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Out in the World: Lesbian from Niger finds her voice in US political campaigns

Out in the World: Lesbian from Niger finds her voice in US political campaigns

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Mar 23, 2023

Aicha Tahirou, a lesbian who was born and raised in Niger, came to the United States for a better life. What she discovered is her political voice.

Out in the World: India's Supreme Court sends same-sex marriage case to Constitution Bench

Out in the World: India's Supreme Court sends same-sex marriage case to Constitution Bench

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Mar 15, 2023

India's Supreme Court on March 13 sent the country's consolidated same-sex marriage case to a five-judge Constitution Bench.

Out in the World: LGBTQ, ally immigration advocates protest Biden's proposed asylum policy

Out in the World: LGBTQ, ally immigration advocates protest Biden's proposed asylum policy

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Mar 1, 2023

LGBTQ immigration advocates joined Democratic congressmembers in expressing disappointment in the Biden administration's decision to abandon its proposed immigration changes and instead pivot to Trump-style asylum rules in the face of legal challenges.

Out in the World: Photo book provides an intimate look inside queer Chinese youths' lives

Out in the World: Photo book provides an intimate look inside queer Chinese youths' lives

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Feb 16, 2023

A new photo book, "Solace: Portraits of Queer Chinese Youth helps give LGBTQ Chinese youth a voice at a period in their country's history when its government is cracking down on homosexuality and being queer is taboo.

Out in the World: Japan's PM apologizes for anti-same-sex marriage comments, fires top aide

Out in the World: Japan's PM apologizes for anti-same-sex marriage comments, fires top aide

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Feb 10, 2023

Rather than roses and chocolates to start the month that celebrates love, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and one of his top aides faced criticism within parliament and from the public for comments seen as being anti-same-sex marriage.

Out in the World: OutRight launches humanitarian and global development program

Out in the World: OutRight launches humanitarian and global development program

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Feb 1, 2023

OutRight Action International is launching a new humanitarian and global development initiative.

Out in the World: Pope Francis calls for decriminalization of homosexuality

Out in the World: Pope Francis calls for decriminalization of homosexuality

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 27, 2023

Pope Francis this week called for the decriminalization of homosexuality worldwide and said "being homosexual isn't a crime."

Out in the World: UK squashes Scotland's gender self-determination bill

Out in the World: UK squashes Scotland's gender self-determination bill

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 19, 2023

Tensions are rising between the United Kingdom's national government and Scotland over transgender rights.

Out in the World: Kenyan police arrest four suspects in killing of gay activist

Out in the World: Kenyan police arrest four suspects in killing of gay activist

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 12, 2023

Police in Kenya have arrested four people in connection to the gruesome January 2 killing of gay fashion designer, model, and activist Edwin Chiloba.

Out in the World: LGBTQ rights at the center of tug of war globally in 2022

Out in the World: LGBTQ rights at the center of tug of war globally in 2022

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jan 4, 2023

LGBTQ people around the world faced challenges with ongoing attacks and groundbreaking wins in an action-packed 2022.

Out in the World: Gay congressman speaks about Cuba trip

Out in the World: Gay congressman speaks about Cuba trip

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 21, 2022

High-ranking gay Congressmember Mark Pocan (D-Wisconsin) was among a small delegation that traveled to Cuba earlier this month.

Out in the World:  Barbados high court decriminalizes homosexuality

Out in the World: Barbados high court decriminalizes homosexuality

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 15, 2022

Barbados this week became the third Caribbean island country to strike down colonial-era anti-sodomy laws used to criminalize homosexuality this year.

Out in the World: Russia's beleaguered LGBTQ community faces harsher crackdown

Out in the World: Russia's beleaguered LGBTQ community faces harsher crackdown

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 9, 2022

Russia swung a one-two punch at its LGBTQ community by expanding two laws — Foreign Agents and Anti-Homosexuality Propaganda.

Out in the World: The Pansy Project brings healing to sites of hate crimes

Out in the World: The Pansy Project brings healing to sites of hate crimes

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Dec 2, 2022

Homophobia is on a deadly rise in recent years as hate crimes against LGBTQ people increase around the world.