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Out in the World: US Senate confirms lesbian as director of Asian Development Bank

Out in the World: US Senate confirms lesbian as director of Asian Development Bank

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Feb 11, 2022

LGBTQ organizations praised the Senate's confirmation of Chantale Wong as the first openly lesbian of color appointed to an ambassador-level position for the U.S. as director of the Asian Development Bank February 8.

Out in the World: Passage of Global Respect Act signals US stands with LGBTQ people globally

Out in the World: Passage of Global Respect Act signals US stands with LGBTQ people globally

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Feb 11, 2022

Signaling the importance of global LGBTQ issues, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Global Respect Act.

Out in the World: Report: Afghan LGBTQ people remain in peril, governments urged to act

Out in the World: Report: Afghan LGBTQ people remain in peril, governments urged to act

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Feb 4, 2022

A new report by Human Rights Watch and OutRight Action International shows Afghan LGBTQ people remain at various stages of peril both within their own country and in neighboring countries.

Out in the World: Arrests made in Mexican lesbian couple's killing

Out in the World: Arrests made in Mexican lesbian couple's killing

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 27, 2022

Authorities in the Mexican state of Chihuahua have arrested two people in connection with the killing of a lesbian couple in the city of Juarez.

Out in the World: A Wider Bridge celebrates 10-year anniversary

Out in the World: A Wider Bridge celebrates 10-year anniversary

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 26, 2022

A Wider Bridge is celebrating its 10-year anniversary honoring the organization's beginnings and looking toward its future at an upcoming virtual gala.

Out in the World: Polish lawmakers pass anti-LGBTQ amendment to education law

Out in the World: Polish lawmakers pass anti-LGBTQ amendment to education law

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 20, 2022

Polish lawmakers in the country's lower house of parliament on January 13 voted 227-214 in favor of a bill that will increase government oversight of schools.

Out in the World: Reports find conversion therapy disinformation thriving online

Out in the World: Reports find conversion therapy disinformation thriving online

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 13, 2022

Search engine and social media companies are failing to root out disinformation about widely debunked conversion therapy, according to two new reports released January 12.

Out in the World: Hong Kong lesbian pop star Denise Ho out on bail after arrest

Out in the World: Hong Kong lesbian pop star Denise Ho out on bail after arrest

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 5, 2022

Hong Kong lesbian Cantopop singer and pro-democracy activist Denise Ho is out on bail following her arrest late last month.

Out in the World: Mixed record on LGBTQ rights across the world in 2021

Out in the World: Mixed record on LGBTQ rights across the world in 2021

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 29, 2021

The year started out on a hopeful note. The world was looking forward to getting past a dark period in America's leadership and the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Out in the World: LGBTQ refugees in Kenya seize micro-business opportunities

Out in the World: LGBTQ refugees in Kenya seize micro-business opportunities

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 22, 2021

Some African LGBTQ refugees are finding new hope in Kenya through the Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration's livelihoods programs.

Out in the World: Canadian parliament votes to ban conversion therapy for minors

Out in the World: Canadian parliament votes to ban conversion therapy for minors

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 15, 2021

Conservatives led the charge in Canada's Parliament to vote to ban conversion therapy for minors.

Out in the World: LGBTQ Afghan refugees among those welcomed in Canada

Out in the World: LGBTQ Afghan refugees among those welcomed in Canada

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 9, 2021

LGBTQ Afghan refugees were among the 250 refugees who arrived in Canada last week.

Out in the World: Chilean president signs same-sex marriage bill

Out in the World: Chilean president signs same-sex marriage bill

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 8, 2021

Updated: Wedding bells are expected to ring in Chile after the president signed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage.

Out in the World: Global Black Pride announces 2022 in-person event and leadership team

Out in the World: Global Black Pride announces 2022 in-person event and leadership team

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 1, 2021

Global Black Pride will host its first in-person event in Toronto, July 28-31.