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Watch: Peter Tatchell Recalls 50+ Years of LGBTQ Activism

Watch: Peter Tatchell Recalls 50+ Years of LGBTQ Activism

By Matthew Wexler | Jul 29, 2021

Called "the most hated man in Britain," Peter Tatchell has stood up to everyone from Margaret Thatcher and the Catholic church to Russia's oppressive government. Tatchelll recalls the drive for activism in light of a new documentary about his life.

Anti-LGBTQ Hong Kong Lawmaker Attacks Gay Romantic Comedy TV Series

Anti-LGBTQ Hong Kong Lawmaker Attacks Gay Romantic Comedy TV Series

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 28, 2021

A pro-Beijing, anti-LGBTQ Hong Kong lawmaker described claims that a 15-episode TV comedy about a gay male triangle violates a draconian Chinese security law.

Could the EU Kick Out Hungary for Its Anti-LGBTQ Agenda?

Could the EU Kick Out Hungary for Its Anti-LGBTQ Agenda?

Jul 28, 2021

The European Commission has stressed that "equality and the respect for dignity and human rights are core values of the EU," but does violation warrant the boot?

Police: Attack on 14-Year-Old Dutch Girl May be LGBTQ-Linked

Police: Attack on 14-Year-Old Dutch Girl May be LGBTQ-Linked

By Mike Corder | Jul 28, 2021

Police in Amsterdam said Tuesday that they are treating a brutal assault on a 14-year-old girl as a possible LGBTQ-related attack.

Hungarians Protest over Alleged Government Spying

Hungarians Protest over Alleged Government Spying

By Justin Spike | Jul 27, 2021

Around 1,000 protesters demanded answers to allegations that Hungary's right-wing government used powerful spyware to secretly monitor critical journalists, lawyers, and business figures.

London 'Reclaim Pride' Draws 2,500 Marchers

London 'Reclaim Pride' Draws 2,500 Marchers

Jul 26, 2021

More than 2,500 participants joined forces for the UK's first-ever "Reclaim Pride" March, held on July 24.

Thousands March in Hungary Pride Parade to Oppose LGBTQ Law

Thousands March in Hungary Pride Parade to Oppose LGBTQ Law

By Justin Spike | Jul 26, 2021

Rising anger over the policies of Hungary's right-wing government filled the streets of the country's capital on Saturday as thousands of LGBT supporters marched in the annual Budapest Pride parade.

Thousands March and Dance for LGBTQ Rights at Berlin Parade

Thousands March and Dance for LGBTQ Rights at Berlin Parade

By Ciarán Fahey | Jul 26, 2021

Some 35,000 revelers marched for LGBTQ rights at Berlin's annual Christopher Street Day celebration on Saturday, twice as many as expected.

Madrid's Retiro Park, Prado Avenue Join World Heritage List

Madrid's Retiro Park, Prado Avenue Join World Heritage List

Jul 26, 2021

Madrid's tree-lined Paseo del Prado boulevard and the adjoining Retiro park have been added to UNESCO's World Heritage list.

Conservative Montenegro Registers 1st Same-Sex Partnership

Conservative Montenegro Registers 1st Same-Sex Partnership

Jul 25, 2021

Montenegro has registered the first same-sex partnership in the staunchly conservative country that is striving to join the European Union, authorities said Sunday.

At Surreal Olympics, a Careful Dance to Push Tokyo Tourism

At Surreal Olympics, a Careful Dance to Push Tokyo Tourism

By Claire Galofaro | Jul 24, 2021

A small group of journalists traverse Tokyo to experience the city amid the Olympics and pandemic.

Watch: Tonga's Oiled Flag Bearer Returns in Tokyo 2020 Olympic Ceremony

Watch: Tonga's Oiled Flag Bearer Returns in Tokyo 2020 Olympic Ceremony

By Emell Adolphus | Jul 23, 2021

Pita Taufatofua will compete in the Olympic games for Taekwando and for our hearts.

British Neo-Nazi who Called for Gay 'Purge' Sentenced to 7 Years

British Neo-Nazi who Called for Gay 'Purge' Sentenced to 7 Years

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 23, 2021

Andrew Dymock, the 24-year-old British neo-Nazi who called for a gay "purge" but claimed to be bisexual as part of his defense in court, has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

As Tokyo Games Open, can Olympic Flame Burn Away the Funk?

As Tokyo Games Open, can Olympic Flame Burn Away the Funk?

By Foster Klug | Jul 23, 2021

Disputed, locked down and running a year late, the Tokyo Games began at last Friday night, a multinational showcase of the finest athletes of a world fragmented by disease.

Woman Removed From Flight During Homophobic Rant

Woman Removed From Flight During Homophobic Rant

By Emell Adolphus | Jul 22, 2021

On an American Airlines Dallas-bound flight, a woman and her travel companions were being removed for not following mask mandates when she launched into the bigotted rant.

Italy to Require COVID-19 'Pass' for Many Activities

Italy to Require COVID-19 'Pass' for Many Activities

By Frances D'Emilio | Jul 22, 2021

With daily COVID-19 cases sharply rising again, Italy will soon require people to have passes reflecting their health status to access gyms, museums, movie theaters, the inside of restaurants and other venues.

Hungary Calls for Ballot to Defend LGBTQ Law Opposed by EU

Hungary Calls for Ballot to Defend LGBTQ Law Opposed by EU

By Justin Spike | Jul 22, 2021

Hungary's government wants to hold a national referendum in an effort to showcase public support for a new law that the European Union says discriminates against LGBT people.

France Requires COVID-19 Pass for Eiffel Tower, Other Sites

France Requires COVID-19 Pass for Eiffel Tower, Other Sites

By Alex Turnbull, Angela Charlton | Jul 22, 2021

Visitors now need a special COVID-19 pass to ride up the Eiffel Tower or visit French museums or movie theaters, the first step in a new campaign against what the government calls a "stratospheric" rise in delta variant infections.

J.K. Rowling Says She Received Bomb Threat Over Transphobic Comments

J.K. Rowling Says She Received Bomb Threat Over Transphobic Comments

By Emell Adolphus | Jul 21, 2021

"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling said she is receiving bomb threats over her problematic views about transgender people.

Olympics, Pandemic and Politics: There's No Separating them

Olympics, Pandemic and Politics: There's No Separating them

By Stephen Wade | Jul 21, 2021

Over and over, year after year, the stewards of the Olympics say it: The Games aren't supposed to be political. But how do you avoid politics when you're trying to pull off an event of this complexity during a lethal and protracted pandemic?

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