The first Southeast Asian man to win title, Mr. Gay World 2017 John Raspado used his reign to serve as a Pride ambassador and advocate for gay men’s health
13 Pakistan transgender politicians will run for office in the upcoming July 25 national elections, but what does that mean for trans rights in the country?
The 3rd annual Moldova LGBTQ march against homophobia happened this weekend, and police gassed Christian anti-gay demonstrators
The recent Pope Francis gay comments made to Juan Carlos Cruz are a significant departure from the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church
For These 6 Competitors, Mr. Gay World Isn’t a Beauty Contest, It’s a Search for a Global LGBTQ Ambassador
Next week is the Mr. Gay World 2018 grand finale, so we asked six international competitors about their work and their shot at becoming a global ambassador
Beirut Pride 2018 was planned to be a nine-day series of events in Lebanon’s capital but after organizer Hadi Damien was detained by police, it was canceled
If you’re lucky enough to live where you can freely be who you are, we encourage you to take part in the IDAHOT kiss-in to fight for those who can’t
Miguel Martins shares a personal essay about why competing in this pageant could change the world for the better
In our latest look at world news, we tip our hats to the Manchester police for being the first in the UK to take LGBTQ domestic violence cases seriously
In this essay we find out exactly what gay life in Indonesia is like when your country wants to criminalize LGBTs
Canada’s largest province just made a change to their birth certificates, letting Canadians choose M, F or X for their gender — or remove the designation altogether
When Tsai Ing-wen was elected President of Taiwan, she promised to bring marriage equality with her, and she needs to keep that promise
The world is changing fast. Which is exactly why it’s important to stay up-to-date with LGBT world news from all around the globe. Everything from international politics to popular culture seems like it’s spiraling out of control. The Internet and social media have radically altered the way we communicate and react to the rest of the world. Societies are dividing themselves into bubbles and tribes, forcing people to choose sides on nearly every issue. Politics are heating up at lightning speed. The election of Donald Trump here in the U.S. has turned the political game on its head. All the while, Europe is facing its own wave of populism amid rampant terrorist attacks and a changing global economy. And we haven’t even mentioned all of the chaos in the Middle East and in countries like Venezuela and North Korea.
Phew. It’s certainly an exciting time to be alive. Yet all of this unpredictability and uncertainty has led to a spike in anxiety and hostility. Hateful memes and cyberbullying are dominating the conversations online, painting a bleak portrait of the world. Despite everything that’s happening overseas and at home, holding onto some sense of normalcy and optimism is key. If you’re feeling stressed out or overwhelmed with today’s headlines, take a breather and remember that everything’s going to be all right.
With so many pressing issues, LGBTQ rights can easily get lost in the shuffle as societies all over the world grapple with new challenges.
The world has come a long way over the course of the 21st Century when it comes to LGBTQ rights. Gay marriage is now legal throughout the U.S. and most of Europe. World leaders are increasingly reaching out to the gay community, condemning bigotry and discrimination against homosexuals. You can find all of the latest LGBTQ-themed world news right here at Hornet. From the persecution of gay men in Chechnya to some countries’ backward stance on homosexuality, find out how the LGBT world news and rights are evolving or devolving around the world.