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Dating app Grindr faces fury for sharing HIV data

Washington - Experts had greeted with enthusiasm efforts from the self-proclaimed world's largest gay dating app to promote regular HIV testing and status disclosure -- but the effort backfired badly with the revelation that Grindr was sharing the data, prompting c...

Gay dating app Grindr scorched for handling of HIV data

San Francisco - Gay dating app Grindr was under fire on Monday for sharing information about users' HIV status or locations with two companies enlisted to optimize its software.

Bermuda groups assail vote to rescind same-sex marriage rights

Washington - A vote by Bermuda's lower chamber to rescind same-sex marriage rights granted only months ago has drawn sharp criticism from island groups and many politicians in the British overseas territory.

Russian activist urges EU to probe Chechnya gay abuses

Brussels - A Russian activist on Thursday urged the European Union to press the Russian federation to investigate the alleged murder, torture and abuse of gay men in Chechnya.

French gay couples win key surrogacy battle

Paris - French gay couples with children born to foreign surrogate mothers won a key victory Wednesday, with the country's highest appeals court ruling that the partner of the biological father could adopt his child.

From prison to WorldPride: 40 years of gay activism in Spain

Barcelona - Forty years ago their sexual orientation could land them in jail. Now Spain's gay and lesbian community is honouring at WorldPride in Madrid the 4,000 pioneers who dared to protest for change in 1977.

Europe's top rights court blasts Russian 'gay propaganda' law

Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday blasted as discriminatory Russian legislation banning the promotion of homosexuality, saying it fuelled homophobia and prejudice.

Europe's top rights court denounces Russia's 'gay propaganda' law

Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday blasted as discriminatory Russian legislation banning the promotion of homosexuality.

Gay Pride parade targets Brazil's religious conservatives

S - Hundreds of thousands assembled Sunday in Sao Paulo for one of the world's most important Gay Pride parades, spurred by concern that religious conservatives are taking aim at hard-won LGBT rights.

Posthumous wedding for French gay policeman killed by jihadist

Paris - The partner of a gay policeman gunned down by a jihadist on Paris's Champs-Elysees avenue in April has married him posthumously, the daily Le Parisien reported Wednesday.

Russia's Lavrov says 'no facts' on Chechnya gay persecution

Moscow - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday insisted there were "no facts" in reports about the persecution of gay men in Chechnya, as he batted away criticism levelled by French leader Emmanuel Macron.

Moscow activists detained over Chechnya gay rights petition

Moscow - Five rights activists said they were detained Thursday in Moscow as they tried to deliver a petition to the prosecutor general's office calling for a probe into a reported crackdown on gay men in Chechnya.

Dutch protest after attack on gay couple

Den Haag - Hundreds demonstrated in Dutch cities Saturday in a show of support for gay rights after a male couple were attacked last week while walking hand-in-hand, media reported.

Dutchmen go hand-in-hand to support gay rights

Den Haag - Dutch male politicians, police and diplomats have taken to streets around the world holding hands this week in a very public show of support after a brutal attack on a gay couple.

Serbia bans PM's campaign video over homophobia

Belgrade - Serbian authorities on Friday banned a video produced by the presidential campaign of Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic for featuring a homophobic slur.

Croatians protest over gay club tear gas attack

Zagreb - Some 1,000 people protested in Zagreb on Monday calling for tolerance after unknown attackers released tear gas in a nightclub hosting a gay party at the weekend.

African states demand UN suspend LGBT expert

New York - African countries on Friday demanded that the appointment of a new UN expert on LGBT rights be suspended, saying his mission to report on anti-gay violence had nothing to do with human rights.

Cape Town's gay mosque provides rare haven

Cape Town - Friday prayers at the People's Mosque in Cape Town looks like any other around the Islamic world, except in this South African city the imam is openly gay and the teaching promotes homosexual rights.

Anti-gay marriage protesters return to French streets

Paris - Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Paris on Sunday to demonstrate against gay marriage, calling for candidates in France's presidential election to support "traditional family values".

Gay Catholics test Poland's conservative church

Varsovia - When gay and lesbian Catholics launched a campaign this month to ask for acceptance in the Polish church, the backlash was swift and uncompromising.

UN holds first leaders' meeting on LGBT rights

New York - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday warned countries that criminalize homosexuality they were "bucking the tide of history," during the first UN high-level meeting on LGBT rights.

Parents of gay Poles urge pope to help fight homophobia

Srodmiescie - The worried parents of 16 young gay Poles have implored Pope Francis to help combat what they call "widespread" homophobia in Poland, as the pontiff visited the strongly Catholic EU state for the first time.

Gay Pride march sparks French hard Right row

Paris - A Gay Pride march in Paris Saturday has caused a row in France's hard Right National Front (FN), with some student supporters backing an event decried by a party vice-chairman.

Czech court lifts ban only on individual gay adoptions

Prague - The top Czech court on Tuesday lifted a ban on gays adopting children as individuals, but not as same-sex couples, prompting criticism from rights advocates.

Turkey police fire rubber bullets at banned Gay Pride parade

Istanbul - Turkish riot police in Istanbul on Sunday fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters defying a ban on the city's Gay Pride parade.

Perpetrator of mass violence? Orlando shooter fit bill

Washington - It's been two weeks since the worst mass shooting in US history and authorities have yet to announce any breakthrough in the investigation into the motives of gunman Omar Mateen.

Pope welcomes new French envoy after gay candidate snubbed

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Thursday welcomed France's new ambassador to the Vatican, two months after Paris abandoned its attempt to have a gay Catholic installed in the post.

U.S. House Democrats stage sit-in to demand action on guns

Washington - In one of the most extraordinary scenes in years on the US House floor, Democrats staged a dramatic sit-in Wednesday, demanding that the Republican-led Congress address gun violence following the Orlando nightclub massacre.

Italian court sets gay adoption precedent

Rome - Italy's highest court has allowed a lesbian to adopt the daughter of her partner in a landmark ruling a month after a law on gay civil unions was passed without any such provisions.

White House decries Senate 'cowardice' for rejecting gun control

Washington - The White House on Tuesday denounced the "cowardice" of US senators who failed to pass gun control legislation taken up following the Orlando nightclub massacre.
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