International News

Gay couple granted asylum

A gay couple who fled Iran in 2005 to escape arrest and a possible death sentence for homosexuality have been given asylum in Canada.

Lawyers discuss LGBT rights

Gay-rights activists and lawyers from 11 countries recently met in South Africa for a four-day workshop on legal strategies for promoting LGBT rights in Africa.

Iceland swears in lesbian PM

Earlier this week, Iceland swore in its first openly gay head of government — as well as its first female leader — when the new Social Democratic Alliance chose Johanna Sigurdardottir to be prime minister.

Iceland may appoint lesbian PM

The fall of Iceland’s government could pave the way for the world’s first lesbian prime minister, Johanna Sigurdardottir.

Italian activists to protest singer

A singer who has penned a song about a man who used to be gay is generating controversy as one of the planned acts headlining the Sanremo music festival/contest in Italy next month.

Teacher takes legal action

A religion teacher who was fired from her job because she is a lesbian has filed a lawsuit against the Chilean state and justice system.

HIV-positive judge appointed

An openly gay man living with HIV has been appointed to the Constitutional Court of South Africa by the country’s president.

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