Gay rights http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19430/all en Did the EU just sell out Ukraine's gay community? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/140324/ukraine-gay-rights-european-commission-anti-discrimination-law <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">Ukraine says the EU dropped a requirement that the country protect &#39;sexual minorities&#39; as part of visa negotiations. The EU denies it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/140324/ukraine-gay-rights-european-commission-anti-discrimination-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gay rights Want to Know Europe Politics Culture & Lifestyle Russia Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:04:00 +0000 Emily Lodish 6103452 at http://www.globalpost.com This graphic shows how much money homophobia is costing Uganda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/140306/graphic-shows-how-much-money-homophobia-costing-uganda <p>As worldwide governments pull foreign aid in response to its anti-gay law, Uganda is losing millions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/140306/graphic-shows-how-much-money-homophobia-costing-uganda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa BeNeLux Gay rights Want to Know Canada United States Wed, 12 Mar 2014 04:20:00 +0000 Simran Khosla 6088530 at http://www.globalpost.com Ugandan newspaper names '200 top homos' 24 hours after president signs anti-gay law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/140225/uganda-newspaper-gay-rights-wtch-hunt-anti-gay-law-museveni <p>Yesterday, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed a new law that makes homosexuality a crime punishable by life in prison. It took only 24 hours for the witch-hunt to begin.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/140225/uganda-newspaper-gay-rights-wtch-hunt-anti-gay-law-museveni" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Gay rights Strange But True Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:03:00 +0000 Timothy McGrath 6080171 at http://www.globalpost.com Watch Iran's gutsy queen of pop take on homophobia in her latest music video http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iran/140219/iran-queen-pop-googoosh-gay-rights <p style="font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: 20px;">Glittery and graceful, the Iranian pop sensation Googoosh has taken yet another bold stand.&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">This one was on Valentine&#39;s Day. She posted a video for her new song &quot;Behesht&quot; (Heaven) to her&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/Googoosh.Officialpage" style="font-size: 13.333333969116211px;" target="_blank">Facebook page</a><span style="font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">&nbsp;that promotes love for all people &mdash; even gay people.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iran/140219/iran-queen-pop-googoosh-gay-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gay rights Want to Know Iran Politics Culture & Lifestyle Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:38:00 +0000 Emily Lodish 6075289 at http://www.globalpost.com 2 sexy Sochi ads with a pro-gay message http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/140210/sexy-sochi-ads-pro-gay-message <p>These commercials bring the hotness, no matter which team you play for.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/140210/sexy-sochi-ads-pro-gay-message" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gay rights Regions Want to Know Europe Canada Culture & Lifestyle Russia Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:15:00 +0000 Sarah Dougherty 6066721 at http://www.globalpost.com This disturbing video shows the growing problem of anti-LGBT violence in Russia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/140205/video-human-rights-watch-has-just-released-disturbing-vid <p>As we get closer to the opening of Winter Olympics in Sochi, we continue to hear about the politics of Russia&#39;s anti-LGBT laws and their effect on athletes, on the leaders of other nations, and on the games.</p> <p>Human Rights Watch wants you to know that it&#39;s much worse - and more violent - for LGBT Russians than you might think.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/140205/video-human-rights-watch-has-just-released-disturbing-vid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gay rights Need to Know Politics Russia Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:18:00 +0000 Timothy McGrath 6062516 at http://www.globalpost.com Gays face backlash in Germany http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/140115/gays-backlash-berlin-germany <p>BERLIN &mdash; German athletes will sport rainbow-colored uniforms at the Winter Olympics in Sochi next in a move widely interpreted as a protest against Russia&rsquo;s crackdown against gay rights. But the recent coming out of a gay German soccer player has drawn new attention to problems that still face gays and lesbians at home.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/140115/gays-backlash-berlin-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gay rights Want to Know Germany Culture & Lifestyle Thu, 16 Jan 2014 05:59:36 +0000 Jason Overdorf 6044061 at http://www.globalpost.com Indian government asks Supreme Court to review anti-gay law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/131220/indian-government-asks-supreme-court-review-anti-g-0 The Indian government has filed a petition to the Supreme Court arguing against its newly reinforced ban on homosexual acts. