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Gay Rom-Com 'Bros' Won't be Distributed in the Middle East

Gay Rom-Com 'Bros' Won't be Distributed in the Middle East

Sep 26, 2022

The Billy Eichner-penned rom-com — Hollywood's first with two out men in the leads — is preemptively canceling release in the Middle East due to cultural concerns.

Cuba Approves Same-Sex Marriage in Unusual Referendum

Cuba Approves Same-Sex Marriage in Unusual Referendum

By Cristiana Mesquita | Sep 26, 2022

Cubans have approved a sweeping "family law" code that would allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt as well as redefining rights for children and grandparents, officials said Monday.

2 More Arrests in Deadly Attack During Norway Pride Festival

2 More Arrests in Deadly Attack During Norway Pride Festival

Sep 26, 2022

Two more suspects have been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting during the Norwegian capital's annual LGBTQ Pride festival, police said Monday. The total number of suspects is now at four.

Cuba Holds Unusual Vote on Law Allowing Same-Sex Marriage

Cuba Holds Unusual Vote on Law Allowing Same-Sex Marriage

By Cristiana Mesquita | Sep 25, 2022

Cuba held a rare referendum Sunday on an unusually contentious law — a government-backed "family law" code that would allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt, as well as outlining the rights of children and grandparents.

Norway: 2nd Suspect Sought in Pride Festival Shootings

Norway: 2nd Suspect Sought in Pride Festival Shootings

Sep 23, 2022

Authorities in Norway are seeking a second suspect in a deadly shooting attack during the Norwegian capital's annual LGBTQ Pride festival, police said Friday.

Turkey: Anti-LGBTQ+ Display Reflects Nation's Political Shift

Turkey: Anti-LGBTQ+ Display Reflects Nation's Political Shift

By Zeynep Bilginsoy and Robert Badendieck | Sep 23, 2022

Sunday's march was the biggest anti-LGBTQ demonstration of its kind in Turkey, where civil rights for LGBTQ+ people have been under increasing assault since 2015.

World Cup Captains Want to Wear Rainbow Armbands in Qatar

World Cup Captains Want to Wear Rainbow Armbands in Qatar

By Graham Dunbar | Sep 21, 2022

FIFA came under pressure Wednesday from several European soccer federations who want their captains to wear an armband with a rainbow heart design during World Cup games in Qatar to campaign against discrimination.

Where Did Queen Elizabeth Fall on LGBTQ+ Issues?

Where Did Queen Elizabeth Fall on LGBTQ+ Issues?

Sep 19, 2022

Queen Elizabeth was pretty much mum on LGBTQ+ issues, acknowledging progress over the years in her official capacity, but never venturing any personal commentary.

Qatari Ambassador Faces LGBTQ-Rights Appeal before World Cup

Qatari Ambassador Faces LGBTQ-Rights Appeal before World Cup

By Ciarán Fahey | Sep 19, 2022

Qatar's ambassador to Germany was urged Monday to abolish his country's death penalty for homosexuality at a human rights congress hosted by the German soccer federation two months before the Middle East country hosts the World Cup.

Queen Elizabeth II Mourned at Funeral by Britain and World

Queen Elizabeth II Mourned at Funeral by Britain and World

By Danica Kirka, Mike Corder and Jill Lawless | Sep 19, 2022

Britain and the world said a final goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II at a state funeral Monday that drew presidents and kings, princes and prime ministers — and crowds who massed along the streets of London to honor a monarch whose 70-year reign defined an ag

Thousands March in Turkey to Demand Ban on LGBTQ Groups

Thousands March in Turkey to Demand Ban on LGBTQ Groups

Sep 18, 2022

An anti-LGBTQ group marched Sunday in Istanbul, demanding that LGBTQ associations be shuttered and their activities banned, in the largest demonstration of its kind in Turkey.

By the Numbers: Facts and Figures about the Queen's Funeral

By the Numbers: Facts and Figures about the Queen's Funeral

Sep 18, 2022

Events surrounding Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral on Monday cap 10 days of national mourning and are expected to be watched by hundreds of thousands of people packed onto the streets of London and millions around the world.

Belgrade Police Clash With Hooligans As Pride March Starts

Belgrade Police Clash With Hooligans As Pride March Starts

By Dusan Stojanovic | Sep 17, 2022

Riot police clashed Saturday with soccer hooligans in downtown Belgrade, where an international Pride march started despite threats from anti-gay groups and an official earlier ban.

Biden Meets With Families of Whelan, Griner at White House

Biden Meets With Families of Whelan, Griner at White House

By Seung Min Kim and Eric Tucke | Sep 17, 2022

President Joe Biden met Friday with family members of WNBA star Brittney Griner and another American detained in Russia, Paul Whelan, the first face-to-face encounter that the president has had with the relatives.

Queen's Death Triggers Media Bonanza In Works For Decades

Queen's Death Triggers Media Bonanza In Works For Decades

By David Bauder | Sep 17, 2022

When word came that Queen Elizabeth II was close to her death, media organizations around the world sprang to life, dispatching reporters to a royal castle in Scotland and breaking out coverage plans decades in the making.

Royal Fans Give London Tourism A Bump Amid UK Economic Woes

Royal Fans Give London Tourism A Bump Amid UK Economic Woes

By Kelvin Chan | Sep 17, 2022

Visitors crowding into central London from as far away as the U.S. and India for the historic moment are giving a boost to businesses at a time when the British economy is facing a cost-of-living crisis fueled by the highest inflation in four decades.

Organizers Say Pride March Will Go on in Serbia Despite Ban

Organizers Say Pride March Will Go on in Serbia Despite Ban

By Dusan Stojanovic | Sep 16, 2022

Organizers of European LGBTQ events held in Belgrade this week said Friday they will hold a planned Pride march on the streets of the Serbian capital despite a police ban and threats from anti-gay groups.

With Out NBA Star Brittney Griner Jailed in Russia, Former Ambassador Pays Moscow Visit

With Out NBA Star Brittney Griner Jailed in Russia, Former Ambassador Pays Moscow Visit

By Eric Tucker | Sep 14, 2022

Bill Richardson, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who has worked to secure the releases of WNBA star Brittney Griner and another jailed American, Paul Whelan, visited Moscow this week.

Serbian Police Ban EuroPride March, Citing Security Concerns

Serbian Police Ban EuroPride March, Citing Security Concerns

By Dusan Stojanovic | Sep 13, 2022

Serbia's police on Tuesday banned a Pride march planned amid pan-European LGBTQ events being held this week in Belgrade, citing a risk of clashes with far-right anti-gay activists. Organizers vowed to appeal the ban.

Thousands Protest Planned Pride Gathering in Serbia

Thousands Protest Planned Pride Gathering in Serbia

Sep 11, 2022

Thousands of opponents of a pan-European LGBTQ event planned for this week in Belgrade marched on Sunday despite an announced ban of Europe's largest annual gay gathering.

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