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Botswana high court decriminalizes homosexuality

Botswana high court decriminalizes homosexuality

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

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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.


By Heather Cassell | April 17, 2019

In a groundbreaking victory for transgender rights in Russia, a St. Petersburg district court ruled in favor of a transgender woman's discrimination case against her employer for terminating her in 2017.

By Heather Cassell | April 10, 2019

Two unique films featuring the LGBT immigrant experience will be featured at the San Francisco International Film Festival next week.


By Heather Cassell | April 10, 2019

Czech Republic Prime Minister Andrej Babiš stated during a conservative TV station's political talk show Sunday that he supports same-sex marriage and will vote for a measure.

By Heather Cassell | April 3, 2019

LGBT people will face being stoned or whipped to death starting this week when Brunei fully implements Islamic criminal codes based on sharia law.


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