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US Banning Use of WeChat, TikTok for National Security

US Banning Use of WeChat, TikTok for National Security

Sep 18
The Commerce Department will roll out a ban of transactions in the U.S. using TikTok and WeChat starting Sunday.

Netflix Streams 'Queer Eye,' 'Orange is the New Black' in Saudi Arabia with 'Troubling Compromise'

Netflix Streams 'Queer Eye,' 'Orange is the New Black' in Saudi Arabia with 'Troubling Compromise'

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 17
Saudi Arabia has allowed Netflix to stream LGBTQ-centric series "Queer Eye" and "Orange is the New Black" over what Netflix Co-CEO Reed Hastings as a "troubling compromise."

Germany Apologizes for Past Military Anti-Gay Discrimination

Germany Apologizes for Past Military Anti-Gay Discrimination

By Geir Moulson | Sep 17
Germany's defense minister is apologizing for decades of discrimination against gay servicepeople in the military until a change of policy in 2000.

Why Australia Needs a National Ban on Conversion Therapy

Why Australia Needs a National Ban on Conversion Therapy

Sep 16
In recent weeks, Queensland and the ACT became the first Australian jurisdictions to ban conversion therapy but a national approach is needed.

Official Says Polish 'LGBT-Free Zones' Have No Place in EU

Official Says Polish 'LGBT-Free Zones' Have No Place in EU

Sep 16
A top European Union official strongly denounced the stigmatization of LGBT people by authorities in Poland, saying on Wednesday that "LGBT-free zones" that have been declared in parts of the country have no place in the EU.

John Boyega Quits Perfume Ambassador Role Over Chinese Ad

John Boyega Quits Perfume Ambassador Role Over Chinese Ad

Sep 15
Black actor John Boyega has stepped down from his role as a global ambassador for perfume brand Jo Malone after the company decided to hire a Chinese actor to replace him in an ad he created.

Italian Man Accused of Killing Sister because She was Dating a Trans Man

Italian Man Accused of Killing Sister because She was Dating a Trans Man

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 15
An Italian man has been accused of killing his 18-year-old sister in a rage because she was dating a transgender man. The suspect told authorities that he "wanted to teach her a lesson."

US Issues Sweeping New Travel Warning for China, Hong Kong

US Issues Sweeping New Travel Warning for China, Hong Kong

Sep 15
The U.S. on Tuesday issued a sweeping new advisory warning against travel to mainland China and Hong Kong, citing the risk of "arbitrary detention" and "arbitrary enforcement of local laws."

Poland Criticized in EU Parliament Over Courts, LGBT Rights

Poland Criticized in EU Parliament Over Courts, LGBT Rights

By Vanessa Gera | Sep 15
Poland's conservative government came under criticism Monday in the European Parliament, where some lawmakers called for it to lose European Union funding over its rule of law record and its stigmatization of LGBT people.

17-Year-Old Canadian Hockey Player Comes Out and Finds Support

17-Year-Old Canadian Hockey Player Comes Out and Finds Support

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 14
17-year-old Canadian hockey player Yanic Duplessis recently shared his experience of coming out in an interview with Craig Eagles on the podcast "Out in the Open."

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