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Lufthansa says staff has discretion over mask policy

Lufthansa says staff has discretion over mask policy

In response to a gay passenger's complaint he was ordered to take off a rainbow-colored mask on a Lufthansa flight, the German-based airline is clarifying that its staff have discretion over enforcement of its face covering policy.

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By Heather Cassell | July 29, 2021

Argentina has become the first South American country to legally recognize gender "X" on government-issued documents, including passports.

By Matthew S. Bajko | July 26, 2021

A gay West Hollywood man was told he could not wear a rainbow-colored surgical mask on his flight home from Greece.


By Heather Cassell | July 21, 2021

Two regional bodies in Europe and the Americas issued groundbreaking rulings this summer.

By Heather Cassell | July 15, 2021

Digital supporters of LGBTQ and feminist communities in China were outraged and quickly silenced last week when WeChat permanently wiped out hundreds of profiles overnight without a trace, leading to concerns of a crackdown by the communist government.


By Heather Cassell | July 7, 2021

International and African LGBTQ organizations have called for a redirection of aid after an in-depth investigative report alleged government and private foreign investments unknowingly fund conversion therapy practices in East Africa.

By Heather Cassell | June 30, 2021

A General Affairs Council meeting of European leaders in Luxembourg last week erupted in heated debate, with some members having harsh words for Hungary following the passage of a discriminatory anti-LGBTQ law there.


By Heather Cassell | June 30, 2021

During Pride Month, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken sat down with gay journalist Jonathan Capehart to discuss LGBTQ rights.

By Heather Cassell | June 24, 2021

Award-winning nonbinary Parsi Indian filmmaker Faraz Arif Ansari is breaking barriers once again with their new film, "Sheer Qorma."


By Heather Cassell | June 23, 2021

Sitting in the Denver home that he shares with his husband, gay first-time novelist Luai Qubain is free, living his dream, and heading into his future. His freedom was not without a price, however, and it was painfully hard won.

By Heather Cassell | June 16, 2021

Hungary's parliament voted 157-1 in favor of the anti-LGBTQ propaganda law June 15.


By Heather Cassell | June 9, 2021

A judge in Ghana denied bail for 21 LGBTQ activists who were arrested during a police raid of a human rights conference in the West African country.

By Heather Cassell | June 2, 2021

Several key elections with LGBTQ candidates on the ballots are playing out in Chile, Mexico, and Vietnam just in time for Pride Month.


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