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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.

French PM Announces the Creation of New LGBTQ+ Ambassador Job

French PM Announces the Creation of New LGBTQ+ Ambassador Job

Aug 4, 2022

French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne on Thursday announced the creation of a new position of ambassador for LGBTQ rights in efforts to fight discrimination across the world.

Volodymyr Zelensky Responds to Legalizing Same-Sex Marriages in Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelensky Responds to Legalizing Same-Sex Marriages in Ukraine

By Emell Adolphus | Aug 3, 2022

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky considers legalizing same-sex marriages in Ukraine. He vowed that the government will take up the issue as part of "establishing and ensuring human rights and freedoms."

Watch: Out Aussie Pol Stands Up for LGBTQ+ Youth in Emotional Speech

Watch: Out Aussie Pol Stands Up for LGBTQ+ Youth in Emotional Speech

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 2, 2022

Ads on Grindr helped him win his campaign; now Stephen Bates is speaking up about his traumatic years as a gay youth, and vowing to be the role model he once wished for.

Watch: Colombians Kiss in Park in Protest After Gay Couple Accosted

Watch: Colombians Kiss in Park in Protest After Gay Couple Accosted

By Emell Adolphus | Aug 1, 2022

After a group of women accosted a gay couple for kissing in a park in Bogotá, Colombia, other same-sex couples came out to stage a kiss-a-thon in the same park in protest.

Griner's Trail Resumes Amid Intensified Diplomacy

Griner's Trail Resumes Amid Intensified Diplomacy

Aug 1, 2022

Out WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner will return to court on Tuesday, a month after the beginning of the trial in which she could face 10 years in prison if convicted.

WHO Chief Advises Reducing Sex Partners to Avoid Monkeypox

WHO Chief Advises Reducing Sex Partners to Avoid Monkeypox

Jul 28, 2022

The head of the W.H.O. advised men at risk of catching monkeypox to consider reducing their sexual partners "for the moment" following the U.N. health agency declaring the escalating outbreaks in multiple countries to be a global emergency.

In Rare Contact, US Offers Russia Deal for Out WNBA Star Brittney Griner, Whelan

In Rare Contact, US Offers Russia Deal for Out WNBA Star Brittney Griner, Whelan

By Matthew Lee and Eric Tucker | Jul 27, 2022

The U.S. has offered a deal to Russia aimed at bringing home WNBA star Brittney Griner and another jailed American, Paul Whelan, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday.

WNBA's Griner Says Poor Translation Clouded Arrest in Russia

WNBA's Griner Says Poor Translation Clouded Arrest in Russia

By Vladimir Isachenkov | Jul 27, 2022

American basketball star Brittney Griner testified at her drug trial in Russia that a language interpreter translated only a fraction of what was said during her questioning and officials instructed her to sign documents without providing an explanation.

A Late US Monkeypox Response Caused Thousands of Vaccines to be Stranded

A Late US Monkeypox Response Caused Thousands of Vaccines to be Stranded

By Emell Adolphus | Jul 27, 2022

As monkeypox infection rates climbed in New York City, some 300,000 doses of the vaccine owned by the United States sat in a facility in Denmark.

Watch: Russia's State TV Claims the West will 'Run Out of People' Thanks to LGBTQ+ Citizens

Watch: Russia's State TV Claims the West will 'Run Out of People' Thanks to LGBTQ+ Citizens

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 26, 2022

A commentator on Russian state-run TV came up with a novel theory: As LGBTQ+ citizens gain their rights in Western countries, those nations will simply disappear because they will no longer repopulate.

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