The department offered an official statement, condemning the purges and calling on Russia to launch an immediate investigation
The report, issued by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, confirms what we’ve known all along
Taiwan is still on track to welcome marriage equality, but will Thailand beat it to become the first Asian country with same-sex unions?
In advance of Jair Bolsonaro being inaugurated in January, gay marriages are on the rise before the right is potentially dissolved
Local activists have released a joint statement condemning the referendum, placing blame on local and foreign religious groups and the government
A Chechnya investigation into human rights abuses is officially underway, and Taiwan will soon head to the polls for a referendum on LGBTQ issues
Here we are, a year and a half since that momentous court decision, and the nation is no closer to gay marriage being the law of the land
Coverage of what’s happening to LGBTQ people in Tanzania, a nation of 57 million people on the Eastern coast of Africa, has left much of queer media in a panic. Stories of gay people outed and arrested — and of many more in hiding from a government that wants them […]
The Chinese word for comrade has been appropriated by the country’s gay community, leading Communists to no longer want to use it
Have you seen how he looks at Justin Trudeau?
Guangxi New Media Center looks like a phallus that shoots fireworks from its tip, and it’s just one of many penis-shaped buildings from around the world
Two gay penguins at a Denmark zoo started some drama by stealing a straight couple’s chick, but the story has a happy ending
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.