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Taipei, Kevin Spacey and zombies

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Kevin Spacey discusses his new play Clarence Darrow at Build Studio on May 24, 2017 in New York City. Credit: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Kevin Spacey apologizes for incident with young actor, comes out as gay

After actor Anthony Rapp said in an interview that Kevin Spacey approached him sexually at a party when Rapp was 14, Spacey both publicly apologized and came out as gay. [Reuters]

Taiwan premier promises equal marriage law

Taiwan’s premier says he will send an equal marriage law to the nation’s legislature by year end, accelerating the sluggish pace of progress on the proposal. Meanwhile, tens of thousands marched in Taipei for the country’s biggest Pride celebration ever.

UN LGBT rights investigator gives first report

The United Nation’s expert on LGBT rights gave his first report on Friday, saying the world shows a general trend towards gay rights, but that many gaps remain. The position of LGBT rights investigator was created with intense opposition from some Muslim countries. [The Associated Press]

Pop singer feared dead in Chechnya

Human-rights groups say they suspect a Russian pop singer has been killed while visiting Chechnya, caught up in the region’s anti-gay purge. Zelimkhan Bakayev disappeared in Chechnya in August while attending a wedding. [The Independent]

Protesters block HRC dinner entrances

Protesters dressed as zombies blocked the entrances to a Human Rights Campaign dinner in Washington this weekend, objecting to the organization’s partnership with Wells Fargo. The Human Rights Campaign is an influential LGBT rights organization in the United States, but has been criticized for only representing mainstream interests. [The Washington Blade]