Category | International

U.S. Names First Global Envoy For LGBT Rights

Posted on 23 February 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States named its first international envoy for gay rights Monday, tasking a veteran diplomat with leading U.S. efforts to fight violence and discrimination against LGBT individuals overseas. Randy Berry, currently the consul general in the Netherlands, will promote human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, Secretary of State […]

DOD Clears Treatment For @wikileaks Informer Manning

Posted on 13 February 2015

WASHINGTON, DC (AP)–The Army has approved gender-reassignment hormone therapy for Chelsea Manning, the former intelligence analyst convicted of espionage for sending classified documents to the WikiLeaks website, but says she can’t grow out her hair. The decision on hormone therapy marks the first time the Defense Department has authorized such treatment for an active service […]

Gay Party Cruise Gets Turned Around At Sea After Incident

Posted on 12 February 2015

MIAMI – What was supposed to be a week-long joy ride to Mexico and the Caribbean turned into a near-death buzzkill at sea for almost 4,000 gay men from around the world. On Feb. 8, the RSVP Vacations’ 30th Anniversary Gay Cruise left Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, stopped in the Bahamas and was on […]

Poland’s First Transgender Lawmaker To Run For President

Posted on 05 February 2015

WARSAW, Poland (AP) – Poland will hold presidential elections on May 10, around the time of planned World War II remembrance observances that have aggravated a historic dispute between Poland and Russia. Parliamentary Speaker Radoslaw Sikorski, who announced the election date on Wednesday, dismissed concerns that it’s too close to the disputed end of World […]

Chilean Lawmakers Approve Same-Sex Civil Unions

Posted on 29 January 2015

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean lawmakers gave final approval on Wednesday to a bill that recognizes civil unions between same-sex couples. The legislation now goes to President Michelle Bachelet, who is expected to sign it. Government spokesman Alvaro Elizalde welcomed the bill’s passage as “a breakthrough that we are proud of as a government.” The […]

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