Kenya’s Wainaina, challenger of African stereotypes, dies
23 May 2019 | 3:53 pm
Binyavanga Wainaina, the award-winning Kenyan writer who documented his life as an openly gay man, has died aged 48.
1 Jul 2019
In a landmark move, North Macedonia hosted its first ever Gay Pride Parade, with cabinet members and foreign diplomats joining LGBT activists in Skopje. Priests from various denominations attended a counter-rally.
12 Aug 2019
Andrei and Yevgeny are married, with two adopted children. In an exclusive DW interview, they recount how they had to leave Moscow for fear that the Russian authorities would take their children away.
24 Nov 2019
A draft law prohibits the so-called therapy for all minors, with violators facing jail time. Health Minister Spahn said the ban sends a message to those struggling with their sexuality: "You're OK just as you are."
18 Nov 2019
In a country where homosexuality is illegal, some Cameroonian sports stars are fighting against the openly homophobic views among sports officials.
7 Dec 2019
Hungary has pulled out of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest that will take place in Rotterdam. No reason was given, but many people are speculating that the decision is related to the government's homophobic stance.
24 Dec 2019
A Croatian gay couple are set to become foster parents after a landmark ruling by a Zagreb court, local media reported. The couple filed a lawsuit after authorities abruptly rejected their bid to foster children.
11 Feb 2020
Newly crowned drag-queen Wendy Valenzuela says she feels 'a little afraid' after winning 'Miss Gay El Salvador', but says she is intent on promoting tolerance and sexual diversity in the Central American country where 600 members of the LGBTI community have been assassinated since 1993.
1 Aug 2020
Homosexual soldiers who faced discrimination in Germany's Bundeswehr army could receive financial compensation, according to the draft of a new bill. The judgments of military courts will also be revoked.
27 Jul 2020
Rather than alter the script, Netflix decided to cancel a new series to be produced in Turkey. More limitations loom for the global streaming provider.
23 Oct 2020
People react on Saint Peter's Square after Pope Francis voiced support for same-sex couples, calling them "children of God" and saying they should be allowed to have legally recognised civil unions, in a radical shift from the positions of previous pontiffs.
1 Nov 2020
Waving rainbow flags and shedding tears of joy, two Taiwanese same-sex couples tie the knot at a mass wedding hosted by the military in a landmark for Asia's LGBT community.
9 Jan 2021
Browsing the internet as a young policeman in China, Ma Baoli recalls the sheer volume of web pages telling him he was a pervert, diseased and in need of treatment -- simply because he was gay. Two decades later, the softly spoken 43-year-old now helms Blued, one of the world's largest dating platforms for gay men. Two decades later, the softly spoken 43-year-old now helms Blued, one of the world's largest dating platforms for gay men.
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African leaders said they would try to alleviate cyclic food insecurity on the continent back in 2003. It's time they got on with it, and they can use Western money to do so, writes DW’s George Okach.
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Rising gas and oil prices have plunged Europe into its worst energy crisis in decades. France has been hit hard, but perhaps not for the reasons you would expect. Nuclear and hydroelectric power, the country's main sources of electricity, are both running out of steam. Has the French energy mix hit a breaking point? We take a closer look in this edition of Down to Earth.
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Rights groups and a prominent cleric have warned of a military crackdown in the Kurdish city, following intense protests there. Meanwhile, Iran arrested two actresses, and its football captain spoke up at the World Cup.
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Malaysia has been beset by political instability over the past couple of years, while the economy is struggling to recover from the COVID pandemic-induced slowdown.
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Russia continued strikes on Ukrainian gas and electricity infrastructure. Meanwhile, the president of France told Asian business leaders that the conflict is "your problem" too.