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Gay activist scales Seven Summits for LGBT rights

Gay activist scales Seven Summits for LGBT rights

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.

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By Heather Cassell | January 15, 2020

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

By Heather Cassell | December 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.


By Heather Cassell | December 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.

By Heather Cassell | December 11, 2019

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


By Heather Cassell | December 4, 2019

International LGBT organizations are calling for Haiti's government to investigate the suspicious death of the country's leading gay rights activist.

By Heather Cassell | November 26, 2019

Soap is a necessity to maintain good hygiene, but for the thousands of refugees living in Kenya's notorious Kakuma refugee camp, soap, shampoo, and conditioner are costly commodities to come by.


By Heather Cassell | November 20, 2019

Two gay Saudi journalists, who claim they were outed in retaliation for contacts one of them had with a foreign media outlet, have been detained in Australia after requesting asylum.

By Heather Cassell | November 13, 2019

Anti-gay demonstrators and police clashed last week as violence erupted at the opening of the highly acclaimed Swedish gay romance, "And Then We Danced," in the former Soviet republic of Georgia.


By Heather Cassell | November 6, 2019

Rachel Wahba humbly stood on the stage Sunday as she accepted an award for her work advancing LGBT, Jewish, and Israeli rights from A Wider Bridge.

By Heather Cassell | October 30, 2019

Claudia Lopez made history last week after being elected the first-ever lesbian and woman mayor of Bogotá, Colombia.


By Heather Cassell | October 23, 2019

Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power didn't waste time last month talking about championing LGBT rights on the global stage when she served in the Obama administration.

By Heather Cassell | October 16, 2019

Poland's conservative ruling Law and Justice Party sailed to electoral victory Sunday, after months of targeting the country's LGBT community and stoking unfounded fear among residents.


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