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New press group invited B.A.R. to Israel

New press group invited B.A.R. to Israel

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 17, 2024

The American Middle East Press Association, a nonpartisan nonprofit that launched last summer, invited the Bay Area Reporter on a trip to Israel in June.

Debate over pinkwashing claims spur strong feelings in Israel, US

Debate over pinkwashing claims spur strong feelings in Israel, US

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 17, 2024

Since October 7, 2023, the Israeli-Hamas war has brought the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the center of the world's attention.

Olympics have long included gender-diverse athletes

Olympics have long included gender-diverse athletes

  • by Lu Calzada
  • Jul 10, 2024

Although trans and gender-diverse folks' participation in college and professional sports has been a common political talking point recently, it's not necessarily a new controversy.

Out in the World: Israel-Hamas conflict missing as SF Pride holds summit on human rights

Out in the World: Israel-Hamas conflict missing as SF Pride holds summit on human rights

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 9, 2024

Perhaps the biggest global issue of concern to LGBTQs — the ongoing Israel-Hamas war and the plight of Palestinians — was missing in action from San Francisco Pride's recent Human Rights Summit.

Out in the World: Namibian high court decriminalizes homosexuality

Out in the World: Namibian high court decriminalizes homosexuality

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 28, 2024

Namibia's LGBTQ community is celebrating following a historic win after a high court struck down the country's colonial-era anti-sodomy laws.

Out in the World: Thailand legalizes same-sex marriage

Out in the World: Thailand legalizes same-sex marriage

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 24, 2024

Thai lawmakers and LGBTQ people waved rainbow flags and raised their fists in solidarity in the National Assembly in Bangkok following a landmark vote making Thailand the third country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.

Out in the World: LGBTQ activists on alert as far-right sees gains in EU parliament

Out in the World: LGBTQ activists on alert as far-right sees gains in EU parliament

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 17, 2024

Far-right candidates gained more seats in the world's second-largest electorate than ever before following voting for the European Union Parliament.

Out in the World: US imposes visa restrictions on some of Georgia's leaders following anti-LGBTQ legislation

Out in the World: US imposes visa restrictions on some of Georgia's leaders following anti-LGBTQ legislation

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 10, 2024

The United States struck back against Georgia's Dream Party's "Russian-styled" anti-LGBTQ legislative assault last week with its first round of visa restrictions earlier this month.

Puerto Vallarta opens LGBTQ center with newly-hired director

Puerto Vallarta opens LGBTQ center with newly-hired director

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Jun 5, 2024

Puerto Vallarta's LGBTQ space, the Vallarta Gay+ Community Center, recently opened in a permanent space near the city's famed Malecon walkway and is being overseen by a newly-hired executive director.

Out in the World: New ILGA World report tracks global backtracking on LGBTQ rights

Out in the World: New ILGA World report tracks global backtracking on LGBTQ rights

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 31, 2024

Responding to the alarming rise in restrictions of freedom for LGBTQ people around the world, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Intersex Association World has released a new report highlighting the global backtracking on LGBTQ rights.

SF DPH and CDC urge mpox vaccination

SF DPH and CDC urge mpox vaccination

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • May 29, 2024

With Pride coming up, the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are urging people at risk for mpox, to receive two doses of the Jynneos vaccine to protect themselves from the disease.

Out in the World: LGBTQ protectors most targeted, human rights report says

Out in the World: LGBTQ protectors most targeted, human rights report says

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 24, 2024

LGBTQ human rights protectors were the most targeted groups of those fighting for equality, according to a new report from Front Line Defenders.

Mexican authorities abruptly shutter LGBTQ hotel in Puerto Vallarta

Mexican authorities abruptly shutter LGBTQ hotel in Puerto Vallarta

  • by Ed Walsh
  • May 20, 2024

Mexican authorities abruptly and without warning shut down a longtime LGBTQ hotel in Puerto Vallarta Friday night, leaving some guests with their belongings tossed in the street.

Out in the World: South America sees anti-LGBTQ incident in Argentina; Peru declares gender ID mental disorder

Out in the World: South America sees anti-LGBTQ incident in Argentina; Peru declares gender ID mental disorder

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 17, 2024

South America appears to continue to roll backward as policies, anti-LGBTQ rhetoric, and violence escalate against LGBTQ people.