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Gay Singaporean loses bid to adopt surrogate son

Singapore - A gay Singaporean man has failed in a bid to formally adopt his biological son fathered via a surrogate in the United States at a cost of US$200,000.

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.

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.

Gay rights groups take legal action over Ankara events ban

Ankara - Turkish gay rights groups said Wednesday they would take legal action against a controversial ban on all LGBTI cultural events in Ankara that was announced this month.

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.

Rio's gay pride marches on despite conservative opposition

Rio De Janeiro - Thousands of people marched, danced and celebrated in Rio de Janeiro's gay pride parade on Sunday, packing Copacabana Beach despite the ultra-conservative mayor's opposition to the event.

Turkey bans all LGBTI events across Ankara province

Istanbul - Turkish authorities on Sunday announced a ban on all LGBTI cultural events in Ankara province until further notice to "maintain public order".

Review: Albee shocker somehow seems tamer in new Soulpepper staging Special

Toronto - The late Edward Albee never stopped shocking audiences, even in his seventies. His Tony-winning 2002 play “The Goat or, Who Is Silvia?”, which takes on bestiality, makes his classic “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” seem family-friendly.

Australians vote in favour of gay marriage

Sydney - Australians voted in favour of allowing same-sex couples to marry, official results showed Wednesday, sending the task of legalising marriage equality to a deeply divided parliament.Almost 62 percent of the 12.

Gay Chinese tourists flock to Thailand for fun, acceptance

Phuket - Bathed in a pink spotlight, the cabaret singer at Phuket's ZAG bar lip-syncs the top notes of a popular Mandarin love song, delighting the crowd of gay Chinese tourists who have escaped judgement at home for sexual freedom in Thailand.

Erdogan takes aim at 'gay quota' on Turkish committee

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday harshly criticised the existence of a quota for gays on a neighbourhood committee, saying it was at odds with the nation's values.

Hong Kong to become first Asian host of Gay Games

Hong Kong - Hong Kong will become the first Asian city to host the Gay Games in 2022 with rights campaigners celebrating the winning bid for a city often criticised for lagging on LGBT rights.

Tanzania deports three S. Africans for 'promoting homosexuality'

Nairobi - Tanzania has deported three South African lawyers arrested last week for "promoting homosexuality", their organisation said in a statement.

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.

'Serious fears' missing Russian pop star killed in Chechnya

Moscow - A leading Russian human rights group said it had "serious fears" Friday that a gay pop star may have been killed in Chechnya as part of a crackdown on the homosexual community.

Tajikistan announces official register of gay citizens

Dushanbe - Authoritarian Tajikistan announced Tuesday it had drawn up a register of 367 allegedly gay citizens, suggesting they would be required to undergo testing to avoid "the spread of sexually-transmitted diseases.

Europe watchdog questions Azerbaijan over fears of LGBT crackdown

Bakou - A European rights watchdog on Monday expressed concern over a wave of arrests in Azerbaijan last month of people who made "offers of sexual services" that human rights groups say targets the Muslim country's gay community.

Lebanon band denounces Egypt anti-gay 'witch-hunt' after gig

Birut - Lebanon's popular alternative rock band Mashrou' Leila has denounced a "witch-hunt" by Egyptian authorities against homosexuals after a rainbow flag was raised at one of the group's concerts in Cairo.

Brazilians demonstrate for gay rights after 'cure' controversy

S - Thousands of Brazilians demonstrated for gay rights Friday after an uproar over a judge's ruling that psychologists can administer so-called "cures" for homosexuality.

Chile president launches gay marriage bill

Santiago - Chile's socialist President Michelle Bachelet on Monday sent to congress a bill to legalize marriages and adoptions by same-sex couples.It is the latest in a wave of liberal reforms that she was determined to launch before ending her term next year.

Back same-sex marriage, Qantas boss urges Australia firms

Sydney - Corporate Australia should speak out in support of same-sex marriage, Qantas chief Alan Joyce said Friday as he pledged to donate a "significant amount" of money to boosting the 'Yes' campaign in an upcoming national vote.

Australian PM slams gay slurs as marriage vote looms

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday called for respectful debate on an upcoming same-sex marriage vote, saying he "deplores" the homophobic slurs aired by anonymous opponents of the reform.

Australia's Catholic church warns employees on gay marriage

Sydney - One of Australia's top Catholics has warned the church's thousands of employees it will only tolerate traditional views on marriage, as the country prepares for a vote on whether gay couples can wed.

Namibia's pride paraders call for legal protection

Windoek - Scores of people waving rainbow flags peacefully paraded through the streets of Namibia's capital Windhoek on Saturday, calling for better legal protection of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people in the largely conservative country.

Germany's Gay Pride march celebrates same-sex marriage law

Berlin - Tens of thousands of people marched through Berlin for the annual Gay Pride parade on Saturday, just weeks after Germany's parliament legalised same-sex marriage.This year's march had as its official theme the fight against the far right.

Singapore voids marriage after husband's sex change: report

Singapore - Singapore has voided the marriage of a couple after the husband underwent a sex change, making their partnership a same-sex union that contravened the city-state's laws, a report said Tuesday.

Gay rights supporters parade amid rain, protests in Seoul

Seoul - Thousands of people celebrated gay rights with song, dance and a march in Seoul Saturday, amid rain and boisterous protests by conservative Christians.

Pride and prejudice at S.Korea gay parade

Seoul - Thousands of people will march through Seoul to support gay rights in this Saturday's Pride parade, and probably just as many conservative Christians urging them to "repent" their "sins".

Malta says yes to same-sex marriage

Valletta - Malta's parliament voted Wednesday to allow same-sex couples to marry, three years after passing a law permitting civil partnerships in the overwhelmingly Catholic country.

Thousands march in London for gay Pride milestone

London - Tens of thousands of people descended on London's streets on Saturday for the annual gay Pride march, marking the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales.
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