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Russian MP says homosexuals 'mentally ill' after lesbian selfie

Saint Petersburg - A Russian lawmaker who has strongly backed anti-gay legislation said on Tuesday all homosexuals were "mentally ill" after two lesbians snapped themselves kissing on a plane with him sitting in the background.

Russia bans transvestites and transsexuals from driving

Moscow - Russia has passed a controversial law banning transvestites, transsexuals and people with other "disorders" from driving, prompting sharp criticism from rights activists, including a prominent Kremlin advisor.

'A Reason' — indie sleeper film of the year Special

A Reason is an independent film written and directed by Dominique Schilling and produced by Caroline Risberg (Risberg Schilling Productions).

Same-sex couples wed in Florida as gay marriage ban ends

Miami - Scores of same-sex Florida couples tied the knot early Tuesday after the state's ban on gay marriage ended.

HRW slams Russia for spiralling homophobic attacks

Moscow - Human Rights Watch sounded the alarm Monday over the rising number of homophobic attacks in Russia, slamming Vladimir Putin's government for "inaction" and urging a crackdown on hate crimes.

Italian teacher disciplined over crucifix removal

Rome - An Italian teacher has been disciplined under fascist-era rules for removing a crucifix from the wall of his classroom in a move denounced Monday as "stupefying" by campaigners for secular education.

Openly gay mayor takes power in Polish city

Warsaw - The first openly gay mayor of a large Polish city officially took power on Saturday, saying the traditionally Catholic country was "opening up".

Finland takes first step towards legalising gay marriage

Helsinki - Finland's parliament voted in favour of same-sex marriage in a victory for campaigners who gathered thousands of signatures to force parliament to examine the issue.

Op-Ed: Billy Gilman comes out, still one of music's greatest vocalists

Country singer Billy Gilman may have come out of the closet, revealing that he is gay, yet he is still one of music's greatest talents and musicians.

Gay gene discovered in controversial new study

The discovery of a gay gene or number of gay genes is giving more weight to the idea that people are born gay, rather than it being a lifestyle choice.

Simpsons co-creator saves 'gay' Irish bull from being slaughtered

A bull in Ireland who was going to be slaughtered because he might have been gay has been saved by Sam Simon, the co-creator of the 'Simpsons.'

Thousands of Brazilians march in gay rights parade

Rio De Janeiro - Thousands of Brazilians took part in Rio de Janeiro's 19th Gay Pride parade, speaking out against homophobia in a country that has seen years of violence targeting the gay community.Under the slogan "A million voices!

Sarkozy says France's gay marriage law should be scrapped

Paris - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who has embarked on a political comeback, on Saturday said France's gay marriage law should be scrapped, in his strongest comment yet on the controversial issue.

Op-Ed: Supreme Court may have to rule on same-sex marriage

Cincinnati - If the U.S. Supreme Court was hoping to avoid making a decision on same-sex marriages everything changed Thursday. After dozens of courts at different levels approved the practice, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals voted to ban it.

Apple chief Tim Cook puts focus on gay rights

Washington - Apple's Tim Cook has become the most prominent chief executive to acknowledge his homosexuality, putting fresh focus on gay representation in the boardroom.

Op-Ed: Apple Chief Cook proudly gay

San Francisco - It comes as no surprise that the CEO of Apple is gay, but few have put it such a way that will offend homophobes. For many Christian fundamentalists, and members of other religions, being a homosexual is a one-way ticket to hell.

GOP bails on S.C nominee after he calls homosexuals 'gremlins'

A South Carolina Republican vying for a U.S. congressional seat apparently believes gays and lesbians should be kept out of the light, never given any water and most importantly, never fed after midnight; they are "gremlins" after all.

Robbie Rogers-inspired ‘gay soccer’ sitcom gets green light

ABC have confirmed they are pressing ahead with a new sitcom loosely based on the life of Robbie Rogers, the world’s only out-gay professional soccer player.

Gay and straight marriages show similar longevity

A recent study revealed that the break-up rate for gay couples was comparable to the break-up rate for heterosexual couples.

US Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage in more states

Washington - Same-sex couples will soon be able to wed in up to 30 US states after the Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider -- for now -- a nationwide ruling on the divisive issue.

Belgrade sealed off for first Gay Pride since 2010

Belgrade - Serbian gays and lesbians staged their first Belgrade Pride Parade in four years on Sunday, in what is seen as a test of the EU hopeful's commitment to protecting minority rights.

Brazilian gay politician Waldir Pires Bittencourt attacked

Macaparana - A young out-gay Brazilian politician and human-rights activist has been attacked while out campaigning in the city of Macapá.

Top Spanish news agency apologizes for gay Rajoy hashtag

Madrid - While sending what was actually an extremely serious tweet, Efe, a top Spanish news agency, accidentally added a hashtag which contained a colloquial term for "homosexual" in reference to the Spanish Prime Minister. The news agency has since apologized.

Gay marriage set to make grand U.S. Supreme Court return

Washington - The U.S. Supreme Court this week made plans to revisit gay marriage, less than 15 months after its landmark decision that same-sex couples were entitled to the same rights as heterosexuals.

Brazilian gay teenager João Antônio Donati found murdered

Inhumas - An 18-year-old man who was openly gay has been found dead — suspected murdered — in Inhumas, in the Brazilian state of Goiás, according to media reports.

Uganda anti-gay law to be re-introduced in parliament: Speaker

Kampala - Ugandan lawmakers will vote on reinstating a severe anti-gay law just weeks after it was scrapped by the country's constitutional court, the parliamentary speaker said on Tuesday.

Uganda gay pride party after tough law overturned

Entebbe - Dancing and waving rainbow-coloured flags, Ugandan activists held their first gay pride rally Saturday since the overturning of a tough anti-homosexuality law, which authorities have appealed."This event is to bring us together.

Matthew Mitcham, Tom Daley win gold, silver at Commonwealth Games

Australia's Matthew Mitcham and Britain's Tom Daley have won gold and silver, respectively, at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Court flips U.S. state's ban on same-sex marriage

Washington - A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, in a landmark victory for the gay rights movement in the United States.

The Flash: Wentworth Miller joins cast of new series from The CW

Actor-cum-screenwriter Wentworth Miller is to join the cast of The CW’s new superhero series, The Flash, it has been revealed.
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