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  WORLD Swiss vote, Northern Ireland wedding, Tanzania report, bishops convene

In Switzerland, voters backed a referendum to extending anti-racism legislation to cover sexual orientation—defying critics who had claimed such a move would be an infringement of free speech, The Guardian reported. Unlike many of its western ...


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  WORLD Croatian couple, Church of England, detained in Mauritania, tennis

In Croatia, the Social Welfare Center in Zagreb again rejected the foster care application submitted by Ivo Segota and Mladen Kozic, who are life partners in the country, Total Croatia News reported. By doing so, the ...


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  WORLD Glenn Greenwald, Swiss chocolatier, Chick-fil-A, South Korean trans soldier

A coalition of approximately 40 human-rights and free-speech NGOs signed an open letter—organized by Freedom of the Press Foundation and Reporters Without Borders—addressed to Brazilian authorities ( including President Jair Bolsonaro ) condemning the charges that ...


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  WORLD Swiss votes, HIV+ pilot, Indonesian raids, Dutch beauty expert

On Feb. 9, Switzerland residents will decide on extending the scope of anti-racism legislation to include discrimination based on sexual orientation, according to SwissInfo.ch. According to the website, this revision is needed, as current law does ...


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  WORLD Trans activist killed, Israeli center, Brazilian priest, Netflix film

In South Africa, Limpopo police are investigating the death of transgender activist Nare Mphela, 28, whose decomposing body was found in a rented room, News24 reported. "The deceased was found with multiple stab wounds and was ...


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  2019 global roundup, from Toronto to Taiwan

There was no shortage of the good, the bad and ugly regarding global LGBTQ developments. Below are just a few of media reports ( highlights and lowlights ): —Bus attack: In London in late May, a ...


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  MOMBIAN LGBTQ parenting: The year in review

This past year saw many challenges to LGBTQ equality—but there was still some progress. Let's review the parenting-specific news of the year. Some setbacks The Trump administration's Department of Health and Human Services ( HHS ...


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  WORLD Israeli activist, PrEP and anxiety, Irish curriculum, Tom of Finland

LGBTQ activist and founder of the Bar Noar Tel Aviv LGBT youth center Shaul Ganon will receive hundreds of thousands of shekel in compensation from the state after charges that he was part of the motive ...


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  WORLD Marriage status in Cuba, Shigella outbreak, anti-LGBTQ crime

Cuba Justice Minister Oscar Silvera Martinez announced the Family Code—the law that could establish marriage equality in the country—will not be introduced in the National Assembly until December 2021, when one of the parliamentary commissions will ...


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  WORLD Gay Muslim MP, LGBTQ mayor weds, pro-trans ruling, ambassadors

In Britain, the world's first openly gay Muslim MP has been elected as part of Boris Johnson's new government, PinkNews reported. Imran Ahmad-Khan made history when he was elected as MP for Wakefield in Yorkshire, having ...


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  Historic Croatia ruling allows same-sex foster parenting

In a historic development, a court in Croatia ruled that a same-sex married couple—in this case, Ivo Segota and Mladen Kozic—can be foster parents, Total Croatia News reported. In addition, the Zagreb Administrative Court mandated that ...


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  WORLD Finland official, homophobia report, Ghana musicians, Justin Trudeau

Sanna Marin—the 34-year-old Finnish prime minister acknowledged as the youngest government leader in the world—said that she was raised by two moms, LGBTQ Nation reported. Born in 1985, she told Menaiset that the topic of homosexuality ...


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  Pope announces changes in abuse cases

On Dec. 17, Pope Francis announced major changes to the way the Roman Catholic Church deals with sexual-abuse cases involving minors, abolishing the rule of "pontifical secrecy" that previously covered them, HuffPost reported. The lifting of ...


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  TRAVEL Ireland, Northern Ireland: A land of rainbows

Possibly the friendliest country anywhere, Ireland is a lush, green island in the North Atlantic. The Republic of Ireland is divided in two, with Northern Ireland being a part of the United Kingdom. This splits the ...


