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Out in the World: Budapest Pride gets strong support from US and EU

Out in the World: Budapest Pride gets strong support from US and EU

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 19, 2023

Thousands of marchers recently took to the streets of Budapest, Hungary for the city's 28th annual Pride parade and festival.

Out in the World: Russian human rights journalist and attorney savagely attacked

Out in the World: Russian human rights journalist and attorney savagely attacked

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 14, 2023

Award-winning Russian investigative journalist Elena Milashina and civil rights lawyer Alexander Nemov were brutally attacked in Grozny, Chechnya's capital, earlier this month while on their way to the trial of a human rights activist.

Out in the World: Report finds global LGBTQ activists observe Pride in the face of growing attacks

Out in the World: Report finds global LGBTQ activists observe Pride in the face of growing attacks

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jul 6, 2023

While Pride Month in much of the U.S. results in jovial LGBTQ street celebrations throughout June, in many parts of the world Pride remains a protest — at times a dangerous demonstration where LGBTQ people demanding to live openly and freely are attacked.

Out in the World: Six months after World Cup, LGBTQ Qataris critical of West

Out in the World: Six months after World Cup, LGBTQ Qataris critical of West

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 30, 2023

Six months after the FIFA World Cup ended in Qatar, LGBTQ Qataris say the realities of their lives have not changed, and in some cases have gotten worse.

Out in the World: Breed meets with LGBTQ leaders in Israel

Out in the World: Breed meets with LGBTQ leaders in Israel

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 14, 2023

San Francisco Mayor London Breed met with Israeli LGBTQ community leaders during her recent trip to Israel.

Out in the World: SF Italian cultural institute to show 'Monica' for Pride Month

Out in the World: SF Italian cultural institute to show 'Monica' for Pride Month

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 9, 2023

San Francisco film buffs will be able to see Andrea Pallaoro's trans-themed "Monica" at a special showing and reception next week.

Out in the World: Biden nominates Maloney as 6th out ambassador

Out in the World: Biden nominates Maloney as 6th out ambassador

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 2, 2023

President Joe Biden has nominated a gay former congressmember to serve at the rank of ambassador.

Out in the World: US condemns new Uganda anti-LGBTQ law

Out in the World: US condemns new Uganda anti-LGBTQ law

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 1, 2023

President Joe Biden called Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's signing of the Anti-Homosexuality Act, 2023 a "tragic violation of universal human rights," and "shameful," condemning the bill in a statement from the White House May 29.

Out in the World: Rainbow Railroad launches Welcome Corps program

Out in the World: Rainbow Railroad launches Welcome Corps program

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 18, 2023

Samuel arrived in the United States on March 15, 2022. His two-year journey from Kenya to the U.S. was long and treacherous.

Out in the World: Uganda's Parliament passes slightly revised anti-homosexuality bill

Out in the World: Uganda's Parliament passes slightly revised anti-homosexuality bill

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 12, 2023

In the face of global criticism, Uganda's Parliament earlier this month passed a slightly revised version of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2023.

Out in the World: Museveni calls for changes to Uganda's anti-gay bill

Out in the World: Museveni calls for changes to Uganda's anti-gay bill

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Apr 24, 2023

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni returned the country's Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023 to Parliament on the eve of the deadline to take action on the legislation and ordered it to be improved with some sort of rehabilitative mechanism.

Out in the World: India court begins hearing on same-sex marriage case

Out in the World: India court begins hearing on same-sex marriage case

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Apr 24, 2023

India's Supreme Court has started hearing oral arguments on a landmark same-sex marriage case, but the proceeding was postponed after one of the judges became sick with COVID.

Out in the World: Ugandan prez rejects promoting homosexuality

Out in the World: Ugandan prez rejects promoting homosexuality

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Apr 12, 2023

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni used a recent two-day conference to call on African countries to save Africa from homosexuality.

Out in the World: US leads historic call for the UN Security Council to protect LGBTQ people

Out in the World: US leads historic call for the UN Security Council to protect LGBTQ people

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Mar 31, 2023

The United States led a coalition of countries, along with the United Nations LGBTI Core Group, and called upon the U.N. Security Council to better integrate LGBTQ human rights under its international peace and security mandate.