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Interim Mr. Gay World a Heroic Doctor Who Battled COVID-19

Interim Mr. Gay World a Heroic Doctor Who Battled COVID-19

By Kilian Melloy | May 28
When Mr. Gay World 2020 had to be put off to next year, the plan was for first runner-up from 2019 to serve an interim term. Then an ironic twist emerged - one with a heroic tinge.

IKEA Manager Charged for Firing Pole Over Anti-Gay Remarks

IKEA Manager Charged for Firing Pole Over Anti-Gay Remarks

By Vanessa Gera | May 28
A Polish prosecutor has charged an IKEA manager with violating the religious rights of an employee sacked for voicing strong objections, within the company, to a corporate event supporting tolerance for LGBT people last year.

For LGBTQ Immigrants, the Pandemic Threatens Lives Already in Dangerous Limbo

For LGBTQ Immigrants, the Pandemic Threatens Lives Already in Dangerous Limbo

By Dan Allen | May 28
For LGBTQ immigrants already living tremendously marginalized and precarious lives, the deadly pandemic is adding even more layers of danger and uncertainty.

Chechen Leader Resurfaces After COVID-19 Infection Reports

Chechen Leader Resurfaces After COVID-19 Infection Reports

May 27
The strongman leader of Russia's province of Chechnya went live on Instagram Wednesday to insist that he was feeling well, in an apparent attempt to dispel media reports about his hospitalization with COVID-19.

Zambian Gay Couple, Sentenced to 15 Years for Love, Pardoned by President

Zambian Gay Couple, Sentenced to 15 Years for Love, Pardoned by President

By Kilian Melloy | May 27
The president of Zambia has announced a pardon for a same-sex couple that had been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the crime of being in a loving relationship.

Death and Denial in Brazil's Amazon Capital

Death and Denial in Brazil's Amazon Capital

By Renate Brito | May 27
Manaus is one of the hardest hit cities in Brazil, which officially has lost more than 23,000 lives to the coronavirus. But the toll is likely a vast undercount.

Costa Rica Latest Country to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Costa Rica Latest Country to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

By Javier Cordoba | May 26
Costa Rica is expected to become the latest country to legalize same-sex marriage early Tuesday when a ruling from its supreme court goes into effect ending the country's ban.

WHO Warns that 1st Wave of Pandemic Not Over; Dampens Hopes

WHO Warns that 1st Wave of Pandemic Not Over; Dampens Hopes

By Elaine Kurtenbach and Menelaos Hadjicostis | May 26
As Brazil and India struggle with surging coronavirus cases, a top health expert is warning that the world is still smack in the middle of the pandemic, dampening hopes for a speedy global economic rebound and renewed international travel.

In Bolsonaro's Brazil, Everyone Else Is to Blame for Virus

In Bolsonaro's Brazil, Everyone Else Is to Blame for Virus

By David Biller | May 25
With Brazil emerging as one of the world's most infected countries, President Jair Bolsonaro is deflecting all responsibility for the coronavirus crisis, casting blame on mayors, governors, an outgoing health minister and the media.

UK Leader's Aide Says He Won't Quit Over Lockdown Road Trip

UK Leader's Aide Says He Won't Quit Over Lockdown Road Trip

By Jill Lawless | May 25
British leader Boris Johnson's powerful chief aide insisted Monday that he wouldn't resign for driving the length of England while the country was under strict lockdown — a trip he made without informing the prime minister first.

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