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Out in the World: GLBT Historical Society exhibit shows the impact of the queer Irish diaspora globally

Out in the World: GLBT Historical Society exhibit shows the impact of the queer Irish diaspora globally

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 25, 2022

Irish diplomats came out to the Castro earlier this month to mark the opening of a new exhibit exploring the history and influence of the LGBTQ Irish diaspora.

Out in the World: 60 LGBTQ Afghan refugees arrive in Canada

Out in the World: 60 LGBTQ Afghan refugees arrive in Canada

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 11, 2022

The Canadian government has quietly relocated 60 LGBTQ Afghan refugees from Pakistan to the North American country.

Out in the World: South Korea's highest court delivers groundbreaking decision for gay soldiers

Out in the World: South Korea's highest court delivers groundbreaking decision for gay soldiers

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 5, 2022

The Supreme Court of South Korea has tossed out the military court conviction of two gay soldiers for having consensual sex outside of military facilities.

Out in the World: Europe's San Marino elects first out gay head of state

Out in the World: Europe's San Marino elects first out gay head of state

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Apr 22, 2022

San Marino, the world's oldest republic, appointed the world's first gay head of state when Paolo Rondelli was named one of two captains regent.

Out in the World: SF Jewish, LGBTQ leaders support Ukraine at Seder

Out in the World: SF Jewish, LGBTQ leaders support Ukraine at Seder

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Apr 13, 2022

San Francisco's LGBTQ Jewish community spoke out against Russia's invasion of Ukraine and denounced the rash of anti-transgender legislation sweeping the United States at the recent Freedom Seder.

Out in the World: Gay Bay Area Ukrainian American rallying support for LGBTQ community during Russian invasion

Out in the World: Gay Bay Area Ukrainian American rallying support for LGBTQ community during Russian invasion

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Mar 30, 2022

More than 10,000 miles from his childhood hometown in Ukraine, San Francisco Bay Area gay Ukrainian Leonid "Leo" Volobrynskyy is horrified watching Russia destroy the country where his family and close friends still live.

Out in the World: Activists decry Bermuda Privy Council's ruling against same-sex marriage

Out in the World: Activists decry Bermuda Privy Council's ruling against same-sex marriage

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Mar 17, 2022

Judges in Bermuda's highest court have found that legislation banning same-sex marriage is not unconstitutional.

Out in the World: SF rally calls on Biden administration to change US immigration policies

Out in the World: SF rally calls on Biden administration to change US immigration policies

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Mar 10, 2022

A new San Francisco-based organization assisting LGBTQ asylum seekers to rebuild their lives in the United States called upon President Joe Biden's administration to do better by queer people seeking refuge in the U.S. at a recent rally.

Out in the World: Singapore high court rules to keep law criminalizing gays

Out in the World: Singapore high court rules to keep law criminalizing gays

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Mar 2, 2022

Singapore's top court has punted the country's law criminalizing gay sex to parliament in a decision that activists called a "partial victory."

Ukraine LGBTQ activists strongly condemn Russia invasion

Ukraine LGBTQ activists strongly condemn Russia invasion

  • by Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade
  • Feb 24, 2022

LGBTQ activists in Ukraine are strongly condemning Russia's invasion of their country.

Out in the World: Russia hits snag in first attempt to shutter LGBTQ rights organization

Out in the World: Russia hits snag in first attempt to shutter LGBTQ rights organization

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Feb 23, 2022

A court has stopped, for now, Russia's attempt to shut down the parent organization to the country's largest LGBTQ organization.

Out in the World: New Zealand, Israeli health ministry move to ban conversion therapy

Out in the World: New Zealand, Israeli health ministry move to ban conversion therapy

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Feb 18, 2022

Israel and New Zealand are the latest countries to take significant steps toward banning conversion therapy for minors and adults.

Out in the World: US Senate confirms lesbian as director of Asian Development Bank

Out in the World: US Senate confirms lesbian as director of Asian Development Bank

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Feb 11, 2022

LGBTQ organizations praised the Senate's confirmation of Chantale Wong as the first openly lesbian of color appointed to an ambassador-level position for the U.S. as director of the Asian Development Bank February 8.

Out in the World: Passage of Global Respect Act signals US stands with LGBTQ people globally

Out in the World: Passage of Global Respect Act signals US stands with LGBTQ people globally

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Feb 11, 2022

Signaling the importance of global LGBTQ issues, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Global Respect Act.