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Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions

Pope Francis became the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions in comments for a documentary that premiered Wednesday (Oct. 21), sparking cheers from gay Catholics and demands for clarificatio...

Taiwan's Gay Pride parade to kick off Oct. 31 amid global pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan LGBT Pride parade will celebrate its 18th anniversary later in October, with fewer people expected this year amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The LGBT ...

Franklin Graham: No interest in federal money meant for WHO

NEW YORK (AP) — Rev. Franklin Graham says his Christian relief charity has no interest in receiving any of the funding President Donald Trump has withheld from the World Health Organization over its h...

Beijing fails to congratulate Taiwan KMT's new chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing failed to send its standard congratulatory telegram after the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party selected reformist Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) as party chairman on Sa...

Taiwan's KMT party set to elect new chair amid coronavirus scare

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party, which holds 38 seats in the legislature, is set to elect its new chair and leaders on Saturday (Mar. 7). More than 340,000 m...

Claim linking sex equity education in Taiwan with STDs refuted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan FactCheck Center (TFC) has debunked an infographic made by an anti-homosexuality group, asserting that sexual equity education at school and same-sex marriage h...

Taiwan set to legalize gay marriage despite legislative hurdles

TAIPEI (DW) -- Over 1,500 pro-marriage equality supporters gathered outside Taiwan's legislature earlier this week as lawmakers tried to smooth out differences among three competing draft bills on...

Equality group thanks Taiwan Cabinet for a draft bill set to legalize same sex marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's Cabinet on Wednesday evening revealed the name as well as the outline of its same-sex marriage draft bill, which is considered as a move to dodge the naming debates...

Human rights should not be put to a vote: UN official visiting Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A United Nations (UN) official criticized the three anti-gay rights referendums taken place on Nov. 24 in Taiwan, during a human rights forum held in Taipei on Monday. ...

Grindr President under fire for comments on Taiwan gay marriage referendums

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The president of the gay dating app Grindr is coming under fire after voicing comments following Taiwan’s recent referendums on gay-marriage. Scott Chen, Presiden...

Premier Lai rescinds resignation, pledges to respect Taiwan's referendum results

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier William Lai (賴清德) said Monday he will stay on to carry out the government’s policies and reforms, even though his ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) s...

Same-sex marriage referendums: Taiwan Civil Code may remain unchanged

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Preliminary results from the same-sex marriage referendums held on Nov. 24 suggest that the Civil Code will remain unchanged, and the legalization of same-sex unions is li...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2018. There are 110 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. ...

Sanctions, sex abuse and silence: A primer on the pope saga

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Two weeks after Pope Francis' papacy was thrown into crisis by accusations that he covered-up sexual misconduct by ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Francis has refused to respond, h...

Vatican begins push-back against ex-ambassador over Davis

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is starting to push back against Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, author of the bombshell accusation of a sex abuse cover-up against Pope Francis, with a statement from i...