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Out in the World: North American corporations to help LGBTQ refugees

Out in the World: North American corporations to help LGBTQ refugees

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 9, 2020

The Human Rights Campaign and Tent Partnership for Refugees have announced a new corporate mentorship program for LGBTQ asylum seekers and refugees in North America.

Out in the World: The Netherlands to offer reparations to transgender people

Out in the World: The Netherlands to offer reparations to transgender people

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 2, 2020

The Dutch government has apologized and offered reparations to transgender people who suffered under The Netherlands' Transgender Act.

Out in the World: Report shows that transgender lives continue to be at risk

Out in the World: Report shows that transgender lives continue to be at risk

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Nov 24, 2020

Transgender homicides continued to trend upward around the world, according to Transgender Europe's annual Trans Murder Monitoring report released November 20, the International Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Out in the World: EU lays out strategy to increase LGBTQ rights throughout Europe

Out in the World: EU lays out strategy to increase LGBTQ rights throughout Europe

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Nov 18, 2020

The European Union is increasing its efforts to become a global leader in LGBTQ rights in order to push back against a rising tide of hate against queer people.

Out in the World: US election brings global relief, LGBTQs ready to restore human rights

Out in the World: US election brings global relief, LGBTQs ready to restore human rights

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Nov 11, 2020

LGBTQ people around the world breathed a collective sigh of relief as news spread last weekend that Democrats would return to the White House as Joe Biden was declared president-elect.

Out in the World: LGBTQs worried about Trump reelection

Out in the World: LGBTQs worried about Trump reelection

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Nov 3, 2020

Two reports released last week give good reason why LGBTQ people around the world are afraid if President Donald Trump is reelected November 3.

Singapore shows SF lesbian's banned film

Singapore shows SF lesbian's banned film

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Oct 28, 2020

It took more than two decades, but San Francisco award-winning lesbian filmmaker Madeleine Lim's 1997 "Sambal Belacan in San Francisco" was shown at the Singapore International Film Festival (known as SGIFF) last weekend.

New Zealand PM wins in landslide; queers also elected to parliament

New Zealand PM wins in landslide; queers also elected to parliament

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Oct 21, 2020

New Zealand's new parliament made history in a number of ways October 17 — it is majority woman-led and the most diverse in the country's history.

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.