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Concerns raised about Pompeo's human rights panel

Concerns raised about Pompeo's human rights panel

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week named a conservative law professor to chair a new autonomous human rights commission, which sparked concerns from LGBT organizations, congressional leaders, and human rights experts.

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By Heather Cassell | July 2, 2019

Prince William said that he and his wife, Kate Middleton, the duchess of Cambridge, would be "absolutely fine" and "fully support" their children if one of them came out as gay.

By Heather Cassell | June 26, 2019

Paris inaugurated Harvey Milk Place, Stonewall Place, and unveiled a plaque honoring Gilbert Baker during a Pride Month ceremony recognizing American and French LGBT rights leaders.


By Heather Cassell | June 19, 2019

LGBT Ecuadorians celebrated as news spread last week about the Constitutional Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage in the small South American country.

By Heather Cassell | June 12, 2019

The high court of Botswana Tuesday overturned anti-gay sections of the country's penal code that criminalized homosexuality for more than a century.


By Heather Cassell | June 5, 2019

Transgender advocates are outraged by the death of a transgender asylum seeker shortly after she was released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody.

By Heather Cassell | May 29, 2019

Last week was a harsh week for LGBT Kenyans.


By Heather Cassell | May 22, 2019

Following the Taiwanese legislature's approval of same-sex marriage May 17, couples plan to tie the knot Friday.

By Heather Cassell | May 15, 2019

Global transgender model and activist Geena Rocero charmed the audience at the sold-out 30th annual Professional BusinessWomen of California's conference last month.


By Liz Highleyman | May 13, 2019

San Francisco AIDS activist Cleve Jones received an award from the Cuban National Center for Sexual Education in Havana last weekend as other activists were reportedly arrested after attempting an alternative march after the government canceled two others

By Heather Cassell | May 8, 2019

Cuba's National Center for Sex Education abruptly announced the cancellation of its two biggest Pride celebrations Monday, just as a delegation from San Francisco-based Rainbow World Fund had embarked on a visit to the country.


By Heather Cassell | May 1, 2019

President Donald Trump threw asylum seekers and immigration advocates another wrench April 29, proposing new restrictions targeting the United States' southwestern border.

By Heather Cassell | April 24, 2019

Members of the New IRA apologized for last week's killing of prominent lesbian journalist Lyra McKee by one of its volunteer members in a statement to the media Tuesday.


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