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Is Same-Sex Marriage in India's Future?

Is Same-Sex Marriage in India's Future?

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 13, 2021

New Dehli lesbian couple Kavita Arora and Ankita Khanna have petitioned a local court for the right to marry. The outcome may open the door for same-sex marriage throughout India.

UK May Move Patients Into Hotels to Ease Hospital Strain

UK May Move Patients Into Hotels to Ease Hospital Strain

Jan 13, 2021

England's health care system may move patients into hotels to ease pressure on hospitals struggling to handle rising COVID-19 admissions.

Survey Finds Global Mistrust Could Weigh on Vaccine Rollout

Survey Finds Global Mistrust Could Weigh on Vaccine Rollout

By Pan Pylas | Jan 13, 2021

Waning trust in governments and all types of media is threatening to limit the rollout of coronavirus vaccines around the world, particularly in the United States

US Will Require All Arriving Passengers to Get COVID-19 Test

US Will Require All Arriving Passengers to Get COVID-19 Test

By Mike Stobbe, David Koenig | Jan 13, 2021

Anyone flying to the U.S. will soon need to show proof of a negative test for COVID-19, health officials announced Tuesday.

Paris Mayor Green-Lights Champs-Élysées Makeover

Paris Mayor Green-Lights Champs-Élysées Makeover

Jan 12, 2021

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo has finally confirmed a highly anticipated horticultural transformation, turning the 1.2 mile stretch of central Paris into "an extraordinary garden."

Controversial Rabbi Says COVID-19 Vaccine Turns People Gay

Controversial Rabbi Says COVID-19 Vaccine Turns People Gay

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 12, 2021

Rabbi Daniel Asor is imploring his followers not to receive the coronavirus vaccination because, despite science, he believes it might make people gay.

Hunter Schafer Part of ACLU's 2017 Fight Against Transphobic Bathroom Bill

Hunter Schafer Part of ACLU's 2017 Fight Against Transphobic Bathroom Bill

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 11, 2021

Hunter Schafer, star of HBO's "Euphoria," was a plaintiff in the ACLU's lawsuit against a North Carolina anti-transgender bathroom bill in 2017.

Anti-Gay Dubai to Host Conference on LGBTQ Rights

Anti-Gay Dubai to Host Conference on LGBTQ Rights

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 11, 2021

The International Conference on Gender Identity and LGBT Rights will be held in May in Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, where homosexuality remains illegal.

Spain Shovels Out of Snowdrifts Left by Storm Filomena

Spain Shovels Out of Snowdrifts Left by Storm Filomena

Jan 10, 2021

Emergency crews in central Spain cleared 500 roads and rescued over 1,500 people stranded in vehicles as the country slowly shovels out of its worst snowstorm in recent memory.

Meet Tomy: The Shirtless French Fisherman Trending on Twitter

Meet Tomy: The Shirtless French Fisherman Trending on Twitter

Jan 9, 2021

A holiday news report by a French newspaper has turned its subject into a Twitter sensation.

Watch: LGBTQ Rights Campaigner Calls Out BBC on Homophobic Slurs

Watch: LGBTQ Rights Campaigner Calls Out BBC on Homophobic Slurs

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 9, 2021

British LGBTQ equality advocate Peter Tatchell has called out the BBC for homophobic slurs that he says were used by the BBC Persian Service.

Indonesia Jet Carrying 62 Goes Missing on Domestic Flight

Indonesia Jet Carrying 62 Goes Missing on Domestic Flight

Jan 9, 2021

A Sriwijaya Air passenger jet carrying 62 people lost contact with air traffic controllers after taking off from Indonesia's capital on Saturday on a domestic flight, officials said.

Donald Trump Jr. Slams Transgender Athletes at Rally Before D.C. Riots

Donald Trump Jr. Slams Transgender Athletes at Rally Before D.C. Riots

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 9, 2021

At the Wednesday rally in Washington D.C., shortly before seditionists stormed the Capitol and rioted at the suggestion of the President, Donald Trump Jr. attacked transgender athletes in an expletive-ridden speech.

Watch: Mr. Dillermand (aka 'Mr. Penis Man') is Denmark's New Children's TV Star

Watch: Mr. Dillermand (aka 'Mr. Penis Man') is Denmark's New Children's TV Star

Jan 8, 2021

A new Danish children's television show is already controversial due to its protagonist's very long penis and the trouble it gets him into.

Why Blood Donation Rules Have Finally Been Relaxed for Gay and Bisexual Men in the UK

Why Blood Donation Rules Have Finally Been Relaxed for Gay and Bisexual Men in the UK

Jan 8, 2021

Expanding the number of potential blood donors to groups who have historically been deferred will not only create a fairer and more inclusive blood donation system but also help to address demand, says one expert.

UK Teen Found Guilty of Killing Gay Teen

UK Teen Found Guilty of Killing Gay Teen

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 8, 2021

Matthew Mason, a 19-year-old man in the United Kingdom, was found guilty of killing 15-year-old Alex Rodda.

Italy's Segregated Vaccine Rollout May Exclude Transgender Population

Italy's Segregated Vaccine Rollout May Exclude Transgender Population

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 7, 2021

Binary-based segregation in Italy's COVID-19 vaccination rollout threatens to out transgender and non-binary people against their will.

Several Fatalities Reported in Puerto Vallarta in Wake of COVID-Unsafe Revelry

Several Fatalities Reported in Puerto Vallarta in Wake of COVID-Unsafe Revelry

Jan 6, 2021

Days after COVID-unsafe New Years revelry in Puerto Vallarta sparked widespread condemnation on social media, several fatalities have been reported, including a gay couple's suspected drug overdose.

Pandemic Haunts New Year as Virus Growth Outpaces Vaccines

Pandemic Haunts New Year as Virus Growth Outpaces Vaccines

By Danica Kirka, Angela Charlton | Jan 6, 2021

Despite growing vaccine access, January is looking grim around the globe as the coronavirus resurges and reshapes itself, filling hospitals and threatening livelihoods anew as governments lock down businesses and race to find solutions.

Chengdu, China Maintains Foothold as LGBTQ Hub

Chengdu, China Maintains Foothold as LGBTQ Hub

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 5, 2021

Chengdu, long seen as a sanctuary for the LGBTQ community, is feeling pressure from a Communist Chinese government suppressing expressions of sexual freedom.

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