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Merck and UNESCO Empower African Women and Youth in STEM

Merck and UNESCO Empower African Women and Youth in STEM

Dec 15
As part of Merck STEM program For Women and Youth, Merck Foundation held their "UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit."

Indonesia Sentences Gay Club Workers to 2-3 Years in Prison

Indonesia Sentences Gay Club Workers to 2-3 Years in Prison

By Niniek Karmini | Dec 15
An Indonesian court has sentenced 10 men arrested in a raid at a gay club and sauna to between two and three years in prison, an activist and a relative of one of the men said.

Australian Probe Into Child Abuse Attacks Catholic Celibacy

Australian Probe Into Child Abuse Attacks Catholic Celibacy

By Rod McGuirk | Dec 15
An Australian inquiry into child abuse recommended Friday that the Catholic Church lift its demand of celibacy from clergy and that priests be prosecuted for failing to report evidence of pedophilia heard in the confessional.

Bermuda Tourism Authority Calls on Governor to Veto Bill That Repeals Marriage Equality

Bermuda Tourism Authority Calls on Governor to Veto Bill That Repeals Marriage Equality

Dec 14
Bermuda Tourism Authority warns of severe consequences if legislation to repeal marriage equality is signed into law

Top Indonesia Court Rejects Attempt to Criminalize Gay Sex

Top Indonesia Court Rejects Attempt to Criminalize Gay Sex

By Stephen Wright | Dec 14
Indonesia's top court on Thursday ruled against petitioners seeking to make gay sex and sex outside marriage illegal in a victory for the country's besieged LGBT minority.

Fears rise Over LGBT Discrimination in Conservative Paraguay

Fears rise Over LGBT Discrimination in Conservative Paraguay

By Pedro Servin | Dec 14
A lack of legal protections and prevalent macho attitudes have long stoked discrimination against LGBT people in the poor, mostly Roman Catholic country of Paraguay.

Putin: US Hurts Itself with 'Invented' Trump Collusion Case

Putin: US Hurts Itself with 'Invented' Trump Collusion Case

By Vladimir Isachenkov and Kate De Pury | Dec 14
Allegations of collusion between Trump and Russia have been "invented" by his political foes to undermine his legitimacy, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, adding that the reports have undermined the U.S. political system.

Bermuda Senate Votes to End Same-Sex Marriage in Territory

Bermuda Senate Votes to End Same-Sex Marriage in Territory

Dec 13
The Senate in Bermuda gave final legislative approval Wednesday to a measure that would end same-sex marriage in the British island territory and allow only domestic partnerships.

Meghan Markle to Join Royal Family for Christmas

Meghan Markle to Join Royal Family for Christmas

Dec 13
Prince Harry's fiancee is set to join Britain's royal family for Christmas.

Salma Hayek Pinault is Global Patron of mothers2mothers

Salma Hayek Pinault is Global Patron of mothers2mothers

Dec 12
Salma Hayek Pinault celebrates m2m Mentor Mothers: the fearless, HIV-positive women working across eight African nations to stop mothers passing HIV onto their children, fight stigma, and ensure that all families thrive, not just survive.

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