demanding that the ship be rerouted out the fragile lagoon, especially Giudecca Canal through the city's historic center.

Thousands Join Pride Parade in Conservative Jerusalem

Thousands Join Pride Parade in Conservative Jerusalem

Jun 3, 2021

Thousands of people marched through Jerusalem on Thursday in the annual Pride parade, celebrating LGBTQ rights in the conservative city amid heavy police security.

Airlines Urge the G7 Nations to Help International Travel

Airlines Urge the G7 Nations to Help International Travel

Jun 3, 2021

The airline industry is ratcheting up its campaign to ease border restrictions and allow more international travel — even by people who aren't vaccinated against coronavirus — despite high infection rates in many countries.

More than 100 LGBTQ Candidates Compete in Mexican Election

More than 100 LGBTQ Candidates Compete in Mexican Election

Jun 2, 2021

More than 100 LGBTQ people are participating in Mexico's mid-term elections that will fill the 500 seats of the lower chamber of Congress as well as state and local posts across the country.

Former Cop Found Guilty in Gay Relationship Inheritance Scam

Former Cop Found Guilty in Gay Relationship Inheritance Scam

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 1, 2021

An Australian court found a former cop guilty of fraud for having claimed to be in a longterm secret gay relationship in an attempt to claim a $6 million inheritance.

New Foundation Seeks to Help LGBTQ Rights Movement in Poland

New Foundation Seeks to Help LGBTQ Rights Movement in Poland

Jun 1, 2021

A Nobel laureate, a Netflix star and a fashion model are among the board members who helped launch an initiative Tuesday to raise money for LGBTQ rights groups in Poland.

Barcelona Reeling After Spate of Homophobic Attacks Over the Weekend

Barcelona Reeling After Spate of Homophobic Attacks Over the Weekend

May 31, 2021

The LGBTQ community in Barcelona, considered one of the most LGBTQ-friendly cities in Europe, is reeling after a series of homophobic attacks over the weekend.

Canada Lowers Flags After Discovery Of Bodies At School Site

Canada Lowers Flags After Discovery Of Bodies At School Site

By Rob Gillies | May 31, 2021

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked Sunday that flags at all federal buildings be flown at half-staff to honor more than 200 children whose remains have been found buried at what was once Canada's largest Indigenous residential school.

Vietnam Finds New Virus Variant, Hybrid of India, UK Strains

Vietnam Finds New Virus Variant, Hybrid of India, UK Strains

By Hau Dinh | May 30, 2021

Vietnam has discovered a new coronavirus variant that's a hybrid of strains first found in India and the U.K., the Vietnamese health minister said Saturday.

How Canada's Queer Youth are Adapting to Virtual Communities

How Canada's Queer Youth are Adapting to Virtual Communities

May 30, 2021

A collaborative research team have documented the range of creative strategies deployed by queer communities in Canada and globally as they strive to maintain connection during the pandemic.

Russia Warns Disney About Showing This Gay Film

Russia Warns Disney About Showing This Gay Film

By Emell Adolphus | May 29, 2021

Russia's communications regulator Roskomnadzor warned Walt Disney Co. on Friday not to distribute the short film, "Out," featuring a gay main character.

In Time for Summer, Europe Sees Dramatic Fall in Virus Cases

In Time for Summer, Europe Sees Dramatic Fall in Virus Cases

By Nicole Winfield, Frank Jordans, Colleen Barry | May 29, 2021

Coronavirus infections, hospitalizations and deaths are plummeting across the continent. Now, vaccination rates are accelerating across Europe, and with them, the promise of summer vacations.

Opinion: Why the Ban on Conversion Therapy Has to Include Religious Groups

Opinion: Why the Ban on Conversion Therapy Has to Include Religious Groups

May 28, 2021

After many delays, the government's concern about whether religion should be exempt from prohibiting conversion therapy in England and Wales has led to more setbacks.

Afraid of Being Caught Cheating, Brazilian Singer MC Kevin Dies in Accidental Fall

Afraid of Being Caught Cheating, Brazilian Singer MC Kevin Dies in Accidental Fall

May 26, 2021

Brazilian singer MC Kevin fell to his death Sunday, May 16 in Rio de Janeiro after panicking that his wife was about to catch him having a threesome with a model and friend. He was 23.

Ghanaian LGBTQ Advocates Condemn Mass Arrest of LGBTQ Conference Attendees

Ghanaian LGBTQ Advocates Condemn Mass Arrest of LGBTQ Conference Attendees

By Kilian Melloy | May 26, 2021

Advocates in Ghana have mounted a social media campaign to press for the release of 21 people arrested on May 21 in a police raid on a conference about LGBTQ human rights abuses.

Countries Eager to Reopen to Travel as Pandemic Recedes

Countries Eager to Reopen to Travel as Pandemic Recedes

By David Koenig, Menelaos Hadjicostis | May 26, 2021

The rollout of vaccines against COVID-19 is giving government officials in many countries new confidence to welcome visitors. But time is critical.

Watch: Actor John Cena Faces Backlash in China Over Taiwan Comment

Watch: Actor John Cena Faces Backlash in China Over Taiwan Comment

By Huizhong Wu | May 26, 2021

Actor and professional wrestler John Cena has apologized to fans in China after he called Taiwan a country in a promotional interview for his upcoming film and became the latest celebrity to face the fury of Chinese nationalists.

Rights Group Urges Japan to Update Law on Changing Gender

Rights Group Urges Japan to Update Law on Changing Gender

By Mari Yamaguchi | May 25, 2021

An international rights group urged Japan to change a law that it says puts "abusive and outdated" burdens on transgender people seeking to have their gender change legally recognized, including sterilization surgery and a psychiatric diagnosis.

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