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Will Colombia be 2021's Most Popular LGBTQ Travel Destination?

Will Colombia be 2021's Most Popular LGBTQ Travel Destination?

By Matthew Wexler | Dec 3, 2020

Colombia has been gaining traction as the next hot spot for queer travelers. EDGE chatted with Out in Colombia's Sam Castañeda Holdren about why it's so appealing for the LGBTQ community.

Taiwan Held One of 2020's Few Prides, This is What It Looked Like

Taiwan Held One of 2020's Few Prides, This is What It Looked Like

Dec 3, 2020

Taiwan held one of the world's only live Pride events in 2020, due to its efforts to control the coronavirus pandemic. LGBTQ civil rights activist Chi Chia-wei was prominently featured.

Lady Gaga and Oreo Announce Limited Edition Cookie to Promote Kindness

Lady Gaga and Oreo Announce Limited Edition Cookie to Promote Kindness

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 2, 2020

Lady Gaga and Oreo have teamed up for a limited edition line of cookies to "spread musical messages of kindness."

Canada: US Border Measures to Last Until Virus Under Control

Canada: US Border Measures to Last Until Virus Under Control

By Rob Gillies | Dec 2, 2020

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday the ban on nonessential travel with the United States will not be lifted until COVID-19 is significantly more under control around the world.

UK Authorizes Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine for Emergency Use

UK Authorizes Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine for Emergency Use

By Lauran Neergaard, Danica Kirka | Dec 2, 2020

British officials authorized a COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use on Wednesday, greenlighting the world's first shot against the virus that's backed by rigorous science and taking a major step toward eventually ending the pandemic.

Anti-Gay Hungarian MEP Resigns After Gay Orgy Arrest, Lockdown Violation

Anti-Gay Hungarian MEP Resigns After Gay Orgy Arrest, Lockdown Violation

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 1, 2020

József Szájer has resigned from his position as Member of the European Parliament (MEP) in Brussels, representing Hungary, after being caught attending a gay orgy.

UK Court Rules Against Clinic in Puberty Blocking Drugs Case

UK Court Rules Against Clinic in Puberty Blocking Drugs Case

Dec 1, 2020

Britain's High Court ruled Tuesday that children under 16 years old who are considering gender reassignment are unlikely to be able to give informed consent to medical treatment involving drugs that delay puberty.

Battles Won — and Lost — Against AIDS Hold Valuable Lessons for COVID-19

Battles Won — and Lost — Against AIDS Hold Valuable Lessons for COVID-19

Dec 1, 2020

Not since the HIV/AIDS pandemic of the 1990s have countries faced such a common health threat. This explains why UNAIDS has selected the theme "Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility" for this year's World AIDS Day.

On World AIDS Day, South Africa Finds Hope in New Treatment

On World AIDS Day, South Africa Finds Hope in New Treatment

By Mogomotsi Magome | Dec 1, 2020

Health officials are hoping that new, long-acting drugs to help prevent HIV infection will be a turning point for the fight against a global health threat that's been eclipsed by the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

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