Today, the Kenya high court upheld colonial-era laws that criminalize gay sex and prescribe a jail sentence of up to 14 years for those found guilty
Today the Sultan of Brunei announced he would be placing a moratorium on the gay death penalty that was enacted on April 3
Starting today, Brunei laws punishing gay sex (among other offenses) with death have been enacted
The sultan demands death for Brunei’s LGBTQ citizens while he makes money off international travelers
Those images of ecstatic people among clouds of colorful dye — that’s Holi, the Hindu “festival of color,” marking the arrival of spring
It was the first White House visit of the Brazilian leader’s administration, and the two men praised their shared views
A safe place for LGBTQ homeless youth in Downtown São Paulo, Brazil, is officially closing its doors at the end of the year
Every year Spartacus ranks the world’s most LGBT-friendly countries, and this year three countries tied for the top spot
While a concrete strategy isn’t yet laid out, the administration reportedly has plans to launch a global campaign
LGBT Americans consistently vote for liberal politicians, but that’s simply not the case in other Western nations
The annual event saw its biggest crowds ever, with an estimated 15,000 people who took to the streets
More than 50 UK-based names signed onto a letter asking the BBC not to support the contest due to it taking place in Tel Aviv
The world is changing fast. Which is exactly why it’s important to stay up-to-date with LGBT world news from all around the globe. Everything from international politics to popular culture seems like it’s spiraling out of control. The Internet and social media have radically altered the way we communicate and react to the rest of the world. Societies are dividing themselves into bubbles and tribes, forcing people to choose sides on nearly every issue. Politics are heating up at lightning speed. The election of Donald Trump here in the U.S. has turned the political game on its head. All the while, Europe is facing its own wave of populism amid rampant terrorist attacks and a changing global economy. And we haven’t even mentioned all of the chaos in the Middle East and in countries like Venezuela and North Korea.
Phew. It’s certainly an exciting time to be alive. Yet all of this unpredictability and uncertainty has led to a spike in anxiety and hostility. Hateful memes and cyberbullying are dominating the conversations online, painting a bleak portrait of the world. Despite everything that’s happening overseas and at home, holding onto some sense of normalcy and optimism is key. If you’re feeling stressed out or overwhelmed with today’s headlines, take a breather and remember that everything’s going to be all right.
With so many pressing issues, LGBTQ rights can easily get lost in the shuffle as societies all over the world grapple with new challenges.
The world has come a long way over the course of the 21st Century when it comes to LGBTQ rights. Gay marriage is now legal throughout the U.S. and most of Europe. World leaders are increasingly reaching out to the gay community, condemning bigotry and discrimination against homosexuals. You can find all of the latest LGBTQ-themed world news right here at Hornet. From the persecution of gay men in Chechnya to some countries’ backward stance on homosexuality, find out how the LGBT world news and rights are evolving or devolving around the world.