Yesterday we told you about a pending decision in England that will prevent churches and religious institutions from discriminating against same-sex couples any longer who wish to wed within their hallowed halls. Unlike in the United States, the Church of England is a state-run religion – the official religion of[…]
6 year old Swedish kindergarten student Oskar’s classmates didn’t like him wearing pink clothing or the occasional nail polish to class. So one of them stabbed him in the neck. The stabbing, which thankfully occurred with a butter knife, was not reported to the boy’s parents by Oskar’s teacher or[…]
The UK is set to make history this week by ending the legal definition of marriage as between a man and a woman. The decision from Liberal Democrat Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone will “upgrade” civil partnerships to full-on marriage, complete with the right to have weddings performed in churches and other religious institutions.[…]
We stumbled upon a restaurant review from a blogger in Japan that was none too pleased with his meal. The service was poor. The establishment was dirty. The waitress was…a monkey. Yes, Kayabuki in Utsunomiya has apparently been hit hard by the global economic crisis. It turns out, you have[…]
The SPCA is investigating a reported 100 sled-dog execution up in our current Gay Ski Week stomping grounds, Whistler B.C. Outdoor Adventures is accused of incredibly egregious animal cruelty – the killing of 100 ski dogs. Authorities were alerted to the killings after an employee of the company filed a[…]
It turns out the Archbishop of Canterbury is an actual position held by Rowan Williams, and is not in fact, simply a character in Robin Hood movies and whatnot. We kid. Archbishop Williams has denounced Uganda’s Rolling Stone magazine (You know, the one that did THIS) for their refusal to[…]
We begged UB readers yesterday to please sign a petition to prevent Brenda Namigadde from being deported home to Uganda in the aftermath of LGBT activist, David Kato’s murder this week. We did it! The literally last minute temporary injunction came from a judge after Namigadde had already boarded a[…]
The Egyptian government is at war with it’s people. Following the month-long mass protests in Tunisia that led to the ousting of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, Egyptian citizens took to the streets in defiance of Egypt’s ruling party, globally recognized for human rights violations. After the Egyptian riots began[…]
Human Rights Groups around the world have drawn attention to the practice of so-called “Corrective Rape” used in countries like South Africa to rid lesbian women of their homosexuality. Up until recently, this issue went largely unreported. That has changed irrevocably in the aftermath of the horrific raping of Millicent[…]
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.