Rwandan gospel singer comes out as gay, to country's shock

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Friends of Albert Nabonibo, a well-known gospel singer in Rwanda who recently came out as a gay man, do not want their names revealed. It is too shameful, one says. Another says ...

French referees keep right to halt games for abusive chants

PARIS (AP) — The French league insisted Wednesday that referees still have the right to stop matches in case of homophobic chanting, despite the national federation president urging them not to halt p...

O'Rourke bets on new approach to revive flagging campaign

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke was back at Keene State College, but the large crowd that flocked to see him six months ago was not. Far removed from the whirlwind opening days of h...

Taiwan welcomes pink dollar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is one of the friendliest countries in Asia toward the gay community and the government hopes to cash in on the pink dollar by making a feature of this fact. The...

Gays in China push for guardianship agreement as result of Taiwan progress

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following Taiwan’s legalization of same-sex marriage, gays in China are hoping to push for guardianship agreements to boost their visibility. The Chinese governme...

France ponders giving lesbians, single women access to IVF

PARIS (AP) — Single women and lesbians in France won't have to go abroad to have babies anymore under a proposed new law that would give them access to medically assisted reproduction for the first ti...

LGBT pride parade in Amsterdam features boats as floats

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Tens of thousands of spectators are lining an Amsterdam canal to watch a parade of decorated boats during the Dutch capital's LGBT pride festival. Organizers said 80...

New suspect detained in Russia over LGBT activist killing

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian investigators say they have arrested a suspect in the killing of an LGBT rights activist in St. Petersburg, and that the person initially detained for the crime is no longer a su...

Mexico crowns transgender beauty queen in bid for acceptance

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The contestants in the beauty pageant sashayed in red bathing suits, paraded across the stage in evening gowns with plunging necklines and answered questions about climate change an...

Polish opposition rallies to condemn attack on LGBT march

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's opposition left-wing parties have staged a rally against violence in the eastern city of Bialystok where a LGBT rights march was attacked last week by far-right groups. ...

Tens of thousands take part in LGBT event in Berlin

BERLIN (AP) — Tens of thousands have been marching through Berlin in celebration of Christopher Street Day, one of Germany's largest LGBT pride observance. Revelers from across the c...

Thousands across Poland hold rallies for LGBT rights

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands have attended rallies across Poland calling for tolerance and showing support for the LGBT community, whose march last week in the city of Bialystok was attacked by rig...

France may extend fertilization rights to lesbians, singles

PARIS (AP) — Lesbians and single women in France may soon have access to medically assisted reproduction for the first time. President Emmanuel Macron's government presented a draft ...

Lebanese rock band takes center stage in freedoms debate

BEIRUT (AP) — A popular Mideast rock band known for its rousing concerts and lyrics challenging social norms in the conservative Arab world is once again at the center of a heated debate about freedom...

Right-wing Polish magazine slammed for anti-LGBT stickers

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A right-wing, pro-government weekly magazine in Poland has provoked widespread anger by distributing an anti-LGBT sticker. The outcry began last week when Gazet...