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China seeking to ban Taiwan flag from Gay Games: activists

Taipei - Taiwan's gay rights activists on Monday accused China of pressuring organisers of the Gay Games to bar the island's national flag at next month's competition in Paris as ties with Beijing worsen.

Activists hail Lebanon ruling that could protect gay rights

Beirut - Lebanese activists have celebrated a court ruling they say paves the way towards decriminalising homosexuality in the small Middle Eastern country.On Thursday, a Lebanese appeals court upheld the 2017 acquittal of nine people prosecuted over being gay....

India signals support for legalising gay sex

New Delhi - The Indian government Wednesday signalled it would not oppose a move to decriminalise homosexuality, as the country's top court chewed over appeals to overturn a colonial-era ban.

Good for business: British lesbian on her Hong Kong court win

Fpo - When a British lesbian took on the Hong Kong government for the right to live and work in the city with her partner it was an intensely personal struggle -- but to her surprise it also struck a chord with finance giants in the economic powerhouse.

Gay groups march in Istanbul pride despite ban

Istanbul - Gay rights groups and activists pressed ahead with the Istanbul Pride parade on Sunday despite Turkish authorities banning the event for a fourth year in a row.

Rally for equality as top Philippine court considers gay marriage

Manila - Thousands of gay pride marchers braved heavy rain in Manila on Saturday calling for the legalisation of same-sex marriage as the Philippines' top court considers a landmark legal challenge to the current ban.

Czech Republic on track to be first post-communist nation with gay marriage

Prague - The Czech government on Friday backed draft legislation that would make the country the first post-communist member of the European Union to legalise same-sex marriage.

Gay dance company reinvents Mexico's 'folk ballet'

Mexico - With a twirl of his skirt, Jacob Soto taps his strappy high-heels in time to the music, the very image of his all-gay dance company's bold reinvention of Mexico's traditional folk dances.

Top Philippine court hears landmark gay marriage case

Manila - The Philippines' top court heard arguments on Tuesday for the legalisation of gay marriage, a historic first in the overwhelmingly Catholic nation.

Rainbow flags fly across Europe at Gay Pride parades

Bucharest - Thousands of people took to the streets to support LGBT rights in cities across Europe on Saturday, with marchers waving rainbow flags and condemning discrimination in all its forms.

US top court rules for baker in gay wedding cake case

Washington - The US Supreme Court delivered a historic but limited victory Monday to a Colorado baker who refused to design a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, in a closely-watched case pitting gay rights against religious liberty.

Cuba's new leader brings hope for gay rights

Havana - Gay rights in Cuba have come a long way since the early years of the Communist revolution, when countless people were marginalized or forced to flee because of their sexual orientation.

Lebanon authorities block gay pride festival: organiser

Beirut - Lebanon's LGBT festival, the only event of its kind in the Arab world, was suspended after authorities interrogated its organiser and threatened him with prosecution, he said Wednesday.

China's Weibo backtracks on gay content ban

Bejing - China's popular Weibo microblogging platform on Monday reversed a decision to block "homosexual" content, in an unusual concession to a storm of online protest at the weekend.

Dutch artist who aimed to say 'I do' 25 times, dies of cancer

Den Haag - A Dutch artist, who planned to marry her partner in countries around the world to celebrate gay marriage, died on Monday, her wife announced."Julian P. Boom 18.11.1977 - 22.01.

Indonesia court jails men for two years over 'gay sex party'

Jakarta - An Indonesian court has sentenced ten men to two years in prison for taking part in a gay sex party at a sauna, court documents show.

First gay marriages take place in Australia

Sydney - Australia's first gay weddings took place Saturday, ushering in a new era after the country's marriage equality law came into effect this month.

Indonesia court rejects bid to outlaw extramarital sex

Jakarta - A bid to make all sex outside marriage illegal was rejected by a top Indonesian court Thursday, in a ruling that surprised many as concerns grow about rising intolerance in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country.

Indonesia court rejects bid to outlaw extramarital sex

Jakarta - A bid to make all sex outside marriage illegal was thrown out by an Indonesian court Thursday, as concerns grow over rising intolerance in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country.

Gay couples register weddings on day one of marriage equality

Sydney - Same-sex couples hurried to declare plans to tie the knot on Saturday as Australia's new marriage equality law came into effect, with wedding registry offices holding special hours for the first day of legalised gay unions.

Australia prepares for rush of gay weddings

Sydney - Wedding venues were preparing for a rush of couples eager to tie the knot after same-sex marriage was signed into Australian law Friday, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull already boasting several invites.

Gay marriage around the world

Paris - Gay marriage, legalised on Thursday in Australia in a parliamentary vote, is now recognised in more than 25 countries, of which 16 are in Europe.Here is a breakdown.

Australia lawmakers approve same-sex marriage

Sydney - Gay couples will be able to legally marry in Australia after a same-sex marriage bill sailed through parliament Thursday, ending decades of political wrangling.

Timeline of gay marriage and rights in Australia

Sydney - Australia's parliament passed a law legalising same-sex marriage Thursday. It followed a historic nationwide survey that saw Australians vote overwhelmingly in favour of marriage equality.

Australia lawmakers approve same-sex marriage

Sydney - Gay couples will be able to legally marry in Australia after a same-sex marriage bill sailed through parliament Thursday, ending decades of political wrangling.

US Supreme Court appears divided in 'gay wedding cake' case

Washington - The US Supreme Court appeared sharply divided Tuesday as it weighed impassioned arguments in the closely watched case of a Colorado baker who cited his devout Christian faith in refusing to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.

Austria's top court allows same-sex marriage

Vienna - Austria's top court has ruled that same-sex couples can marry from 2019 at the latest, bringing the often conservative Alpine country into line with more than a dozen other European nations.

Austria's top court allows same-sex marriage

Vienna - Austria's top court said Tuesday that it has ruled that same-sex couples can marry, bringing the Alpine country into line with more than a dozen other European nations.

Sydney New Year's Eve 'rainbow' fireworks to fete gay marriage

Sydney - A rainbow waterfall of fireworks will cascade off the Sydney Harbour Bridge on New Year's Eve as Australia heralds a new era of gay marriage, officials said on Tuesday.

Australia MP proposes to gay partner in parliament

Sydney - A gay Australian lawmaker popped the question to his partner in parliament on Monday, with the first ever proposal in the chamber coming shortly after a bill paving the way for same-sex marriage was introduced.
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