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Thousands call for equality in Hong Kong pride parade

Hong Kong - A huge rainbow flag led thousands through the streets of Hong Kong Saturday as the city's LGBT community braved the rain and wind to call for equality at its annual pride parade.

'Africa's male Barbie' speaks out after Nigeria controversy

Lagos - A cross-dressing social media star dubbed "Africa's male Barbie" has shot to fame in Nigeria, sparking a charged debate in a conservative country where alternative lifestyles remain frowned upon.

Italian priest blames earthquakes on gay unions

Rome - An Italian priest has said the recent earthquakes that have shaken the country, killing hundreds and leaving tens of thousands homeless, were "divine punishment" for gay civil unions, earning the Vatican's wrath.

Indonesian gay couple arrested over Facebook photo

Jakarta - An Indonesian gay couple has been arrested after a photo on Facebook of the men kissing sparked anger, police said Friday, in the latest move against the country's homosexual community.

Australia's same-sex marriage vote in doubt

Sydney - Australia's plan to hold a national vote on same-sex marriage appeared doomed on Tuesday after the opposition Labor Party vowed to block the poll it said would spark divisive debate.

Pope says teaching gender theory is 'indoctrination'

Pope Francis has said teaching children gender theory in schools was an "insidious indoctrination", even as he insisted he had always treated homosexuals and transsexuals with respect.

Indonesia says 'no room' for gays

Jakarta - Indonesia said Thursday there was "no room" for the gay community in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, as activists blasted officials for an unprecedented series of LGBT attacks.

Indonesia says 'no room' for gays

Jakarta - Indonesia said Thursday there was "no room" for the gay community in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, as activists blasted officials for an unprecedented series of LGBT attacks.

Indonesia says 'no room' for gays

Jakarta - Indonesia said Thursday there was "no room" for the gay community in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, as activists blasted officials for an unprecedented series of LGBT attacks.

Serbia PM announces first openly gay minister

Belgrade - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic announced a new cabinet line-up on Monday that included the first openly gay ministerial candidate in the conservative Balkan country.

Gay Syrian man mutilated, beheaded in Istanbul

Ankara - The body of a gay Syrian refugee was found mutilated and beheaded two days after he disappeared in central Istanbul, a local rights group has said.

Hundreds attend tightly-policed gay pride march in central Kiev

Kiev - More than 700 gay rights activists held a peaceful march through central Kiev on Sunday amid an unprecedented security operation in the ex-Soviet country where homophobia remains widespread.

LGBT campaigners say Israel 'pinkwashing' to distract from Palestinian occupation

Telavi - Tens of thousands of revellers took part in Friday's Gay Pride parade in Tel Aviv, an annual event promoted and funded by the city that draws worldwide attention.

Australian state apologises for old homophobic laws

Melbourne - An Australian state on Tuesday formally apologised for "shameful" historical laws that saw people jailed for being gay, admitting the "state-sanctioned homophobia" ruined lives.

Suspected militant arrested over Bangladesh gay activist murders

Dhaka - Bangladesh police have arrested a suspected Islamic militant over the hacking to death of two gay rights activists, part of a spate of murders of intellectuals, writers and religious minorities, officers said Sunday.

Drag queens raise holy hell in Jerusalem's only gay bar

Jerusalem - In conservative Jerusalem, the last thing you might expect to find in the cramped back of a bar is a clutch of amateur drag queens railing against political and religious taboos.

Murders force Bangladeshi gay rights activists underground

Dhaka - Xulhaz Mannan was a rallying figure for Bangladesh's marginalised but increasingly outspoken lesbian, gay and transgender community, but his brutal murder has dealt a huge blow to the movement and forced some of its leaders underground.

Gruesome murders: Bangladesh reels from Islamist attacks

Dhaka - Suspected Islamists have hacked to death two gay rights activists in the Bangladeshi capital, the latest in a series of chilling murders in the Muslim-majority country.

Gruesome murders: Bangladesh reels from Islamist attacks

Dhaka - Suspected Islamists have hacked to death two gay rights activists in the Bangladeshi capital, the latest in a series of chilling murders in the Muslim-majority country.

Gruesome murders: Bangladesh reels from Islamist attacks

Dhaka - Suspected Islamists have hacked to death two gay rights activists in the Bangladeshi capital, the latest in a series of chilling murders in the Muslim-majority country.

Gay rights activist among two hacked to death in Bangladesh

Dhaka - Two leading gay rights activists were hacked to death Monday at an apartment in Bangladesh's capital, police said, the latest deadly attack on minorities in the Muslim-majority nation.

Russians protest over 'homophobic' murder of journalist

Sanktpeterburg - Russian gay rights activists on Friday held a protest over the murder of a journalist in the northwestern city of Saint Petersburg, accusing the authorities of hushing up a homophobic hate crime.

China court rules against same-sex couple's marriage application

Bejing - A Chinese court ruled against two men seeking to marry, it said Wednesday, as more sexual minorities push for equal rights in the country.

France picks gay diplomat for UNESCO role after Vatican 'snub'

Paris - France on Wednesday abandoned its attempts to name a gay man as ambassador to the Holy See in the face of opposition from the Vatican, making him its representative to UNESCO instead.

Growing attacks on Polish gay rights groups: Commissioner

Varsovia - Poland's human rights commissioner has condemned a "growing number" of attacks on LGBT groups, calling for changes to the law to protect sexual minorities.

Shelter for 120 gay refugees to open in Berlin

Berlin - Germany will on Tuesday open a shelter for homosexual refugees with space for more than 120 people, the association behind the project said.

Battle begins in Italy parliament over gay civil unions

Rome - Italy's Senate on Thursday begins examining a civil union bill for same-sex couples, a topic which has profoundly divided the country and could prove toxic for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's government.

Italian court upholds landmark same-sex adoption decision

Rome - An Italian appeals court has upheld the right of a woman to adopt her wife's biological child, a rights group said Wednesday, in a landmark case for the Catholic country as it weighs civil unions for same-sex couples.

Greek parliament approves civil union for same-sex couples

Atenas - Greece's parliament on Wednesday approved a bill granting same-sex couples the right to a civil union, becoming one of the last European countries to give them legal recognition after years of opposition from the influential Orthodox church.

Chinese lesbian takes government to court over textbooks

Bejing - A Chinese lesbian on Tuesday took the government to court over textbooks describing homosexuality as a "psychological disorder", a landmark case in a country where discrimination remains common.
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