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Is the Future of Drag in Denmark?

Is the Future of Drag in Denmark?

By Ivan Quintanilla | Oct 11, 2021

Though many up-and-coming drag queens would love to be a "Ru girl," a unique drag identity is emerging from Denmark's capital of Copenhagen. Here, the scene fuses performance and activism.

Taliban Says US Will Provide Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan

Taliban Says US Will Provide Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan

By Kathy Gannon | Oct 11, 2021

The U.S. has agreed to provide humanitarian aid to a desperately poor Afghanistan on the brink of an economic disaster.

Portugal to Stamp Out Anti-Gay Prejudice in Blood Donations

Portugal to Stamp Out Anti-Gay Prejudice in Blood Donations

Oct 9, 2021

Portugal's parliament approved four bills Friday that enshrine in law the country's rules and procedures on blood donations, amid reports people are being turned away due to their sexual orientation.

S. Korean Court: Discharge of Late Transgender Soldier Unjust

S. Korean Court: Discharge of Late Transgender Soldier Unjust

By Kim Tong-Hyung | Oct 7, 2021

A South Korean court has ruled that the military unlawfully discriminated against the country's first known transgender soldier by discharging her for undergoing gender reassignment surgery.

Gay Widower in Hong Kong Victorious in Securing Rights

Gay Widower in Hong Kong Victorious in Securing Rights

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 7, 2021

A gay man's surviving male partner in Hong Kong has secured a "clarification" from the government that the same "after-death" rights will be available to all spouses regardless of gender.

France Moves Toward Ban on So-Called Gay Conversion Therapy

France Moves Toward Ban on So-Called Gay Conversion Therapy

Oct 6, 2021

French lawmakers have unanimously backed proposed legislation that would ban so-called conversion therapy and authorize jail time and fines for practitioners who use the scientifically discredited practice.

Pope Expresses 'Shame' at Scale of Clergy Abuse in France

Pope Expresses 'Shame' at Scale of Clergy Abuse in France

Oct 6, 2021

Pope Francis expressed "shame" for himself and the Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday for the scale of child sexual abuse within the church in France and acknowledged failures in putting the needs of victims first.

Russia Doubles Down on Anti-LGBTQ Rhetoric

Russia Doubles Down on Anti-LGBTQ Rhetoric

Oct 4, 2021

Russia is doubling down on its anti-LGBTQ rhetoric.

Indonesia to Reopen Bali to International Flights on Oct. 14

Indonesia to Reopen Bali to International Flights on Oct. 14

Oct 4, 2021

Indonesia plans to reopen the airport in the resort island of Bali for international flights on Oct. 14.

Hungarian LGBT Activist Among Time's 100 Most Influential

Hungarian LGBT Activist Among Time's 100 Most Influential

By Justin Spike | Oct 3, 2021

An academic and LGBT activist in Hungary is among the world's 100 most influential people, according to Time magazine.

Russia Hits Record Number of Daily COVID-19 Deaths

Russia Hits Record Number of Daily COVID-19 Deaths

Oct 3, 2021

Russia on Sunday reported a record daily death toll from COVID-19, the fifth time in a week that deaths have hit a new high.

Dubai's Expo 2020 Reveals 3 Worker Deaths from COVID-19

Dubai's Expo 2020 Reveals 3 Worker Deaths from COVID-19

Oct 3, 2021

Dubai's Expo 2020 acknowledged for the first time on Sunday that three workers had died from the coronavirus over the course of building the world's fair during the pandemic.

Thousands in Brazil Protest Bolsonaro, Seek his Impeachment

Thousands in Brazil Protest Bolsonaro, Seek his Impeachment

Oct 3, 2021

With Brazil's presidential election one year away, tens of thousands of demonstrators marched Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and dozens of other cities around the country to protest President Jair Bolsonaro.

Royals Join Cast of New Bond Film for Glitzy London Premiere

Royals Join Cast of New Bond Film for Glitzy London Premiere

Sep 29, 2021

Britain's royals joined Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux and the cast of "No Time to Die" on the red carpet for the new Bond film's world premiere Tuesday, a glittering event that marked the movie's release after multiple delays caused by the pandemic.

Far-Right Cryptocurrency Follows Ideology Across Borders

Far-Right Cryptocurrency Follows Ideology Across Borders

By Erika Kinetz and Lori Hinnant | Sep 28, 2021

The Daily Stormer website advocates for the purity of the white race, posts hate-filled, conspiratorial screeds against Blacks, Jews and women and has helped inspire at least three racially motivated murders. It has also made its founder, Andrew Anglin.

Biden to Name African-Born Doctor to Lead HIV/AIDS Response

Biden to Name African-Born Doctor to Lead HIV/AIDS Response

Sep 28, 2021

President Joe Biden said Monday that he intends to nominate Dr. John N. Nkengasong to coordinate the U.S. response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic worldwide.

Copenhagen's Hippy, Psychedelic Oasis Christiana Turns 50

Copenhagen's Hippy, Psychedelic Oasis Christiana Turns 50

By Jan M. Olsen | Sep 27, 2021

After a half-century, the "flower-power" aura of Copenhagen's semi-autonomous Christiania neighborhood hasn't yet wilted. Love-ins with the authorities have hardly been a trademark of the neighborhood.

Swiss Approve Same-Sex Marriage by Wide Margin in Referendum

Swiss Approve Same-Sex Marriage by Wide Margin in Referendum

Sep 26, 2021

Cheers rang out, hugs were exchanged and rainbow-colored flags waved overhead across Switzerland as the Swiss resoundingly voted to allow same-sex couples to marry, final results of a nationwide referendum showed Sunday.

'Marriage for All'? Swiss Voters to Decide Same-Sex Marriage

'Marriage for All'? Swiss Voters to Decide Same-Sex Marriage

By Jamey Keaten | Sep 25, 2021

Voters in Switzerland will decide Sunday whether to allow same-sex marriages in the rich Alpine country, one of the few in Western Europe where gay and lesbian couples do not already have the right to wed.

The AP Interview: Hungary Committed to Contentious LGBTQ+ Law

The AP Interview: Hungary Committed to Contentious LGBTQ+ Law

By Justin Spike | Sep 24, 2021

The right-wing populist government in Hungary is attracting conservative thinkers from the United States who admire its approaches to migration, LGBTQ+ issues and national sovereignty.

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