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Australia Open Declines Invite to Anti-LGBTQ Grand Slam Winner Margaret Court

Australia Open Declines Invite to Anti-LGBTQ Grand Slam Winner Margaret Court

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 27, 2021

Australian tennis champ Margaret Court, often cited for her anti-LGBTQ rhetoric, wasn't invited to this year's Australia Open. The Grand Slam winner says she wouldn't go anyway.

Watch: Gaga Soundtracks Viral Vid of Packed Gay Club that Sparks Envy on Twitter

Watch: Gaga Soundtracks Viral Vid of Packed Gay Club that Sparks Envy on Twitter

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 27, 2021

A video of a packed dance floor in an Australian gay club soundtracked by Lady Gaga is going viral, sparking social media to long for the pandemic to end and even earning a response from the pop star herself.

Malaysian Official Says Anti-LGBTQ Laws Aren't Strict Enough

Malaysian Official Says Anti-LGBTQ Laws Aren't Strict Enough

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 27, 2021

Putrajaya, a Malaysian city located south of capital Kuala Lumpur, is considering even harsher punishments for LGBTQ people than already-existing law.

Norway Fines Grindr $11.7 Million Over Privacy Breach

Norway Fines Grindr $11.7 Million Over Privacy Breach

Jan 26, 2021

Norway is fining gay dating app Grindr $11.7 million for failing to get consent from users before sharing their personal information with advertising companies, in breach of stringent European Union privacy rules.

UK Census Change May Impact Transgender Inclusion

UK Census Change May Impact Transgender Inclusion

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 26, 2021

Transgender advocates in the U.K. are questioning changes to the census, which will ask Brits to declare their "legal sex" and not their gender identity.

Watch: Giant Snow Penis Appears in Swedish Town, Ruled Safety Hazard

Watch: Giant Snow Penis Appears in Swedish Town, Ruled Safety Hazard

Jan 26, 2021

In the Swedish town of Borås a tradition has grown over the past five years of building a large snow sculpture in a roundabout after a snowstorm. The latest has gone viral.

COVID-19 Variant Brings New Dimension to Europe's Pandemic

COVID-19 Variant Brings New Dimension to Europe's Pandemic

By Barry Hatton | Jan 26, 2021

The pandemic's spread across Europe is increasingly being powered by an especially contagious virus mutation first detected last year in southeast England. The threat is prompting governments to introduce harsh new lockdowns and curfew.

Watch: Morning Show Caller Frets that Her Rabbit Might be a Lesbian

Watch: Morning Show Caller Frets that Her Rabbit Might be a Lesbian

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 25, 2021

Move over, Lady Bunny: It seems the notion of lesbian rabbits is causing a sensation on social media.

Belgium Bans Leisure Travel for a Month to Combat Pandemic

Belgium Bans Leisure Travel for a Month to Combat Pandemic

By Raf Casert | Jan 25, 2021

Belgium is banning all leisure travel abroad for its citizens as of next week and until March, in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 and its virulent variants.

Son of Nigerian Anti-LGBTQ Pol Declares He's 'Gay AF' in Sexy Insta Post

Son of Nigerian Anti-LGBTQ Pol Declares He's 'Gay AF' in Sexy Insta Post

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 24, 2021

The son of a high-profile, and intensely anti-LGTBQ, politician came out on Instagram, dressed in rainbow shorts, holding a Pride flag, and declaring himself to be "gay AF."

South Africa's Inability to Confront AIDS Shows the Dangers of America's COVID-19 Denialism

South Africa's Inability to Confront AIDS Shows the Dangers of America's COVID-19 Denialism

Jan 23, 2021

Americans could take some cautionary lessons from South Africa, the nation that fared the worst during the HIV/AIDS epidemic because of the many stumbles and mistakes of its different governments.

Canada Thinking of Quarantining Travelers in Hotels

Canada Thinking of Quarantining Travelers in Hotels

By Rob Gillies | Jan 22, 2021

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Friday his government could impose stricter restrictions on travelers at any moment in response to new, likely more contagious variants of the coronavirus.

UK Chief Scientist Says New Virus Variant May be More Deadly

UK Chief Scientist Says New Virus Variant May be More Deadly

By Jill Lawless | Jan 22, 2021

There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death than the original strain.

Dad Inspired by Transgender Daughter to Design Clothing Line for Transgender Kids

Dad Inspired by Transgender Daughter to Design Clothing Line for Transgender Kids

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 22, 2021

A Toronto father of a transgender daughter has created a new line of clothing for transgender kids.

Watch: Lesbian Woman Faces Birthday Cake Rejection from Dairy Queen, Gets Apology

Watch: Lesbian Woman Faces Birthday Cake Rejection from Dairy Queen, Gets Apology

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 22, 2021

A young lesbian woman in Cochrane, Canada, faced rejection at a local Dairy Queen when her family's request for a birthday cake message was denied by the establishment's supervisor.

Hungary's Latest Attack on LGTBQs: 'Disclaimer' Order to Publisher

Hungary's Latest Attack on LGTBQs: 'Disclaimer' Order to Publisher

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 22, 2021

Hungary's harshly anti-LGBTQ government launched a fresh attack on the country's sexual minorities with an order to a publisher to include a disclaimer on the covers of books with gay themes or content.

Gay WH Staffer Said President Biden Gave Him Courage to Come Out

Gay WH Staffer Said President Biden Gave Him Courage to Come Out

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 22, 2021

A gay Wisconsin man who said President Biden gave him the courage to come out will manage the President's social media accounts.

Antony Blinken, Secretary of State Nominee, Vows to Protect LGBTQ Rights

Antony Blinken, Secretary of State Nominee, Vows to Protect LGBTQ Rights

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 22, 2021

Antony Blinken, President Biden's pick for Secretary of State, said on Tuesday he would immediately appoint an LGBTQI, allow U.S. embassies to fly the Pride flag, and make a formal repudiation of the "Commission on Unalienable Rights."

In Protest, Oldest Amsterdam Gay Bar Adopts New Name - Ikea

In Protest, Oldest Amsterdam Gay Bar Adopts New Name - Ikea

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 21, 2021

The new owners of Amsterdam's oldest gay bar have made a surprising change: The sign that used to read "Spijkerbar" now sports the name and logo of the furniture store Ikea.

FBI Raids Apartment of Far-Right Gay Trump Supporter

FBI Raids Apartment of Far-Right Gay Trump Supporter

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 21, 2021

The apartment of the "Adorable Deplorable" — far-right gay hairstylist and Trump supporter Kristopher Dreww — was raided and searched by the FBI on Monday

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