Pope says Catholic Church could bless same-sex marriages
Pope Francis has suggested in a letter to five conservative cardinals that there could be ways to bless same-sex unions within Catholicism and suggests that such blessings could be studied if they are not confused with sacramental marriage.
Hong Kong court: same-sex union must be recognized
Hong Kong's top judges opened the path for sweeping legal protections for same-sex couples but stopped short of full recognition of gay marriages after a landmark appeal by an LGBTQ activist in a ruling expected to be closely watched in ...
Drag queen quits amid growing conservatism in Malaysia
Drag queen Carmen Rose used to perform regularly in Malaysia, until a police raid last year put an end to the act and fueled the fears of the LGBTQ community as Islamists rapidly gain political clout.
Backlash over "Woke" stances hit corporate profits
Companies across both sides of the Atlantic are being dragged into the war on woke. Dasha Afanasieva reports on some of the latest victims and the tough decisions facing companies today.
Pope: Church open to LGBTQ community
Pope Francis said on Sunday that the Catholic Church is open to everyone, including members of the LGBT community, but within the framework of its rules.
Are LGBTQ+ rights at stake in Spain?
Spaniards will interrupt their summer holidays to vote for a new parliament on July 23, in an election where the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people have taken center stage.
Hungary fines bookstore over LGBTQ novel
Hungary's second-largest bookstore Lira says it planned to take legal action after it received a hefty government fine for the sale of an LGBTQ-themed British web-comic and graphic novel for minors without closed wrapping.
LGBT groups scared as Russian bill inches closer
Russia's parliament was one step closer on Thursday (July 13) towards outlawing all medical and psychological help for transgender people, including all aspects of gender confirmation. Rights groups are predicting it will lead to an unde...
The challenges of inclusive marketing
All too often, companies that feature LGBTQ people in their ad campaigns cave in when faced with a conservative backlash. But could they actually benefit in the long run by remaining steadfast in supporting minority communities?
Federal Judge hears transgender sports case
The plaintiffs include an 11-year-old who wants to play girls’ soccer, basketball and cross-country, and a 15-year-old volleyball player. In court filings, they are going by the names Jane Doe and Megan Roe.
U.S businesses can refuse to serve same-sex couples
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled some businesses can refuse to provide services for same-sex weddings, citing the right to free speech in a decision that sided with a Christian web designer. It's raising new concerns that the rights of L...
NHL players to stop wearing Pride jerseys
The NHL is ending the practice of teams wearing special jerseys for theme nights after a handful of players refused to wear Pride jerseys, something the commissioner called a distraction.
Starbucks workers to strike over Pride dispute
More than 3,000 workers at more than 150 Starbucks stores will be on strike next week across the United States, the union representing the coffee chain's baristas says, after it claimed the company had banned Pride Month decorations at i...
Kenya could follow Uganda with anti-gay law
After Uganda enacted one of the harshest anti-gay laws on Earth, a similar bill is being vetted by a parliamentary committee in Kenya. LGBTQ Kenyans say their country no longer feels like home.
Global criticism of Uganda's anti-LGBTQ laws
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed one of the world’s harshest anti-LGBTQ laws. Other nations have been quick to condemn the new law, which includes the death penalty for 'aggravated homosexuality.'
Uganda enacts harsh anti-gay law, death penalty
Uganda has enacted one of the world's toughest anti-LGBTQ laws, including the death penalty for certain same-sex acts. It has drawn Western condemnation and risks sanctions from aid donors.
Florida travel warning for African Americans
The NAACP says new laws and policies championed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis are "openly hostile" to Black Americans, people of colour and LGBTQ+ individuals. It has issued a travel advisory accusing the state of "trying to erase Black h...
Uganda passes strict anti-LGBTQ laws
Uganda's parliament on Tuesday passed one of the world's strictest anti-LGBTQ bills mostly unchanged, including provision for long jail terms and the death penalty. Cases of so-called 'aggravated homosexuality', a term the government use...
Florida expands controversial ‘Don’t say gay’ ban
The Board of Education has voted to ban instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in all ages, expanding the statute some call the ‘Don’t say gay’ law. The move comes as the state’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis is believe...
NHL players object to pride uniforms
Canadian NHL players Mark and Eric Staal are the latest to join a handful of others who are refusing to wear Pride-themed warm-up jerseys in support of the LGBTQ community. It’s ignited a debate over inclusivity and personal freedom in p...
World Athletics bans transgender women
World Athletics has banned transgender women from competing in elite female competitions and tightened testosterone restrictions for other athletes, the governing body said. President Sebastian Coe said that the decision to exclude women...
London Police 'racist, sexist and homophobic'
A damning report by an independent member of Britain's House of Lords has found that London's Metropolitan Police force is institutionally racist, sexist, and homophobic. In her report, Louise Casey says officers are not properly vetted ...
India’s supreme court could legalize same-sex marriage
A landmark case to legalize same-sex marriage is about to start in India's highest court. The decision won't just affect the country's 1.4 billion residents — it could have global implications and set a precedent in Asia.
Ukraine set to allow same-sex marriage
A move to legalise same-sex relationships is before parliament, as activists say the lack of equality endangers LGBT+ couples risking their lives in wartime.
Homosexuality 'not a crime': Pope Francis
Pope Francis criticised laws that criminalise homosexuality as “unjust”, and called on Catholic bishops who support the laws to welcome LGBTQ people into the church.
NHL player refuses to wear pride jersey
Philadelphia Flyers alternate captain Ivan Provorov cited his Russian Orthodox faith as the reason he refused to wear a Pride-themed jersey during pre-game warm-up.
Prominent LQBTQ activist Edwin Chiloba found dead
Police in Kenya say they have arrested a suspect in connection with the death of a well-known LGBTQ activist. Edwin Chiloba's body was found stuffed into a metal box by the roadside in western Kenya.
Biden signs bill protecting same-sex marriage
U.S. President Joe Biden has signed the bipartisan Respect for Marriage Act into law, ensuring that same-sex marriage is recognized across the nation while also protecting interracial marriages.
U.S lawmakers pass bill protecting same-sex marriage
The US House of Representatives passed legislation protecting same-sex marriage in case the Supreme Court ever overturned its 2015 decision that initially legalised them.