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LGBTQ asylum seekers at the border remain hopeful

LGBTQ asylum seekers at the border remain hopeful

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Oct 14, 2020

President Donald Trump's administration keeps throwing one obstacle after another at asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border, but LGBTQ asylum seekers continue to dream of coming to the United States.

Belgium's deputy PM is Europe's highest-ranking trans official

Belgium's deputy PM is Europe's highest-ranking trans official

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Oct 7, 2020

Belgium's new deputy prime minister is also now Europe's highest-ranking transgender official.

Pompeo takes anti-gay campaign to UN

Pompeo takes anti-gay campaign to UN

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Sep 30, 2020

Global human rights experts were alarmed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo taking his re-envisioning of human rights to the 75th United Nations General Assembly.

Report details LGBTQ Iranians' violent experiences

Report details LGBTQ Iranians' violent experiences

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Sep 23, 2020

LGBTQ Iranians face widespread violence, according to a new report critical of the Islamic country's human rights record that renew attention to its violence against gays, including executions of gay men.

B.A.R. launches memberships

B.A.R. launches memberships

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 18, 2020

In a continuing effort to receive support from readers, the Bay Area Reporter has launched its membership program.

Mexican authorities arrest man in killing of trans activist

Mexican authorities arrest man in killing of trans activist

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Sep 16, 2020

Mexican authorities have made an arrest in the killing of a transgender woman.

Philippine president pardons ex-US Marine in trans woman's killing

Philippine president pardons ex-US Marine in trans woman's killing

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Sep 9, 2020

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's pardon of a former United States Marine convicted of the murder of a transgender Filipina was harshly criticized and denounced by family, human rights organizations, and critics of the U.S. military.

Ugandan officials and judge are no-shows in court over queer youth torture case

Ugandan officials and judge are no-shows in court over queer youth torture case

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Sep 2, 2020

Two Ugandan officials summoned to Uganda's Chief Magistrates Court of Wakiso to face criminal charges for torturing and humiliating 20 LGBTQ youth did not appear in court.

LGBTQs targeted in Trump foreign, immigration policies

LGBTQs targeted in Trump foreign, immigration policies

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 26, 2020

President Donald Trump's administration packs a one-two punch to LGBTQ immigration and foreign aid under two different proposed policies.

LGBTQ groups respond with aid for Beirut's queer community

LGBTQ groups respond with aid for Beirut's queer community

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 19, 2020

International LGBTQ organizations and expat queer Lebanese people are raising thousands of dollars to help Beirut's queer community hard hit by the explosion at the city's port earlier this month.

Warsaw police detain LGBTQ demonstrators in Poland

Warsaw police detain LGBTQ demonstrators in Poland

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 12, 2020

Warsaw police clashed with — and arrested — Polish LGBTQ and ally demonstrators last weekend.

Ex-San Salvador cops sentenced in murder of trans woman

Ex-San Salvador cops sentenced in murder of trans woman

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 5, 2020

In a landmark case, three former San Salvador police officers were sentenced last month for the murder of a transgender woman.

Cayman Islands Assembly fails to pass DP bill

Cayman Islands Assembly fails to pass DP bill

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 29, 2020

Lawmakers in the Cayman Islands narrowly voted down the proposed Domestic Partnership Bill, 2020 Wednesday.

European court rules Hungary must recognize gender identity

European court rules Hungary must recognize gender identity

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 22, 2020

Transgender advocates applauded the European Court of Human Rights' July 16 landmark decision that Hungary is legally obligated to recognize gender identity.