Ryan Atkin becomes first openly gay professional official in English football

Ryan Atkin becomes first openly gay professional official in English football

Ryan Atkin has become England’s first openly gay professional official, with the Football Association welcoming the 32-year-old’s revelation of his sexuality as a landmark sign of progress.

Nigerian Police Arrest 42 Gay Men for Seeking HIV Testing and Counseling

Nigerian Police Arrest 42 Gay Men for Seeking HIV Testing and Counseling

Homosexuality, including LGBT events and organizations, has been banned in the central African nation since 2014, and police have aggressively arrested gay and bisexual men since; punishments include up to 14 years in prison and public whippings. 

First LGBT Unit Created To Fight ISIS In Syria. Its Name? The Queer Insurrection

First LGBT Unit Created To Fight ISIS In Syria. Its Name? The Queer Insurrection

LGBT supporters are fighting back against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) on the Syrian battlefield after three years of persecution in which their community suffered stonings, executions from rooftops and a deadly shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida.