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Lesbian couple beats hospital in court over IVF refusal

Madrid - A lesbian couple in Spain has won in a lawsuit against a Madrid hospital after they were turned down for artificial insemination due to their sexual orientation.

'Canoodling' by lesbians in Austrian cafe sparks protests

Vienna - Kicked out of a posh Austrian cafe for "canoodling" stunned two lesbians last week, so much so that the LGBT community staged a kissing protest in front of the 1950s-themed restaurant today.

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.

Lesbians, single women denied public-funded IVF in Spain

Madrid - If the government passes the proposal, single women, lesbians and older couples will be barred from access to assisted reproduction techniques such as in vitro fertilization in Spanish public hospitals.

Catholic bishop says lesbian can get married to a gay man

A Catholic bishop in the Philippines said he is ruling the possibility of same sex marriage in the predominantly Catholic country, but admitted that a gay man can marry a lesbian without violating the teachings of the Catholic church.

The gay community once again blamed for Hurricane Sandy

For the second time in less than a week, homosexuals are being blamed for Hurricane Sandy's devastation across much of the east coast.

Video: Honey Boo Boo says, 'Ain't nothin' wrong with bein' gay'

While there persists many, mostly of the older generation, nursing a horror of gays, Honey Boo Boo speaks for the new generation resisting culturally acquired homophobia. HBB says, "Ain't nuttin' wrong wit bein' a li'l gay. Evybodie a Li'l Gay!"

Gays and Lesbians plan to crash Toronto Mayor Ford's backyard BBQ

Toronto - Since Toronto Mayor Rob Ford skipped the city's Gay Pride celebration this year, a growing number of gays and lesbians plan to show up at his community backyard barbecue next weekend.

Swedish lesbians discriminated by council regarding insemination

A lesbian couple, discriminated by the council in County Östergötland, Sweden, has reported them to the Swedish Equality Ombudsman (Diskrimineringsombudsmannen, DO), for charging them 3,000 kronor ($457) for two inseminations.

Review: Passions are reignited in the UK's lesbian drama, 'Lip Service'

Review of the lesbian drama, Lip Service. Broadcast in the UK on Friday 20th April 2012. The second series of the BBC’s Lip Service began on 20th April. *Warning: May Contain Spoilers*

Lesbian couple asked to leave Sheraton restaurant for kissing

Phoenix - A lesbian couple who were celebrating their one-year anniversary on Sunday in a restaurant located inside a Sheraton Hotel were reportedly asked to leave by the manager after engaging in a public kiss.

Conservative politician serves as sperm donor for lesbian couples

Bill Johnson, a former Republican gubernatorial candidate from Alabama, has been secretly donating his sperm to lesbian couples in New Zealand.

'Corrective rape' a growing trend in South Africa

CNN is the latest in a long line of media and human rights organizations to shine a light on the appalling activity known as 'corrective' rape in South Africa.

Parents of Rosie O'Donnell's new girlfriend stunned she is gay

Chicago - Rosie's hooked up with another woman. But this one isn't famous, and didn't even appear to be gay when the two met. But now, they're together, and the girlfriend's parents are shocked.

Court shuts down Uganda newspaper that published 'gay lists'

A Uganda-based newspaper called the Rolling Stone has published two "gay lists" naming people suspected of being gay in the country, where homosexuality is largely illegal. But a court has ordered the paper to cease publication.

Pride Parade, a growing event in Vancouver Special

Vancouver - Pride parade, that wraps up the pride week in Vancouver, again drew thousands of people during a sunny weather. Big turn out along the parade's route was not only to be a part of it but show support for diversity in multicultural Vancouver.

Pride Week begins in Toronto but has anything changed? Special

Toronto Pride is hosting Pride Week June 25 to July 4 in the Ontario capital. The week started off with an official launch party for media and VIP's at Woody's Friday evening.

Saudi Arabia hit for discriminatory policy on foreign homosexuals

An organization of gay and lesbians in the Philippines has expressed sadness over the Saudi Arabia's recent decision to ban employment of gay, lesbian and other similar gender calling from working in the country.

