Burning and castration are just two modes of executions that have been suggested after a video was posted online that allegedly showed a same-sex wedding in Saudi Arabia.
BuzzFeed News speaks with a 28-year-old who fled his family’s efforts to kill him in Iran hoping Australia would protect him. Instead, the country sent him to a place that feels just as dangerous.
The court announced Tuesday that it would hold new hearings on a 2013 ruling that recriminalized homosexuality.
Italy is the last country in Western Europe without protections for same-sex couples, but its Parliament takes up a bill next week that could change that.
A panel of judges will consider reversing a decision issued in December 2013 that reinstated the country’s colonial-era sodomy law, a source tells BuzzFeed News.
The bill that was scheduled to be debated on Friday would have effectively punished gays and lesbians for coming out.
Mona Iraqi was previously sentenced to six months in jail for her role in sensationalizing the arrest of 26 men on charges of homosexuality.
The American branch of the 80-million-member Anglican Communion has been suspended for allowing priests to perform same-sex marriages.
“Do you start pitching a tent in your pants every time you see another man?” the bill’s author said. “So you can shove it into the guy’s backside?”
The victim, also an immigrant, was a 54-year-old man who was found dead last year with a snake wrapped around his neck.
The debate now unfolding in Malawi may revive hope that there’s an opening for reform of anti-LGBT laws in the African country.
The story of how a group of trans women vanished in the midst of El Salvador’s civil war has been passed down from generation to generation, creating a legend that gave them a place in the history of a country that often seems to wish they would disappear. BuzzFeed News’ J. Lester Feder set out to document the mysterious incident for the first time.
The bill passed overwhelming in a late-night session. “This is an important day for human rights,” said Prime Minister Alex Tsipras.
More than 60% of ballots cast this week supported repealing the country’s marriage equality law, which was enacted by parliament in March.
Greece and Slovenia are the latest European battle grounds over partnership rights.
No matter where you roam, you won’t be alone.
Because dating is hard, no matter where you live.
“The laws of Jamaica that criminalize consensual sexual intimacy between men essentially render me an un-apprehended criminal,” said the man who brought the new case.
The court convicted U.S. Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton of the lesser charge of homicide with a sentence of up to 12 years in prison for killing Jennifer Laude. BuzzFeed News’s Meredith Talusan is reporting from the Philippines.
The ruling upholds the will of Jerusalem activist May Peleg, who made arrangements before her suicide to be cremated to prevent her parents from seizing control of her body.