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South Bay lesbian travelers caught amid virus pandemic

South Bay lesbian travelers caught amid virus pandemic

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Mar 18, 2020

Silicon Valley lesbian couples traveling abroad are trying to get home amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

Guatemalan gay love story returns to SF

Guatemalan gay love story returns to SF

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Mar 11, 2020

The emotion and love depicted in "Jose," a Guatemalan gay coming of age film, has captivated audiences around the world and garnered multiple accolades.

Funds running out, Kenya LGBT refugee program seeks help

Funds running out, Kenya LGBT refugee program seeks help

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Mar 4, 2020

LGBT refugees in Nairobi, Kenya might soon find themselves homeless and without any source of income as funding for housing and other programs is rapidly drying up.

Online Extra: LGBTs fight trans teen's deportation in Iceland

Online Extra: LGBTs fight trans teen's deportation in Iceland

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Feb 26, 2020

LGBT activists, medical professionals, and others are calling for Iceland to stop the deportation of a transgender youth and his family.

First same-sex couple weds in Northern Ireland

First same-sex couple weds in Northern Ireland

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Feb 19, 2020

The brides both wore wedding dresses as they walked down the aisle, becoming the first same-sex couple to get hitched in Northern Ireland last week.

Swiss voters strengthen protections for LGBT people

Swiss voters strengthen protections for LGBT people

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Feb 12, 2020

Swiss voters passed a referendum Sunday that adds penalties for publicly discriminating against, and committing, hate crimes based on an individual's sexual orientation.

Mumbai Pridegoers arrested for speaking out against Indian government

Mumbai Pridegoers arrested for speaking out against Indian government

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Feb 5, 2020

More than 50 people were arrested and charged with sedition at a downsized Mumbai Pride February 1 after police attempted to cancel the annual celebration for the first time in 12 years.

Dismissed South Korean trans soldier fights back

Dismissed South Korean trans soldier fights back

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 29, 2020

A South Korean transgender woman's dreams of a military career were dashed by a panel of officers that recently discharged her following sex reassignment surgery for having a "mental and physical disability."

Bay Area trans man wins gold at World Latin Dance Cup

Bay Area trans man wins gold at World Latin Dance Cup

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 22, 2020

A Bay Area transgender man is crediting his love of dance with helping him find acceptance, and in the process, winning competitive awards.

Bogota's new mayor weds partner

Bogota's new mayor weds partner

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 15, 2020

Bogota's new mayor, Claudia López, secretly wed her partner, Angelica Lozano, before taking office, she announced on social media December 16.

Gay activist scales Seven Summits for LGBT rights

Gay activist scales Seven Summits for LGBT rights

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 8, 2020

Kyrgyzstan gay activist Dastan "Danik" Kasmamytov is on a mission to plant a rainbow flag atop the world's Seven Summits to bring visibility for LGBT rights around the world.

Highs and lows marked global LGBT news in 2019

Highs and lows marked global LGBT news in 2019

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 30, 2019

In 2019, global news affecting LGBTQs was filled with intense struggles and some big wins — from marriage equality to decriminalization to conversion therapy to politics.

Gabon passes law criminalizing gays

Gabon passes law criminalizing gays

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 18, 2019

Last week, an unidentified government official announced that Gabon passed a law criminalizing homosexuality, placing the county on a growing list of nations passing anti-gay laws.

Out contestant competes in Miss Universe pageant

Out contestant competes in Miss Universe pageant

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 11, 2019

Miss Myanmar, Swe Zin Htet, didn't win the Miss Universe crown December 8, but she did make history.