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India Supreme Court holds hearings to decriminalize homosexuality

India Supreme Court holds hearings to decriminalize homosexuality

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 11, 2018

India's Supreme Court this week began hearings to consider striking down Section 377, the anti-sodomy law that criminalizes homosexuality.

French minister charmed and full of Pride in SF

French minister charmed and full of Pride in SF

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 27, 2018

France showed its support of San Francisco's LGBT community over Pride weekend.

Gay French consul general celebrates SF Pride

Gay French consul general celebrates SF Pride

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 20, 2018

France will show its pride in San Francisco this weekend.

Global gay rights activist beaten in Oakland

Global gay rights activist beaten in Oakland

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 20, 2018

Longtime American global LGBT rights activist Scott Long was brutally attacked and hospitalized June 9 in Oakland.

Bermuda's supreme court legalizes same-sex marriage - again

Bermuda's supreme court legalizes same-sex marriage - again

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 13, 2018

Same-sex marriage is legal again in Bermuda.

Grenell wants to 'empower' European conservatives

Grenell wants to 'empower' European conservatives

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 6, 2018

Richard Grenell, U.S. ambassador to Germany, raised alarms and elicited harsh responses from German and U.S. politicians for comments about empowering European conservatives.

Barbados elects pro-LGBT female prime minister

Barbados elects pro-LGBT female prime minister

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 30, 2018

Barbados last week elected its first female prime minister, who is also pro-LGBT, in a landslide victory.

Canada joins Global Equality Fund

Canada joins Global Equality Fund

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 23, 2018

Canada officially joined the Global Equality Fund with a $200,000 contribution to protect LGBT rights, Global Affairs Canada officials announced May 17.

Israeli singer wins Eurovision Song Contest

Israeli singer wins Eurovision Song Contest

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 16, 2018

Israel showed its pride as people flooded the streets celebrating Israeli singer Netta Barzilai's win with her song, "Toy," at the Eurovision Song Contest May 12.

Castro puts Cuba's LGBTs on constitutional reform agenda

Castro puts Cuba's LGBTs on constitutional reform agenda

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 9, 2018

Cuban LGBT rights advocate Mariela Castro announced May 4 that she will push for same-sex marriage and other sexual orientation and gender identity rights during a forthcoming revision of the country's constitution.

Leaders from Israel's newest LGBT center visit SF

Leaders from Israel's newest LGBT center visit SF

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 2, 2018

Members of the LGBT Jewish community crowded into a small room at the San Francisco LGBT Community Center recently to hear Haifa LGBT leaders speak about their movement and the work they are doing at their new center.

LGBTs angered by Pompeo confirmation

LGBTs angered by Pompeo confirmation

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 2, 2018

LGBT advocates are outraged that Mike Pompeo's anti-gay record wasn't enough to disqualify him from being confirmed April 26 by the Senate as the United States' 70th secretary of state.

Global acceptance of LGBTs has increased around the world

Global acceptance of LGBTs has increased around the world

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Apr 25, 2018

Researchers at the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law determined in three newly published reports that the average level of acceptance of LGBT people around the world has increased since 1980.

Trinidad and Tobago court strikes down anti-sodomy law

Trinidad and Tobago court strikes down anti-sodomy law

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Apr 18, 2018

The High Court of Trinidad and Tobago last week struck down a colonial-era anti-sodomy law.