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Watch: Santa Is Gay and Crushing in Viral Norwegian Christmas Ad

Watch: Santa Is Gay and Crushing in Viral Norwegian Christmas Ad

By Emell Adolphus | Nov 23, 2021

For the third year, Posten (The Norwegian Postal Service) is subverting the classic Christmas tales with a bold statement.

A Call for Companies to Engage in Global LGBTQ Corporate Responsibility

A Call for Companies to Engage in Global LGBTQ Corporate Responsibility

Nov 23, 2021

Multinational corporations have a responsibility to advocate for LGBTQ human rights around the world, one researcher suggests.

WHO Europe Warns of Possible Surge in COVID Deaths

WHO Europe Warns of Possible Surge in COVID Deaths

Nov 23, 2021

WHO Europe's projections show the 53-country region could face another 700,000 COVID-related deaths by spring.

Brit Awards Scrap Separate Male, Female Prize Categories

Brit Awards Scrap Separate Male, Female Prize Categories

Nov 22, 2021

The organizers of the Brit Awards announced Monday they are scrapping separate male and female artist categories in a shakeup designed to make the music prizes more inclusive.

Formula One Champ Lewis Hamilton Plans on Advocating LGBTQ+ Rights in Qatar

Formula One Champ Lewis Hamilton Plans on Advocating LGBTQ+ Rights in Qatar

Nov 21, 2021

Formula One champ Lewis Hamilton plans on showcasing LGBTQ+ equality in Qatar this weekend when he competes in the country's first Grand Prix on Sunday,

Watch: Gaga Calls Defeat of Italy's Anti-LGBTQ Violence Bill a 'Total Disaster'

Watch: Gaga Calls Defeat of Italy's Anti-LGBTQ Violence Bill a 'Total Disaster'

By Emell Adolphus | Nov 21, 2021

Lady Gaga calls the defeat of bill that would have made violence against women and LGBTQ people a hate crime a "total disaster."

Saudi Critic's Fiancee Urges Justin Bieber to Cancel F1 Show

Saudi Critic's Fiancee Urges Justin Bieber to Cancel F1 Show

By Aya Batrawy | Nov 21, 2021

Pop star Justin Bieber is facing growing calls to cancel his concert in Saudi Arabia next month as the fiancee of slain Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi joined a chorus of voices on Sunday urging him not to perform at the kingdom's Formula One race.

A Year to Go, Qatar World Cup Still Feels Heat of Scrutiny

A Year to Go, Qatar World Cup Still Feels Heat of Scrutiny

Nov 21, 2021

The 2022 World Cup has been preserved after fending off hostility from neighbors, corruption investigations and concerns about worker abuses.

Sparks Fly as Neutral Pronoun Included in French Dictionary

Sparks Fly as Neutral Pronoun Included in French Dictionary

By Thomas Adamson | Nov 18, 2021

It's a neutral pronoun that's proving anything but: A non-binary pronoun added to an esteemed French dictionary has ignited a fierce linguistic squabble in the country.

WHO: Europe is Only Region with Increasing COVID Deaths

WHO: Europe is Only Region with Increasing COVID Deaths

Nov 17, 2021

The World Health Organization says coronavirus deaths in Europe rose 5% in the last week.

Swiss Government: Same-Sex Couples can Marry Starting July 1

Swiss Government: Same-Sex Couples can Marry Starting July 1

Nov 17, 2021

Switzerland's executive body announced Wednesday that same-sex couples can get married starting on July 1 next year, making good on the resounding support Swiss voters expressed in a referendum.

MTV EMAs Show in Hungary Highlights Support for LGBTQ People

MTV EMAs Show in Hungary Highlights Support for LGBTQ People

Nov 15, 2021

The 2021 MTV European Music Awards show in Hungary was a ceremony that was both a celebration of the year's biggest musical artists and a statement of support for LGBTQ people in the event's host country.

Japan's Former Princess Leaves for US With Commoner Husband

Japan's Former Princess Leaves for US With Commoner Husband

By Yuri Kageyama | Nov 14, 2021

A Japanese princess who gave up her royal status to marry her commoner college sweetheart arrived in New York on Sunday, as the couple pursued happiness as newlyweds and left behind a nation that has criticized their romance.

Italian City Defies China, Opens Exhibit by Dissident Artist

Italian City Defies China, Opens Exhibit by Dissident Artist

By Charlene Pele | Nov 14, 2021

A provocative exhibit by dissident Chinese artist Badiucao opened Saturday in the industrial northern Italian city of Brescia despite pressure from the Chinese embassy in Rome to cancel it.

Anti-Racism Activists Stage Demo Against Dutch 'Black Pete'

Anti-Racism Activists Stage Demo Against Dutch 'Black Pete'

Nov 13, 2021

About 100 anti-racism protesters chanted "Kick Out Black Pete" Saturday at an event where children could meet the Dutch version of Santa Claus and his controversial sidekick.

Explainer: How US Rules on International Travel are Changing

Explainer: How US Rules on International Travel are Changing

By Tali Arbel | Nov 12, 2021

The U.S. will allow in international travelers, but they must be vaccinated — with a few exceptions. Here are some questions and answers about the changes.

Not Out of the Woods: COVID Cases Rising in Western Europe

Not Out of the Woods: COVID Cases Rising in Western Europe

By Mike Corder | Nov 12, 2021

COVID infections are again sweeping across parts of Western Europe, a region with relatively high vaccination rates and good health care systems.

Now Silent Under Taliban, a Kabul Cinema Awaits its Fate

Now Silent Under Taliban, a Kabul Cinema Awaits its Fate

By Lee Keath And Bram Janssen | Nov 11, 2021

The cool 1960s-style lines of the Ariana Cinema's marquee stand out over a traffic-clogged roundabout in downtown Kabul. Now the marquee is stripped of the posters and theater is closed.

'I'm So Lucky': Elton John Receives Prestigious UK Award

'I'm So Lucky': Elton John Receives Prestigious UK Award

By Pan Pylas | Nov 10, 2021

Elton John has no doubt been a member of many exclusive clubs over the decades, but probably nothing quite as exclusive as the one he formally joined on Wednesday.

BBC Steps Away from Workplace Diversity Program

BBC Steps Away from Workplace Diversity Program

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 10, 2021

The BBC is the latest major employer to step away from a diversity workplace program in the UK, citing a need to ensure its objectivity with respect to the LGBTQ+ advocacy group behind the program.

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