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Out in the World: 60 LGBTQ Afghan refugees arrive in Canada

Out in the World: 60 LGBTQ Afghan refugees arrive in Canada

The Canadian government has quietly relocated 60 LGBTQ Afghan refugees from Pakistan to the North American country.

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By Heather Cassell | May 5, 2022

The Supreme Court of South Korea has tossed out the military court conviction of two gay soldiers for having consensual sex outside of military facilities.

By Heather Cassell | April 22, 2022

San Marino, the world's oldest republic, appointed the world's first gay head of state when Paolo Rondelli was named one of two captains regent.


By Heather Cassell | April 13, 2022

San Francisco's LGBTQ Jewish community spoke out against Russia's invasion of Ukraine and denounced the rash of anti-transgender legislation sweeping the United States at the recent Freedom Seder.

By Heather Cassell | March 30, 2022

More than 10,000 miles from his childhood hometown in Ukraine, San Francisco Bay Area gay Ukrainian Leonid "Leo" Volobrynskyy is horrified watching Russia destroy the country where his family and close friends still live.


By Heather Cassell | March 17, 2022

Judges in Bermuda's highest court have found that legislation banning same-sex marriage is not unconstitutional.

By Heather Cassell | March 10, 2022

A new San Francisco-based organization assisting LGBTQ asylum seekers to rebuild their lives in the United States called upon President Joe Biden's administration to do better by queer people seeking refuge in the U.S. at a recent rally.


By Heather Cassell | March 2, 2022

Singapore's top court has punted the country's law criminalizing gay sex to parliament in a decision that activists called a "partial victory."

By Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade | February 24, 2022

LGBTQ activists in Ukraine are strongly condemning Russia's invasion of their country.


By Heather Cassell | February 23, 2022

A court has stopped, for now, Russia's attempt to shut down the parent organization to the country's largest LGBTQ organization.

By Heather Cassell | February 18, 2022

Israel and New Zealand are the latest countries to take significant steps toward banning conversion therapy for minors and adults.


By Heather Cassell | February 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.

By Heather Cassell | February 11, 2022

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


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