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Pride Parade Returns in London on 50th Anniversary

Pride Parade Returns in London on 50th Anniversary

By Mike Fuller | Jul 3, 2022

Hundreds of thousands of people turned out on the streets of London on Saturday to mark the 50th anniversary of the U.K.'s first Pride parade, filling the streets of the British capital with color.

Couples Wed as Swiss Same-Sex Marriage Law Takes Effect

Couples Wed as Swiss Same-Sex Marriage Law Takes Effect

By Jamey Keaten | Jul 1, 2022

Lesbian and gay couples in Switzerland rejoiced as they legally tied the knot Friday when the rich Alpine nation formally joined many other western European countries in allowing same-sex marriage, with some saying better late than never.

WHO: Monkeypox Cases in Europe have Tripled in Last 2 Weeks

WHO: Monkeypox Cases in Europe have Tripled in Last 2 Weeks

By Maria Cheng | Jul 1, 2022

The World Health Organization's Europe chief warned Friday that monkeypox cases in the region have tripled in the last two weeks and urged countries to do more to ensure the previously rare disease does not become entrenched on the continent.

Germany Plans to Ease Rules for Formal Changes of Gender

Germany Plans to Ease Rules for Formal Changes of Gender

By Geir Moulson | Jun 30, 2022

The German government on Thursday presented plans to make it easier for transgender people to formally change their name and gender, ending decades-old rules that require them to get expert assessments and a court's authorization.

Norway: Pride Attack Suspect Still Won't Talk to Police

Norway: Pride Attack Suspect Still Won't Talk to Police

Jun 29, 2022

A man held over a suspected Islamist deadly weekend shooting ahead of an LGBTQ festival in Oslo is still refusing to talk to police, making it hard to establish whether he had any accomplices, Norwegian authorities said Wednesday.

EU Regulator Considers Clearing Smallpox Shot for Monkeypox

EU Regulator Considers Clearing Smallpox Shot for Monkeypox

By Maria Cheng | Jun 28, 2022

The European Medicines Agency says it will begin reviewing data to decide if a smallpox vaccine made by the pharmaceutical company Bavarian Nordic might also be authorized for monkeypox.

Fans Push Soccer Club to Cancel Qatar Game Over Human Rights

Fans Push Soccer Club to Cancel Qatar Game Over Human Rights

Jun 28, 2022

Fan groups said they persuaded English soccer club Watford on Monday to cancel a planned preseason game against Qatar over human rights issues.

Norway: Suspect in Deadly Pride Shooting Agrees to Custody

Norway: Suspect in Deadly Pride Shooting Agrees to Custody

Jun 27, 2022

The suspect in Saturday's mass shooting during an LGBTQ festival in Oslo has agreed to be held in pretrial custody for four weeks and will therefore not appear in court on Monday, a Norwegian court said.

Poland's Leader Rejects West Views on Transgender Issues

Poland's Leader Rejects West Views on Transgender Issues

Jun 27, 2022

Poland's conservative ruling party leader pushed back Sunday against what he described as Western views on LGBTQ rights.

Spanish Government Approves New Bill on Transgender Rights

Spanish Government Approves New Bill on Transgender Rights

Jun 27, 2022

Spain's Cabinet approved on Monday a new draft of a LGBTQ rights bill that if backed by parliament will allow people as young as 16 to change their gender freely, and those as young as 12 to do so with a judge's authorization.

Detained LGBTQ Activists in Istanbul Pride Being Released

Detained LGBTQ Activists in Istanbul Pride Being Released

Jun 27, 2022

Istanbul's LGBTQ Pride organizers say more than 360 people were detained by police Sunday following a ban on all Pride events.

Arrests in Istanbul as LGBTQ Marchers Try to Defy Pride Ban

Arrests in Istanbul as LGBTQ Marchers Try to Defy Pride Ban

Jun 27, 2022

Dozens of people were detained in central Istanbul after city authorities banned an LGBTQ Pride march, organizers said Sunday.

Watch: X-Rated Gay Film Shot at Acropolis Leads to Advanced Security Measures

Watch: X-Rated Gay Film Shot at Acropolis Leads to Advanced Security Measures

Jun 26, 2022

Last December there was outrage in Greece when it was learned that a gay sex scene was filmed at the iconic Acropolis. Security measures were then put into place to ensure it doesn't happen again.

Norway Mourns Victims of Oslo Pride Event Shooting with Memorial Service

Norway Mourns Victims of Oslo Pride Event Shooting with Memorial Service

Jun 26, 2022

Norway's prime minister and members of the royal family joined mourners at a memorial service in Oslo Cathedral Sunday for the victims of a shooting in the capital's nightlife district.

WHO Panel: Monkeypox Not a Global Emergency 'at this Stage'

WHO Panel: Monkeypox Not a Global Emergency 'at this Stage'

By Maria Cheng | Jun 25, 2022

The World Health Organization said the escalating monkeypox outbreak in more than 50 countries should be closely monitored but does not warrant being declared a global health emergency.

Mass Same-Sex Wedding in Mexico Challenges Discrimination

Mass Same-Sex Wedding in Mexico Challenges Discrimination

By Fabiola Sánchez | Jun 25, 2022

Mexico, Brazil and Argentina top Latin America in the number of same-sex marriages.

With War, Kyiv Pride Parade Becomes a Peace March in Warsaw

With War, Kyiv Pride Parade Becomes a Peace March in Warsaw

By Vanessa Gera | Jun 25, 2022

Ukraine's largest LGBTQ rights event, KyivPride, went ahead Saturday, although not on its native streets or as a celebration.

Trudeau: US Abortion Ruling Could Mean Loss of Other Rights

Trudeau: US Abortion Ruling Could Mean Loss of Other Rights

By Rob Gillies | Jun 25, 2022

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn a constitutional right to abortion could lead to the loss of other rights and indicated his country would continue to allow Americans to get abortions in Canada.

Mass Shooting in Oslo Kills 2, Wounds 10; Pride Canceled

Mass Shooting in Oslo Kills 2, Wounds 10; Pride Canceled

Jun 25, 2022

A gunman opened fire in Oslo's night-life district early Saturday in what police are investigating as a possible terrorist attack during the Norwegian capital's annual Pride festival.

WHO Considers Declaring Monkeypox a Global Health Emergency

WHO Considers Declaring Monkeypox a Global Health Emergency

By Maria Cheng | Jun 23, 2022

WHO's decision to act only after the disease spilled into the West could entrench the grotesque inequities that arose between rich and poor countries during the coronavirus pandemic.

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