A Kenyan court ruled that forced anal exams to convict suspected homosexuals is unconstitutional, but eight other countries still use them
In their work to raise awareness of HIV, Turkey’s Pink Life Association has distributed almost 10,000 condoms in the first two months of 2018
This Candidate for the Dutch Pirate Party Shows He Has ‘Nothing to Hide’ With a Naked Campaign Poster
The Dutch Pirate Party has just released a new campaign poster for Jelle de Graaf featuring full-frontal nudity and we’re here for it
As part of Hornet’s campaign, we highlight organizations and individuals working to defend LGBT rights around the world
Outright Action Internatonal has been at the forefront of advancing and defending LGBT rights around the world
As part of our ongoing #DecriminalizeLGBT campaign, we’re highlighting the work of the Spectra Project and its Chairman of the board, Subhi Nahas.
We sat down with Georges Azzi, Executive Director of the Arab Foundation for Freedoms, and talked about how his organization is helping #DecriminalizeLGBT
A High court hearing on the constitutionality of Kenya’s anti-gay laws could have a positive ripple effect on all of Africa, but it’s unclear what will happen
A Man Named ‘Jesus Christianity’ Was Just Jailed For Threatening to Blow Up a Welsh Pride Celebration
A homophobic man named Jesus Christianity is now spending 17 months in jail for threatening to bring a bomb to a pride march in Cardiff, Wales
Niv Gradus wowed the crowd and judges on Israel’s Got Talent with a pole dance, wearing nothing but black tights and high stiletto heels
News of the World: The Philippines’ President Duterte Urges Against Condom Use Despite Rise in HIV Rates
In this week’s look at news from around the world, we shake our heads at President Duterte’s condom-phobia, PrEP in South Korea and more
Ellen DeGeneres just tweeted that she’s going to boycott Bermuda over their re-banning of marriage equality
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.