Gay Serbian woman nominated as prime minister
Serbia’s president Aleksandar Vucic has nominated openly gay minister Ana Brnabic as prime minister, making her — if she is confirmed — the country’s first gay head of state. Vucic is moving from prime minister to the mostly symbolic role of president, and opponents accuse him of choosing Brnabic to appease the European Union.
Thousands march for gay rights in Ukraine
An estimated 2,500 people marched through the streets of Ukraine’s capital Kyiv under heavy police guard on Sunday. Anti-gay protesters blocked routes and set fire to rainbow flags.
A teacher with sass
A Rhode Island teacher’s photo with US President Donald Trump went viral because of his lacy fan and rainbow pin. Nikos Giannopoulos says he wore the accessories to highlight his queer pride.
German Greens wants equal marriage
The Greens of Germany, a party that hopes to play kingmaker after the September elections, says it will only form a coalition with another party that promises equal marriage. Germany has only allowed civil unions since 2001.
Brazil pride one of the world’s largest
Hundreds of thousands of people crowded through the streets of Sao Paulo on Sunday to celebrate one of the largest pride marches in the world. The theme of the 21st Sao Paulo pride was secularism.