International News

Brazil’s Supreme Court allows gay Jesus film on Netflix 

On Jan. 9, the president of Brazil’s Supreme Court issued an order that allows streaming service Netflix to continue exhibiting a satirical film depicting Jesus as a gay man and reaffirmed Brazilians’ right to free speech.

Pakistan issues health IDs for trans people to improve care

 

Pakistan began issuing special health ID cards for transgender people on Tuesday as a way to lessen health care discrimination.

US ambassador ‘horrified’ by Zambia sentence for gay couple

The United States ambassador to Zambia said local government officials have condemned him for saying he was “horrified” by the sentencing of a local gay couple to 15 years in prison.

Haitian gay activist found dead

Human rights advocates and others are mourning the death of a Haitian gay rights activist who was found dead inside his home in Port-au-Prince under suspicious circumstances.

LGBT travel index puts Sweden on top

 Sweden has been named the most LGBT-friendly country in the world for travelers according to new research into gay rights in 150 countries.

Pope denounces anti-gay ‘persecution’ as recalling Nazi era

Pope Francis has denounced anti-gay discrimination as reminiscent of Nazi-era persecutions and evidence of a “culture of hatred” that has re-emerged today.

Swedish government grants $175,000 to fund drag queen story hours 

 

The Swedish government is investing the equivalent of $175,000 to fund drag queen story hour shows for children and those with disabilities.

Police arrest 2 people for beating man they thought was gay

Serbian police said they have arrested two people for beating up a man because they thought he was gay.

Days after opening its first U.K. restaurant, Chick-fil-A announces it will close

Chick-fil-A opened the doors of its first United Kingdom restaurant Oct. 10, marking the popular but controversial chicken chain’s second location outside the United States as it seeks to expand internationally. Nine days later, the company announced that it will close the location within six months.

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