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Out in the World: Iran sentences 2 women to death

Out in the World: Iran sentences 2 women to death

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Sep 23, 2022

Two Iranian women sentenced to death earlier this month for "promoting homosexuality" and "corruption on earth" are drawing condemnation from the European Union and human rights groups.

Out in the World: Japan's first gay elected member of parliament visits SF

Out in the World: Japan's first gay elected member of parliament visits SF

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Sep 16, 2022

San Francisco's GLBT Historical Society Museum welcomed Taiga Ishikawa, Japan's first gay member of parliament, during his recent visit to San Francisco.

Out in the World: Gay Italian consul general celebrates filmmaker Pasolini

Out in the World: Gay Italian consul general celebrates filmmaker Pasolini

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Sep 8, 2022

A three-month celebration of gay Italian artist and intellectual Pier Paolo Pasolini kicks off at the Castro Theater this month.

Out in the World: Dutch royalty to visit the Castro

Out in the World: Dutch royalty to visit the Castro

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 31, 2022

The Netherlands Deputy General Consul Vincent Storimans in San Francisco has been busy getting ready for a royal visit to the city.

Out in the World: Ruby spreads his message in Europe: 'You can be gay in baseball'

Out in the World: Ruby spreads his message in Europe: 'You can be gay in baseball'

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 18, 2022

Bryan Ruby is spreading his love of baseball and bringing visibility to LGBTQ ballplayers in Europe this summer.

Out in the World: OutRight appoints Sjödin new executive director

Out in the World: OutRight appoints Sjödin new executive director

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 11, 2022

OutRight Action International has officially announced that Maria Sjödin is the international LGBTQ organization's new executive director.

Out in the World: Ugandan LGBTQ umbrella group ordered to cease operations

Out in the World: Ugandan LGBTQ umbrella group ordered to cease operations

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 11, 2022

Ugandan authorities denied registration of Uganda's leading LGBTQ rights organization last week, calling it an "illegal entity."

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 9, 2022

Voting is open for the Bay Area Reporter's readers' poll known as the Besties.

Experts and advocates discuss HIV — and monkeypox — at global confab

Experts and advocates discuss HIV — and monkeypox — at global confab

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Aug 8, 2022

The International AIDS Conference wrapped up in Montreal, where the monkeypox outbreak was also discussed.

Out in the World: LGBTQ Azerbaijani activists angered by lenient sentence in gay journalist's murder

Out in the World: LGBTQ Azerbaijani activists angered by lenient sentence in gay journalist's murder

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 5, 2022

LGBTQ activists in Azerbaijan are angered that the Baku Court of Grave Crimes gave the lightest sentence possible to the man convicted of the murder of a prominent Azerbaijani gay activist and journalist.

Russian court convicts Brittney Griner, who's sentenced to 9 years in penal colony

Russian court convicts Brittney Griner, who's sentenced to 9 years in penal colony

  • by Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade
  • Aug 4, 2022

A Russian court on Thursday found WNBA star Brittney Griner guilty of charges that she smuggled drugs into the country.

Out in the World: In SF, gay Italian activist urges global alliances to fight for LGBTQ rights

Out in the World: In SF, gay Italian activist urges global alliances to fight for LGBTQ rights

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 27, 2022

Prominent Italian gay activist Franco Grillini called for LGBTQ activists to build international alliances during a recent visit to San Francisco.

WHO declares monkeypox a health emergency; US could do so soon

WHO declares monkeypox a health emergency; US could do so soon

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Jul 26, 2022

World Health Organization director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared July 23 that monkeypox is a public health emergency of international concern — the global agency's highest level of alarm — as cases continue to rise steeply.

Out in the World: Russia's top tennis star comes out as lesbian

Out in the World: Russia's top tennis star comes out as lesbian

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 22, 2022

Top Russian tennis star Daria Kasatkina came out as a lesbian in a July 18 interview with a Russian vlogger.