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WHO Panel: Monkeypox Not a Global Emergency 'at this Stage'

WHO Panel: Monkeypox Not a Global Emergency 'at this Stage'

By Maria Cheng | Jun 25, 2022

The World Health Organization said the escalating monkeypox outbreak in more than 50 countries should be closely monitored but does not warrant being declared a global health emergency.

Mass Same-Sex Wedding in Mexico Challenges Discrimination

Mass Same-Sex Wedding in Mexico Challenges Discrimination

By Fabiola Sánchez | Jun 25, 2022

Mexico, Brazil and Argentina top Latin America in the number of same-sex marriages.

With War, Kyiv Pride Parade Becomes a Peace March in Warsaw

With War, Kyiv Pride Parade Becomes a Peace March in Warsaw

By Vanessa Gera | Jun 25, 2022

Ukraine's largest LGBTQ rights event, KyivPride, went ahead Saturday, although not on its native streets or as a celebration.

Trudeau: US Abortion Ruling Could Mean Loss of Other Rights

Trudeau: US Abortion Ruling Could Mean Loss of Other Rights

By Rob Gillies | Jun 25, 2022

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn a constitutional right to abortion could lead to the loss of other rights and indicated his country would continue to allow Americans to get abortions in Canada.

Mass Shooting in Oslo Kills 2, Wounds 10; Pride Canceled

Mass Shooting in Oslo Kills 2, Wounds 10; Pride Canceled

Jun 25, 2022

A gunman opened fire in Oslo's night-life district early Saturday in what police are investigating as a possible terrorist attack during the Norwegian capital's annual Pride festival.

WHO Considers Declaring Monkeypox a Global Health Emergency

WHO Considers Declaring Monkeypox a Global Health Emergency

By Maria Cheng | Jun 23, 2022

WHO's decision to act only after the disease spilled into the West could entrench the grotesque inequities that arose between rich and poor countries during the coronavirus pandemic.

UK to Offer Vaccines to Some Gay Men to Stop Monkeypox

UK to Offer Vaccines to Some Gay Men to Stop Monkeypox

Jun 21, 2022

British health officials will start offering vaccines to gay and bisexual men at the highest risk of catching monkeypox, in an effort to curb the biggest outbreak of the disease beyond Africa.

Lebanon Latest in Mideast to Detect 1st Case of Monkeypox

Lebanon Latest in Mideast to Detect 1st Case of Monkeypox

Jun 21, 2022

Lebanon's Health Ministry said Monday authorities have detected the country's first case of monkeypox in a person who returned from abroad and is now isolating at home.

Japan Court Says Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Constitutional

Japan Court Says Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Constitutional

By Mari Yamaguchi | Jun 20, 2022

A Japanese court ruled Monday that the country's ban on same-sex marriage does not violate the constitution, and rejected demands for compensation by three couples who said their right to free union and equality has been violated.

Malaysia: Disney Refused to Cut Gay Scenes in 'Lightyear'

Malaysia: Disney Refused to Cut Gay Scenes in 'Lightyear'

Jun 20, 2022

Malaysia's film censors said Friday that it was Disney's decision to ax the animated film "Lightyear" from the country's cinemas after refusing to cut scenes promoting homosexuality.

Russian Health Official Flummoxed: Sex Isn't Driving Monkeypox Outbreak

Russian Health Official Flummoxed: Sex Isn't Driving Monkeypox Outbreak

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 18, 2022

A Russian health official seems not to know what to make of the fact that sexual contact isn't the primary driver of the monkeypox outbreak.

Anti-LGBTQ+ Church Leader, 'Forced Adoptions' Targets of New Sanctions on Russia

Anti-LGBTQ+ Church Leader, 'Forced Adoptions' Targets of New Sanctions on Russia

Jun 17, 2022

Britain announced a new round of sanctions Thursday against Russia, targeting the virulently anti-LGBTQ+ head of the Russian Orthodox Church for his prominent support for the war in Ukraine.

Japan Top Court: Govt not Responsible for Fukushima Disaster

Japan Top Court: Govt not Responsible for Fukushima Disaster

By Mari Yamaguchi | Jun 17, 2022

Japan's top court on Friday ruled that the government was not liable for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, dismissing thousands of evacuees' demands that the state pay compensation.

More Muslim Nations Ban Disney's 'Lightyear' Over Lesbian Kiss

More Muslim Nations Ban Disney's 'Lightyear' Over Lesbian Kiss

By Jon Gambrell | Jun 16, 2022

Authorities across much of the Muslim world have barred Disney's latest animated film "Lightyear" from being played at cinemas after the inclusion of a brief kiss between a lesbian couple, the company said Thursday as the movie premiered.

Kevin Spacey 'Strenuously' Denies Sex Charges, Granted Bail

Kevin Spacey 'Strenuously' Denies Sex Charges, Granted Bail

Jun 16, 2022

Kevin Spacey "strenuously denies" allegations of sexual assault, his lawyer said Thursday, as the Oscar-winning actor appeared in a London court to face five charges of offenses against three men.

Ad Agency Apologizes for 'Pride Whopper' Gaffe

Ad Agency Apologizes for 'Pride Whopper' Gaffe

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 14, 2022

Burger King's Pride edition of its signature hamburger was a whopper, alright... of a botched PR attempt. The ad agency behind the epic blunder has issued an apology.

Kevin Spacey to Face London Court on Sexual Offense Charges

Kevin Spacey to Face London Court on Sexual Offense Charges

Jun 13, 2022

Actor Kevin Spacey has been formally charged with sexual offenses against three men in Britain and is expected to appear in a court in London this week, British police said Monday.

UK Reports 104 More Cases of Monkeypox, Mostly in Men

UK Reports 104 More Cases of Monkeypox, Mostly in Men

Jun 13, 2022

British health officials have detected another 104 cases of monkeypox in England in what has become the biggest outbreak beyond Africa of the normally rare disease.

British Scientists Say it's Unclear if Monkeypox has Peaked

British Scientists Say it's Unclear if Monkeypox has Peaked

By Maria Cheng | Jun 10, 2022

British health officials said they cannot tell if the spread of monkeypox has peaked in the country as they announced another 45 cases Friday, bringing the total in the disease's biggest-ever outbreak beyond Africa to 366 cases.

Pride Parade in Tel Aviv Draws Tens of Thousands

Pride Parade in Tel Aviv Draws Tens of Thousands

By Emily Rose | Jun 10, 2022

Tens of thousands of people attended this year's Pride Parade in Tel Aviv on Friday, celebrating the LGBTQ community and calling for equality in the largest annual gathering of its kind in the Middle East.

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