Lesbians' preschool child banned from Colorado school Special

Boulder - A Denver preschool girl has been refused a place in a Catholic kindergarten because her parents are lesbians. Her older sibling is also being denied a place in the first grade at the same school.

Democratic lawmakers push Obama on 'don't ask don't tell'

House Democrats urge President Obama to suspend investigations and discharges and to be discreet in applying 'don't ask don't tell' standards on gay and lesbian military personnel until congress can repeal the law.

Married, Had Children, Got Divorced But Now Happy As Transexual Lesbians

They had led different lives - both had been married and had even had children, yet both unhappy as the people they were. Yet now, as transexual lesbians and together, they couldn't be happier

Lesbians Lose Case, Have To Share Name For Now

Residents of the island Lesbos in Greece have lost a court ruling that would have put the word lesbian on the no-no list. The Greek citizens that reside on Lesbos are called Lesbians. They didn't want their name associated with gay women.

National Coming Out Day?

National coming out Day officially marked for October 11, the day where LGBT get to come out and talk about whatever it is they please with their loved ones.

Internet Increases Partners For Gay Men, But Also Disease

WASHINGTON (voa) - More and more people are communicating with each other online, as use of the Internet spreads. Part of this phenomenon is online dating. Recent research shows that homosexual men are especially interested meeting sex partners this wa...

White House Backs Off On Religious Groups' Hiring Of Gays

WASHINGTON – In a fresh controversy over President Bush's "faith-based initiative," the White House backed away from a proposal that would have allowed religious groups to receive federal funds even if they discriminated against gays and lesbians. ..

Anti-Gay Incidents In Southern Africa Cause Controversy

WINDHOEK (dpa) - Stallon Shimanda's ear is hurting. A female "protector of the law" suddenly reached out and tore a decorative earring off the Namibian man's ear in a shopping centre in the city of Katutura. A member of a special public morality ...

Lesbian And Gay Health Issues Ignored

NEW YORK - Vickie Smith said she was 30 before she found a gynecologist in whom she could comfortably confide that she was a lesbian. "I certainly hadn't had anyone who didn't, like, make a face," Smith said about the doctors she'd seen before visi...
 

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A photo of same-sex couple Mima Simic and Marta Sisak is seen in their home in Zagreb.  Croats voted...
A photo of same-sex couple Mima Simic and Marta Sisak is seen in their home in Zagreb. Croats voted overwhelmingly in favor of defining marriage in the constitution as a "union of man and woman" on December 1, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Antonio Bronic
Same-sex couple Mima Simic and Marta Sisak kiss in Zagreb s downtown. Croats voted overwhelmingly in...
Same-sex couple Mima Simic and Marta Sisak kiss in Zagreb's downtown. Croats voted overwhelmingly in favor of defining marriage in the constitution as a "union of man and woman" on December 1, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Antonio Bronic
2012 Toronto Gay Annual Parade
2012 Toronto Gay Annual Parade
2012 Toronto Gay Annual Parade
2012 Toronto Gay Annual Parade
2012 Toronto Gay Annual Parade
2012 Toronto Gay Annual Parade
Pope Francis greets cardinals and bishops at the end of a weekly general audience at St Peter's...
Pope Francis greets cardinals and bishops at the end of a weekly general audience at St Peter's square on October 8, 2014
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2012 Toronto Gay Annual Parade
2012 Toronto Gay Annual Parade
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Same-sex couple Mima Simic and her girlfriend Marta Susak vote in a referendum in Zagreb December 1 ...
Same-sex couple Mima Simic and her girlfriend Marta Susak vote in a referendum in Zagreb December 1, 2013. Croats voted overwhelmingly in favor of defining marriage in the constitution as a "union of man and woman"
With permission by Reuters / Antonio Bronic
2012 Toronto Gay Annual Parade
2012 Toronto Gay Annual Parade
2012 Toronto Gay Annual Parade
2012 Toronto Gay Annual Parade
2012 Toronto Gay Annual Parade
2012 Toronto Gay Annual Parade

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