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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.

Out in the World: Report: Researchers and experts call for more data and research on LGBTQ asylum seekers and refugees

Out in the World: Report: Researchers and experts call for more data and research on LGBTQ asylum seekers and refugees

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 14, 2022

LGBTQ and human rights researchers and experts called for more data collection and research about queer and gender-nonconforming asylum seekers in two new reports.

Brittney Griner pleads guilty to drug charges in Russia

Brittney Griner pleads guilty to drug charges in Russia

  • by Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade
  • Jul 7, 2022

WNBA star Brittney Griner on Thursday pleaded guilty to charges that she smuggled drugs into Russia.

Out in the World: SF vigil held for Oslo gay bar shooting; suspect refuses to talk

Out in the World: SF vigil held for Oslo gay bar shooting; suspect refuses to talk

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 1, 2022

San Francisco LGBTQ activists and the Norwegian consul general to the city this week held a small vigil for the victims of the recent shooting outside a gay club in Oslo.

Out in the World: Cameroonian 'Drag Race' star hopes film inspires

Out in the World: Cameroonian 'Drag Race' star hopes film inspires

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 22, 2022

Cameroon-born performance artist and "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season #1 winner BeBe Zahara Benet believes in the power of drag.

Swimming body effectively bars trans athletes

Swimming body effectively bars trans athletes

  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 22, 2022

The world governing body for competitive swimming, FINA, has banned most trans female athletes from participating in elite levels of competition.

Mexican health agency issues warning on possible monkeypox transmission at Puerto Vallarta gay beach club

Mexican health agency issues warning on possible monkeypox transmission at Puerto Vallarta gay beach club

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Jun 10, 2022

The Ministry of Health for the Mexican state of Jalisco has issued a warning over monkeypox aimed at anyone who visited a gay beach club in Puerto Vallarta last week.