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South Australia Moves to Ban 'Gay Panic' Defense

South Australia Moves to Ban 'Gay Panic' Defense

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 19, 2020

South Australia has moved forward with a bill to revoke "gay panic" as a defense in court for perpetrators of anti-LGBTQ crimes.

World Struggles as Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Pass 40 Million

World Struggles as Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Pass 40 Million

By Maria Cheng | Oct 19, 2020

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the planet has surpassed 40 million, but experts say that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the true impact of the pandemic that has upended life and work around the world.

Vaccine Storage Demands Could Leave 3B People in Virus Cold

Vaccine Storage Demands Could Leave 3B People in Virus Cold

By Lori Hinnant, Sam Mednick | Oct 19, 2020

From factory to syringe, the world's most promising coronavirus vaccine candidates need nonstop sterile refrigeration to work.

New Zealand's Ardern Credits Virus Response for Election Win

New Zealand's Ardern Credits Virus Response for Election Win

By Nick Perry | Oct 18, 2020

A day after winning a second term in a landside victory, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Sunday she sees the election result as an endorsement of her government's efforts to stamp out the coronavirus and reboot the economy.

French Virus Curfew Produces Eerie Quiet on Streets of Paris

French Virus Curfew Produces Eerie Quiet on Streets of Paris

Oct 18, 2020

The streets of Paris and eight other French cities were deserted on Saturday night on the first day of the government-imposed 9 p.m. curfew that is scheduled to last for at least four weeks.

Demonstrations in France Will Pay Tribute to Slain Teacher

Demonstrations in France Will Pay Tribute to Slain Teacher

Oct 18, 2020

Demonstrations around France have been called in support of freedom of speech and to pay tribute to a French history teacher who was beheaded near Paris after discussing caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad with his class.

Suspect in Teacher's Beheading in France Was Chechen Teen

Suspect in Teacher's Beheading in France Was Chechen Teen

By Thomas Adamson | Oct 18, 2020

A suspect shot dead by police after the beheading of a history teacher near Paris was an 18-year-old Chechen refugee unknown to intelligence services who posted a grisly claim of responsibility on social media minutes after the attack.

Watch: Puerto Vallarta Gay Resort Fined Over Sex in See-Through Pool

Watch: Puerto Vallarta Gay Resort Fined Over Sex in See-Through Pool

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 15, 2020

Mantamar Beach Club in Puerto Vallarta was fined after a video went viral showing two men having sex in a see-through pool.

LGBTQ Groups in Japan Launch Petition Seeking Equality Law

LGBTQ Groups in Japan Launch Petition Seeking Equality Law

By Mari Yamaguchi | Oct 15, 2020

Sexual minority groups and human rights activists launched a petition calling for an LGBT equality law in Japan in hopes that it can be enacted next year, when the country is to host the Olympics and will be the focus of international attention.

'Mr. Gay England' Trans Finalist Targeted  by Anti-Trans LGB Alliance

'Mr. Gay England' Trans Finalist Targeted by Anti-Trans LGB Alliance

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 14, 2020

Chiyo Gomes, a 24-year-old drag artist and transgender finalist for Mr. Gay England, has been on the receiving end of attacks by the LGB Alliance, an extreme trans-exclusionary group.

Watch: Conservative New Zealand Activist Tells Gay Dad He'll Cause Child 'Emotional Damage'

Watch: Conservative New Zealand Activist Tells Gay Dad He'll Cause Child 'Emotional Damage'

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 14, 2020

In a video gone viral, a right-wing activist for New Zealand's New Conservative Party told a gay couple that they will cause their child "emotional damage."

How Young Queer Nigerians Use Twitter to Shape Identity and Fight Homophobia

How Young Queer Nigerians Use Twitter to Shape Identity and Fight Homophobia

Oct 14, 2020

A linguist unpacks "live" data from members of the queer community, identifying the challenges as well as advocacies in Nigerian digital queer discourse.

Lesson Not Learned: Europe Unprepared as 2nd Virus Wave Hits

Lesson Not Learned: Europe Unprepared as 2nd Virus Wave Hits

By Nicole Winfield | Oct 10, 2020

Europe's second wave of coronavirus infections has struck well before flu season even started, with intensive care wards filling up again and bars shutting down. Making matters worse, authorities say, is a widespread case of "COVID-fatigue."

World Food Program Wns Nobel Peace Prize for Hunger Fight

World Food Program Wns Nobel Peace Prize for Hunger Fight

By Dalatou Mamane, Frank Jordans and Vanessa Gera | Oct 10, 2020

The World Food Program won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for fighting hunger and seeking to end its use as "a weapon of war and conflict" at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has driven millions more people to the brink of starvation.

Bar or Restaurant? The Big Issue in Pandemic-Struck Brussels

Bar or Restaurant? The Big Issue in Pandemic-Struck Brussels

By Raf Casert, Mark Carlson | Oct 9, 2020

The big question on the streets is: when is a bar a bar and when is a bar a restaurant? And more importantly, does the distinction really help contain the pandemic?

Belgium's 1st Transgender Vice Premier Target of Verbal Barb

Belgium's 1st Transgender Vice Premier Target of Verbal Barb

Oct 8, 2020

Belgium's first transgender politician to reach the higher echelons of government has come under stinging attack from the country's extreme right, only days after she was appointed.

Far-Right Hungarian PM Attacks LGBTQs Over Gay Fairytale Book

Far-Right Hungarian PM Attacks LGBTQs Over Gay Fairytale Book

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 6, 2020

With the release of a book featuring LGBTQ characters, far-right Hungarian prime minister Vikto Orban has warned gay people "leave our children alone."

UK Nightclub Owner G-A-Y to File Lawsuit Over 10PM Curfew

UK Nightclub Owner G-A-Y to File Lawsuit Over 10PM Curfew

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 6, 2020

London-based G-A-Y, a nightclub operating business, is preparing to file a lawsuit against the UK Department of Health over a 10pm curfew.

Paris on Maximum Virus Alert: Closing Bars, Not Restaurants

Paris on Maximum Virus Alert: Closing Bars, Not Restaurants

By Sylvie Corbet | Oct 5, 2020

French authorities placed the Paris region on maximum virus alert on Monday, banning festive gatherings and requiring all bars to close but allowing restaurants to remain open, as numbers of infections increased rapidly.

Under Fire Over LGBTQ Rights, Polish Leader Blames Activist

Under Fire Over LGBTQ Rights, Polish Leader Blames Activist

By Vanessa Gera | Oct 5, 2020

With Poland under mounting international criticism for its treatment of its LGBTQ community, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki accused Bart Staszewski of carrying out a "hoax" that has led some to believe that Poland has a human rights problem.

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