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Stabbing attack shows the risks gays face in Jerusalem

Jerusalem - A server at Jerusalem's only gay bar, still shaken by last week's deadly stabbing at a Gay Pride parade, is candid about the difficulties homosexuals face in the Holy City.

Six stabbed at Jerusalem Gay Pride in 'repeat attack'

Jerusalem - An ultra-Orthodox Jew allegedly stabbed six Gay Pride marchers in Jerusalem Thursday, gravely wounding one of them, just weeks after completing a 10-year sentence for a similar attack, police and medics said.

Italy breaches human rights by blocking gay marriage: European court

Strasbourg - A European court ruled Tuesday that Italy breached the human rights of three gay couples by refusing them marriage or any other recognised form of union. "The legal protection currently available to same-sex couples in Italy ...

Acapulco holds mass gay wedding on beach

Acapulco - Twenty gay and lesbian couples got married in a mass wedding on an Acapulco beach on Friday, one month after Mexico's top court all but legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

U.S. Episcopal Church approves same-sex marriages

Washington - The US Episcopal Church announces that it approved ceremonies for same-sex marriages, shortly after the Supreme Court legalized the practice across country.

Istanbul police use teargas to break up Gay Pride parade

Istanbul - Riot police in Istanbul used teargas and fired rubber pellets to disperse thousands of participants in the city's Gay Pride march after some began chanting slogans against the president, an AFP reporter said.

Russian MP urges Facebook blockage over rainbow flag

Moscow - A Russian lawmaker, who has strongly backed anti-gay legislation, said Facebook should be shut down in Russia over its support for the US Supreme Court's decision to legalise same-sex marriage.

One injured in shooting at San Francisco gay pride event

San Francisco - Shots were fired at a gay pride event in San Francisco, leaving one man injured, city police said.

Gay pride events in Latin America seek more rights

Santiago - Marchers in several Latin American nations including Chile and Mexico pressed for more gay rights, with many celebrating the US Supreme Court's historic decision allowing same-sex couples to wed.

Thousands celebrate Dublin Pride after marriage vote 

Dublin - Tens of thousands of revellers created a carnival atmosphere on the streets of Dublin on Saturday in the first gay Pride parade since Ireland became the first country in the world to vote for same-sex marriage.

Thousands celebrate Dublin Pride after marriage vote 

Dublin - Tens of thousands of revellers created a carnival atmosphere on the streets of Dublin on Saturday in the first gay Pride parade since Ireland became the first country in the world to vote for same-sex marriage.

Huge crowds for Berlin Gay Pride after historic U.S. ruling

Berlin - Several hundred thousand people filled the streets of Berlin for the city's Gay Pride parade on Saturday, a day after the US Supreme Court legalised same-sex marriage nationwide.

Supreme Court makes gay marriage legal throughout US

Washington - The US Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal throughout the nation in a much-awaited landmark decision that triggered wild jubilation and tears of joy across the country.

Hundreds of thousands rally in Rome against gay unions

Rome - Hundreds of thousands of Italians gathered in Rome Saturday to demonstrate against gay unions and the teaching of gender theories in schools, as Prime Minister Matteo Renzi tries to push a civil union bill through parliament.

South Korea court rules in favor of gay pride parade

Seoul - South Korea's gay pride organisers have won a court battle against conservatives and police seeking to block their parade celebrating sexual minorities late this month, they said Wednesday.

Gays hail Mexico court's marriage ruling

- Mexico's gay and lesbian community is celebrating a key ruling by the Supreme Court that opens the door to same-sex marriage throughout the country.

Slovenia gay pride warns same-sex marriage still in jeopardy

Ljubljana - Over a thousand people marched Saturday at Slovenia's 15th Gay Pride festival warning their fight was not over since a recently adopted bill legalising same-sex marriages could still be revoked in a referendum.

ACLU condemns privacy violation of gay valedictorian’s rights Special

Boulder - The ACLU and the family of a college student who committed suicide after being ridiculed on social media five years ago for being gay have condemned a Colorado charter school for refusing to let its valedictorian speak at his graduation this month.

Big turnout for Sao Paulo gay pride

S - Tens of thousands of revelers thronged Sao Paulo's main Paulista Avenue thoroughfare on Sunday to cavort at the city's annual Gay Pride march.

Kiev gay rights march ends in injuries, arrests

Kiev - At least 10 people were injured and 25 arrested in Kiev on Saturday as scuffles broke out between members of a rare Ukrainian gay pride march and their nationalist foes.

Op-Ed: School claims right to notify parents that children are gay Special

Boulder - The outing of a high school valedictorian near Boulder has gotten considerable attention around the world, but one issue that appears secondary is the charter school telling the teen’s parents that he is gay.

LGBT community remain targets of 'grotesque' violence: UN report

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons remain the target of brutal attacks and hatred from others worldwide, according to a recent report issued by the United Nations.

Op-Ed: Gay valedictorian outed, speech blocked

Boulder - Although American TV includes popular shows like “Grace and Frankie,” about two women friends whose husbands dump them to marry each other, apparently it is not suitable to talk about homosexuality at a Boulder-area charter school.

Ireland's gay marriage vote was 'a defeat': Vatican daily

- The Irish vote in favour of gay marriage constitutes "a defeat" that highlights a gap between the Church and modern society, the Vatican newspaper said Monday.

Church unnerved by Ireland's huge 'Yes' to gay marriage

Dublin - The once-dominant Catholic Church in Ireland was trying to come to terms Sunday with an overwhelming vote in favour of gay marriage, saying it needed a "new language" to connect to people.

Ireland 'changed utterly' by gay marriage vote

Dublin - Ireland's newspapers said Sunday that the country had dramatically changed and confirmed its emergence from the shadow of the traditionally powerful Catholic Church by voting in favour of gay marriage.

Ireland celebrates after huge 'Yes' to gay marriage

Dublin - Ireland on Sunday celebrated a historic referendum approving gay marriage, as the once all-powerful Catholic Church reflected on the need for a "reality check" to keep in touch with changing times.

Gay marriage around the world

Paris - Ireland has voted to legalise same-sex marriage, official results showed on Saturday, joining 18 countries which have made, or are in the process of making the change, 13 of them in Europe.

Cheers and tears as Ireland approves gay marriage

Dublin - Cheers rolled around Dublin Castle on Saturday as jubilant "Yes" supporters jumped for joy and waved rainbow flags to celebrate Ireland's vote to allow gay marriage.

Ireland says big 'Yes' to gay marriage in world first

Dublin - Ireland on Saturday became the first country in the world to approve gay marriage by referendum with an overwhelming 62 percent "Yes" vote, further denting the once all-powerful Irish Catholic Church.
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