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The pro-LGBT demonstration occurred at a performance by Mashrou’ Leila, which has a gay frontman.

September 26 2017 3:42 PM

The government claimed it would blacklist attendees of a pre-party for White Party Bangkok — but the organizer said it's poppycock.

September 25 2017 8:34 PM

Alice Weidel, who compared Angela Merkel to a "pig," helped lead Alternative Fuer Deutschland to a surprising third-place finish  in the German election.

September 25 2017 4:08 PM

The famed lesbian's fascinating life is retold in the new documentary Chavela.

September 25 2017 5:03 AM

Protesters held rallies against what they see as the beginning of a dictatorship under President Rodrigo Duterte.

September 21 2017 6:56 PM