Azerbaijani: Gay men and trans women were suddenly rounded up in Azerbaijan. Here’s why.

Early in September, an investigative journalism coalition called the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) released a report on something called the Azerbaijani Laundromat, apparently a slush fund that for two years laundered $2.9 billion in cash that helped Azerbaijani elites and officials buy luxury goods and that paid European lobbyists and politicians to support Azerbaijan. 

Taiwan court rejects marriage application by same-sex couple

Despite last May’s decision by the Council of Grand Justices that a ban on same-sex marriages was unconstitutional, a court on Thursday rejected an appeal by two women against the Taipei City Government’s refusal to approve their marriage.

Elton John AIDS Foundation Announces Bold New Funding Initiatives To Combat HIV Epidemics in the U.S. and in Eastern Europe/Central Asia

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) today announced new funding initiatives to increase advocacy and service delivery for people living with and at-risk for HIV and hepatitis C.