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Prince William would support his kids if they were gay

Prince William would support his kids if they were gay

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 2, 2019

Prince William said that he and his wife, Kate Middleton, the duchess of Cambridge, would be "absolutely fine" and "fully support" their children if one of them came out as gay.

Paris marks Pride Month with honors for US gays

Paris marks Pride Month with honors for US gays

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 26, 2019

Paris inaugurated Harvey Milk Place, Stonewall Place, and unveiled a plaque honoring Gilbert Baker during a Pride Month ceremony recognizing American and French LGBT rights leaders.

Ecuador Constitutional Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage

Ecuador Constitutional Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 19, 2019

LGBT Ecuadorians celebrated as news spread last week about the Constitutional Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage in the small South American country.

Botswana high court decriminalizes homosexuality

Botswana high court decriminalizes homosexuality

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 12, 2019

The high court of Botswana Tuesday overturned anti-gay sections of the country's penal code that criminalized homosexuality for more than a century.

Advocates outraged by death of trans migrant in Texas

Advocates outraged by death of trans migrant in Texas

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 5, 2019

Transgender advocates are outraged by the death of a transgender asylum seeker shortly after she was released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody.

LGBT Kenyans dealt double blow

LGBT Kenyans dealt double blow

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 29, 2019

Last week was a harsh week for LGBT Kenyans.

Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage

Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 22, 2019

Following the Taiwanese legislature's approval of same-sex marriage May 17, couples plan to tie the knot Friday.

Global trans model, activist is 'unstoppable'

Global trans model, activist is 'unstoppable'

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 15, 2019

Global transgender model and activist Geena Rocero charmed the audience at the sold-out 30th annual Professional BusinessWomen of California's conference last month.

Jones receives Cuba award amid cancellation of Pride events

Jones receives Cuba award amid cancellation of Pride events

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • May 13, 2019

San Francisco AIDS activist Cleve Jones received an award from the Cuban National Center for Sexual Education in Havana last weekend as other activists were reportedly arrested after attempting an alternative march after the government canceled two others

Cuba's Pride events suddenly canceled

Cuba's Pride events suddenly canceled

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 8, 2019

Cuba's National Center for Sex Education abruptly announced the cancellation of its two biggest Pride celebrations Monday, just as a delegation from San Francisco-based Rainbow World Fund had embarked on a visit to the country.

LGBTs visit US-Mexico border, meet asylum seekers

LGBTs visit US-Mexico border, meet asylum seekers

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 1, 2019

President Donald Trump threw asylum seekers and immigration advocates another wrench April 29, proposing new restrictions targeting the United States' southwestern border.

New IRA claims responsibility for Northern Ireland lesbian journalist's death

New IRA claims responsibility for Northern Ireland lesbian journalist's death

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Apr 24, 2019

Members of the New IRA apologized for last week's killing of prominent lesbian journalist Lyra McKee by one of its volunteer members in a statement to the media Tuesday.

Russian trans woman wins employment case

Russian trans woman wins employment case

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Apr 17, 2019

In a groundbreaking victory for transgender rights in Russia, a St. Petersburg district court ruled in favor of a transgender woman's discrimination case against her employer for terminating her in 2017.

Two films featuring LGBT immigrants at SF film fest

Two films featuring LGBT immigrants at SF film fest

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Apr 10, 2019

Two unique films featuring the LGBT immigrant experience will be featured at the San Francisco International Film Festival next week.