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British Scientists Say it's Unclear if Monkeypox has Peaked

British Scientists Say it's Unclear if Monkeypox has Peaked

By Maria Cheng | Jun 10, 2022

British health officials said they cannot tell if the spread of monkeypox has peaked in the country as they announced another 45 cases Friday, bringing the total in the disease's biggest-ever outbreak beyond Africa to 366 cases.

Pride Parade in Tel Aviv Draws Tens of Thousands

Pride Parade in Tel Aviv Draws Tens of Thousands

By Emily Rose | Jun 10, 2022

Tens of thousands of people attended this year's Pride Parade in Tel Aviv on Friday, celebrating the LGBTQ community and calling for equality in the largest annual gathering of its kind in the Middle East.

Watch: Toronto Locals Drown Out Anti-Gay Street Preacher

Watch: Toronto Locals Drown Out Anti-Gay Street Preacher

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 9, 2022

Now that Pride is back in the streets, so are anti-gay preachers. But denizens of Toronto's gayborhood fought back with love... and Lady Gaga.

Germany Extends Compensation Deadline for Homosexuality Law

Germany Extends Compensation Deadline for Homosexuality Law

Jun 8, 2022

The German government plans to give people prosecuted or investigated under a Nazi-era law criminalizing homosexuality that was still enforced zealously long after World War II another five years to seek compensation, the justice minister said Wednesday.

EU Chief Vows No Money for Anti-LGBTQ+ Poland without Judicial Reforms

EU Chief Vows No Money for Anti-LGBTQ+ Poland without Judicial Reforms

By Lorne Cook | Jun 8, 2022

The European Union's chief executive vowed that Poland would get no money from the bloc's pandemic relief fund until the right-wing government rolls back measures limiting judiciary independence.

Spain Honors Penélope Cruz for Contribution to Cinema

Spain Honors Penélope Cruz for Contribution to Cinema

Jun 7, 2022

Penélope Cruz has won one of Spain's top film awards for her contribution to Spanish cinema, the country's ministry of culture said Monday.

UK: 73 New Monkeypox Cases, Biggest Outbreak Outside Africa

UK: 73 New Monkeypox Cases, Biggest Outbreak Outside Africa

By Maria Cheng | Jun 6, 2022

British officials reported 73 more monkeypox cases Monday, raising the total to more than 300 across the country. To date, the U.K. has the biggest identified outbreak of the disease beyond Africa, with the vast majority of cases in gay and bisexual men.

Anti-LGBTQ+ Russian Orthodox Head Escapes EU Sanctions Thanks to Hungary's Homophobic Leader

Anti-LGBTQ+ Russian Orthodox Head Escapes EU Sanctions Thanks to Hungary's Homophobic Leader

By Samuel Petrequin | Jun 5, 2022

Thanks to the insistence of Hungary, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church has been removed from the latest round of European Union sanctions to punish Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Philippine Volcano Spews Ash and Steam, Alarms Villagers

Philippine Volcano Spews Ash and Steam, Alarms Villagers

Jun 5, 2022

A volcano southeast of the Philippine capital spewed ash and steam about a kilometer (half a mile) into the sky on Sunday, scattering ash on nearby villages and alarming residents, officials said.

Colorful Pageant, Street Parties to Cap Platinum Jubilee

Colorful Pageant, Street Parties to Cap Platinum Jubilee

By Sylvia Hui | Jun 5, 2022

Royal fans were hoping for an appearance by Queen Elizabeth II after a colorful street pageant through London on the final day of a holiday weekend celebrating the monarch's 70 years on the throne.

Mystery Solved: UK Queen Shares Secret with Paddington

Mystery Solved: UK Queen Shares Secret with Paddington

By Danica Kirka and Sylvia Hui | Jun 5, 2022

Now we know what is in Queen Elizabeth II's handbag.

Pageant Participants in Queen's Jubilee Celebrate Diverse UK

Pageant Participants in Queen's Jubilee Celebrate Diverse UK

By Danica Kirka | Jun 4, 2022

Just as the queen promised the UK at the height of the pandemic that people would meet their friends and families again, so performers at her Jubilee are celebrating dance again as part of a community.

Billie Jean King Receives France's Legion of Honor Award

Billie Jean King Receives France's Legion of Honor Award

Jun 3, 2022

Tennis legend and LGBTQ rights activist Billie Jean King received France's highest civilian honor, the Legion of Honor, on Friday.

Jerusalem Holds Annual Pride Parade Despite Threats

Jerusalem Holds Annual Pride Parade Despite Threats

By Isaac Scharf | Jun 2, 2022

Thousands of people attended the annual Jerusalem Pride Parade on Thursday amid heavy protection by Israeli police, who arrested three people suspected of threatening the event.

Pride Parade, Nightclub Needle Attacks Puzzle European Authorities

Pride Parade, Nightclub Needle Attacks Puzzle European Authorities

By Jade Le Deley | Jun 2, 2022

A spate of attacks in which people were jabbed by hypodermic needles has taken place at Pride events, soccer games, and nightclubs in Europe.

EU Lawmakers Demand Explanation for Anti-LGBTQ+ Poland Getting Billions

EU Lawmakers Demand Explanation for Anti-LGBTQ+ Poland Getting Billions

By Vanessa Gera | Jun 2, 2022

A centrist group in the European Union legislature demanded an "urgent" explanation Wednesday amid reports the EU's executive arm was prepared to release billions of euros to Poland's government.

Africans See Inequity in Monkeypox Response Elsewhere

Africans See Inequity in Monkeypox Response Elsewhere

By Maria Cheng and Chinedu Asadu | Jun 1, 2022

The resources to slow the spread of monkeypox have long been available — just not to the Africans who have dealt with it for decades.

Man in Wig Throws Cake at Glass Protecting Mona Lisa

Man in Wig Throws Cake at Glass Protecting Mona Lisa

May 30, 2022

A man seemingly disguised as an old woman in a wheelchair threw a piece of cake at the glass protecting the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum and shouted at people to think of planet Earth.

WHO: Monkeypox Won't Turn into Pandemic, but Many Unknowns

WHO: Monkeypox Won't Turn into Pandemic, but Many Unknowns

By Maria Cheng | May 30, 2022

The World Health Organization's top monkeypox expert said she doesn't expect the hundreds of cases reported to date to turn into another pandemic, but acknowledged there are still many unknowns about the disease.

'Real Housewives' Franchise Takes Its Drama to Flashy Dubai

'Real Housewives' Franchise Takes Its Drama to Flashy Dubai

By Isabel Debre | May 30, 2022

The camera pans across a vast expanse of desert before careening toward an artificial island lined with luxury homes in the Persian Gulf. Eerie chords ring out, as though warning viewers: This is not your "Real Housewives of Orange County."

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