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Jamaican gays, transgenders face unchecked abuse

Miami - Jamaican police are not doing enough to protect gay and transgender people who "live in constant fear," as incidents of extreme violence and even murder go unchecked, according to a report Tuesday.

Op-Ed: A confederacy of homophobes

Washington - With federal courts knocking down same-sex marriage bans in Arizona and Alaska, the practice is now legal in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Appeals of the ban are pending in all 12 states still prohibiting it.

Vatican backs away from 'welcoming homosexuals' stance

Rome - Despite Pope Francis saying homosexuals have "gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community" and a push by LGBT rights groups for a more accepting Catholic Church, the Vatican has backed away from its "Welcoming Homosexual Persons" stance.

Catholic bishops snub Vatican on gays

- Catholic bishops said Tuesday that they remain fundamentally opposed to homosexual relationships, tempering the message of a landmark Vatican report calling for a more positive approach to gay believers.

Vatican synod: Gays have 'gifts, qualities' to offer Christians

Rome - In what is being described as a "pastoral earthquake," the two-week synod of bishops called by Pope Francis to consider issues of "family life" released Monday a document with a radically new liberal tone, saying gays have "gifts and qualities to offer."

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.

UN rights body calls for end to anti-gay discrimination

Geneva - The UN's top human rights body called on Friday for nations to protect the rights of individuals regardless of sexual orientation, in a vote that exposed global fault lines over gay rights.

Colombia court allows lesbian adoption

Estanzuela - Colombia's Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that a lesbian woman could adopt her long-time partner's daughter, though the ruling does not apply to gay adoption in all circumstances.

'Shikhandi And Other Tales' looks at gender-bending Indian myths

"Shikhandi And Other Tales They Don’t Tell You", the latest book by mythologist and prolific author Devdutt Pattanaik looks at tales of homosexuality and the third sex from Hindu mythology.

Chile navy officer makes history by announcing he is gay

Santiago - A navy officer became the first member of the Chilean military to reveal he is gay -- a groundbreaking admission in this conservative Catholic country.

China court hears first gay 'conversion therapy' case

Beijing - A Beijing court on Thursday heard a landmark case on "gay conversion" treatment, while outside the courtroom an activist in a nurse's uniform knelt over a patient, wielding a giant needle."Homosexuality doesn't need to be cured!" chanted supporters.

AIDS experts blast countries with anti-gay laws

Melbourne - Campaigners at the world AIDS conference are taking aim at countries with anti-gay laws, accusing them of creating conditions that allow the spread of HIV.

GOP lawmaker tells gay colleague that he is like a pedophile

Raleigh - A GOP representative in North Carolina distributes outdated literature to defend his views of what a sexual orientation is, comparing homosexuality to pedophilia.

Study: 'Gaydar' works and conservatives detect gays sooner

Toronto - 'Gaydar' has long been dismissed as a mild joke on certain hunches people have. New research suggests that there is some method by which we can detect that someone is gay. One scientist also claims conservatives are more skilled at this as well.

Opera Australia sacks soprano over anti-gay slur

Sydney - Leading soprano Tamar Iveri on Monday had her contract torn up by Opera Australia for "unconscionable" anti-gay comments posted on her Facebook page that sparked a storm of protest.

Spaniards up in arms about book 'to stop kids from being gay'

A controversy, which started several years ago over a book which purported to "cure homosexuality," has reared its ugly head yet again, as the same author has published yet another book to "prevent children from becoming gay," which is now on sale.

Tenth Athens Pride calls for equal rights to family

Athens - Hundreds of people on Saturday joined Greece's annual gay pride parade in a long-standing demand for equal rights to civil union and adoption.

Op-Ed: Michael Sam and the pending death of homophobia

Historically, America is a bigoted country, but times continue to change. Just like racism becoming social unacceptable, homophobia has been condemned. However; with Michael Sam being drafted the clash of social beliefs is still strong.

Eurovision win for Austria drag queen sparks anger in Russia

Moscow - Victory for Austria's bearded transvestite Conchita Wurst at the Eurovision Song Contest prompted an outpouring of anti-gay anger from Russian politicians and stars on Sunday.

Pakistani serial killer 'wanted to teach gays a lesson'

Lahore - Short in stature and softly spoken, Pakistani paramedic Muhammed Ejaz was probably destined for a life of relative anonymity –- until he began killing gay men he met online.

Turkish homosexuality panel cancelled following Hezbollah threats

Mardin Artuklu University in southeast Turkey has banned a panel it was due to host on homosexuality due to Hezbollah dubbing the event "immoral" and threatening its organizer.

Italian court recognises gay marriage for first time

Rome - An Italian court on Wednesday recognised a gay couple as married for the first time in Italy, which does not have any form of official acknowledgement of same-sex unions.

Ultra-religious southern U.S. states watch the most gay porn

The majority of states with a high percentage of gay porn viewers is in the South, where gay marriage is illegal in all states, according to new findings on the salacious topic.

Dalai Lama says no problem with gay marriage

Washington - The Dalai Lama has thrown his moral weight behind gay marriage, condemning homophobia and saying he was not bothered by consensual sex among people from other traditions.In an interview released during his latest trip to the United States, the celibate...

World Bank holds up Uganda loan over anti-gay law

Washington - The World Bank stalled a $90 million loan planned to help Uganda strengthen its health care system on Thursday after the country put in place a harsh anti-gay law."We have postponed the project for further review to ensure that the development objectiv...

Arizona anti-gay bill vetoed after sporting pressure

Phoenix - A controversial anti-gay bill was vetoed by Arizona governor Jan Brewer only hours after pressure from American sports leagues that pump millions of dollars into the US state's economy.The National Football League, which will stage Super Bowl 49 next F...

Arizona governor vetoes anti-gay law

Los Angeles - The governor of the US state of Arizona vetoed a controversial bill Wednesday that would have let businesses refuse to serve gays and lesbians for religious reasons.Triggering applause from gay rights groups, hardline Republican Jan Brewer said the mea...

Catholics support Francis, but many split on teachings: poll

Washington - Catholics believe Pope Francis is doing a good job, but many disagree with Church doctrine on hot-button issues, especially contraceptives, according to a global poll out on Sunday.

Op-Ed: The Russian Winter Olympics non-controversy

The powerful homosexual lobby is doing its best to stigmatise Russia over its so-called "anti-gay" laws. It's time these people learned to shut up.

Mayor of Sochi claims there are zero gay people in Olympic city

On Monday the mayor of the city of Sochi, Russia, Anatoly Pakhomov, told the BBC that they do not have a gay person in the Olympic city. Not even one homosexual, Mayor Pakhomov said. However, he soon made a retraction...sort of.
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