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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.

Scottish priest hopes for gay Prince George

London - A Scottish priest has caused a stir by expressing hope that four-year-old Prince George, who is third in line to the British throne, turns out to be gay so as to make the Church of England accept gay marriage.

Australian Senate passes gay marriage bill in key step

Sydney - Australia's upper house senate on Wednesday passed a bill paving the way for the legalisation of gay marriage, rejecting conservative efforts to add religious exemptions to the legislation.

Finding refuge in Russia's first LGBT shelter

Moscow - Nicole spent nine months this year locked up at home, where his parents "beat and humiliated" him for wanting to transition to female, before escaping and seeking refuge in Russia's first LGBT shelter.

Istanbul district bans gay film festival

Ankara - An Istanbul district authority has banned a one-day festival that had been set to showcase short films on gay issues on Saturday, claiming the event posed a threat to public order.

US Supreme Court to rule on wedding cake that split America

Washington - When Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig entered the "Masterpiece Cakeshop" bakery in a Denver suburb on July 19, 2012, they were giddy about choosing their wedding cake.

Secrets and wives: Gay Chinese hide behind 'sham marriage'

Shenyang - When Xiaoxiong and her lesbian lover wanted to hide their relationship from their parents, they decided to find men willing to marry them. They had a specific type in mind: Gay.

Nigerian and gay: dodging police and the Yahoo Boys

Lagos - It was a life-changing moment for David when five police officers in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, locked him in the back of a van two years ago.

Turkey capital bans German gay film festival

Ankara - Turkish authorities have banned a festival of German-language gay films due to kick off in the capital Ankara Thursday on the grounds it could incite hatred and be at risk from a terror attack.

'Pink dollar' boost to Australia economy after gay marriage vote

Sydney - Australia's historic move toward legalising same-sex marriage could bring businesses a massive windfall of "pink dollars" as tens of thousands of gay couples tie the knot, economists said Wednesday.

Celebrations spread after Australia backs same-sex marriage

Sydney - Celebrations swept across Australia Wednesday as voters emphatically endorsed same-sex marriage after more than a decade of divisive debate, and political leaders immediately began moves to enshrine the historic shift in law by Christmas.

Aussie millennial fans back sports' pro-gay marriage stance: survey

Sydney - Millennial fans strongly back the pro-gay marriage stance taken by major Australian sporting bodies, saying it will help keep sports relevant for younger people, according to a survey released Tuesday.

Kevin Spacey apologizes, comes out as gay after 'sexual advance' claim

Los Angeles - Kevin Spacey came out as gay early Monday and apologized to actor Anthony Rapp, who accused the Hollywood star of making a sexual advance on him at a 1986 party when he was only 14 years old.

Taiwan holds Asia's largest pride parade as it waits for gay marriage

Taipei - A sea of rainbow flags and glitzy costumes filled downtown Taipei Saturday as tens of thousands marched in Asia's largest gay pride parade, the first since Taiwan's top court ruled in favour of gay marriage.

Gay Russian speaks out on police torture in Chechnya

Moscow - A gay man living in Chechnya on Monday went public to describe his detention and torture by police during a crackdown on homosexuals in the region ruled by strongman Ramzan Kadryov.
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