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  WORLD Marriages in Brazil, chemsex, couple attacked, Gus Kenworthy

The state Institute Brazilian Geography and Statistics said that same-sex marriages in Brazil grew 61.7 percent in 2018—a trend that grew from October, after President Jair Bolsonaro's victory in the last elections, Vanugardia reported. At the ...


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  WORLD Haitian activist dies, New Zealand spot, teens admit guilt

One of Haiti's most prominent LGBTQI activists, Jeudy Charlot, was found dead at his home in Pétion-Ville outside of the capital of Port-au-Prince on Nov. 25, an OutRight International press release noted. Charlot was the executive ...


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  WORLD Danger index, Canada anniv., gay dads split, Cyndi Lauper

Scandinavian countries performed well in a new index of 150 countries' friendliness toward LGBTQ+ travelers, Forbes.com noted. Sweden tops the list as the world's most LGBTQ-friendly country, followed by Canada and Norway. Nordic nations Finland ( ...


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  WORLD Ugandan raid, pope's statement, Turkish university, Peruvian movie

A Ugandan court charged 67 people with causing a nuisance after they were arrested in a gay-friendly bar, in a move condemned by activists as the latest "homophobic" attack, Reuters reported. The 67—who were among 127 ...


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  WORLD Movie premiere, Argentina's president, jail sentences in Malaysia

Ultra-nationalist protesters in the former Soviet republic of Georgia clashed with police as they attempted to derail the premiere of a critically acclaimed movie about gay love in the capital, Tbilisi, Reuters reported. Hundreds of demonstrators ...


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  Same-sex marriage overturned in Caymans

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has ruled in favor of the government, overturning Chief Justice Anthony Smellie's previous ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in the Cayman Islands, the Cayman Compass reported. However, the court simultaneously ...


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  WORLD Leaders conference, Germany's ban, colonial-era laws

On Nov. 13-16, LGBTQ Victory Institute will bring together more than 550 LGBTQ elected officials, advocates and other leaders for four days of programming aimed at strengthening the power of LGBTQ leaders worldwide, an organizational press ...


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  Claudia Lopez first LGBTQ mayor of Latin American Capital City

Washington, DC — On Sunday night, Claudia Lopez made history in becoming the first openly LGBTQ mayor of a major Latin American capital city when she won her election in BogotÃ, Colombia. Lopez beat her opponent ...


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  WORLD Pride events, UK hate crime stats, lesbian Colombian politician

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Taipei for the 17th annual pride parade, with organizers expecting a record turnout after the Taiwan government became the first in Asia to pass same-sex marriage ...


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  Study: Iceland, Netherlands, Norway have highest levels of LGBT acceptance

New research from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds that the average levels of acceptance for LGBT people and their rights have increased globally since 1981. Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Canada, and Spain ...


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  WORLD Marriage news, Oscar Wilde, Ugandan activist dies, Iris Prize

People of the same sex are now allowed to get married in Northern Ireland, the BBC reported. It's been legal in England, Wales and Scotland since 2014; now the rules have changed for Northern Ireland, too. ...


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  WORLD Brazilian LGBT figures, 'Kill the Gays' bill, singer Hozier

The European Parliament announced the finalists for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought—and, for the first time in its 30 years of existence, a person from the LGBTI community is on the list: Marielle Franco, ...


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  WORLD Kenyan magazine, Russian anti-LGBT ruling, Brazilian films

Pride Umbrella Kenya, a member organization of The Refugee Coalition of East Africa ( RefCEA ), announced the launch of QR Magazine, a press release noted. The first issue of this quarterly publication, The Transgender Issue, ...


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  WORLD Toronto rally, Russian activist's murder, Xavier Bettel, papal meeting

In Toronto, a rally promoting unity was held Sept. 28 in response to an anti-LGBTQ Christian group's march through the city's gay village, CTVNews.ca reported. The march was in response to several incidents this year where ...


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  WORLD Japanese case, Jamaica event canceled, Putin's law

A Japanese court awarded damages to a woman who broke up with her same-sex partner because of infidelity—recognizing their common-law partnership despite same-sex marriage not being legal in the country, Kyodo News reported. After acquiring a ...


