1445 posts categorized "International"

July 25, 2016

Trump's GOP Inherits the Wind: Time to turn back a fascist mob

My new Blade column gapes at Trump's fascist rally in Cleveland, as well as the growing scandal over Russian interference in the American election. And I examine the sharp contrast between the two parties' vice presidential candidates. Have a gander while you watch self-defeating leftists trying to sabotage the proceedings in Philadelphia.

July 20, 2016

Trump's Walk of Fame star gets a tiny border wall

(Hat tip to our friend Josh Riley, who comments, "Exquisite shade.")

Look at the company gay Republicans are keeping

Pamela Geller? Geert Wilders? Fine company you are keeping, Chris Barron.

Kirchick: If Trump wins, a coup isn't impossible here in the U.S.

I am appalled to say this, but I entirely agree with Jamie Kirchick, who by the way is not just a conservative, but an outspoken one.

July 13, 2016

David Cameron's final Prime Minister's Questions (highlights)

The outgoing PM's wit was on full display this morning. Thanks to BBC News for highlights.

June 30, 2016

UN Human Rights Council approves creation of first-ever LGBT rights watchdog

Opinion: Amid Chaos, Don't Count Trump Out

My latest column in the Washington Blade looks at Britain's #Brexit debacle and its implications for the American presidential election. [Note: since I filed the article just before noon on Monday, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn suffered a no-confidence vote from his party members in Parliament, and #Brexit leader Boris Johnson said he would not be a candidate to replace David Cameron as Prime Minister and Tory Party leader. Also, Trump suffered further in polls, even as he was attacking the Chamber of Commerce.]

Trudeau and Obama speak to Canadian Parliament

A love-fest all around. After Obama spoke, members of the Canadian Parliament chanted, "Four more years!"

June 27, 2016

Agreement to end Colombian war acknowledges LGBT victims

Activists arrested for challenging Istanbul Pride march ban

Pope Francis: Church should 'ask forgiveness' from gay people

The Daily Mail is now claiming gay marriage caused #Brexit

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.

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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