World Cup

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  • Activists Sneak Pride into Russia

    Six activists made Moscow a little gayer using some creativity.

    The activists from Spain, The Netherlands, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Colombia joined together using soccer shirts, standing side-by-side in the color of the pride flag to protest Russia’s “homosexual propaganda” ban.

    “Unfortunately, 40 years later, there are still countries in which homosexuality is persecuted, sometimes even by jail sentences, and in which the rainbow flag is forbidden. Russia is one of these countries,” the activists said through their “The Hidden Flag” project page.

    “Because of this, we have taken advantage of the fact the country is hosting the World Cup at the same time as Pride Month, to denounce their behaviour and take the rainbow flag to the streets of Russia.”

    The group took multiple photos throughout the city of Moscow — even posed beside Russian police.

    “Yes, in the plain light of day, in front of the Russian authorities, Russian society and the whole world, we wave the flag with pride.”

    The 2013 propaganda ban stopped distribution of LGBT material to minors.

  • China’s Gay Community Lauds Business’s ad With Gay Couple

    E-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Limited released an ad that appears to feature a gay man introducing his boyfriend to his family, and China’s gay social media praised the ad.

  • Costa Rica Campaign Seeks to Bolster Marriage Equality Support

    (WB) More than 30 groups have joined a campaign designed to increase support for marriage rights for same-sex couples in Costa Rica.

  • Gay Rights Groups Target World Cup For Spotlight

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Gay rights activists in Brazil are using the spotlight of the World Cup to draw attention to the harsh penalties gay people face in many of the countries represented at soccer's premier event.

  • Megan Rapinoe Seals Her World Cup Win With a Kiss

    (CNN) After helping lead her team to the Women's World Cup title Sunday, Megan Rapinoe needed one more thing: A kiss from her significant other. 

  • Mexico Coach Defends Fans Chanting Gay Slur: ‘Not That bad’

    SANTOS, Brazil — Mexico coach Miguel Herrera has defended World Cup fans chanting a gay slur which is under investigation by the sport’s international governing body.

  • More Than 6000 Attend First-Ever Bermuda Pride Parade

    (WB) More than 6,000 people attended Bermuda’s first-ever Pride parade that took place in the British island territory’s capital of Hamilton on Aug. 31.

  • Nicaragua LGBT activist Tortured after arrest

    (WB) A well-known LGBTQ activist in Nicaragua who was arrested last September says he was tortured while in custody.

  • Pride Celebrations in Europe Mark 50 Years Since Stonewall

    MADRID (AP) — European cities celebrated LGBT pride on Saturday, July 6 with colorful parades that also became platforms for political demands and a push back against far-right populist parties.

  • Qatar’s Sports Minister Vague On Alcohol And Gays at 2022 World Cup

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Qatar’s sports minister says the 2022 World Cup will set a benchmark of excellence that will be “almost impossible to beat” and promised in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press that the Gulf nation will implement labor reforms in the next few months.

  • Russian Militia Will Stop Gay People From Kissing at World Cup

    The Russian Cossacks, a militia group, said they will patrol at the 2018 World Cup to stop gay men from kissing.