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Protestor with Rainbow Flag Runs onto Field at World Cup

Protestor with Rainbow Flag Runs onto Field at World Cup

Nov 28, 2022

A protestor ran onto the field Monday carrying a rainbow flag and wearing a blue Superman T-shirt that said "SAVE UKRAINE" on the front and "RESPECT FOR IRANIAN WOMAN" on the back during a World Cup match between Portugal and Uruguay.

WHO Renames Monkeypox as mpox, Citing Racism Concerns

WHO Renames Monkeypox as mpox, Citing Racism Concerns

Nov 28, 2022

The World Health Organization has renamed monkeypox as mpox, citing concerns the original name of the decades-old animal disease could be construed as discriminatory and racist.

Israel's Likud Signs Coalition Deal with Anti-LGBTQ+ Radical

Israel's Likud Signs Coalition Deal with Anti-LGBTQ+ Radical

Nov 28, 2022

Former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has struck a coalition deal with a small ultranationalist faction leader known for homophobic rhetoric and disparaging remarks about non-Orthodox Jews, a sign of the prospective government's hardline makeup

Exploring a Memory: Designer Recreates a Dress for Diana

Exploring a Memory: Designer Recreates a Dress for Diana

By Danica Kirka | Nov 27, 2022

This is a dress with a story, and Elizabeth Emanuel wants to tell it.

Rainbow Struggle Playing Out on Sidelines Of World Cup

Rainbow Struggle Playing Out on Sidelines Of World Cup

By Mariam Fam | Nov 25, 2022

Aside from the competition for the World Cup title, one of the most hotly contested issues in the tournament in Qatar is over rainbow colors.

Exiled Russian Couple Marry, Want to Bring Hope to Fellow LGBTQ+ Citizens

Exiled Russian Couple Marry, Want to Bring Hope to Fellow LGBTQ+ Citizens

Nov 25, 2022

While Russia continues to approve anti-gay legislation, a Russian gay couple are hoping their marriage, which took place outside their homeland, will bring hope to the country's LGBTQ+ population.

Russian Duma Gives LGBTQ 'Propaganda' Bill Final Approval

Russian Duma Gives LGBTQ 'Propaganda' Bill Final Approval

Nov 25, 2022

Russian lawmakers on Thursday gave their final approval to a bill that significantly expands restrictions on activities seen as promoting gay rights in the country, another step in a years-long crackdown on the country's embattled LGBTQ community.

China Sentences Chinese-Canadian Star Kris Wu to 13 Years

China Sentences Chinese-Canadian Star Kris Wu to 13 Years

Nov 25, 2022

A Chinese court on Friday sentenced Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu to 13 years in prison on charges including rape.

World Cup Viewer's Guide: US Seeks Repeat of 1950 Upset

World Cup Viewer's Guide: US Seeks Repeat of 1950 Upset

By Jenna Fryer | Nov 25, 2022

The first time the United States faced England at the World Cup, the hastily assembled American squad was a ragtag group that included a mailman, a grave digger, a dishwasher and a school teacher.

World Cup Fans Put Off by Prices, Beer Limits Commute by Air

World Cup Fans Put Off by Prices, Beer Limits Commute by Air

By Isabel Debre | Nov 25, 2022

Travel at this World Cup was supposed to be easy in the tiny host nation of Qatar, after fans had to take long flights between cities at the last three tournaments.

Empty Streets, Cranes: the City Built for Qatar's World Cup

Empty Streets, Cranes: the City Built for Qatar's World Cup

By Suman Naishadham | Nov 24, 2022

Wide empty streets, idle lobbies and construction cranes are everywhere in the sleek district 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of the capital, Doha, built to accommodate World Cup fans and hundreds of thousands of host nation Qatar's residents.

Russian Duma Approves Key Reading of LGBTQ+ 'Propaganda' Bill

Russian Duma Approves Key Reading of LGBTQ+ 'Propaganda' Bill

Nov 23, 2022

Russian lawmakers on Wednesday gave crucial second-reading approval to a bill that significantly expands restrictions on activities seen as promoting LGBTQ+ rights in the country.

Wales Asks FIFA Why Rainbow Hats Were Removed at World Cup

Wales Asks FIFA Why Rainbow Hats Were Removed at World Cup

Nov 22, 2022

The Wales soccer federation says it has asked FIFA for clarity on reports some Wales fans were stopped from taking rainbow-colored hats into a World Cup stadium.

World Cup Teams Nix Armbands that were Seen as Snub to Qatar

World Cup Teams Nix Armbands that were Seen as Snub to Qatar

By Graham Dunbar | Nov 21, 2022

FIFA's threat of on-field punishment for players pushed World Cup teams to back down Monday and abandon a plan for their captains to wear armbands that were seen as a rebuke to host nation Qatar's human rights record.

Mothers of LGBTQ+ Children Join Forces in Latin America

Mothers of LGBTQ+ Children Join Forces in Latin America

By Daniel Politi | Nov 21, 2022

Founded in 2017, the Latin American Movement of Mothers of LGTB+ Children lobbies governments to eliminate prejudicial laws and better enforce existing bans on violence and discrimination.

Watch: Amid Qatar Outrage, FIFA President Says 'I Feel Gay'

Watch: Amid Qatar Outrage, FIFA President Says 'I Feel Gay'

Nov 21, 2022

The president of FIFA made headlines over the weekend when he "attempted to show empathy" with the LGBTQ community and other marginalized groups when he told reporters in Qatar "I feel gay ... I feel like a migrant worker."

Explainer: What Griner May Endure in Russian Penal System

Explainer: What Griner May Endure in Russian Penal System

By Joanna Kozlowska | Nov 19, 2022

WNBA star Brittney Griner has begun serving her nine-year sentence for drug possession at a remote Russian penal colony that human rights advocates say is known for harsh conditions and violent criminals. It's in a region once synonymous with the Soviet

German Bishops Assure Vatican but Vow to Proceed With Reform

German Bishops Assure Vatican but Vow to Proceed With Reform

Nov 19, 2022

Germany's Catholic bishops insisted Saturday that their reform process won't lead to a schism and vowed to continue it after tense meetings with Vatican officials who want a moratorium on proposals to ordain women and bless same-sex unions.

North Korea Unveils Kim's Daughter at Missile Launch Site

North Korea Unveils Kim's Daughter at Missile Launch Site

By Hyung-Jin Kim | Nov 19, 2022

North Korea has unveiled the little-known daughter of its leader Kim Jong Un at a missile launch site, attracting keen attention on a fourth-generation member of the dynastic family that has ruled North Korea for more than seven decades.

Infantino Scolds World Cup Critics in Extraordinary Diatribe

Infantino Scolds World Cup Critics in Extraordinary Diatribe

By Graham Dunba | Nov 19, 2022

The FIFA president delivered a one-hour tirade on the eve of the World Cup's opening match, and then spent about 45 minutes answering questions from media about the Qatari government's actions and a wide range of other topics.

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