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  WORLD Gay leaders, Mexican trans women, Czech marriage bill

In a notable meeting between two out heads of government, Prime Minister Xavier Bettel of Luxembourg hosted his counterpart from Serbia, Ana Brnabic, and discussed the possibility of Serbia joining the European Union, along with other ...


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  Anti-LGBTQ Zimbabwe President Mugabe dies

The Washington Blade reported that former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has died in Singapore at the age of 95. Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe since the country's independence from the United Kingdom in 1980 until the country's military ...


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  WORLD Bermuda Pride, Russian bakery, marriage in Oaxaca

Organizers of the first Bermuda Pride parade, which took place Aug. 31, said they were overwhelmed with the outpouring of support, The Royal Gazette reported. The response was a huge surprise to, among others, Roderick Ferguson—whose ...


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  WORLD South African judge, China on marriage, teens plead not guilty

In South Africa, after 25 years in the judicial arena, Edwin Cameron has retired as a Constitutional Court judge, TheSouthAfrican.com reported. According to the article, Cameron—who is openly gay and HIV-positive—will forever be remembered for his ...


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  OutRight Report: Conversion therapy is global

The group OutRight Action International has released a report exposing the global reach of so-called conversion therapy. "Conversion therapy" is the most widely used term to describe practices attempting to change, suppress or divert one's sexual ...


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  WORLD Fleeing Russia, Cuban activist, UNAIDS, Magnum ad

Gay married couple Andrei Vaganov and Yevgeny Yerofeyev were forced to flee Russia over concerns their adopted children could be taken away, NewNowNext.com reported. The couple married in Denmark in 2016, and Vaganov adopted the couple's ...


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  Mayor of Canada's capital comes out

Jim Watson—the longtime mayor of Ottawa, the capital of Canada—came out as gay in a column in the Ottawa Citizen, writing that the announcement was "better late than never," according to CNN.com. He wrote he had ...


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  WORLD Beijing couple, Dutch man attacked, Ecuador murder

A same-sex couple in Beijing have become the first in the city to complete the process of being named as each other's legal guardian in what is being seen as a major step forward in the ...


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  WORLD Tel Aviv stabbing, Gay Star News ends, LGBT issues in Poland

Police arrested a third suspect in a stabbing in Tel Aviv that left an LGBT teen from the Arab town of Tamra seriously wounded, The Times of Israel reported. The two main suspects—who presented themselves to ...


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  WORLD Intersex survey, Russian activist, Polish publication

Kenya will, for the first time, collect data on intersex people in its national population census, in a major victory for rights activists, the BBC reported. The August survey will determine the number of citizens who ...


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  WORLD Russia items, Northern Ireland reform, Malaysia police

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the Russian government must pay approximately $41,000 in damages to three LGBT-rights groups for having refused their registration in recent years, Human Rights Watch noted. From 2006 to ...


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  WORLD Alan Turing, Theresa May, UN expert, South Korea military

The Bank of England will honor the late gay mathematician/codebreaker Alan Turing on the 50-pound note, LGBTQ Nation reported. After World War II, he was prosecuted because he admitting to having a relationship with another man ...


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  WORLD Canadian school law, Mexico City parade, Indian rape statute

The United Conservative government of new Alberta Premier Jason Kenney—promoted by some on the Canadian right as a model for the nation—has passed legislation that gay rights activists say will roll back protections for gay-straight alliances ...


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  WorldPride crowds estimated at 5M

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that approximately 5 million people attended WorldPride in New York City over the June 29-30 weekend, surpassing estimates of about 3 million, ABC News reported. The mayor also ...


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  WOMEN'S WORLD CUP U.S. wins championship

On July 7 in Lyon, France, the United States claimed a fourth Women's World Cup triumph with a 2-0 victory over European champions Netherlands in the final. Megan Rapinoe, an out lesbian, and Rose Lavelle scored ...


