When the ID shows a different picture than reality: Being transgender in Romania

Confusion, suspicion, uneasy questions: these are some of the reactions Patrick must endure when asked to present his ID. It's an ordinary situation for most of us that doesn't involve much th...

Paris Pride: LGBT activists protest against racism, police brutality

Thousands of people turned out to a politically engaged LGBT+ Pride march in Paris on Saturday, a week after the officially scheduled event was set to take place. Pride parades around the world have b...

At Pride march in Paris, activists demand racial justice too

PARIS (AP) — While the French capital's official Pride event was delayed until November to prevent spread of the coronavirus, grassroots groups plan a march through Paris anyway Saturday — led by peop...

Taiwan parade celebrates LGBT Pride, island's virus success

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Taiwanese capital held its annual LGBT Pride parade on Sunday, making it one of the few places in the world to proceed with such an event in the face of the coronavirus pande...

In NYC, marking 50th anniversary of Pride, no matter what

NEW YORK (AP) — There will be protest, and rainbow flags and performances — it is LGBTQ Pride, after all. But what is normally an outpouring on the streets of New York City is going...

Photo of the Day: A point of Pride for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the 50th anniversary of the LGBT+ movement rolling around and nearly 500 major Pride month events worldwide canceled, postponed, or moved online as the pandemic rages...

Taiwan's dragon boat races among few to be held this year

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan on Thursday became one of the few places to hold a boat race, thanks to no local transmissions of the coronavirus being reported on the island in over two months. ...

Taiwan to host world's only Pride parade in June amid pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As business, sports, and entertainment events around the world are halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan on June 28 will host the only Pride parade in the world to t...

Liberal Warsaw mayor injects suspense into presidential vote

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Childhood actor. Pro-democracy activist. Avid supporter of the European Union and LGBT rights. Warsaw’s liberal mayor Rafal Trzaskowski made a late entry in Pol...

In random test of 500 in Afghan capital, one-third has virus

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — One-third of 500 random coronavirus tests in Afghanistan's capital came back positive, health officials said Sunday, raising fears of widespread undetected infections in one ...

NYC mayor: Don't jump the gun on easing virus restrictions

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that if governors of states such as Georgia start to ease coronavirus restrictions they had better have the facts on their side or they ...

NYC nixes June events, including 3 major parades

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City won’t allow public events in June, including three of the city’s major annual celebrations: the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, the Celebrate Israel parade and the Prid...

Taiwanese retaliate against WHO with #ThisAttackComeFromTaiwan hashtag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the World Health Organization (WHO) head's unsubstantiated allegations that Taiwan was behind racial attacks against him, Taiwanese netizens have posted...

Buttigieg's White House bid ensures place in LGBTQ history

NEW YORK (AP) — A divisive debate over same-sex marriage animated the 2004 presidential election as voters across the country approved constitutional amendments banning such unions. Sixteen years late...

Israeli top court rules against surrogacy law excluding gays

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court ruled against a surrogacy law Thursday that critics said discriminated against same-sex couples and which sparked uproar in the LGBT community when it was passe...