French town bans ad of women on the brink of a kissA French town has ordered advertisers to remove posters which appear to show two women about to kiss, following complaints from embarrassed parents.
In ‘Noor’, a transgender Pakistani searches for love and acceptanceA member of Pakistan’s transgender community plays a lightly fictionalised version of himself in “Noor”, a moving French-Turkish film currently in French cinemas. FRANCE 24 takes a...
India's Supreme Court establishes third gender categoryIndia’s Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict creating a third gender category, paving the way for people to identify themselves as transgendered on official documents...
Inside The Americas
INSIDE THE AMERICAS
Venezuela: Shortages, subsidies and unrestWe take a look at the economic factors behind the violent unrest in Venezuela. Legalised pillaging, soaring inflation and a lack of basic goods have now become the norm. Meanwhile,...
Arizona governor vetoes controversial anti-gay rights billArizona Governor Jan Brewer (pictured) vetoed a bill on Wednesday that has been slammed as a license to discriminate against gay people in the name of religion, saying the controve...
Ugandan tabloid publishes list of 'top' homosexualsA Ugandan tabloid magazine has published a list of what it alleged included the country’s “200 top” homosexuals and gay sympathisers, a day after President Yoweri Museveni signed a...
Ugandan president signs strict anti-gay bill into lawUgandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law Monday a controversial bill that will see homosexuals jailed for life, defying international pressure and criticism.
Rainbows over SochiWe take a look at LBGT activism surrounding the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Vibrant AIDS drama among LGBT offerings at BerlinaleThe Berlinale may trail a few other film festivals in buzz and prestige, but when it comes to “queer” cinema, it has long led the pack.
Homophobic violence on the rise in RussiaIn this edition: homophobic violence on the rise in Russia; campaigning against the Western Australian shark cull policy; and a giraffe joins diners at a restaurant in South Africa...
Joseph Akoro, Nigerian human rights activistBeing gay in Nigeria has never been easy. But life for homosexuals in Africa's most populous country has just become a lot harder – some would say almost impossible – with a n...
In The Papers
IN THE WORLD PAPERS
'The unbearable lightness of François Hollande'INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, 20/01/14. The Chinese economy is cooling off. Economic growth is at a 14-year low of 7.7%. We look at reaction in the business pages of China Daily and the So...