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  WORLD Librarian's death, Baja OKs marriage equality, parade news

The National Human Rights Commission of Myanmar will investigate the death of gay librarian Kyaw Zin Win, Gay Star News noted. The librarian, 26, shared details of homophobic bullying from colleagues in a Facebook post before ...


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  WOMEN'S WORLD CUP U.S. beats England, advances to final

The United States is returning to the World Cup final, thanks to a 2-1 victory over England on July 2 in Lyon, France. Christen Press, starting for an injured Megan Rapinoe, and Alex Morgan, on her ...


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  WOMEN'S WORLD CUP U.S. beats host France, advances to semis

Scoring two goals for the second consecutive game, Megan Rapinoe led the U.S. women's national team to a 2-1 quarterfinal win over host France in Paris on June 28. Rapinoe is the first player to score ...


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  WORLD Mexican marriage bill, Sir Elton John, global Pride events

In Mexico, Sinaloa lawmakers voted against a measure that would have legalized same-sex marriage in the state, with 20 votes against and 18 in favor, Mexico News Daily reported. Most of the "yes" votes came from ...


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  U.S. advances in World Cup on Rapinoe kicks

Megan Rapinoe scored on penalty kicks to give the United States a 2-1 win on June 24 over Spain to book a spot in the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup, ESPN.com noted. Rapinoe made news ...


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  WORLD Conversion therapy, Bermuda march, trans officer, Belgium ban

Germany plans to ban all conversion therapies under a new law to be introduced this year by German Health Minister Jens Spahn, PinkNews noted. It's estimated there are around 1,000 attempts in Germany each year to ...


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  Ecuador approves same-sex marriage

By a vote of five to four, Ecuador's highest court approved same-sex marriage in a landmark ruling in the small and traditionally Catholic country on June 12, AlJazeera.com reported. Pro-LGBTQ activists celebrated the decision in the ...


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  Thirty-six sports confirmed for Gay Games 11 in Hong Kong 2022

HONG KONG/SAN FRANCISCO, 31 May 2019 - The Federation of Gay Games ( FGG ) together with the Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2022's management team announced today the 36 sports which will be offered at ...


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  Botswana court decriminalizes homosexuality

In a groundbreaking ruling, Botswana's High Court, on June 11, tossed out a colonial-era law that criminalized same-sex relations, NPR.org reported. Previously, people who violated the statute could be thrown in prison for up to seven ...


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  WORLD Hong Kong decision, Pride flags, out Indian athlete

In a victory for the LGBT community, Hong Kong's top court has ruled in favor of a gay civil servant applying for spousal and tax benefits for his husband, BBC.com reported. Angus Leung, a local immigration ...


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  Vatican publishes anti-LGBT document

The Vatican has released the document "Male and Female He Created Them: Towards a path of dialogue on the question of gender in education" to address issues surrounding sexuality and gender identity, PBS reported. "Male and ...


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  Semenya now able to compete

Mid-distance runner Caster Semenya will be allowed to compete without having to take testosterone-reducing medication after the Swiss Federal Tribunal ordered the International Association of Athletics Federations to suspend implementation of new regulations while Semenya's appeal ...


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  WORLD Trans woman murdered, gay-sex laws, trans mayor

A transgender woman was murdered and decapitated during the weekend of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia ( IDAHOBIT ) in the Mexican state of Veracruz, according to Gay Star News. According to reports, Jesusa ...


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  Semenya appeals testosterone decision

South African mid-distance runner Caster Semenya filed an appeal May 29 against the Court of Arbitration for Sport's decision to uphold testosterone regulations for some female athletes in track and field, ESPN.com reported. Her lawyers said ...


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  WORLD Filipino survey, Eurovision remarks, North Macedonian march

The Philippines House of Representatives is conducting an online survey on same-sex unions, CNN Philippines noted. The poll, posted on the chamber's website, asked whether the respondents are in favor, against, or undecided about the proposal ...


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  Trans, POC contestant, Jack Thompson, named International Mr. Leather 2019

Jack Thompson, Leatherman of Color from Baltimore, Maryland, was chosen out of a field of 68 contestants to be named International Mr. Leather ( IML ) 2019, May 26 at the Auditorium Theater. Thompson's win made ...


