1433 posts categorized "International"

June 23, 2016

If ever I would Brexit, it wouldn't be in summer

Early reports indicate that British voters have decided not to leave the European Union. I always knew it wouldn't be in summer.

June 22, 2016

John Oliver's brilliant take on #Brexit

The song at the end is especially endearing.

Sir @IanMcKellen supports #VoteRemain on #Brexit

I am happy to discover that Sirina agrees with me in opposing Brexit.

June 09, 2016

Cuba same-sex marriage campaign gains traction

International Mr. Spain is gay

June 05, 2016

Prominent LGBT activist Rene Martínez murdered in Honduras

This is where outrage and sorrow meet. May he rest in peace, and his memory inspire courage in others.

Ali: "Why is Jesus white?"

I fell in love with this guy when I was 8. This is one of my favorite clips. Profound defiance delivered in the most amicable tone. His voice was lost to Parkinson's Disease years ago, but it lives on in recordings and in our memories. He is still remarkable. He risked everything to stand up for his beliefs and to resist serving in the Vietnam War. That made him a hero to me and many others, even as it stirred hate in some people and brought the wrath of American government down upon him. He was ultimately vindicated. His unique voice carried his influence far beyond the precincts of boxing.

President Obama's statement on Ali is here.

Ali_and_Mandela

June 01, 2016

Barack Obama, Transformer: @POTUS breaks the mold on foreign policy.

My Blade column this week uses the president's historic visit to Hiroshima as a jumping-off point for a consideration of his ground-breaking approach to foreign policy.

May 30, 2016

Members of the @GMCWashington on Saturday performed in Lviv, Ukraine, amid extensive security precautions

May 27, 2016

Obama in Hiroshima

A powerful moment in Hiroshima as our president embraces one of the Hibakusha, a survivor of the atomic blast 71 years ago. My heart soars. I am so proud of this man, who with simple grace leaves the haters in the dust and honors the better angels of our nature. He enlarges himself and us.

The haters on the right are going ape. It is a reminder of the despicable alternative we are faced with this year. We can defeat the haters if we simply stop making excuses and vote. 71 years are long enough to cling to the bitterness of the past. If we do not heal, we make a hollow mockery of Yad Vashem's "Never Again, Never Forget."

May 26, 2016

Gays being attacked in Ghana

Stoked by religious leaders.

May 25, 2016

Desmond Tutu’s daughter married a woman, and was forced out of the South African clergy

May 19, 2016

The Seychelles votes to decriminalize gay sex

May 18, 2016

Mexican president proposes legalizing same-sex marriage

May 17, 2016

What is the current state for LGBTI people across the globe?

Russian activists risks arrest and attacks by holding rainbow flashmob in St Petersburg

Kosovo holds second-ever Pride

Obama on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

May 13, 2016

Mr Gay Syria stands defiant against extremists who beheaded his boyfriend

Italian civil unions bill receives final approval

May 17 - International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

May 09, 2016

Caroline Kennedy takes part in Tokyo Pride parade

May 08, 2016

Same-sex couples finally being given right to adopt in Ireland

Gay US diplomat found true love in Shanghai, marries Chinese boyfriend

Bullying of LGBTI students is rife in Japanese high schools, report says

May 04, 2016

'Why I refuse to be a part of David Cameron’s PR effort to impress gay people'

Kenya could ban 'anal probe' torture that 'tests' for gay sex

May 03, 2016

St. Petersburg parade allows Neo-Nazis to march while gay people are arrested, dragged and beaten

April 29, 2016

Colombia legalizes same-sex marriage

American military aid offer to Israel is generous enough

Obama has offered Israel the most generous military aid package ever. But that is not good enough for the war criminal Netanyahu, whom you can only defend at this point if, like one friend, you are ideologically prevented from admitting that Israel could ever be wrong about anything, including the murderous naval shelling of Gazan boys playing soccer on a beach. Such a belligerent attitude undermines Israel's long-term future by denying reality, and damages your own soul.

In the meantime, this article talks about the importance of closing the aid deal in terms of cementing Obama's legacy of strong support for Israel and refuting unfair charges against him on that score. But he has nothing to prove. The evidence is clear. Bibi is the problem, having aggressively attempted to sabotage a multilateral nuclear agreement, vowed never to allow a two-state solution, and continued the slow annexation of the occupied Palestinian territory. Obama should make no further concessions.

April 27, 2016

White House: LGBT editor's murder in Bangladesh 'a heinous crime'

Gay vulture couple adopts egg after mother rejected it

April 25, 2016

Senior editor on Bangladesh's first LGBT magazine hacked to death

Awful news from Bangladesh. Xulhaz Mannan also worked at the US embassy.

April 24, 2016

Student Came Out as Non Binary in an Emotional Address to Obama Over Transgender issues

President Obama, at a Q&A in London on Saturday, answers a question from transgender student Maria Munir.

April 23, 2016

#UgandaLGBT community releases report on anti-LGBT abuses

April 22, 2016

Purple Reign

A lot of people are loving FLOTUS today. Personally, I have nothing purple to wear, which usually is not a problem.

April 20, 2016

"Don’t Go Away Mad, Just Go?"

My Blade column this week looks at the upcoming British referendum on exiting the European Union, and finds lessons for the Colonies.

April 19, 2016

Israeli court convicts #JerusalemPride attacker of murder

April 18, 2016

Uganda's Speaker will bring back Anti-Homosexuality law

This evil woman won't quit.

April 17, 2016

Head of British spying agency apologizes for its treatment of gays