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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.
In the Media by Richard Ingham (AFP)

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Raleigh - A GOP representative in North Carolina distributes outdated literature to defend his views of what a sexual orientation is, comparing homosexuality to pedophilia.
In the Media by Ryan Hite - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 9 comments

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Ben Morris - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Waqar Hussain, Issam AHMED (AFP) - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 2 comments

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...
In the Media by AFP

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...
In the Media by AFP

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...
In the Media by AFP

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...
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 15 comments

Grammys turn mass wedding in gay marriage celebration

Los Angeles - The music industry's top night turned into the big day for 34 couples on Sunday as Madonna and other stars presided over a mass wedding in a celebration of gay marriage.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Spain's new cardinal says homosexuality a 'defect'

Madrid - Pope Francis' newly chosen Spanish cardinal, 84-year-old Fernando Sebastian Aguilar, has described homosexuality as a "defect" that can be corrected with treatment, sparking condemnation from gay rights groups.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Whose fault is the anti-homosexual backlash?

Two African nations have recently introduced tough criminal sanctions for the practice of male homosexuality. Should we care?
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 11 comments

Evander Holyfield’s son defends dad after remarks on sexuality

Former world boxing champion Evander Holyfield has been defended by his son after he made controversial remarks about sexual orientation on a the UK reality TV show.
In the Media by Andrew John - 3 comments

Op-Ed: The Alan Turing Pardon reconsidered

Manchester - The posthumous pardon awarded to Alan Turing has made the news on both sides of the Atlantic, but was it warranted, and are others more deserving?
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Duck Dynasty's patriarch, homosexuality, and logic

There is little doubt that Phil Robertson's remarks in a GQ interview sparked outrage among many but from a scientific, logical standpoint Phil Robertson is absolutely correct.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy - 34 comments

Ugandan politicians approve of life sentences for homosexuality

Ugandan MPs have approved a bill that would punish homosexual acts by handing down life sentences. The bill had previously also included the death penalty, but that part of the provision was removed.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 8 comments

Phil Robertson's views on homosexuality divides Americans

New York - Following Phil Robertson’s suspension from the hit A&E reality series, fans and critics of the hunting show Duck Dynasty are divided on the reality star’s views on homosexuality.
In the Media by Abdul Kuddus - 3 comments

A&E suspends 'Duck Dynasty' star over homophobic remarks

The A&E television network has indefinitely suspended the star of its most popular program after he made shockingly anti-gay comments comparing homosexuality with bestiality in a magazine interview.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 13 comments

Op-Ed: 'Duck Dynasty' star compares homosexuality to bestiality

Citing Christian mythology for which there is absolutely zero evidence, the star of one of television's most popular reality series has attacked homosexuality as a "sin" comparable to bestiality.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 3 comments

Op-Ed: World's biggest democracy makes gay sex illegal again

New Delhi - Citing a British colonial law, the world’s biggest democracy has outlawed homosexuality. The gay community was outraged.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 10 comments
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