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Argentina to add more transgender people to labor force

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Angeles Rojas strides down the hall of the Argentine state bank, passed portraits on the walls of past bank presidents who may have been shocked to see a young transgend...

Departing British envoy hopes for stronger UK-Taiwan collaboration

The outgoing British representative to Taiwan Catherine Nettleton said on Wednesday (Dec. 9) that she hopes to see stronger collaboration between the United Kingdom and Taiwan amid emerging challenges...

South Taiwan's Kaohsiung Pride parade attracts over 60,000 in 11th year

More than 60,000 people took part in the 11th Kaohsiung Pride parade -- the largest crowd in its history -- under the theme of "We! Around You!" in the southern city Saturday, according to t...

After emotional struggle, rugby prop Palmer comes out as gay

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Former rugby union international Dan Palmer has come out as gay in a lengthy self-written column in Australia's Fairfax Media in which he admits that earlier in his life it ...

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...

India grapples with legality of same-sex marriage

Ayesha (name changed), who identifies as bisexual, lives with her girlfriend in the southern Indian city of Bengaluru. "My mother knows about my relationship, but my father doesn't,&qu...

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 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...

Key takeaways from night 2 of the Democratic convention

Sustaining energy through four days of a political convention is never easy. It's even more challenging during this, the first virtual convention. On the second night of the Democratic National Conven...

Key takeaways from night 2 of the Democratic convention

Sustaining energy through four days of a political convention is never easy. It's even more challenging during this, the first virtual convention. On the second night of the Democratic National Conven...

US scholar praises Taiwan president as 'Angela Merkel of Asia'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) prepares for her inaugural address at the swearing-in ceremony on May 20, a U.S. scholar from the Brookings Institution has shared his anal...

Taiwan vice president thanks citizens week before leaving office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the inauguration of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and Vice President-elect William Lai (賴清德) less than a week away, current Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) on Wedn...

Buttigieg endorsed by major California, Nevada LGBTQ group

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has won the backing of Equality California, one of the nation's largest LGBTQ membership organizations, and its Nevada partner organization, an endorse...

‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88

Tony Award winning composer Jerry Herman, who wrote the cheerful, good-natured music and lyrics for such classic shows as "Mame," "Hello, Dolly!" and "La Cage aux Folles," died Thursday. He was 88. ...

CNN profiles Taiwanese gay rights activist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 24-year-old female Taiwanese gay rights activist is one of five youths driving change in Asia, according to a CNN report on Thursday (Dec. 26). Wong Yu Cing (翁鈺清) wor...