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Swedish Prosecutor Drops Rape Probe into WikiLeaks' Assange

Swedish Prosecutor Drops Rape Probe into WikiLeaks' Assange

By David Keyton and Gregory Katz | May 19
Sweden's top prosecutor said Friday she's dropping an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after almost seven years because there's no possibility of arresting him "in the foreseeable future."

Lithuania Accepting Gay Refugees from Chechnya as US Closes Door

Lithuania Accepting Gay Refugees from Chechnya as US Closes Door

May 19
As gay men seeking to escape kidnapping and torture in Chechnya are reportedly being denied visas from the State Department of the United States as well as many European Union countries, Lithuania has announced that it will open its doors to refugees.

Bangladesh Arrests 27 Men on Suspicion of Being Gay

Bangladesh Arrests 27 Men on Suspicion of Being Gay

May 19
Authorities in Bangladesh on Friday arrested 27 men on suspicion of being gay, a criminal offense in the Muslim-majority country, and plan to charge them with drug possession, an official said Friday.

Puerto Vallarta: How to Preserve and Promote Gay Paradise

Puerto Vallarta: How to Preserve and Promote Gay Paradise

By Jill Gleeson | May 18
The first installment in an exclusive, two-part series, EDGE takes a closer look at one of the western hemisphere's most coveted LGBT destinations.

Canada to Apologize for Discrimination Because of Sexuality

Canada to Apologize for Discrimination Because of Sexuality

May 18
Canada's government plans to apologize to Canadians who have faced injustice because of their sexuality.

Saudi Arabia Working to Dazzle Trump in Busy Overseas Visit

Saudi Arabia Working to Dazzle Trump in Busy Overseas Visit

By Aya Batrawy | May 18
Saudi Arabia is making every effort to dazzle and impress President Donald Trump on his first overseas trip, seizing on the visit to cement itself as a major player on the world stage and shove aside rival Iran.

US Denying Visas to Gay Men Seeking to Escape Torture in Chechnya

US Denying Visas to Gay Men Seeking to Escape Torture in Chechnya

May 18
Despite harrowing reports detailing torture and kidnappings in the Russian republic of Chechnya, the United States has reportedly been denying visas to gay men looking to flee the region for their own safety.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Calls for End to Homophobia and Transphobia

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Calls for End to Homophobia and Transphobia

May 17
Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduced a Congressional Resolution in support of the goals and ideals of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

May 17 is IDAHOT, International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

May 17 is IDAHOT, International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

May 17
May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, to draw attention to violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTI people internationally. This year's IDAHOT focuses on "Families."

Putin Says Russia Meddling Furor is 'Nonsense'

Putin Says Russia Meddling Furor is 'Nonsense'

May 17
Russian President Vladimir Putin has lashed out at U.S. politicians whipping up what he described as "anti-Russian sentiment" for being either "stupid" or "dangerous."

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