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British Report Concludes First Monkeypox Infections in April

British Report Concludes First Monkeypox Infections in April

Aug 16, 2022

A report published on the Center for Disease Control's Emerging Infectious Diseases website indicated transmission of the monkeypox virus (MPXV) in England was first identified amongst 45 men in April 2022.

Tom Daley: 'The LGBT Community Is So Fractured Right Now'

Tom Daley: 'The LGBT Community Is So Fractured Right Now'

By Emell Adolphus | Aug 16, 2022

In a deep-diving interview with The Guardian, Tom Daley talks about sports, creating a family, and the lack of gay rights in the Commonwealth countries.

Ex-Mr. Gay World Hit With Gag Order Over Resignation

Ex-Mr. Gay World Hit With Gag Order Over Resignation

Aug 15, 2022

Former Mr. Gay World South Africa pageant winner Louw Breytenbach was slapped with a suit by the Mr. Gay World Foundation last week over a statement he made over his short tenure as a winner.

Britain Says Monkeypox Outbreak 'Shows Signs of Slowing'

Britain Says Monkeypox Outbreak 'Shows Signs of Slowing'

Aug 15, 2022

British health officials say the monkeypox outbreak across the country "shows signs of slowing" but that it's still too soon to know if the decline will be maintained.

WNBA's Brittney Griner Appeals Her Russian Prison Sentence

WNBA's Brittney Griner Appeals Her Russian Prison Sentence

By Jim Hentz | Aug 15, 2022

Lawyers for American basketball star Brittney Griner filed an appeal of her nine-year Russian prison sentence for drug possession, Russian news agencies reported, in a case denounced by the United States that could lead to a high-profile prisoner swap.

WHO Plans to Rename Monkeypox over Stigmatization Concerns

WHO Plans to Rename Monkeypox over Stigmatization Concerns

Aug 15, 2022

The World Health Organization says it's holding an open forum to rename the disease monkeypox, after some critics raised concerns the name could be derogatory or have racist connotations.

Norway Puts Down Freya the Walrus that Drew Oslo Crowds

Norway Puts Down Freya the Walrus that Drew Oslo Crowds

Aug 14, 2022

Authorities in Norway have euthanized a walrus that had drawn crowds of spectators in the Oslo Fjord after concluding that it posed a risk to humans.

Major Wildfire in Spain Forces the Evacuation of 1,500

Major Wildfire in Spain Forces the Evacuation of 1,500

Aug 14, 2022

A large wildfire in northeast Spain grew rapidly overnight and was burning out of control Sunday, forcing the evacuation of eight villages and 1,500 people in Zaragoza province, firefighters said.

What Killed Tons of Fish in European River? Mystery Deepens

What Killed Tons of Fish in European River? Mystery Deepens

Aug 14, 2022

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Friday that "huge amounts of chemical waste" were probably dumped intentionally into his country's second-longest river.

Praise, Worry in Iran after Rushdie Attack; Government Quiet

Praise, Worry in Iran after Rushdie Attack; Government Quiet

By Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell | Aug 13, 2022

Iranians reacted with praise and worry Saturday over the attack on novelist Salman Rushdie, the target of a decades-old fatwa by the late Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini calling for his death.

Spain Leads Europe in Monkeypox, Struggles to Check Spread

Spain Leads Europe in Monkeypox, Struggles to Check Spread

By Joseph Wilson and Renata Brito | Aug 8, 2022

Spain has had 4,942 confirmed cases in the three months since the start of the outbreak, which has been linked to two raves in Europe, where experts say the virus was likely spread through sex.

Authorities in Uganda Suspend Prominent LGBTQ Rights Group

Authorities in Uganda Suspend Prominent LGBTQ Rights Group

By Rodney Muhumuza | Aug 8, 2022

Ugandan authorities have suspended the work of a prominent LGBTQ rights group, calling it an illegal entity.

New Pompeii Finds Highlight Middle-Class Life in Doomed City

New Pompeii Finds Highlight Middle-Class Life in Doomed City

By Frances D'Emilio | Aug 6, 2022

Pompeii's archaeological park, one of Italy's top tourist attractions, announced its most recent finds on Saturday.

Boy at Heart of UK Court Battle Dies after Life Support Ends

Boy at Heart of UK Court Battle Dies after Life Support Ends

Aug 6, 2022

A 12-year-old boy who has been in a coma for four months died Saturday at a London hospital after doctors ended life-sustaining treatment that was the subject of a lengthy court battle.

London Cops Warned Not to Strip Tease at 'Drag Race' Star-Emceed Event

London Cops Warned Not to Strip Tease at 'Drag Race' Star-Emceed Event

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 6, 2022

London police officers have been warned that they will face "disciplinary action" if they participate in the weekly strip tease contest that "Drag Race" stars host at gay club Heaven.

UK: 'Early Signs' that Monkeypox Outbreak May be Peaking

UK: 'Early Signs' that Monkeypox Outbreak May be Peaking

By Maria Cheng | Aug 5, 2022

British health authorities said Friday the monkeypox outbreak across the country may be peaking and that the epidemic's growth rate has slowed.

Kremlin Says Griner Swap Must be Discussed without Publicity

Kremlin Says Griner Swap Must be Discussed without Publicity

By Vladimir Isachenkov | Aug 5, 2022

The Kremlin said Friday that it's open to talking about a possible prisoner exchange involving American basketball star Brittney Griner but strongly warned Washington against publicizing the issue.

Autocratic Hungarian Leader Orban Hailed by US Conservatives

Autocratic Hungarian Leader Orban Hailed by US Conservatives

By Paul J. Weber | Aug 4, 2022

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban urged cheering American conservatives to "take back the institutions," stick to hardline stances on gay rights and immigration and fight for the next U.S. presidential election as a pivotal moment for their beliefs.

Africa CDC Says Gay Sex 'Not Relevant' in Monkeypox There

Africa CDC Says Gay Sex 'Not Relevant' in Monkeypox There

By Cara Anna | Aug 4, 2022

Africa's public health agency says it doesn't know how many of the continent's reported monkeypox cases this year are in men who have sex with men, and it warned against "any stigmatization" that might delay case reporting and affect the outbreak response

Russian Judge Convicts Out WNBA Star Brittney Griner, Gives 9-Year Sentence

Russian Judge Convicts Out WNBA Star Brittney Griner, Gives 9-Year Sentence

By Jim Hentz | Aug 4, 2022

A judge in Russia convicted American basketball star Brittney Griner of drug possession and smuggling Thursday and sentenced her to nine years in prison for drug possession and smuggling.

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