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  WORLD Lyra McKee, controversial billboard, George Clooney, Chilean school

The detective leading the investigation into the murder of LGBT journalist Lyra McKee in Londonderry has called on the gunman to hand himself in to police, BBC.com reported. McKee, 29, was shot while observing rioting in ...


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  Taiwan becomes first Asian country to OK same-sex marriage

On May 17, Taiwan's legislature became the first in Asia ( by a vote of 66 to 27 ) to fully legalize same-sex unions. The law—which allows for same-sex couples to apply for "marriage registration" as ...


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  WORLD Cuba cancels marches, 'gay panic' defense, lesbian UK politician

The organizer of Cuba's annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia marches on Monday announced they have been cancelled, The Washington Blade reported. The marches were to have taken place in Havana on May 11 ...


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  Brunei scales back from death penalty for gays

After worldwide condemnation of Brunei's penalty for gay sex, the country's ruler has said it will not impose the death penalty on those convicted of having same-sex relations, CNN.com reported. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah said he would ...


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  WORLD Trans woman threatened, Ecuador marriage bill, equality coin

Armenia's first registered transgender woman, Lilit Martirosyan, has received death threats after making a historic speech in her country's national assembly, The Guardian reported. After speaking out against discrimination at a session of its committee on ...


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  WORLD Taiwan marriages, Indian prince, gay Mexican candidate

A total of 157 same-sex couples in Taiwan plan to register to get married at household registration offices on May 24—the day that the Constitutional Court set for same-sex marriages to be legalized, Central News Agency ...


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  WORLD Mexican marriage bill, Luxembourg PM, China watching Buttigieg

In a secret ballot, the plenary of the Yucatan state congress in Mexico voted against a marriage-equality bill that was forwarded by a committee, YucatanExpatLife.com reported. Fifteen lawmakers voted against the measure, with nine in favor ...


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  Williams Institute: LGB inclusive nations enjoy higher GDP per capita than previously thought

AMHERST, Mass. — A new study published by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Leiden University, Netherlands and Rutgers University has found that nations offering more rights to lesbian, gay and bisexual people enjoy significantly ...


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  Cayman Islands court blocks marriage equality

Days after Cayman Islands Chief Justice Anthony Smellie allowed a same-sex wedding to take place, the Court of Appeal blocked Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden-Bush from getting married, on April 10, Cayman 27 reported. The appeal ...


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  WORLD Vatican meeting, anti-gay countries, trans attack, Brunei items

A group of international lawyers researching the criminalization of homosexuality has met with the Vatican secretary of state and urged the Holy See to publicly oppose such laws and conversion therapies for gays, The San Francisco ...


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  WORLD Elton John, Caymans OK marriage, Grindr

Elton John supported George Clooney's call for people to boycott a string of the world's most luxurious hotels following Brunei's new laws over gay sex, Business Insider noted. From April 3, Brunei is bringing in new ...


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  WORLD Thailand feat, U.S. ambassador, MP assaulted, 'Game of Thrones'

Thailand, on March 24, elected filmmaker Tanwarin Sukkhapisit as its first transgender member of the House of Representatives, Gay Star News noted. It was the first general election since a military coup in 2014. Sukkhapisit decided ...


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  WORLD Irish PM, landmark Canadian ruling, Brazilian murder suspects

The openly gay prime minister of Ireland had breakfast with Mike Pence—and he made some pointed comments about accepting others, LGBTQ Nation reported. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and partner Matthew Barrett had a breakfast in honor ...


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  Cardinal sentenced in child sex-abuse case

Cardinal George Pell, 77—the most senior Catholic cleric ever to be convicted of child sex abuse—was sentenced to six years in prison in Australia on March 13, NBC News reported. Pell could have gotten as many ...


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  WORLD Brazilian video, HIV incidents down, Malaysia's problems

Brazil's far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has sparked outrage, disgust and ridicule after tweeting a pornographic video in an apparent attempt to hit back at criticism of his administration during this year's carnival, The Guardian noted. Revellers ...







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