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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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Gays Labeled “Flawed” by Conservative Group’s President

Posted on 02 July 2014

PRINCETON, NJ—Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) said that same-sex couples were “flawed.” In an interview with the Associate Press regarding a new Obama initiative to take gay rights global, Brown said, “”This is taking a flawed view of what it means to be a human being — male and female […]

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Elton John to Reach out to Vladimir Putin During Upcoming Tour

Posted on 02 July 2014

LONDON, UK–Rock superstar Elton John said that he would like to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and talk about the issue of gay rights during his trip to Russia in November, according to an interview John gave to Britain’s Sky News. “I don’t know what good it will do,” the singer admitted. “But unless […]

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First Gay Pride Parade in Cyprus Draws Massive Crowds

Posted on 04 June 2014

NICOSIA, CYPRUS—Cyprus, the third largest island in the Mediterranean by land mass and population, celebrated gay pride last week in its first ever show of solidarity for the LBGT community.  The inaugural event attracted an estimated 3,000 among the residents of this island of one million. “This proves that Cypriot society has progressed much more […]

Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Hit Skids in Hong Kong

Posted on 25 May 2014

Hong Kong–Critics opposed to equal rights for gays and lesbians are accusing Hong Kong’s oldest running counseling center for youngsters struggling with their sexuality of “brainwashing” children because of its plans to take part in a pro-gay-rights event next month. The Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Association, that has worked with the city’s children since 1936, […]

Malaysian Court to Rule on Transgender Rights

Posted on 14 May 2014

Bangkok – In Malaysia, transgender women have filed a court case challenging a law that keeps them from expressing their gender identity, according to a newly published report by Human Rights Watch. Three transgender women from Negeri Sembilan are asking the court to strike down a law that prohibits “any male person who, in any […]

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Putin Allegedly Blacklisted U.S. LGBT Donors

Posted on 07 May 2014

Moscow, Russia – The Kremlin has expanded its top-secret black list of Americans who are banned from Russia, according to an exclusive report from The Daily Beast. “The names of the specific bundlers remains a secret, but a focus was put on those with ties to the gay and lesbian community; it’s a reflection of […]

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Russian Law Will Require Fingerprinting People with HIV

Posted on 21 April 2014

St. Petersburg, Russia – A new bill prepared by Russian officials will require mandatory fingerprinting for all people living with HIV, according to a report on RT.com. The administration would also create a nationwide database for all of those living with the virus. State Duma deputy Roman Khudyakov of the Liberal Democratic told the daily […]

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Dalai Lama Okays Same-Sex Marriage

Posted on 05 March 2014

In a historical new interview with Larry King, the Dalai Lama addressed same-sex marriage for the first time, saying it was “Okay,” and an “individual’s business.” Though he recently said gay sex was “misconduct” for Buddhists, he said in the Larry King Now interview that it is not a crime for nonbelievers who should “follow […]

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