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Bolivian president apologizes for 'lesbian' jibe

La Paz - Bolivian President Evo Morales apologized to his health minister Tuesday after suggesting she was a lesbian for talking with another woman as he gave a speech.

Ireland gay marriage law comes into force

Dublin - Ireland's new same-sex marriage law comes into force from Monday, six months after the country voted to allow gay unions in a historic referendum.

Colombia court allows gay couples to register children

Estanzuela - Colombia's Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that gay couples must be allowed to register newborn children in both parents' names, with birth certificates listing two mothers or two fathers.

'I do, I do, I do:' Brazilian female trio get hitched

Rio De Janeiro - Three's a crowd? Not in Brazil, where three women have defied deeply conservative trends in Congress and wider traditional mores by celebrating a polyamorous civil union.

Norwegian bishops back gay marriage

Oslo - Church of Norway bishops said Friday that they were unanimously in favour of allowing gay couples to marry in religious ceremonies, a hot-button issue to be decided on next year.

Gay marriage signed into law in Ireland

Dublin - Same-sex marriage was signed into law in Ireland, five months after a historic referendum saw the traditionally Catholic nation become the world's first country to vote for gay unions.

Russian Communists call for 15 days in jail for coming out as gay

Moscow - Two senior Russian Communist MPs on Friday presented a draft bill calling for people who come out as gay to serve up to 15 days behind bars.

Gays celebrate as civil unions become legal in Chile

Santiago - Gay couples kissed and danced in the streets of Chile's capital Santiago Thursday as the South American country's civil-union law recognizing same-sex couples took effect.

Prominent Argentine transgender woman murdered

Buenos Aires - A prominent leader for the struggle of Argentina's transgender community has been found murdered in her home, triggering demands for justice -- including from the president.

First global Catholic LGBT network hopes to build bridges

Rome - The first global Catholic LGBT network attempted Monday to reach out to bishops meeting to debate the Church's approach to the family, as liberals hope for an opening up towards sexual minorities."Dear sisters and brothers at the synod...

Belgrade Gay Pride march expresses solidarity with migrants

Belgrade - Belgrade's Gay Pride parade, only the second since a ban was lifted, took place under tight security but without major incident Sunday, with participants urging European solidarity with the wave of migrants crossing the Balkans to reach the European Un...

Anti-gay marriage U.S. clerk appeals jail ruling

Washington - The US clerk who was sent to jail this week for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses is appealing the ruling that landed her in prison, her lawyer said.

Conservative Bangladesh launches first lesbian comic strip

Dhaka - Bangladesh's first comic strip featuring a young lesbian discovering her sexuality has been launched in the capital to raise awareness of the plight of gays in the conservative Muslim-majority nation.

Rebel U.S. county issues first marriage licenses to gay couples

Washington - A US county at the center of a firestorm for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gays handed out its first certificate to a same-sex couple Friday, local television reported.

U.S. public servant becomes face of anti-gay marriage fight

Washington - By refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Kim Davis -- taken into federal custody Thursday -- has gone from being a simple US public servant to a heroine for millions of Americans opposed to the new law of the land.

Gay marriage in focus as Faroe Islands votes

Copenhage - Faroe Islanders headed to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new parliament following a one-month campaign dominated by gay marriage and whether to raise taxes on fishing firms.

Panama draft law calls for jail time for anti-gay hate crimes

Panama - Gay rights activists in Panama on Monday presented a bill to lawmakers that would make hate crimes against gays, lesbians and transsexuals illegal -- and punishable by up to a year in jail.

UN council hears from gays who fled IS terror

New York - UN Security Council members on Monday heard Syrian and Iraqi gays tell of their terror-filled lives under the Islamic State, in the first-ever council meeting on LGBT rights.

Same-sex marriage bill introduced to Australian parliament

Sydney - A bill to legalise same-sex marriage was introduced into the Australian parliament on Monday but it is doomed to fail with Prime Minister Tony Abbott's government opposed to any changes.

Masked men hurl smoke bombs at venue of Ukraine gay forum

Odessa - Masked men on Saturday hurled smoke bombs into a venue in the Ukraine port city of Odessa where gay rights activists were to hold a forum after deciding against marching in defiance of a ban.

Australian PM stymies gay marriage push, for now

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Wednesday his government would remain opposed to gay marriage during the current parliament, but suggested the issue could be put to a popular vote after the next election.

Australians rally in support of same-sex marriage

Sydney - Thousands of people rallied in Australian cities over the weekend in support of same-sex marriage, as politicians across multiple parties prepared to submit a bill to make the unions a legal right.

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.
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