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Out in the World: Advocates work to evacuate nearly 1,000 LGBTQ Afghans

Out in the World: Advocates work to evacuate nearly 1,000 LGBTQ Afghans

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Sep 2, 2021

About 1,000 LGBTQ Afghans, some who have reported being injured by the Taliban, are trying to get out of the country.

LGBTQ Agenda: Queer, sex worker rights advocates sound off on OnlyFans flip-flop

LGBTQ Agenda: Queer, sex worker rights advocates sound off on OnlyFans flip-flop

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 31, 2021

Subscription service OnlyFans' decision to ban sexually explicit content effective October 1 — and its abrupt reversal last week — elicited strong reactions in the LGBTQ and sex work communities.

Hurricane Nora damages Puerto Vallarta's gay-popular Zona Romantica

Hurricane Nora damages Puerto Vallarta's gay-popular Zona Romantica

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 30, 2021

The gay area of the Zona Romantica in Puerto Vallarta is getting back up and operating after Hurricane Nora skirted past the popular coastal resort town late August 28.

Out in the World: Binational Taiwanese marriage equality activists wed

Out in the World: Binational Taiwanese marriage equality activists wed

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 18, 2021

Two Taiwanese-Macanese marriage equality activists tied the knot in Taipei August 13 at the Zhongzheng District Household Registration Office.

Finger-pointing begins after hillside collapse in Puerto Vallarta

Finger-pointing begins after hillside collapse in Puerto Vallarta

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Aug 17, 2021

Fingers are being pointed at Mexican federal regulators, the city of Puerto Vallarta, and a condominium developer after a hillside collapsed near the gay beach in Puerto Vallarta last week.

Out in the World: Senate questions Biden admin about protecting LGBTQ asylum seekers

Out in the World: Senate questions Biden admin about protecting LGBTQ asylum seekers

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 11, 2021

Pressure is mounting for President Joe Biden's administration regarding protecting LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers.

Out in the World: New Zealand sets stage to ban conversion therapy

Out in the World: New Zealand sets stage to ban conversion therapy

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Aug 4, 2021

New Zealand could be the next country to ban conversion therapy.

Out in the World: Argentina legally recognizes gender-neutral designation

Out in the World: Argentina legally recognizes gender-neutral designation

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 29, 2021

Argentina has become the first South American country to legally recognize gender "X" on government-issued documents, including passports.

Lufthansa says staff has discretion over mask policy

Lufthansa says staff has discretion over mask policy

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 28, 2021

In response to a gay passenger's complaint he was ordered to take off a rainbow-colored mask on a Lufthansa flight, the German-based airline is clarifying that its staff have discretion over enforcement of its face covering policy.

Rainbow mask doesn't fly for gay Lufthansa passenger

Rainbow mask doesn't fly for gay Lufthansa passenger

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 26, 2021

A gay West Hollywood man was told he could not wear a rainbow-colored surgical mask on his flight home from Greece.

Out in the World: EU and IACHR bodies make groundbreaking LGBTQ decisions

Out in the World: EU and IACHR bodies make groundbreaking LGBTQ decisions

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 21, 2021

Two regional bodies in Europe and the Americas issued groundbreaking rulings this summer.

Out in the World: China's WeChat shuts down LGBTQ accounts

Out in the World: China's WeChat shuts down LGBTQ accounts

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 15, 2021

Digital supporters of LGBTQ and feminist communities in China were outraged and quickly silenced last week when WeChat permanently wiped out hundreds of profiles overnight without a trace, leading to concerns of a crackdown by the communist government.

Out in the World: East Africa's conversion therapy problem exposed

Out in the World: East Africa's conversion therapy problem exposed

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 7, 2021

International and African LGBTQ organizations have called for a redirection of aid after an in-depth investigative report alleged government and private foreign investments unknowingly fund conversion therapy practices in East Africa.

Out in the World: EU leaders lash out at Hungary, launch legal action

Out in the World: EU leaders lash out at Hungary, launch legal action

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 30, 2021

A General Affairs Council meeting of European leaders in Luxembourg last week erupted in heated debate, with some members having harsh words for Hungary following the passage of a discriminatory anti-LGBTQ law there.