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Wyoming becomes 32nd state to legalize same-sex marriage

Cheyenne - LGBT marriage equality has arrived in the 'Equality State.' Wyoming on Tuesday became the 32nd US state to legalize same-sex marriage, joining six other mostly conservative states which have done so this month.

Armagayddon - Irish PSA vid for marriage equality goes viral

With the referendum on a constitutional amendment for marriage equality coming in 2015, Ireland LGBTs are raising awareness on all fronts. Last week LGBT Noise released their PSA video, "ARMAGAYDDON" as part of that effort.

Homosexuality still listed as 'chronic problem' alleges lawsuit

Los Angeles - Matthew Moore is suing his doctor and his medical network after they allegedly ignored his complaint about notations in his medical records indicating that he was suffering from homosexual behavior.

Uganda court annuls anti-gay legislation introduced in February

Kampala - Uganda's Constitutional Court has annulled draconian anti-homosexual legislation cleared into law in February. The court found the bill was passed illegally and therefore has no place in Ugandan law.

Bayside offers a special edition t-shirt to benefit LGBT equality

What's more punk rock than representing for equal rights? Not much, and Bayside is doing their part to support the efforts to attain equality for the LGBT community.

Connecticut Supreme Court rules gay marriage rights retroactive

Hartford - In what LGBT rights advocates are hailing as the first decision of its kind, the Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that some legal rights of same-sex couples predate the state's 2005 approval of civil unions and 2008 legalization of gay marriage.

Same-sex couples rush to marry in Wisconsin after judge's ruling

Milwaukee - Hundreds of same-sex couples rushed to marry in Wisconsin's largest cities over the weekend after a federal judge ruled the state's voter-approved constitutional amendment banning gay marriage unconstitutional.

Texas Republicans push 'reparative therapy' to 'heal' gays

Fort Worth - The proposed platform of the Texas Republican party would endorse so-called 'reparative therapy' to "heal" gays and lesbians, a discredited 'treatment' that has been banned in two states because of the harm and indignity it can inflict.

Furore as male pupils invited to wear skirts to school in France

Nantes - Education authorities in the city of Nantes, western France are under fire after critics suggested a school's campaign against sexism meant 27 high schools in the Nantes area were inviting male pupils to wear skirts to classes Friday, May 16.

New Brunei penal code punishes gay sex with death by stoning

Brunei - The tiny, oil-rich southeast Asian nation of Brunei has implemented a harsh new Islamic penal code that punishes a range of "crimes" with execution, including death by stoning for individuals who engage in gay sex acts.

World Bank holds back $90m loan to Uganda over anti-gay law

The World Bank has halted a $90 million loan to Uganda, for now, over its anti-gay law that has drawn worldwide criticism from governments, the UN and civil rights groups.

Ugandan president signs law punishing gays with life in prison Special

Kampala - A highly controversial bill punishing LGBT Ugandans with up to life in prison has been signed by the East African nation's Christian president.

Utah takes fight against same-sex marriage to US Supreme Court

Washington - Utah has taken its fight against LGBT marriage equality to the highest court in the nation, asking Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to suspend a lower court's ruling permitting same-sex couples to legally wed in the staunchly conservative state.

CA schools prepare to implement new school transgender laws

Sacramento - The law allowing transgender K-12 students to choose what bathroom they want to use, what gender-specific sports they want to play, and what dress code they adhere to is set to go into effect, and public schools are gearing up to comply with the law.

Review: 'I Have A Secret' by Justin B-Terry Smith Special

A small voice of awareness can open up a world of acceptance. In the case of “I Have a Secret” it does more than aware kids about the importance of HIV acceptance.

Fox News airs false transphobic report

Fox News has been promoting a false story claiming a transgender student at a Colorado high school has been harassing female students in the girls' restroom, republishing word-for-word a bogus report from an anti-gay Christian 'news' site.

Campbell Mayor rejected from donating blood because he is gay

Campbell - Campbell Mayor Evan Low along with and Vice Mayor Rich Waterman were rejected from donating blood at a blood drive the city was hosting because they are openly gay.

Op-Ed: I cannot walk away from my own moral compass

Phoenix - I can't walk away from my moral compass and supporting the Defense of Marriage Act or any Constitutional Amendment to ban gay marriage would have me do just that. When you use laws to deny Americans their civil rights, you have some soul searching to do.

Lesbian couple finally marry 47 years after first meeting

Greensboro - After 47 years, almost to the day they met, lesbian couple, Lennie Gerber and Pearl Berlin wed under the chuppah ignoring the North Carolina laws that disallow same sex marriage.

The Riddle: LGBT criminalisation throughout the world (video)

As many progressive politicians in Western countries focus on achieving equality between their citizens by supporting same-sex marriage, worldwide, gay people are still criminalised in 76 countries. Now a new video called The Riddle exposes this violence.

New Zealand legalizes gay marriage

Wellington - New Zealand has become the 13th nation and the first in the Asia-Pacific region to legalize same-sex marriage after parliament voted to amend the nation's marriage act on Wednesday.

38 Montana Republicans vote to keep gay sex a felony

Helena - More than three dozen Republican state lawmakers in Montana voted against advancing a bill that would decriminalize gay sex in the state.

Zambia gay rights activist arrested

Lusaka - A prominent Zambian gay rights activist has been arrested after appearing on television to call for the decriminalization of homosexuality.

Who's ready for marriage equality? Special

The debate over equal marriage rights in the US is reaching its peak. Canada was ready to grant marriage equality over 13 years ago, the UK hasn't got there yet, and the US is certainly amid a fiery discussion on the topic.

Op-Ed: On the Pope's immunity from hate speech backlash

The 266th sovereign of The Vatican City State, Jorge Mario Bergogli, better known now as Pope Francis, seems to share more with his predecessors than just a peculiar Popemobile.

Arizona bill would jail trans people for using 'wrong' bathrooms

Phoenix - Reflecting conservative backlash against Phoenix's new anti-discrimination law, a Republican state lawmaker in Arizona has introduced a bill that would jail transgender individuals who use public restrooms not designated for their birth gender.

GOP Sen. Rob Portman backs gay marriage after son comes out

Washington - A leading Republican senator has come out in support of marriage equality two years after his own son came out of the closet and told him he's gay.

France: Sandwich bar's ‘Homophobic’ Valentine’s menu sparks row

Angers - A Subway sandwich restaurant in the city of Angers, Pays de la Loire was forced to close after its posters advertising Valentine’s day ‘specials’ were slammed as being homophobic and caused outrage on social media.

Indiana teacher, students, parents & pastors back prom gay ban

A group of students from Sullivan High School in Sullivan, Indiana, backed by parents, some local pastors and even a teacher, are calling for a separate prom that bans lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students from attending.

US Supreme Court to hear same-sex marriage arguments on March 26

On March 26 and 27, the United States Supreme Court will listen to arguments in regard to the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8.
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