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Nepal's Sexual Minorities Say Progress in Rights has Stalled

Nepal's Sexual Minorities Say Progress in Rights has Stalled

By Binaj Gurubacharya | Sep 18
Nepal seized the lead in equal rights for sexual minorities in South Asia four years ago with a new constitution that forbids all discrimination based on sexual orientation. Even citizenship certificates and passports now allow a "non-male, non-female" ca

Rwandan Gospel Singer Comes Out as Gay, to Country's Shock

Rwandan Gospel Singer Comes Out as Gay, to Country's Shock

By Ignatius Ssuuna | Sep 16
Albert Nabonibo shocked many Rwandans in August when he revealed in an interview with a Christian YouTube channel that he is gay in a country where such a public assertion of homosexuality is unheard of.

Serbian Police Intervene to Protect Gay Pride Parade

Serbian Police Intervene to Protect Gay Pride Parade

By Dusan Stojanovic | Sep 16
Police in Serbia briefly clashed with far-right supporters who tried to prevent a gay pride parade attended by the country's openly gay prime minister on Sunday.

Solid Gold Toilet Stolen from Winston Churchill's Birthplace

Solid Gold Toilet Stolen from Winston Churchill's Birthplace

By Gregory Katz | Sep 14
Thieves have stolen a unique solid gold toilet worth up to 1 million pounds ($1.25 million) from the birthplace of British wartime leader Winston Churchill.

Scientists: Italian Skeletons, Buried Hand in Hand 1,600 Years Ago, Are Male

Scientists: Italian Skeletons, Buried Hand in Hand 1,600 Years Ago, Are Male

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 13
Ten years ago, when archaeologists working near the Italian city Modena discovered two human skeletons buried with clasped hands, it wasn't possible to determine anything about who they had been. But now researchers can say this much: They were two men.

GHB Poisoner and Drug Supplier to Serial Killer To Undergo Gender Ressingment in Prison?

GHB Poisoner and Drug Supplier to Serial Killer To Undergo Gender Ressingment in Prison?

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 12
A man who admitted to providing GHB to a serial rapist and killer who targeted gay men has been sentenced to 31 years for fatally dosing a victim of his own - but he now will seek gender reassignment in prison, his lawyer told a court.

For Now, London Zoo's Penguin Chick with 2 Moms is 'Genderless'

For Now, London Zoo's Penguin Chick with 2 Moms is 'Genderless'

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 12
Sealife London Aquarium has decided to try stepping away from assigning gender when it comes to a chick being raised by a pair of female Gentoo penguins.

Tourist-Dependent Bahamas Says It's Still Open for Business

Tourist-Dependent Bahamas Says It's Still Open for Business

By Dee-Ann Durbin, Adriana Gomez Licon | Sep 10
The Bahamas was on track for a record year of tourism before Hurricane Dorian hit. Now, the outlook for that vital sector is uncertain

Mexico Trans Women Fight for Justice as Murders Unpunished

Mexico Trans Women Fight for Justice as Murders Unpunished

By Michael Krumholtz | Sep 10
Months after Kenya Cuevas' friend was slain in front of her, a funeral wreath with Cuevas' name on it arrived at her doorstep. The implication was clear: Keep making noise about murdered transgender women and you'll be next.

Syria's Raqqa Still Finding the Dead, 2 Years After IS Fall

Syria's Raqqa Still Finding the Dead, 2 Years After IS Fall

By Sarah El Deeb | Sep 10
So far, 5,218 bodies have been exhumed from mass graves or from under the ruins of destroyed buildings around Raqqa, said Yasser Khamis, who leads the team of first responders.

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