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Polish Diocese Apologizes for Asking If Abuse Victim Is Gay

Polish Diocese Apologizes for Asking If Abuse Victim Is Gay

Jan 17, 2022

A Catholic diocese in Poland apologized on Thursday for having asked a court to determine whether a man who was sexually abused as a child by a priest is gay, and whether the sexual contact may have consequently been pleasurable for him.

New Zealand Sends Flight to See Damage from Pacific Volcano

New Zealand Sends Flight to See Damage from Pacific Volcano

By Nick Perry | Jan 17, 2022

New Zealand's military on Monday morning was able to send a surveillance flight to Tonga to assess the extent of the damage from a huge undersea volcanic eruption.

Watch: Gay Penguin 'Power Couple' Celebrate Third Anniversary

Watch: Gay Penguin 'Power Couple' Celebrate Third Anniversary

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 15, 2022

Gentoo penguin pair Sphen and Magic — residents of SEA LIFE Aquarium in Sydney, Australia — celebrated their third anniversary, and a new mating season, with a frozen fish cake.

Double-Fault: Visa Revoked Again, Djokovic Faces Deportation

Double-Fault: Visa Revoked Again, Djokovic Faces Deportation

By John Pye, Rod McGuirk | Jan 14, 2022

Novak Djokovic faces deportation again after the Australian government revoked his visa for a second time.

Polish Diocese Apologizes for Asking if Abuse Victim is Gay

Polish Diocese Apologizes for Asking if Abuse Victim is Gay

By Vanessa Gera | Jan 14, 2022

A Catholic diocese in Poland apologized for asking a court to determine whether a man who was sexually abused as a child by a priest is gay,

Sydney Man Admits Gay Hate Murder of American 32 Years Ago

Sydney Man Admits Gay Hate Murder of American 32 Years Ago

Jan 13, 2022

An Australian man has pleaded guilty to murdering an American mathematician who fell from a Sydney cliff in 1988 in a gay hate crime that was dismissed by police at the time as suicide.

LGBTQ+ 'Activists' Allegedly Behind Acropolis Sex Film as New Details Emerge

LGBTQ+ 'Activists' Allegedly Behind Acropolis Sex Film as New Details Emerge

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 12, 2022

A viral short film depicting two men having public sex at the famous Greek site is a protest by LGBTQ+ activists, say people claiming to be the filmmakers.

UK Moves Toward Pardoning Historic Homosexual Offenses

UK Moves Toward Pardoning Historic Homosexual Offenses

Jan 10, 2022

The UK may pardon historic homosexual offenses such as "persistent importuning," but the government still needs to address the legacy of criminalization.

Six Flags in Mexico City Drops 'Affectionate Behavior' Ban

Six Flags in Mexico City Drops 'Affectionate Behavior' Ban

Jan 9, 2022

The Six Flags amusement park in Mexico City announced Thursday it is dropping a ban on "affectionate behavior" after complaints over two gay friends being taken out of a line at a ride for kissing.

U.S. Hones Warnings, Offers to Russia over Ukraine

U.S. Hones Warnings, Offers to Russia over Ukraine

Jan 9, 2022

The Biden administration on Saturday issued new, forceful warnings to Russia on penalties it may face if it goes ahead with threats to invade Ukraine.

Film Scene of Men Having Sex at Acropolis Sparks Investigation

Film Scene of Men Having Sex at Acropolis Sparks Investigation

Jan 8, 2022

Greece's Culture Ministry launched an investigation Friday following the online release of a short film showing two men having sex at the ancient Acropolis in Athens.

Senegal Rejects Bill to Double Jail Time for Homosexuality

Senegal Rejects Bill to Double Jail Time for Homosexuality

By Babacar Dione | Jan 6, 2022

Senegal's National Assembly has rejected a proposed law that would have doubled the jail time for people convicted of homosexuality, which is illegal in the country, though proponents of the bill vowed to press ahead with their efforts.

Britain Poised to Pardon Gays for 'Criminal' Consensual Gay Sex

Britain Poised to Pardon Gays for 'Criminal' Consensual Gay Sex

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 6, 2022

Britain is moving forward with a plan to pardon men whose only "crime" was consensual gay sex...if that. Some were convicted on nothing more than a wink or a smile.

European Court Declines to Take Pro-Marriage Equality Cake Case

European Court Declines to Take Pro-Marriage Equality Cake Case

Jan 6, 2022

A top European court declined to rule in a high-profile discrimination case centered on a cake decorated with the "Sesame Street" characters Bert and Ernie and the words "Support Gay Marriage."

Mountaineer Erin Parisi Flies Trans Pride Flag on Highest Summits

Mountaineer Erin Parisi Flies Trans Pride Flag on Highest Summits

By Emell Adolphus | Jan 6, 2022

After coming out as a transgender woman, mountaineer Erin Parisi has been on a mission to share her truth from the highest points of the Earth.

COVID-19 Infections Rise at Mexican Tourist Destinations

COVID-19 Infections Rise at Mexican Tourist Destinations

By Alexandra Zuñiga | Jan 5, 2022

COVID-19 infections are rising across Mexico, especially in two states home to major tourism destinations on the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean.

Tattoo Artist Anger Over New EU Rules Goes Beyond Skin Deep

Tattoo Artist Anger Over New EU Rules Goes Beyond Skin Deep

By Raf Casert | Jan 4, 2022

Tattoo parlors say their art will lose a lot of its vibrancy after European Union rules banning thousands of chemicals in their coloring ink kick in on Wednesday.

Israel to Open Surrogacy to Same-Sex Couples as of Next Week

Israel to Open Surrogacy to Same-Sex Couples as of Next Week

Jan 4, 2022

Israel's health minister said Tuesday that same-sex couples will be able to have children through surrogate mothers in Israel starting next week, following a Supreme Court decision made last year.

Where to Go in 2022: Celebrating Zurich's LGBTQ+ Legacy

Where to Go in 2022: Celebrating Zurich's LGBTQ+ Legacy

By Matthew Wexler | Jan 4, 2022

Switzerland just legalized same-sex marriage, but Zurich has long been at the forefront of LGBTQ+ representation. Now it's a hot pick for queer travelers.

Judge: Prince Andrew Can't Halt Lawsuit with Domicile Claim

Judge: Prince Andrew Can't Halt Lawsuit with Domicile Claim

By Larry Neumeister | Jan 2, 2022

Prince Andrew's effort to immediately block the progression of a lawsuit by a woman who says he sexually assaulted her when she was 17 — on the grounds that she no longer lives in the U.S. — was rejected by a federal judge.

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