Nobel laureate refuses local honor over Poland's LGBT 'rift'

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Nobel Prize-winning writer Olga Tokarczuk has declined an honorary citizenship from the region of Poland where she lives because she would have had to share the honor with a Roma...

How the EU can stop Poland's 'LGBT-free zones' 

Anyone walking past the headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels earlier this week would have seen a dazzling light display above their heads, in all colors of the rainbow. "More tha...

Taiwan LGBT activist selected for TIME 100

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prominent Taiwanese LGBT rights activist Chi Chia-wei (祁家威) has been selected for TIME’s 100 most influential people of 2020. Chi, 62, said his initial reaction t...

Taiwan president listed among TIME's 100 most influential people of 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has been selected for TIME’s 100 most influential people of 2020, primarily because of her administration’s effective measures to ...

Justice minister accuses EU of 'attack' on Polish democracy

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's justice minister accused the European Union of waging an “attack on democracy" after the European Parliament passed a resolution criticizing lax adherence to the rule of...

Poland's president appoints daughter as unpaid advisor

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president, Andrzej Duda, has appointed his 25-year-old daughter, Kinga, to be an unpaid adviser on social issues. The president stressed on Twitter lat...

Official says Polish 'LGBT-free zones' have no place in EU

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official strongly denounced the stigmatization of LGBT people by authorities in Poland, saying on Wednesday that “LGBT-free zones” that have been declared in parts...

Taiwan wind orchestra to hold tribute concert for LGBT rights activists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Rainbow City Symphonic Band will perform a live concert titled "HEROES" on Saturday (Sept. 19) to honor individuals who have advocated for the LGBT community...

Poland criticized in EU Parliament over courts, LGBT rights

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's conservative government came under criticism Monday in the European Parliament, where some lawmakers called for it to lose European Union funding over its rule of law re...

UN condemns killing of LGBT activist in northern Mexico,

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.N. human rights agency called on Mexican authorities Thursday to thoroughly investigate the killing of an LGBT rights activist in the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua. ...

Thousands of women in Belarus protest against Lukashenko

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Thousands of women marched through the capital of Belarus on Saturday, calling for the resignation of the authoritarian president, and university students demonstrated against the...

AP PHOTOS: Haitian center a refuge for transgender people

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Prejudice and discrimination against transgender people is common in Haiti, but at least one organization is providing a haven where they can feel welcome. ...

Court: Group can't sue San Antonio over Chick-fil-A decision

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A group of conservatives doesn't have the legal standing to sue San Antonio over its rejection of a Chick-fil-A restaurant at the city's airport, a Texas appeals court ruled. ...

Artists, academics defend LGBT rights in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Dozens of authors, artists and scholars — including writer Margaret Atwood and film directors Pedro Almodóvar and Mike Leigh— have expressed outrage at the hostility being direct...

LGBT protesters decry rising homophobia, arrests in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A large crowd of LGBT rights supporters gathered in Warsaw on Saturday to protest the arrest of a transgender activist who had carried out acts of civil disobe...