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'It's a Sin' Contributes to Record-Breaking HIV Testing in UK

'It's a Sin' Contributes to Record-Breaking HIV Testing in UK

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 24, 2021

The new hit series "It's A Sin" has helped spark a record-breaking rise in HIV testing in the U.K.

UK to Push at G-7 for Global Standard on 'Vaccine Passports'

UK to Push at G-7 for Global Standard on 'Vaccine Passports'

By Jill Lawless | Feb 24, 2021

Britain plans to use its presidency of the Group of Seven economic powers to push for an internationally recognized system of vaccine passports that could allow world travel to resume.

After Censorship of Same-Sex Kiss, 'Bohemian Kiss Challenge' Goes Viral

After Censorship of Same-Sex Kiss, 'Bohemian Kiss Challenge' Goes Viral

Feb 23, 2021

When Korean television network SBS broadcasted "Bohemian Rhapsody" on February 13 they deleted two scenes that featured two men kissing. Two Korean men responded with the 'Bohemian Kiss Challenge' and it has gone viral.

Watch: French Rapper Impressed 'Voice' Judges. Then His Social Media Past Emerged.

Watch: French Rapper Impressed 'Voice' Judges. Then His Social Media Past Emerged.

Feb 23, 2021

A French rapper impressed the judges on that country's version of "The Voice," but then his old tweets emerged.

William Says Hospitalized Grandfather Prince Philip is 'OK'

William Says Hospitalized Grandfather Prince Philip is 'OK'

Feb 22, 2021

Prince William said Monday that his grandfather, Prince Philip, is "OK" as the 99-year-old royal consort remains under in a hospital for rest and observation.

One Million Moms Calls for Boycott of American Girl Doll

One Million Moms Calls for Boycott of American Girl Doll

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 21, 2021

The designated hate group is calling for a boycott of American Girl until the Kira Bailey doll — with a backstory of having lesbian aunts — is discontinued.

Chasten Buttigieg Posts Photo Kissing Husband on Day Rush Limbaugh Dies

Chasten Buttigieg Posts Photo Kissing Husband on Day Rush Limbaugh Dies

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 20, 2021

Chasten Buttigieg posted a photo to Twitter of he and his husband, current US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, kissing, the timing of which appears to be in reference to the death of conservative talking-head Rush Limbaugh.

UK's MI6 Apologizes for Past Treatment of LGBTQ Spies

UK's MI6 Apologizes for Past Treatment of LGBTQ Spies

Feb 19, 2021

The head of Britain's MI6 intelligence service apologized Friday to gay spies and aspiring agents who were fired or denied jobs because of their sexuality.

It's Final: Harry and Meghan Won't Return as Working Royals

It's Final: Harry and Meghan Won't Return as Working Royals

By Jill Lawless | Feb 19, 2021

Buckingham Palace confirmed Friday that Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, will not be returning to royal duties, and Harry will give up his honorary military titles — a decision that makes formal, and final, the couple's split from the royal family.

Angola Officially Sheds Colonial Era Anti-LGBTQ Law

Angola Officially Sheds Colonial Era Anti-LGBTQ Law

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 18, 2021

The African nation Angola has officially shed a law left over from its colonial era that criminalized gay people, with new legislation going into effect this month.

Shanghai: Art Deco Decadence in the Year of the Ox

Shanghai: Art Deco Decadence in the Year of the Ox

By Matthew Wexler | Feb 17, 2021

What will the Year of the Ox bring? If it includes a trip to Shanghai, expect Art Deco details, a rich culinary history, and subtle LGBTQ influences.

International Court Finds Jamaica Violated Rights of Gays

International Court Finds Jamaica Violated Rights of Gays

By Dánica Coto | Feb 17, 2021

An international tribunal found that Jamaica's government violated the rights of a gay man and a lesbian, according to a ruling, and activists say it could set a precedent in a region long known for legal harassment of the LGBT community.

British Queen's Husband, Prince Philip, Admitted to Hospital

British Queen's Husband, Prince Philip, Admitted to Hospital

Feb 17, 2021

Britain's 99-year-old Prince Philip has been admitted to a London hospital after feeling unwell, Buckingham Palace said Wednesday.

Anti-LGBTQ Actress Dropped from 'Color Purple' Production Loses Tribunal

Anti-LGBTQ Actress Dropped from 'Color Purple' Production Loses Tribunal

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 17, 2021

Actress Oluwaseyi "Seyi" Omooba lost her case before an employment tribunal in which she had claimed damage to her career and emotional distress after being fired from a stage production of "The Color Purple."

UK Lawmaker Trolled After Posting Photo With Boyfriend on Valentine's Day

UK Lawmaker Trolled After Posting Photo With Boyfriend on Valentine's Day

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 17, 2021

U.K. Minister of Parliament Luke Pollard received comments from homophobic trolls after posting a photo with his boyfriend on Valentine's Day.

Men Who 'Sound Gay' Likely to Face Discrimination, Study Finds

Men Who 'Sound Gay' Likely to Face Discrimination, Study Finds

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 17, 2021

A new study finds that gay men are likely to face discrimination because of "gay voice."

UK Police Raid Packed Makeshift Club with 150 Partygoers

UK Police Raid Packed Makeshift Club with 150 Partygoers

Feb 16, 2021

British police have fined dozens of people for breaking coronavirus restrictions after officers found 150 guests packed into an illegal nightclub in England over the weekend.

UK Plan for Campus Free Speech Champion Draws Praise, Alarm

UK Plan for Campus Free Speech Champion Draws Praise, Alarm

By Jill Lawless | Feb 16, 2021

The British government said Tuesday it will appoint a "free speech champion" for universities to protect against attempts to silence academics and speakers with unpopular opinions.

UK to Return Medals to Vets Discharged because of Sexuality

UK to Return Medals to Vets Discharged because of Sexuality

Feb 16, 2021

The British military will allow former service personnel who were stripped of medals because of their sexuality to apply to have them restored after a Royal Navy veteran's 27-year battle to have his decorations returned.

Remembering the 'Glamour Boys': The Gay MPs Who Warned 1930s Britain About Nazism

Remembering the 'Glamour Boys': The Gay MPs Who Warned 1930s Britain About Nazism

Feb 15, 2021

Despite the risk of exposing their own homosexuality at a time when it was illegal, the Glamour Boys brought their concerns to British parliament throughout the 1930s.

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