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Syriza: In-fighting is tearing Greece's main opposition party apart

There was open animosity, jeers and booing last weekend at the Taekwondo stadium near Athens where Greece's main opposition party, Syriza, held its four-day party convention. Fresh political ideas...

Sydney school, supermarket tainted with asbestos as crisis widens

SYDNEY, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Seven more public sites in Sydney, including a school, sports hub and supermarket, were exposed to asbestos, authorities said on Monday, as the contamination of the toxic ma...

Greece legalises same sex marriage in landmark change

ATHENS, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Greece's parliament approved a bill allowing same-sex civil marriage on Thursday, a landmark victory for supporters of LGBT rights that was greeted with cheers by onlook...

Greece legalizes same-sex marriage

The Greek parliament on Thursday voted in favor of a bill to allow same-sex couples to marry. It makes Greece the first Orthodox Christian country to legalize same-sex civil marriage. The bill was a...

Taiwan millionaire teen dead hours after marriage still in morgue 9 months later

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A dramatic story returned to Taiwan’s headlines on Thursday (Feb. 2) as the mother of an 18-year-old millionaire high school student who died hours after he was marr...

Incoming legislators talk expanding access to surrogacy in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Incoming legislators and advocacy groups shared opinions on opening up Taiwan’s surrogacy laws on Tuesday (Jan. 16) as the country prepares for its first legislative...

Slovakia: Surgery once again a condition for gender change

Amy Zoyomi is a 29-year-old transgender woman from Lucenec, a town of 30,000 inhabitants in southern Slovakia. As an adult, Amy decided to move to the capital, Bratislava. Her gender identity was one ...

JUST IN — Macron names Gabriel Attal as new French Prime Minister, making him the youngest and first openly gay man to take the job

French Education Minister Gabriel Attal has been tipped by President Macron as the new prime minister to replace the outgoing premier, according to a presidential statement released Tuesday. "T...

LGBTQ+ in Russia: Living under threat of extremism law

In late November, Russia's Supreme Court designated what it calls "the international LGBT movement" as "extremist." And while the law doesn't come into force until January ...

Nepal same-sex marriage a milestone for LGBTQ rights in Asia

In late November, Surendra Pandey and Maya Gurung became the first same-sex couple in Nepal to have their marriage officially recognized, following a years-long process of legal wrangling. Their lega...

After ruling, LGBTQ+ communities in Russia brace for worst

In response to a classified motion brought by the Justice Ministry, on November 30 Russia's Supreme Court classified the "international LGBT social movement" as an "extremist" ...

Fighting for trans rights in Bulgaria

Gabriella Bankova's hunger strike lasted 12 days. For nearly two weeks, she sat on the steps of Sofia's Palace of Justice and refused to eat. The protest was a spontaneous idea, Bankova told D...

Russia's top court bans LGBTQ activism as 'extremist'

Russia's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled to designate LGBTQ activists as "extremists" and ban their activities, in the latest move against expressions of sexual orientations and genders ...

Taiwan presidential frontrunner marches in LGBTQ+ Pride parade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Almost 180,000 people marched in Taiwan’s LGBTQ+ Pride parade on Saturday (Oct. 28), among them top politicians such as Vice President and presidential frontrunner L...

Taiwan holds Asia's largest Pride after gay rights milestone

Around 180,000 people marked in Taipei on Saturday for Asia's largest Pride parade. Taiwan Pride took place months after adoption rights were extended to same-sex couples in the country, which is...