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Awkward Question for Poland: Was Chopin Gay?

Awkward Question for Poland: Was Chopin Gay?

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 30, 2020

New scholarship has raised an awkward question for Poland, which is one of the most homophobic nations in the European Union: Was that country's celebrated composer, Frédéric Chopin, gay?

Moderna Asking US, European Regulators to OK its Virus Shots

Moderna Asking US, European Regulators to OK its Virus Shots

By Lauran Neergaard | Nov 30, 2020

Moderna Inc. said it would ask U.S. and European regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection, ramping up the race to begin limited vaccinations as the coronavirus rampage worsens

Fact or Fiction? UK Govt Says 'The Crown' Should be Clear

Fact or Fiction? UK Govt Says 'The Crown' Should be Clear

By Jill Lawless | Nov 29, 2020

Britain's culture minister thinks the Netflix TV series "The Crown" should come with a disclaimer: It's a work of fiction.

COVID Rules Dish Up McDonald's at London Gay Club, Patrons Mock Online

COVID Rules Dish Up McDonald's at London Gay Club, Patrons Mock Online

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 29, 2020

Saturdays at London's Heaven Nightclub are getting a little happier - at least, the meals are. New COVID rules say bars must serve "substantial meals" with drinks, and McDonald's is partnering with the club.

Police Block Warsaw March Against Abortion Ruling, Force Use

Police Block Warsaw March Against Abortion Ruling, Force Use

By Vanessa Gera | Nov 29, 2020

Activists seek to keep up the pressure while also demanding a more liberal abortion law and the resignation of the country's right-wing government.

Poland: Marches Oppose Abortion Restriction, Police Violence

Poland: Marches Oppose Abortion Restriction, Police Violence

By Vanessa Gera | Nov 28, 2020

Protesters marched in Warsaw and other Polish cities Saturday against an attempt to restrict abortion rights and the police violence that occurred in response to other recent protests over reproductive rights.

Iran's President Vows Revenge over Slain Military Scientist

Iran's President Vows Revenge over Slain Military Scientist

By Amir Vahdat and Jon Gambrell | Nov 28, 2020

Iran's president vowed Saturday to exact revenge over the killing of a scientist linked to Tehran's disbanded military nuclear program as he joined other officials in blaming Israel for the slaying.

Cher in Pakistan to Help 'World's Loneliest Elephant'

Cher in Pakistan to Help 'World's Loneliest Elephant'

By Kathy Gannon | Nov 27, 2020

Iconic singer and actress Cher is in Pakistan to celebrate the departure of Kaavan, dubbed the "world's loneliest elephant."

Families of 6 Americans Convicted in Venezuela Cry Foul

Families of 6 Americans Convicted in Venezuela Cry Foul

By Scott Smith | Nov 27, 2020

Hopes of families for a quick release for six American oil executives detained in Venezuela for three years over an alleged corruption scheme have evaporated.

Indonesian Police Move Transgender Celebrity to Private Cell

Indonesian Police Move Transgender Celebrity to Private Cell

By Edna Tarigan | Nov 27, 2020

Indonesian police have moved a female transgender Instagram celebrity, Millen Cyrus, to a special cell following public outrage over her initial placement in a male detention cell after she was arrested as a suspect in a drug case.

Lawmakers Throw Pig Guts, Punches on Taiwan Parliament Floor

Lawmakers Throw Pig Guts, Punches on Taiwan Parliament Floor

Nov 27, 2020

Lawmakers in Taiwan got into a fist fight and threw pig guts at each other Friday over a soon-to-be enacted policy that would allow imports of U.S. pork and beef.

Keep Cool: Germany Preps Vaccine Drive as Covid Cases Hit 1M

Keep Cool: Germany Preps Vaccine Drive as Covid Cases Hit 1M

By Frank Jordans and Christoph Noelting | Nov 27, 2020

Hulking gray boxes are rolling off the production line at a factory in the southern town of Tuttlingen, ready to be shipped to the front in the next phase of Germany's battle against the coronavirus.

Germany to Compensate Gay Servicepeople for Discrimination

Germany to Compensate Gay Servicepeople for Discrimination

By Geir Moulson | Nov 26, 2020

Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved legislation that would provide compensation to gay servicepeople who experienced discrimination in the military before a change of policy 20 years ago.

AstraZeneca Manufacturing Error Clouds Vaccine Study Results

AstraZeneca Manufacturing Error Clouds Vaccine Study Results

By Danica Kirka | Nov 26, 2020

AstraZeneca and Oxford University on Wednesday acknowledged a manufacturing error that is raising questions about preliminary results of their experimental COVID-19 vaccine.

Hungary's Constitutional Court to Review Transgender Law

Hungary's Constitutional Court to Review Transgender Law

Nov 25, 2020

A Hungarian court has requested constitutional review of a law disallowing transgender individuals from changing their names and genders in official documents, a potential blow to a wave of recent legislation restricting the rights of LGBTQ Hungarians.

Germany to Compensate Gay Servicepeople for Discrimination

Germany to Compensate Gay Servicepeople for Discrimination

By Geir Moulson | Nov 25, 2020

Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved legislation that would provide compensation to gay servicepeople who experienced discrimination in the military before a change of policy 20 years ago.

Duchess of Sussex Reveals She had Miscarriage in the Summer

Duchess of Sussex Reveals She had Miscarriage in the Summer

By Jill Lawless | Nov 25, 2020

The Duchess of Sussex has revealed that she had a miscarriage in July, giving a personal account of the traumatic experience in hope of helping others.

Transgender Pakistanis Find Solace in a Church of Their Own

Transgender Pakistanis Find Solace in a Church of Their Own

By Kathy Gannon | Nov 25, 2020

Pakistan's Christian transgender people, often mocked, abused and bullied, say they have found peace and solace in a church of their own.

Suspected Anti-LGBTQ Arsonist Seeks Asylum in Russia

Suspected Anti-LGBTQ Arsonist Seeks Asylum in Russia

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 24, 2020

A Brazilian man accused of violently attacking a movie company that depicted Jesus Christ as gay is seeking asylum in Russia his September arrest in Moscow.

Gay Penguin Couple Sphen and Magic Become Parents Again

Gay Penguin Couple Sphen and Magic Become Parents Again

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 24, 2020

Internationally famous gay penguins Sphen and Magic are now proud parents for the second time to a new baby chick.

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