Aug 25, 2015

Islamic State claims to kill 30 for sodomy, U.N. meeting told

The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for killing at least 30 people for sodomy, the head of an international gay rights organization said Monday at the first-ever U.N. Security Council meeting spotlighting violence and discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people. ...

White House hires first openly transgender staffer

Aug 20, 2015

White House hires first openly transgender staffer

The White House has hired its first openly transgender employee, according to a U.S. official, winning praise from activists for President Barack Obama’s support for lesbian, gay and transgender people. Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, 28, a longtime advocate for transgender rights, will be an outreach and ...

Diva Conchita Wurst meets quietly with Shibuya Ward mayor

Jul 10, 2015

Diva Conchita Wurst meets quietly with Shibuya Ward mayor

Cross-dressing Austrian diva Conchita Wurst, in Tokyo to promote her album “Conchita,” had a low-key meeting with the mayor of Shibuya Ward, which is set to become the first Japanese municipality to recognize same-sex partnership. But Thursday’s event with Mayor Ken Hasebe, which could ...