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English Pubs Are Reopening — They Won't Be the Same

English Pubs Are Reopening — They Won't Be the Same

By Pan Pylas | Jul 3
Asking people in English pubs to keep their distance is going to be tough after they've had a few of their favorite tipples.

Right-Wing Italian Pol Wants Protections from...'Heterophobia'?

Right-Wing Italian Pol Wants Protections from...'Heterophobia'?

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 3
Far-right Italian politician Matteo Salvini responded to government deliberations on a bill against homo- and transphobia by suggesting a measure to counter "heterophobia." Twitter went wild with mockery.

German Pastor Charged with Incitement for Anti-Gay Comment

German Pastor Charged with Incitement for Anti-Gay Comment

Jul 2
Prosecutors in the northern German city of Bremen have charged a Protestant pastor with incitement for comments he made about homosexuality, authorities said Thursday.

Montenegro Backs Same-Sex Partnership as it Seeks EU Entry

Montenegro Backs Same-Sex Partnership as it Seeks EU Entry

Jul 2
Lawmakers in the small Balkan country of Montenegro on Wednesday approved same-sex partnership as part of efforts to push on with joining the European Union.

Russian Officials: 78% of Voters Back Extending Putin's Rule

Russian Officials: 78% of Voters Back Extending Putin's Rule

Jul 2
Almost 78% of voters in Russia have approved amendments to the country's constitution that will allow President Putin to stay in power until 2036, Russian election officials said after all the votes were counted. Kremlin critics said the vote was rigged.

Rowling's Row with Trans Supporters Continues with Deleted Tweet

Rowling's Row with Trans Supporters Continues with Deleted Tweet

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 30
"Harry Potter" author JK Rowling's Twitter tiff with trans people and their supporters seemingly continued with the deletion of a tweet in which Rowling had thanked American horror author Stephen King.

Gabon to Decriminalize Being LGBTQ?

Gabon to Decriminalize Being LGBTQ?

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 30
The Central African country of Gabon has taken steps toward decriminalizing LGBTQ people.

Using 'Face Doubles,' a New Doc Captures an Anti-LGBTQ Purge

Using 'Face Doubles,' a New Doc Captures an Anti-LGBTQ Purge

By Jake Coyle | Jun 30
"Welcome to Chechnya," directed by David France, is about an underground pipeline created to rescue LGBTQ Chechens from the Russian republic where the government has for several years waged a crackdown on gays.

Iran Issues Arrest Warrant for Trump, Asks Interpol to Help

Iran Issues Arrest Warrant for Trump, Asks Interpol to Help

By Nasser Karimi | Jun 29
Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad, a local prosecutor reportedly said Monday.

Moroccans Swim, Sing, Reconnect as Lockdown Lifts

Moroccans Swim, Sing, Reconnect as Lockdown Lifts

Jun 29
Moroccans are re-experiencing a taste of the life before. In newly opened public spaces, every sip of coffee in a cafe, every dip in a river with friends, every moment of outdoor intimacy is savored.

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