Category | International

U.S.-Cuba Normalization Talks Underway in Havana

Posted on 22 January 2015

HAVANA (AP) — The United States and Cuba began laying out the path to normalized ties Thursday as the highest-level U.S. delegation to the communist island in more than three decades held a second day of talks in Havana. Officials from both countries described the morning session as cordial, straightforward and focused on the details […]

India Elects Its First Transgender Mayor

Posted on 06 January 2015

India has reportedly elected its first transgender mayor. Independent candidate Madhu Kinnar won the city of Raigarh’s mayoral election by more than 4,500 votes, beating her BJP opponent Mahaveer Guruji. “People have shown faith in me,” Kinnar said after her victory. “I consider this win as love and blessings of people for me. I’ll put in […]

Egypt Reduces Jail Time for Eight Men in Gay Marriage Video

Posted on 29 December 2014

CAIRO — An Egyptian appeals court has reduced the prison terms for eight men jailed last month for appearing in a video of what was alleged to be the country’s first gay marriage. The decision to reduce the sentences from three years to one drew “tears and shouts” from family members in the courtroom, a […]

Same-Sex Marriage Approved by Finland

Posted on 04 December 2014

HELSINKI, FI–The Finnish parliament has narrowly approved a citizen’s initiative to legalise same-sex marriage, according to Reuters News Service. Gay couples in Finland have been able to enter into registered partnerships since 2002, but until now the country was the only in the Nordic region not to allow same-sex marriage. Finland is now the 12th […]

Obama AIDS Day Call for Action

Posted on 01 December 2014

WASHINGTON, DC–In a statement on World AIDS Day, President Barack Obama has called for even more action against the disease. In communities across our Nation and around the world, we have made extraordinary progress in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Just over three decades ago, when we knew only the devastation HIV inflicted, those living […]

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