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2 Apparent Homophobic Attacks Reported after Berlin Pride

2 Apparent Homophobic Attacks Reported after Berlin Pride

By Emily Schultheis | Jul 24, 2022

Two apparent homophobic attacks were reported following Berlin's annual pro-LGBTQ Christopher Street Day celebration on Saturday, police said Sunday.

150,000 People March for LGBTQ+ Rights in Berlin

150,000 People March for LGBTQ+ Rights in Berlin

Jul 24, 2022

Draped in rainbow flags and touting signs, around 150,000 people marched for LGBTQ rights Saturday at Berlin's annual Christopher Street Day celebration, celebrating this year's parade theme "United in Love."

Backlash After Quebec Nightclub Tosses Patrons Who were 'Too Homosexual'

Backlash After Quebec Nightclub Tosses Patrons Who were 'Too Homosexual'

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 24, 2022

A popular night spot in Quebec sparked a backlash when one of its employees asked a group of friends to leave because they were "too homosexual."

UN Health Agency Chief Declares Monkeypox a Global Emergency

UN Health Agency Chief Declares Monkeypox a Global Emergency

By Maria Cheng | Jul 23, 2022

The chief of the World Health Organization said the expanding monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries is an "extraordinary" situation that now qualifies as a global emergency.

Protest Held at Uffizi's 'Spring' but Painting Not Damaged

Protest Held at Uffizi's 'Spring' but Painting Not Damaged

Jul 23, 2022

Italian environmental activists glued their hands Friday to the glass protecting Sandro Botticelli's painting "Spring" in the Uffizi Galleries in Florence, police said. The museum said thanks to the glass, which was installed as a precaution.

WHO Again Considers Declaring Monkeypox a Global Emergency

WHO Again Considers Declaring Monkeypox a Global Emergency

By Maria Cheng | Jul 21, 2022

As the World Health Organization's emergency committee convenes Thursday to consider for the second time within weeks whether to declare monkeypox a global crisis.

UK Buys More Vaccines for Monkeypox as Cases Top 2,100

UK Buys More Vaccines for Monkeypox as Cases Top 2,100

Jul 19, 2022

British has bought another 100,000 doses of vaccine to stop monkeypox as the number of cases across the country has risen to more than 2,130, the majority of them in London, officials said Tuesday.

Russian Parliament Moves to Expand 'Gay Propaganda' Law

Russian Parliament Moves to Expand 'Gay Propaganda' Law

Jul 19, 2022

Russia's parliament moved Monday to tighten already-stringent restrictions on the discussion of LGBTQ rights and relationships.

Lebanon LGBTQ + Community Suffers Setback Amid Wider Clampdown

Lebanon LGBTQ + Community Suffers Setback Amid Wider Clampdown

By Kareem Chehayeb | Jul 18, 2022

The setback is part of a broader clampdown on marginalized groups and freedoms that activists say aims to distract the public from Lebanon's spiraling economic and financial crisis.

'Those People': French Minister's LGBTQ Remarks Spark Anger

'Those People': French Minister's LGBTQ Remarks Spark Anger

Jul 17, 2022

Pressure is mounting on a French government minister to quit over comments stigmatizing homosexuality and LGBTQ people, in the latest challenge to President Emmanuel Macron's leadership.

Holocaust Survivors Mark 80 Years Since Mass Paris Roundup

Holocaust Survivors Mark 80 Years Since Mass Paris Roundup

By Angela Charlton and Jade Le Deley | Jul 17, 2022

Family by family, house by house, French police rounded up 13,000 people on two terrifying days in July 1942, dispatching them to Nazi death camps simply because they were Jewish.

Bordeaux Blazes Rage, Firefighting Pilot Killed in Portugal

Bordeaux Blazes Rage, Firefighting Pilot Killed in Portugal

By Joe Wilson and Angela Charlton | Jul 16, 2022

Fire season has hit parts of Europe earlier than usual this year after an unusually dry, hot spring that left the soil parched, and that authorities attribute to climate change.

Bathroom Dispute Threatens Top OAS Meeting in Peru

Bathroom Dispute Threatens Top OAS Meeting in Peru

By Franlin Briceno | Jul 16, 2022

A dispute over a gender-neutral bathroom has endangered Peru's plan to host the next gathering of the Organization of American States' top decision-making body.

EU Takes Hungary to Highest Court over LGBTQ+, Media Rules

EU Takes Hungary to Highest Court over LGBTQ+, Media Rules

By Raf Casert and Justin Spike | Jul 15, 2022

The European Union's executive intensified its legal standoff with Hungary on Friday by taking the country to the EU's highest court over a restrictive law on LGBT issues and media freedom.

Russia Acquits Feminist Artist on Trial for Pornography

Russia Acquits Feminist Artist on Trial for Pornography

Jul 15, 2022

A court in Russia's far east on Friday handed a rare acquittal to a feminist artist who was charged with disseminating pornography after she shared artwork online depicting female bodies.

'Real Housewives of Dubai' Paint Rosy Pic of City's Gay Life; Researchers Say Otherwise

'Real Housewives of Dubai' Paint Rosy Pic of City's Gay Life; Researchers Say Otherwise

Jul 14, 2022

Bravo and Andy Cohen were condemned by human rights groups last month for producing "The Real Housewives of Dubai." Despite that condemnation, "RHOD" painted a rosier picture.

Kevin Spacey Pleads Not Guilty to UK Sexual Assault Charges

Kevin Spacey Pleads Not Guilty to UK Sexual Assault Charges

By Jill Lawless | Jul 14, 2022

Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges of sexually assaulting three men a decade or more ago, and was told he would face trial next year.

Move Over, Catherine! Gay Porn Star Billy Herrington Could Receive Statue in Ukraine

Move Over, Catherine! Gay Porn Star Billy Herrington Could Receive Statue in Ukraine

By Emell Adolphus | Jul 13, 2022

Adult male star Billy Herrington could replace a statue of Russia's Catherine the Great after a petition to remove the figurehead received more than 26,000 signatures in Ukraine.

Russia Mulls Broadening Scope of National 'Don't Say Gay' Law

Russia Mulls Broadening Scope of National 'Don't Say Gay' Law

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 13, 2022

With the country suffering from international sanctions, Russian lawmakers have zeroed in on what they seem to think is a critical issue: Broadening the scope of its anti-LGBTQ+ "propaganda" law.

Fear Up for Brazil's Heated Election as Party Official Slain

Fear Up for Brazil's Heated Election as Party Official Slain

By Diane Jeantet and Mauricio Savarese | Jul 12, 2022

The killing of a leftist party official allegedly by a supporter of President Jair Bolsonaro is raising fears of an increasingly violent campaign ahead of October's highly polarized elections in Brazil.

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