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Indian court recognizes gender self-identification
CNN.com, April 16, 2014
In a ruling that human rights groups are calling historic, India's Supreme Court on Tuesday granted the country's transsexual and transgender individuals the right to self-identify their gender.

UN condemns Brunei over new law allowing gays to be stoned to death
PinkNews.co.uk, April 15, 2014
The United Nations has condemned Brunei for adopting a new penal code that calls for death by stoning for same-sex sexual activity.

Homosexual prisoners in Turkey segregated for 'protection': minister
Reuters, April 15, 2014
Turkish rights activists reacted angrily to a government measure that has led to the segregation of lesbian, gay and transsexual prisoners to protect them from harassment and attacks while in jail.

Malta legalizes gay civil unions, adoption
Xin.msn.com, April 15, 2014
Malta's parliament passed a law Monday legalizing same-sex civil partnerships and giving gay couples the right to adopt.

UK lesbian couple make history with first same-sex church wedding
Telegraph.co.uk, April 15, 2014
Christian lesbians who have been together for 19 years say it ‘didn’t feel right’ just to have a blessing or civil partnership.

The secret lives of transgender Mongolians
CNN.com, April 9, 2014
In Mongolia, gay, lesbian and transsexual people endure violence, discrimination and social repression, which leads many of them to dream of life away from its borders.

Pope urges ‘sexual responsibility and chastity’ in order to fight HIV
PinkNews.co.uk, April 8, 2014
Pope Francis has praised church workers in Africa who promote chastity as a key way to prevent the spread of HIV.

Lesbians' baby baptized by Catholic Church in Argentina
CNN.com, April 8, 2014
Umma Azul, whose godmother is the county's President, on Saturday became the first child of a lesbian couple to be baptized by the Catholic Church in Argentina.

Will the Pope condemn homophobia in Uganda?
TheAtlantic.com, April 3, 2014
On Monday, thousands of Ugandans rallied in Kampala to celebrate the recent passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Act, a law targeting Uganda's LGBT community with harsh legal sanctions and possible life imprisonment. They were joined by Catholic, Anglican, Muslim, and other religious leaders.

Lesbian-only cemetery being inaugurated in Berlin
Lebanon Daily Star, April 2, 2014
A 400-square-meter (4,300-square-foot) area of the Lutheran Georgen Parochial cemetery, established in 1814 in central Berlin, will be reserved as a graveyard for up to 80 lesbians, said Usah Zachau, a spokeswoman for the Safia association, a national group primarily for elderly lesbians.

Mexico City's nonchalance toward gay marriage is catching on in South America
Towleroad, April 1, 2014
In Mexico’s modernizing capital, the word these days seems to be “keep calm, and marry on,” a nonchalance toward gay marriage that’s slowly catching on across Latin America.

Activists file new legal challenge at Indian Supreme Court over gay sex ban
PinkNews.co.uk, April 1, 2014
Campaigners in India have begun a new challenge against the Supreme Court’s decision to decriminalize homosexuality.

Same-sex weddings now legally recognized in England, Wales
CBC News, March 31, 2014
Gay and lesbian couples in Britain waited decades for the right to get married. When the opportunity came, it took just a few minutes to make history.

Obama continues chiding Russia on gay rights
CNN.com, March 27, 2014
A speech to Europe aimed at Russia sounded a lot like President Barack Obama's successful campaign message from 2012, especially when it came to gay rights.

Flurry of activity as couple count down to UK's first gay wedding
HeraldScotland.com, March 27, 2014
There may be only two days to go until Scot Peter McGraith and his partner David Cabreza become the first gay couple to marry in the UK, but they still face a frantic race to sort out the final details of the ceremony and reception.

Ethiopia to make homosexuality a non-pardonable offense
PinkNews.co.uk, March 25, 2014
Politicians in Ethiopia are set to pass a bill that puts homosexuality on a list of offenses considered non-pardonable under the country’s amnesty law.

What is life like for gay Muslim women in the UK?
Channel4.com, March 25, 2014
From one woman who feels she does not fit in anywhere, to another attacked by her own family for her sexuality, Cordelia Lynch hears about the prejudices faced by lesbian Muslim women in the UK.

Moscow’s largest gay club closes after string of vigilante attacks
PinkNews.co.uk, March 18, 2014
Moscow’s largest gay club will soon close its doors for good, after a string of vigilante attacks, including shootings, violent assaults and the release of poison gas.

The photos the Vatican didn't want Italy to see
Advocate.com, March 18, 2014
Gonzalo Orquín's gallery show of photos of same-sex couples caused a small crisis in the Vatican. Now you can get them in a newly published book.

How gay rights has become a foreign policy issue
By Amber Phillips, PublicOpinonOnline.com, March 13, 2014
The fight over gay rights is moving from the U.S. to the world stage. Just as the domestic debate on several major gay issues appears to be entering its end game, it is starting to heat up as a foreign policy issue.

Pope Francis willing to “evaluate” civil unions
Time Magazine, March 6, 2014
The latest fuss about the Holy Father’s views of gays came after the Italian daily Corriere della Sera published an interview with him on Wednesday. When asked about civil unions, Pope Francis said that states seek “to regularize different situations of living together” in order to ensure health care and other economic benefits, according to the translation by Vatican Insider. And, he added, “We have to look at the different cases and evaluate them in their variety.”

Noted homophobes launch global antigay coalition
Advocate.com, February 26, 2014
Some of the nation’s most virulently antigay activists have come together to create a new organization in an effort to stop progress on LGBT rights worldwide.

Uganda tabloid prints list of 'top' homosexuals, outing many
ABC15.com, February 25, 2014
A Ugandan newspaper published a list Tuesday of what it called the country's "200 top" homosexuals, outing some Ugandans who previously had not identified themselves as gay one day after the president enacted a harsh anti-gay law.