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/131220/indian-government-asks-supreme-court-review-anti-g-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gay rights LGBT Need to Know Asia-Pacific India Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:54:31 +0000 Faine Greenwood 6025851 at http://www.globalpost.com New Mexico's highest court rules same-sex marriage legal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/131219/new-mexico-supreme-court-declares-same-sex-marri The state's highest court ruled in favor of same-sex couples on Thursday, granting them all the same rights of marriage that heterosexual couples have.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/131219/new-mexico-supreme-court-declares-same-sex-marri" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gay rights Need to Know United States Thu, 19 Dec 2013 18:46:00 +0000 Jill Langlois 6024930 at http://www.globalpost.com India reinstates gay sex ban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/131211/india-reinstates-gay-sex-ban India's Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a colonial-era law banning gay sex, which had been thrown out by a lower court in 2009. The ruling was seen as a major setback for gay rights in the world's largest democracy and shocked activists, who had expected the court to uphold the decision made four years ago.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/131211/india-reinstates-gay-sex-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gay rights Need to Know India Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:43:00 +0000 Jill Langlois 6016837 at http://www.globalpost.com Same-sex marriages to start in New Jersey on Monday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/131018/same-sex-marriages-start-monday-new-jersey <!--paging_filter--><p>Wedding bells will start ringing for same-sex couples in New Jersey after the state Supreme Court <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/19/nyregion/same-sex-marriages-in-new-jersey-can-begin-court-rules.html?_r=0" target="_blank">rejected the governor&#39;s attempt</a> to block the unions.</p> <p>Superior Court judge Mary C. Jacobson ruled that the state will start granting same-sex wedding licenses starting on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/131018/same-sex-marriages-start-monday-new-jersey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gay rights Want to Know United States Fri, 18 Oct 2013 22:37:00 +0000 Kaitlin Funaro 5964998 at http://www.globalpost.com Same-sex spouses of US veterans to receive benefits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130904/same-sex-spouses-us-veterans-receive-benefits Continued enforcement of the federal statute that excluded same-sex couples from military benefits "would likely have a tangible adverse effect on the families of veterans and, in some circumstances, active-duty service members and reservists, with respect to survival, health-care, home loan and other benefits," says Attorney General Eric Holder.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130904/same-sex-spouses-us-veterans-receive-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gay rights LGBT Need to Know US Military Americas United States Thu, 05 Sep 2013 00:11:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5924758 at http://www.globalpost.com Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg will conduct same-sex wedding http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130830/supreme-court-justice-ginsburg-will-conduct-same Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will become the first person in her position to oversee a same-sex marriage on Saturday, as she officiates in the wedding of a long-term friend. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130830/supreme-court-justice-ginsburg-will-conduct-same" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gay rights LGBT Americas Want to Know United States Sat, 31 Aug 2013 01:34:10 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5921827 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Prison Break' star Wentworth Miller comes out, condemns Russia's anti-gay laws http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/130822/prison-break-star-comes-out-condemns-russian-anti-gay-law "The situation is in no way acceptable, and I cannot in good conscience participate in a celebratory occasion hosted by a country where people like myself are being systematically denied their basic right to live and love openly."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/130822/prison-break-star-comes-out-condemns-russian-anti-gay-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2014 Sochi Olympics Gay rights LGBT Need to Know Europe Russia Thu, 22 Aug 2013 10:35:00 +0000 News Desk 5915201 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia sends mixed signals over Olympics anti-gay law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/130802/russia-sends-mixed-signals-over-olympics-anti-gay-law “Our task is to be as correct and tolerant as possible,” a government official said. “Therefore the decision was made not to raise this issue during the Olympics.”<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/130802/russia-sends-mixed-signals-over-olympics-anti-gay-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2014 Sochi Olympics Gay rights Want to Know Russia Fri, 02 Aug 2013 11:57:00 +0000 News Desk 5900891 at http://www.globalpost.com