Is Antigay Qatar Too Hot to Host World Cup?
September 23 2014 3:00 PM ET

Is Antigay Qatar Too Hot to Host World Cup?

Annie Hollenbeck

With the nation's extreme climate issues, migrant worker problems, and criminalization of homosexuality, Qatar's bid to host the 2022 World Cup is not looking good.

Ugandan LGBT-rights Activist Granted Asylum
September 21 2014 4:19 PM ET

Ugandan LGBT-rights Activist Granted Asylum

Thom Senzee

Despite the repeal of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act, John "Longjones" Wambere and U.S. officials feel his home country isn't a safe place for LGBT people — especially for activists, such as he, who have been evicted and threatened with violence.

Boys Wear Skirts to Class in Protest After School Fines Trans Girl for Wearing Skirt
September 20 2014 11:02 AM ET

Boys Wear Skirts to Class in Protest After School Fines Trans Girl for Wearing Skirt

Mitch Kellaway

When a trans student was fined by her Rio de Janeiro high school for wearing a skirt, her classmates hatched a plan.

Turkey's First Trans Reporter Fired After Alleged Dispute Over Lipstick
September 20 2014 8:05 AM ET

Turkey's First Trans Reporter Fired After Alleged Dispute Over Lipstick

Mitch Kellaway

Supporters of Michelle Demishevich have begun wearing red lipstick in protest of her termination from Turkey's IMC TV.

Grindr Responds to Reports Egyptian Cops Using App to Ensnare Gay Men
September 20 2014 7:00 AM ET

Grindr Responds to Reports Egyptian Cops Using App to Ensnare Gays

Thom Senzee

Grindr assures users it is mindful and vigilant about safety concerns, and supports LGBT equality around the globe.

QueerFest St. Petersburg a Success Despite Evictions, Attacks
September 20 2014 4:21 AM ET

Russian QueerFest Prevails in Face of Intimidation

Thom Senzee

Organizers of the International Queer Culture Festival in St. Petersburg gracefully faced down bullies with courage, determination and help from police, American and European diplomatic missions, as well as friendly passersby.

t.A.T.u. Singer OK with Lesbians, But Being Gay Is 'Unmanly'
September 19 2014 6:37 PM ET

t.A.T.u. Singer OK with Lesbians, But Being Gay? 'Unmanly'

Thom Senzee

Russian singer Julia Volkova says gay men have 'no right to be a fag,' but that women should be able to love whomever they want.

PHOTOS: The 12th Gay Pride in Jerusalem
September 19 2014 1:50 PM ET

PHOTOS: The 12th Gay Pride in Jerusalem

Christopher Harrity

Attendance was down this year due to fighting in the Gaza strip over the summer.

Egyptian Police Ensnare Gay Men Using Grindr
September 18 2014 4:00 PM ET

Egyptian Cops Use Grindr for Antigay Witch-Hunt

Thom Senzee

Reports have emerged that Egyptian authorities are exploiting Grindr's mapping power to entrap and arrest gay men.

ISIS Propaganda Claims Gays Are 'Pedophiles,' 'Animals'
September 18 2014 3:04 PM ET

Surprise: ISIS Is Also Antigay

Sunnivie Brydum

A propaganda video hoping to recruit new fighters for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria warns about the dangers of gay teachers in 'infidel' schools.

Drink Baileys in Cameroon, Go to Jail for Being Gay
September 18 2014 1:25 PM ET

Drink Baileys in Cameroon, Go to Jail for Being Gay

Thom Senzee

Authorities in Cameroon are relying on bizarre stereotypes to convict people of being gay, a crime in the central-west African country bordering Nigeria.

Op-ed: Access to Justice in Jamaica Is Sparse for LGBT Citizens
September 17 2014 9:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Justice in Jamaica Is Sparse If You're LGBT

Angeline Jackson

The threats of violence that preceded withdrawal of a lawsuit demanding equality from Jamaica's Supreme Court underscore the plight of LGBT people in the island nation.

Canadian Hockey Opens Doors for Young Trans Players
September 16 2014 7:08 PM ET

Canadian Hockey Opens Doors for Young Trans Players

Annie Hollenbeck

The governing body for amateur hockey in Canada has made its policies more welcoming for transgender players.

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