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Suspected Anti-LGBTQ Arsonist Seeks Asylum in Russia

Suspected Anti-LGBTQ Arsonist Seeks Asylum in Russia

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 24, 2020

A Brazilian man accused of violently attacking a movie company that depicted Jesus Christ as gay is seeking asylum in Russia his September arrest in Moscow.

Gay Penguin Couple Sphen and Magic Become Parents Again

Gay Penguin Couple Sphen and Magic Become Parents Again

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 24, 2020

Internationally famous gay penguins Sphen and Magic are now proud parents for the second time to a new baby chick.

Aussie Firefighters Offer Thirst-Trapping 2021 Calendars... With or Without Pets

Aussie Firefighters Offer Thirst-Trapping 2021 Calendars... With or Without Pets

Nov 23, 2020

Australian firefighters have outdone themselves this year with a set of 2021 calendars.

Trans Teen Calls Out Attackers After Day of Remembrance Beating

Trans Teen Calls Out Attackers After Day of Remembrance Beating

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 23, 2020

A 19-year-old who was attacked and beaten on the Transgender Day of Remembrance took to social media to post photos of her bloodied face and call out her assailants.

Changing New Zealand's Approach to Transgender and Non-Binary Healthcare

Changing New Zealand's Approach to Transgender and Non-Binary Healthcare

Nov 22, 2020

Demand for healthcare for transgender people is on the rise in New Zealand but training for health professionals to develop basic competencies is lagging behind.

Bodies of Man and His Male Slave Unearthed from Ashes at Pompeii

Bodies of Man and His Male Slave Unearthed from Ashes at Pompeii

By Frances D'Emilio | Nov 21, 2020

Skeletal remains of what are believed to have been a rich man and his male slave attempting to escape death from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago have been discovered in Pompeii, officials at the archaeological park in Italy said.

Polish Buildings Lit in Pride Colors, Activists Say There's More Work to Do

Polish Buildings Lit in Pride Colors, Activists Say There's More Work to Do

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 20, 2020

On Monday, buildings in several Polish cities were illuminated in rainbow colored lights as a gesture of solidarity with the LGBTQ community, even as hostility toward the community is still rising.

Activist's Suit Against Anti-LGTBQ Rugby Star Tossed

Activist's Suit Against Anti-LGTBQ Rugby Star Tossed

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 20, 2020

An LGBTQ activist's own "egregious" behavior was cited in the rejection of his attempt to take former Australian rugby star Israel Folau to an anti-discrimination board as part of a $100,000 lawsuit claim.

New Report: Lesbian Couples Twice as Likely to Divorce than Gay Couples in UK

New Report: Lesbian Couples Twice as Likely to Divorce than Gay Couples in UK

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 19, 2020

A new report shows that, in the UK, lesbian couples are more than twice as likely to get divorced than gay men.

Large African Study Makes Important Breakthrough in HIV Prevention

Large African Study Makes Important Breakthrough in HIV Prevention

Nov 19, 2020

Scientists from the HIV Prevention Trials Network recently found that a PrEP regimen of long-acting cabotegravir (CAB LA) injections once every eight weeks was better than the daily tablet used for HIV prevention.

Barack Obama Admits to 'Shamefully' Using Homophobic Slurs as Young Man in New Memoir

Barack Obama Admits to 'Shamefully' Using Homophobic Slurs as Young Man in New Memoir

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 18, 2020

In his new bestselling memoir, President Barack Obama has admitted to calling people "gay" and "fags" as a young man, and feeling "profoundly ashamed."

Dolly Parton $1M Donation Funded Moderna COVID Vaccine Research

Dolly Parton $1M Donation Funded Moderna COVID Vaccine Research

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 18, 2020

As if there aren't already enough reasons to love her, we all may owe a debt of gratitude to country legend Dolly Parton when a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available.

Europe Has Half of World's 4M New Virus Cases But Sees Hope

Europe Has Half of World's 4M New Virus Cases But Sees Hope

By Jamey Keaten | Nov 18, 2020

Europe made up almost half of the world's 4 million new coronavirus cases last week but recorded a nearly 10% fall in infections compared to the week before, thanks in part to strict government lockdown measures.

New Icelandic Airline Set to Launch as Early as March 2021

New Icelandic Airline Set to Launch as Early as March 2021

Nov 17, 2020

MOM Air, a newly launched Icelandic Airline with main destinations between Iceland, Europe, and the U.S., is looking to set off as early as March 2021.

Pandemic Holds Few Lessons for European Chefs, Mostly Misery

Pandemic Holds Few Lessons for European Chefs, Mostly Misery

By Raf Casert, Virginia Mayo | Nov 17, 2020

Many a three-star Michelin meal has been put into a takeout box and sent out on Deliveroo scooters, as renowned chefs in Belgium and elsewhere try to scrape through a second pandemic lockdown that is likely to threaten even the lucrative Christmas season.

At 95% Capacity, A Look Inside France's ICU Wards Amid Pandemic

At 95% Capacity, A Look Inside France's ICU Wards Amid Pandemic

By Lori Hinnant | Nov 17, 2020

Journalists spent 24 hours with the intensive care team at La Timone, southern France's largest hospital, as they struggled to keep even one bed open for the influx of patients to come.

Film on Anti-Gay Chechnya Available on BBC Russia

Film on Anti-Gay Chechnya Available on BBC Russia

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 16, 2020

A critically acclaimed documentary film on the anti-gay crackdown in Chechnya has been made available to Russian audiences on the BBC's Russian platform.

Where Kamala Harris Stacks Up on LGBTQ Rights

Where Kamala Harris Stacks Up on LGBTQ Rights

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 16, 2020

Kamala Harris has just become 'a first' for the White House in many ways. How does the Vice President-elect's record stand where LGBTQ rights are concerned?

Peru Now Has No President as Crisis Takes Chaotic Turn

Peru Now Has No President as Crisis Takes Chaotic Turn

By Franklin Briceño and Christine Armario | Nov 16, 2020

Who is the president of Peru? That answer to that question early Monday was no one.

Palestinians Torn as Israel Seeks Gulf Tourists in Jerusalem

Palestinians Torn as Israel Seeks Gulf Tourists in Jerusalem

By Palestinians Torn as Israel Seeks Gulf Tourists in Jerusalem | Nov 15, 2020

With Israel now courting wealthy Gulf tourists and establishing new air links to the major travel hubs of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Palestinians in east Jerusalem could soon see a tourism boon.

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