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Report: Griner transferred to Russian penal colony

Report: Griner transferred to Russian penal colony

  • by Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade
  • Nov 17, 2022

Reuters on Thursday reported that WNBA star Brittney Griner is now in a penal colony in Russia's Mordovia region.

Out in the World: Beauty queens reveal secret romance in wedding announcement on Instagram

Out in the World: Beauty queens reveal secret romance in wedding announcement on Instagram

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Nov 3, 2022

International beauty queens Mariana Varela and Fabiola Valentin tied the knot at the city courthouse in San Juan, Puerto Rico October 28.

Out in the World: Trevor Project launches LGBTQ youth suicide prevention service in Mexico

Out in the World: Trevor Project launches LGBTQ youth suicide prevention service in Mexico

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Oct 28, 2022

The need for suicide prevention for LGBTQ Mexican youth was clear to The Trevor Project, an LGBTQ youth organization based in Los Angeles.

Out in the World: Thousands of Slovakians demonstrate against hate following shooting outside LGBTQ bar

Out in the World: Thousands of Slovakians demonstrate against hate following shooting outside LGBTQ bar

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Oct 21, 2022

Slovakia's president and prime minister were among the 20,000 people who marched through the capital, Bratislava, condemning the October 12 killing of two young gay men outside an LGBTQ bar.

Out in the World: Suspect arrested in gay Palestinian's brutal killing

Out in the World: Suspect arrested in gay Palestinian's brutal killing

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Oct 14, 2022

Palestinian police arrested a suspect in the brutal killing of a gay Palestinian activist last week, as fear continues to grip LGBTQ Palestinians in Israel.

Two queer scientists win Nobel prizes

Two queer scientists win Nobel prizes

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Oct 12, 2022

Two queer scientists, Carolyn Bertozzi and Svante Pääbo, were awarded Nobel prizes for their scientific discoveries.

Out in the World: Cubans say 'yes' to marriage equality in historic election

Out in the World: Cubans say 'yes' to marriage equality in historic election

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Sep 30, 2022

Days before Hurricane Ian ripped through Cuba and caused major damage September 27, voters there approved same-sex marriage in a sweeping family code referendum that will also allow LGBTQ couples to adopt.

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."