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Poland: Marches Oppose Abortion Restriction, Police Violence

Poland: Marches Oppose Abortion Restriction, Police Violence

By Vanessa Gera | Nov 28, 2020

Protesters marched in Warsaw and other Polish cities Saturday against an attempt to restrict abortion rights and the police violence that occurred in response to other recent protests over reproductive rights.

Iran's President Vows Revenge over Slain Military Scientist

Iran's President Vows Revenge over Slain Military Scientist

By Amir Vahdat and Jon Gambrell | Nov 28, 2020

Iran's president vowed Saturday to exact revenge over the killing of a scientist linked to Tehran's disbanded military nuclear program as he joined other officials in blaming Israel for the slaying.

Families of 6 Americans Convicted in Venezuela Cry Foul

Families of 6 Americans Convicted in Venezuela Cry Foul

By Scott Smith | Nov 27, 2020

Hopes of families for a quick release for six American oil executives detained in Venezuela for three years over an alleged corruption scheme have evaporated.

Indonesian Police Move Transgender Celebrity to Private Cell

Indonesian Police Move Transgender Celebrity to Private Cell

By Edna Tarigan | Nov 27, 2020

Indonesian police have moved a female transgender Instagram celebrity, Millen Cyrus, to a special cell following public outrage over her initial placement in a male detention cell after she was arrested as a suspect in a drug case.

Cher in Pakistan to Help 'World's Loneliest Elephant'

Cher in Pakistan to Help 'World's Loneliest Elephant'

By Kathy Gannon | Nov 27, 2020

Iconic singer and actress Cher is in Pakistan to celebrate the departure of Kaavan, dubbed the "world's loneliest elephant."

Lawmakers Throw Pig Guts, Punches on Taiwan Parliament Floor

Lawmakers Throw Pig Guts, Punches on Taiwan Parliament Floor

Nov 27, 2020

Lawmakers in Taiwan got into a fist fight and threw pig guts at each other Friday over a soon-to-be enacted policy that would allow imports of U.S. pork and beef.

Keep Cool: Germany Preps Vaccine Drive as Covid Cases Hit 1M

Keep Cool: Germany Preps Vaccine Drive as Covid Cases Hit 1M

By Frank Jordans and Christoph Noelting | Nov 27, 2020

Hulking gray boxes are rolling off the production line at a factory in the southern town of Tuttlingen, ready to be shipped to the front in the next phase of Germany's battle against the coronavirus.

Germany to Compensate Gay Servicepeople for Discrimination

Germany to Compensate Gay Servicepeople for Discrimination

By Geir Moulson | Nov 26, 2020

Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved legislation that would provide compensation to gay servicepeople who experienced discrimination in the military before a change of policy 20 years ago.

AstraZeneca Manufacturing Error Clouds Vaccine Study Results

AstraZeneca Manufacturing Error Clouds Vaccine Study Results

By Danica Kirka | Nov 26, 2020

AstraZeneca and Oxford University on Wednesday acknowledged a manufacturing error that is raising questions about preliminary results of their experimental COVID-19 vaccine.

Hungary's Constitutional Court to Review Transgender Law

Hungary's Constitutional Court to Review Transgender Law

Nov 25, 2020

A Hungarian court has requested constitutional review of a law disallowing transgender individuals from changing their names and genders in official documents, a potential blow to a wave of recent legislation restricting the rights of LGBTQ Hungarians.

Germany to Compensate Gay Servicepeople for Discrimination

Germany to Compensate Gay Servicepeople for Discrimination

By Geir Moulson | Nov 25, 2020

Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved legislation that would provide compensation to gay servicepeople who experienced discrimination in the military before a change of policy 20 years ago.

Duchess of Sussex Reveals She had Miscarriage in the Summer

Duchess of Sussex Reveals She had Miscarriage in the Summer

By Jill Lawless | Nov 25, 2020

The Duchess of Sussex has revealed that she had a miscarriage in July, giving a personal account of the traumatic experience in hope of helping others.

Transgender Pakistanis Find Solace in a Church of Their Own

Transgender Pakistanis Find Solace in a Church of Their Own

By Kathy Gannon | Nov 25, 2020

Pakistan's Christian transgender people, often mocked, abused and bullied, say they have found peace and solace in a church of their own.

Suspected Anti-LGBTQ Arsonist Seeks Asylum in Russia

Suspected Anti-LGBTQ Arsonist Seeks Asylum in Russia

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 24, 2020

A Brazilian man accused of violently attacking a movie company that depicted Jesus Christ as gay is seeking asylum in Russia his September arrest in Moscow.

Gay Penguin Couple Sphen and Magic Become Parents Again

Gay Penguin Couple Sphen and Magic Become Parents Again

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 24, 2020

Internationally famous gay penguins Sphen and Magic are now proud parents for the second time to a new baby chick.

Aussie Firefighters Offer Thirst-Trapping 2021 Calendars... With or Without Pets

Aussie Firefighters Offer Thirst-Trapping 2021 Calendars... With or Without Pets

Nov 23, 2020

Australian firefighters have outdone themselves this year with a set of 2021 calendars.

Trans Teen Calls Out Attackers After Day of Remembrance Beating

Trans Teen Calls Out Attackers After Day of Remembrance Beating

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 23, 2020

A 19-year-old who was attacked and beaten on the Transgender Day of Remembrance took to social media to post photos of her bloodied face and call out her assailants.

Changing New Zealand's Approach to Transgender and Non-Binary Healthcare

Changing New Zealand's Approach to Transgender and Non-Binary Healthcare

Nov 22, 2020

Demand for healthcare for transgender people is on the rise in New Zealand but training for health professionals to develop basic competencies is lagging behind.

Bodies of Man and His Male Slave Unearthed from Ashes at Pompeii

Bodies of Man and His Male Slave Unearthed from Ashes at Pompeii

By Frances D'Emilio | Nov 21, 2020

Skeletal remains of what are believed to have been a rich man and his male slave attempting to escape death from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago have been discovered in Pompeii, officials at the archaeological park in Italy said.

Polish Buildings Lit in Pride Colors, Activists Say There's More Work to Do

Polish Buildings Lit in Pride Colors, Activists Say There's More Work to Do

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 20, 2020

On Monday, buildings in several Polish cities were illuminated in rainbow colored lights as a gesture of solidarity with the LGBTQ community, even as hostility toward the community is still rising.

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