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Vatican Pulls Back Welcome Mat for Gays

Posted on 19 October 2014

VATICAN CITY — For the naysayers who thought last week’s advance statement from the Vatican on welcoming gays into the church was too good to true, this week their opinion proved to be correct. Where gays were welcomed for their “gifts and qualities” last week, this week, no mention was made of any such conciliatory […]

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Peaceful Pride in Serbia

Posted on 30 September 2014

With the memories of the violence that marred the 2010 demonstrations, Serbia hosted a gay pride march Sunday, the first peaceful pro-LGBT demonstration in the country in more than a decade. The march through Belgrade, the nation’s capital, was held under heavy police security. An estimated 1,000 gay activists and their supporters carried rainbow flags and signs […]

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Olympic Contract to Include Anti-Discrimination Clause

Posted on 27 September 2014

The International Olympic Committee has added an anti-discrimination clause to a contract that must be signed by the bidding cities for the 2022 Games. The clause states that “Any form of discrimination with regard to a country or a person on grounds of race, religion, politics, gender or otherwise is incompatible with belonging to the Olympic […]

Egyptian Gay Marriage Video Actors Face Trial

Posted on 26 September 2014

CAIRO–Eight men arrested in Egypt for appearing in a “gay marriage” video that went viral on the Internet will face trial last Tuesday for inciting debauchery, judicial sources told the Agence France-Presse. Homosexuality is not included in a list of sexual offences explicitly outlawed by Egyptian law, but it can be punished under several different […]

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Seven Men Arrested in Egypt for ‘Gay Wedding’ Video

Posted on 08 September 2014

According to the Egyptian state news agency, MENA, seven men have been detained in connection with a video allegedly showing the first gay wedding in Egypt. The men are accused of “incitement to debauchery” and “publishing indecent images.” The arrests came after the video, which seems to show two men exchanging rings and then kissing, […]

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Brit Model Wins Mr. Gay World

Posted on 03 September 2014

Stuart Hatton Jr., a British model and dancer, was crowned Mr. Gay World on Sunday, beating out 32 other contestants. Mr. Hatton had previously won Mr. Gay U.K. and succeeds New Zealander Chris Olwage in his new role as Mr. Gay World. The competition was held in Rome, Italy. Mr. Hatton sees the title as […]

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Israel Now Extends Citizenship to Same-Sex Couples

Posted on 13 August 2014

TEL AVIV–In what is being labeled as a ground-breaking interpretation of the Law of Return, Isreal’s Interior Ministry decided to permit non-Jewish same-sex marriage partners of Jews living abroad to immigrate to Israel and be granted Israeli citizenship, the ministry announced on yesterday Tuesday. According to a 1970 amendment to the Law of Return, “The rights of […]

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Uganda Reworking Anti-Gay Law

Posted on 13 August 2014

KAMPALA – Uganda’s tough anti-gay law, only recently dismissed for a technicality by the country’s constitutional court, is set for a rewrite according to Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni. Museveni wants to re-issue the divisive gay law but without tough penalties for consenting adults, a ruling party lawmaker said on Tuesday. Writing for Reuters, Elias Biryabarema […]

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AIDS Researchers Among Malaysia Airlines Victims

Posted on 22 July 2014

MELBOURNE, AU— The International AIDS Society has confirmed that at least six high-level researchers and AIDS experts were among those killed on the Malaysia Airlines flight downed Thursday over volatile eastern Ukraine. In confirming the deaths, the society’s president, Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, made note that her predecessor, AIDS researcher Joep Lange was among them. “The International […]

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World Cup Called a “Homosexual Abomination”

Posted on 09 July 2014

MOSCOW, RUSSIA—A Russian priest called the on-going World Cup Games a “homosexual abomination” because the brightly colored players’ boots formed a “gay rainbow.” Wearing pink or blue shoes, “the players might as well wear women’s panties or a bra,” according to Alexander Shumsky on the Christian website Russian People’s Line. Russia, which was eliminated in […]

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