The capital Quito is the city in Ecuador that has received the biggest numbers of Venezuelan migrants. 

As Ecuador’s political crisis deepens, Venezuelan LGBTQ migrants feel the pain


Ecuador is in the throes of political turmoil and discrimination against foreigners is on the rise. This is affecting gay and transgender Venezuelans particularly hard.

In this photo provided by The Federation Council of The Federal Assembly of The Russian Federation Press Service, lawmakers of Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation listen to the national anthem at a session in Moscow, Russi

In Russia, a novel about a summer romance between two men sparks outrage

billboard over building

LGBTQ Russians are fleeing to Central Asia

A still from "I Am Samuel" scene at sunset on a farm in Kenya.

‘It’s about love’: Kenyan filmmaker says he’ll appeal a government ban on his LGBTQ doc

The Allianz Arean in Munich is shown illuminated in the colors of the rainbow with the night sky in the background.

UEFA declines Munich application for rainbow-colored stadium

On the front page of Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, one of Germany's largest publications, 185 actors have come out as LGBTQ. 

Germany’s LGBTQ actors come out publicly en masse to fight discrimination 


In a movement called #ActOut, actors are advocating for LGBTQ representation on-screen and behind-the-scenes in Germany’s media productions. 

In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo, supporters of LGBTQ rights hold placards in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC.

The US is falling behind the global LGBTQ movement. Can the election change that?

Policy decisions made by the next US president will affect millions of queer people around the world.

"Ífé" film features two women in love in Nigeria. 

Nigeria’s ‘Ìfé’ film reclaims love at the center of LGBTQ stories


Upon its release later this year, “Ìfé” will be Nigeria’s first film that features a positive love story made by queer women about queer women.

Participants take part in a Pride run during the ShanghaiPRIDE festival

Abruptly canceled, ShanghaiPRIDE could be harbinger for China’s civil society


Organizers did not offer an explanation for the sudden cancelation and indefinite hiatus, but co-founder Charlene Liu cited “safety” concerns for all involved.

Several people are shown through a stone window with metal bars on it walking.

ICE says international students must take classes in person; TikTok planning to pull out of Hong Kong; More students return to school in South Africa

Top of The World

ICE announced yesterday that international students attending schools operating entirely online will not be allowed to remain in the US. And, Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok said today it plans to pull out of Hong Kong. Also, students in grades 6 and 11 in South Africa headed back to school yesterday as part of the country’s reopening following the coronavirus lockdowns.