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LGBTQ Festival Canceled in Haiti Amid Threats, Gov't Order

By David McFadden | Sep 27
Organizers of a cultural festival in Haiti celebrating the Afro-Caribbean LGBTQ community said Tuesday that it has been called off due to numerous threats of violence and a subsequent prohibition by a government commissioner.

Norwegians Now Can Change Genders Legally With a Mouse Click

By Mark Lewis | Sep 27
Ten-year-old Anna Thulin-Myge's passport shows what looks like an ordinary Norwegian girl wearing her long, blond hair fastened with a clip. It lists her first name as Anna, but under sex it says "M."

Lindsay Lohan Visits Hospital for Syrian Refugees in Turkey

Sep 26
Turkey's state-run news agency says American actress Lindsay Lohan has visited Syrian refugees at an Istanbul hospital and the home of a refugee family from Aleppo.

AIDS Pageant in Uganda Seeks to Stem Stigma, Discrimination

By Rodney Mohumuza | Sep 26
Organizers of the HIV-themed beauty pageant, which launched in 2014, say one way of curbing the irrational fear of AIDS that fuels discrimination is for more people living with HIV to open up about their status rather than conceal it.

Pope Backs Opposition to Mexico Gay-Marriage Proposal

Sep 25
Pope Francis has voiced support for Mexican bishops and citizens opposing the government's push to legalize same-sex marriage.

Tens of Thousands March Against Marriage Equality in Mexico

By Mark Stevenson | Sep 25
Tens of thousands of people marched through Mexico City on Saturday in opposition to President Enrique Pena Nieto's push to legalize same-sex marriage.

Uganda: Police Stop Gay Pride Parade Deemed Illegal

By Rodney Muhumuza | Sep 24
Ugandan police on Saturday prevented organizers from holding a gay pride parade on the orders of a government minister who said such an event is illegal.

'Kill Gays' American Pastor Denies Deportation from Botswana; Says He Left 'Voluntarily'

By John Riley | Sep 24
Following the lead of neighbor South Africa, the president of Botswana is turning away an anti-gay pastor who became infamous for celebrating the massacre at Orlando's Pulse nightclub in June.

See the Essence of India In This Women-Only Tour

By EDGE | Sep 23
Incredible Indian Tours, subcontinent specialists since 2000, are offering their Essence of India -- Women Only tour, a small group tour through North India from October 15 to November 5, 2016 and February 11 to March 5, 2017.

Model Gigi Hadid Manhandled in Milan By Ex Ukrainian TV Reporter

By Colleen Barry | Sep 22
Model Gigi Hadid was manhandled outside a Milan Fashion Week venue Thursday by a former Ukrainian television reporter who has pulled similar stunts in Paris, Los Angeles and Moscow.

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