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Out in the World: Groups pressure Biden administration to protect LGBTQ Afghans

Out in the World: Groups pressure Biden administration to protect LGBTQ Afghans

Six global LGBTQ organizations are calling upon President Joe Biden to protect, evacuate, and resettle vulnerable groups, including LGBTQ Afghans, left behind in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.

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By Heather Cassell | September 9, 2021

LGBTQ refugees in the infamous Block 13 at Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya suspect yet another arson fire was set at the facility last month and threatening letters have added to their stress.

By Heather Cassell | September 8, 2021

Tens of thousands of Swiss people took to the streets of Zurich September 4 in support of the country's same-sex marriage referendum and for the Alpine country's annual Pride celebration.


By Heather Cassell | September 2, 2021

About 1,000 LGBTQ Afghans, some who have reported being injured by the Taliban, are trying to get out of the country.

By John Ferrannini | August 31, 2021

Subscription service OnlyFans' decision to ban sexually explicit content effective October 1 — and its abrupt reversal last week — elicited strong reactions in the LGBTQ and sex work communities.


By Heather Cassell | August 30, 2021

The gay area of the Zona Romantica in Puerto Vallarta is getting back up and operating after Hurricane Nora skirted past the popular coastal resort town late August 28.

By Heather Cassell | August 18, 2021

Two Taiwanese-Macanese marriage equality activists tied the knot in Taipei August 13 at the Zhongzheng District Household Registration Office.


By Ed Walsh | August 17, 2021

Fingers are being pointed at Mexican federal regulators, the city of Puerto Vallarta, and a condominium developer after a hillside collapsed near the gay beach in Puerto Vallarta last week.

By Heather Cassell | August 11, 2021

Pressure is mounting for President Joe Biden's administration regarding protecting LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers.


By Heather Cassell | August 4, 2021

New Zealand could be the next country to ban conversion therapy.

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 28, 2021

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.

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.


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