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'Those People': French Minister's LGBTQ Remarks Spark Anger

'Those People': French Minister's LGBTQ Remarks Spark Anger

Jul 17, 2022

Pressure is mounting on a French government minister to quit over comments stigmatizing homosexuality and LGBTQ people, in the latest challenge to President Emmanuel Macron's leadership.

Holocaust Survivors Mark 80 Years Since Mass Paris Roundup

Holocaust Survivors Mark 80 Years Since Mass Paris Roundup

By Angela Charlton and Jade Le Deley | Jul 17, 2022

Family by family, house by house, French police rounded up 13,000 people on two terrifying days in July 1942, dispatching them to Nazi death camps simply because they were Jewish.

Bordeaux Blazes Rage, Firefighting Pilot Killed in Portugal

Bordeaux Blazes Rage, Firefighting Pilot Killed in Portugal

By Joe Wilson and Angela Charlton | Jul 16, 2022

Fire season has hit parts of Europe earlier than usual this year after an unusually dry, hot spring that left the soil parched, and that authorities attribute to climate change.

Bathroom Dispute Threatens Top OAS Meeting in Peru

Bathroom Dispute Threatens Top OAS Meeting in Peru

By Franlin Briceno | Jul 16, 2022

A dispute over a gender-neutral bathroom has endangered Peru's plan to host the next gathering of the Organization of American States' top decision-making body.

EU Takes Hungary to Highest Court over LGBTQ+, Media Rules

EU Takes Hungary to Highest Court over LGBTQ+, Media Rules

By Raf Casert and Justin Spike | Jul 15, 2022

The European Union's executive intensified its legal standoff with Hungary on Friday by taking the country to the EU's highest court over a restrictive law on LGBT issues and media freedom.

Russia Acquits Feminist Artist on Trial for Pornography

Russia Acquits Feminist Artist on Trial for Pornography

Jul 15, 2022

A court in Russia's far east on Friday handed a rare acquittal to a feminist artist who was charged with disseminating pornography after she shared artwork online depicting female bodies.

'Real Housewives of Dubai' Paint Rosy Pic of City's Gay Life; Researchers Say Otherwise

'Real Housewives of Dubai' Paint Rosy Pic of City's Gay Life; Researchers Say Otherwise

Jul 14, 2022

Bravo and Andy Cohen were condemned by human rights groups last month for producing "The Real Housewives of Dubai." Despite that condemnation, "RHOD" painted a rosier picture.

Kevin Spacey Pleads Not Guilty to UK Sexual Assault Charges

Kevin Spacey Pleads Not Guilty to UK Sexual Assault Charges

By Jill Lawless | Jul 14, 2022

Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges of sexually assaulting three men a decade or more ago, and was told he would face trial next year.

Move Over, Catherine! Gay Porn Star Billy Herrington Could Receive Statue in Ukraine

Move Over, Catherine! Gay Porn Star Billy Herrington Could Receive Statue in Ukraine

By Emell Adolphus | Jul 13, 2022

Adult male star Billy Herrington could replace a statue of Russia's Catherine the Great after a petition to remove the figurehead received more than 26,000 signatures in Ukraine.

Russia Mulls Broadening Scope of National 'Don't Say Gay' Law

Russia Mulls Broadening Scope of National 'Don't Say Gay' Law

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 13, 2022

With the country suffering from international sanctions, Russian lawmakers have zeroed in on what they seem to think is a critical issue: Broadening the scope of its anti-LGBTQ+ "propaganda" law.

Fear Up for Brazil's Heated Election as Party Official Slain

Fear Up for Brazil's Heated Election as Party Official Slain

By Diane Jeantet and Mauricio Savarese | Jul 12, 2022

The killing of a leftist party official allegedly by a supporter of President Jair Bolsonaro is raising fears of an increasingly violent campaign ahead of October's highly polarized elections in Brazil.

Nigerian Actor and Social Media Influencer Comes Out (Again); Claims Earlier Arrest

Nigerian Actor and Social Media Influencer Comes Out (Again); Claims Earlier Arrest

Jul 10, 2022

Uche Maduagwu, a popular Nigerian actor and social media influencer, came out as gay in an emotional Instagram post this past week. But this wasn't the first time he has done so.

UK Defense Minister Rules Himself Out of Leadership Race

UK Defense Minister Rules Himself Out of Leadership Race

By Sylvia Hui | Jul 10, 2022

A British Cabinet minister tipped to be a frontrunner in the Conservative Party's leadership race ruled himself out of the contest Saturday.

Techno Party with Love Parade Founder Hits Berlin's Streets

Techno Party with Love Parade Founder Hits Berlin's Streets

Jul 9, 2022

A techno parade whose initiators include the founder of the Love Parade, once a popular annual party in Berlin, took to the streets of the German capital Saturday with calls for the city's electronic music culture to be added to a World Heritage list.

Watch: Brit Drag Queen Fatt Butcher Does Poppers on Live TV

Watch: Brit Drag Queen Fatt Butcher Does Poppers on Live TV

By Emell Adolphus | Jul 9, 2022

Viewers were left stunned after a drag queen did poppers on live TV during comedian Joe Lycett's televised "Big Pride Party" celebration in the UK.

Abe's Death Raises Security Questions as Japan Mourns

Abe's Death Raises Security Questions as Japan Mourns

By Mari Yamaguchi | Jul 9, 2022

A top police official on Saturday acknowledged possible security lapses that allowed an assassin to fire his gun into former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe while he was addressing a campaign rally.

Japan Ex-leader Shinzo Abe Assassinated While Giving Speech

Japan Ex-leader Shinzo Abe Assassinated While Giving Speech

By Mari Yamaguchi | Jul 8, 2022

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a divisive arch-conservative and one of his nation's most powerful and influential figures, has died after being shot during a campaign speech.

Russian Media: Out Basketball Star Brittney Griner Pleads Guilty in Russia Drugs Trial

Russian Media: Out Basketball Star Brittney Griner Pleads Guilty in Russia Drugs Trial

By Jim Hentz | Jul 7, 2022

Jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner on Thursday pleaded guilty to drug possession and smuggling during her trial in Moscow but said she had no intention of committing a crime, Russian news agencies reported.

Embattled UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Agrees to Resign

Embattled UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Agrees to Resign

By Danica Kirka, Jill Lawless and Sylvia Hui | Jul 7, 2022

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson finally succumbed to political reality Thursday and agreed to resign after the latest ethics scandal around his leadership led some 50 senior lawmakers to quit the government.

Italian Singer Raffaella Carrà Honored with Square in Madrid

Italian Singer Raffaella Carrà Honored with Square in Madrid

Jul 6, 2022

Italian singer Raffaella Carrà, a 20th-century pop icon both at home and in many Spanish-speaking countries, has had a square in Spain's capital named in her honor one year after her death.

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