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Norway Fines Grindr $11.7 Million Over Privacy Breach

Norway Fines Grindr $11.7 Million Over Privacy Breach

Jan 26, 2021

Norway is fining gay dating app Grindr $11.7 million for failing to get consent from users before sharing their personal information with advertising companies, in breach of stringent European Union privacy rules.

UK Census Change May Impact Transgender Inclusion

UK Census Change May Impact Transgender Inclusion

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 26, 2021

Transgender advocates in the U.K. are questioning changes to the census, which will ask Brits to declare their "legal sex" and not their gender identity.

Watch: Giant Snow Penis Appears in Swedish Town, Ruled Safety Hazard

Watch: Giant Snow Penis Appears in Swedish Town, Ruled Safety Hazard

Jan 26, 2021

In the Swedish town of Borås a tradition has grown over the past five years of building a large snow sculpture in a roundabout after a snowstorm. The latest has gone viral.

COVID-19 Variant Brings New Dimension to Europe's Pandemic

COVID-19 Variant Brings New Dimension to Europe's Pandemic

By Barry Hatton | Jan 26, 2021

The pandemic's spread across Europe is increasingly being powered by an especially contagious virus mutation first detected last year in southeast England. The threat is prompting governments to introduce harsh new lockdowns and curfew.

Watch: Morning Show Caller Frets that Her Rabbit Might be a Lesbian

Watch: Morning Show Caller Frets that Her Rabbit Might be a Lesbian

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 25, 2021

Move over, Lady Bunny: It seems the notion of lesbian rabbits is causing a sensation on social media.

Belgium Bans Leisure Travel for a Month to Combat Pandemic

Belgium Bans Leisure Travel for a Month to Combat Pandemic

By Raf Casert | Jan 25, 2021

Belgium is banning all leisure travel abroad for its citizens as of next week and until March, in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 and its virulent variants.

Son of Nigerian Anti-LGBTQ Pol Declares He's 'Gay AF' in Sexy Insta Post

Son of Nigerian Anti-LGBTQ Pol Declares He's 'Gay AF' in Sexy Insta Post

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 24, 2021

The son of a high-profile, and intensely anti-LGTBQ, politician came out on Instagram, dressed in rainbow shorts, holding a Pride flag, and declaring himself to be "gay AF."

South Africa's Inability to Confront AIDS Shows the Dangers of America's COVID-19 Denialism

South Africa's Inability to Confront AIDS Shows the Dangers of America's COVID-19 Denialism

Jan 23, 2021

Americans could take some cautionary lessons from South Africa, the nation that fared the worst during the HIV/AIDS epidemic because of the many stumbles and mistakes of its different governments.

Canada Thinking of Quarantining Travelers in Hotels

Canada Thinking of Quarantining Travelers in Hotels

By Rob Gillies | Jan 22, 2021

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Friday his government could impose stricter restrictions on travelers at any moment in response to new, likely more contagious variants of the coronavirus.

UK Chief Scientist Says New Virus Variant May be More Deadly

UK Chief Scientist Says New Virus Variant May be More Deadly

By Jill Lawless | Jan 22, 2021

There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death than the original strain.

Dad Inspired by Transgender Daughter to Design Clothing Line for Transgender Kids

Dad Inspired by Transgender Daughter to Design Clothing Line for Transgender Kids

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 22, 2021

A Toronto father of a transgender daughter has created a new line of clothing for transgender kids.

Watch: Lesbian Woman Faces Birthday Cake Rejection from Dairy Queen, Gets Apology

Watch: Lesbian Woman Faces Birthday Cake Rejection from Dairy Queen, Gets Apology

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 22, 2021

A young lesbian woman in Cochrane, Canada, faced rejection at a local Dairy Queen when her family's request for a birthday cake message was denied by the establishment's supervisor.

Hungary's Latest Attack on LGTBQs: 'Disclaimer' Order to Publisher

Hungary's Latest Attack on LGTBQs: 'Disclaimer' Order to Publisher

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 22, 2021

Hungary's harshly anti-LGBTQ government launched a fresh attack on the country's sexual minorities with an order to a publisher to include a disclaimer on the covers of books with gay themes or content.

Gay WH Staffer Said President Biden Gave Him Courage to Come Out

Gay WH Staffer Said President Biden Gave Him Courage to Come Out

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 22, 2021

A gay Wisconsin man who said President Biden gave him the courage to come out will manage the President's social media accounts.

Antony Blinken, Secretary of State Nominee, Vows to Protect LGBTQ Rights

Antony Blinken, Secretary of State Nominee, Vows to Protect LGBTQ Rights

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 22, 2021

Antony Blinken, President Biden's pick for Secretary of State, said on Tuesday he would immediately appoint an LGBTQI, allow U.S. embassies to fly the Pride flag, and make a formal repudiation of the "Commission on Unalienable Rights."

In Protest, Oldest Amsterdam Gay Bar Adopts New Name - Ikea

In Protest, Oldest Amsterdam Gay Bar Adopts New Name - Ikea

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 21, 2021

The new owners of Amsterdam's oldest gay bar have made a surprising change: The sign that used to read "Spijkerbar" now sports the name and logo of the furniture store Ikea.

FBI Raids Apartment of Far-Right Gay Trump Supporter

FBI Raids Apartment of Far-Right Gay Trump Supporter

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 21, 2021

The apartment of the "Adorable Deplorable" — far-right gay hairstylist and Trump supporter Kristopher Dreww — was raided and searched by the FBI on Monday

Watch: Greek Prime Minister Turns Heads with Revealing Pic of COVID-Vaccine Shot

Watch: Greek Prime Minister Turns Heads with Revealing Pic of COVID-Vaccine Shot

Jan 20, 2021

When Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis received his second dose of the COVID vaccine he didn't just roll up his sleeve, he opened his shirt. And after posting a video of the moment on Instagram, he became an overnight sensation on social media.

Goodbye, Queen of Hearts and One-Eyed Jacks? New Playing Cards are Gender-Free

Goodbye, Queen of Hearts and One-Eyed Jacks? New Playing Cards are Gender-Free

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 20, 2021

Is it game over for the Kings, Queens, and Jacks in the traditional deck of playing cards? Maybe so, now that a Dutch woman has created a substitute that uses gold, silver, and bronze in place of the regal trio.

Music Stars Slam UK's 'Shameful' Failure on EU Touring Rules

Music Stars Slam UK's 'Shameful' Failure on EU Touring Rules

By Jill Lawless | Jan 20, 2021

Dozens of U.K. music stars including Elton John, Ed Sheeran and conductor Simon Rattle say musicians have been "shamefully failed" by the British government, which has left them facing post-Brexit restrictions on touring in the European Union.

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