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Croatia: Former prison island deemed ‘perfect’ for gay tourists
PinkNews.co.uk, September 23, 2014
A former prison island compared to the US’s Guantanamo Bay, has been recommended for use by gay tourists, as they could be there “without anyone bothering them.”

Poll: 54% of the Scottish LGBT community will vote for independence
PinkNews.co.uk, September 15, 2014
A poll of more than two thousand Scottish LGBT people by PinkNews has found that 54% intend to vote yes in the Scottish independence referendum on Thursday.

Misunderstood and stateless in Hong Kong: A transgender woman's nightmare
By Eliana Rubashkyn, for CNN, September 5, 2014
Crossing borders as a transgender woman is always a challenge. There are many reasons immigration authorities reject you, but sometimes it's simply because they don't seem to understand who we are.

Teen's suicide highlights struggle of LGBT Colombians
Advocate, September 10, 2014
Sergio Urrego, 16, is dead after he was allegedly harassed by administrators at his Colombian Catholic school, where the principal accused him of being a gay atheist and anarchist.

Gambia: Bill passed to allow life imprisonment for gays
PinkNews.co.uk, September 9, 2014
A Gambian politician has said the country is soon to adopt a law which allows life imprisonment for those found guilty of crimes linked to being gay.

Same-sex marriage and adoption approved in another Mexican state
PinkNews.co.uk, September 3, 2014
The Mexican state of Coahuila has joined one other state and Mexico City in legally recognising same-sex marriages.

Gallup Poll: Nearly 3 in 10 worldwide see their areas as good for gays
Gallup.com, August 27, 2014
Nearly three in 10 adults (28%) across 123 countries in 2013 say their city or area is a "good place" for gay or lesbian people to live, but hospitable attitudes range widely from as high as 83% in the Netherlands to as low as 1% in Pakistan and Senegal.

Former Miss Spain comes out
Us Magazine, September 25, 2014
A former Miss Spain, Patricia Yurena Rodriguez, came out as a lesbian last week, after revealing on Instagram that she was in a relationship with her girlfriend DJ Vanessa Cortes.

Luxembourg premier joins vanguard of gay leaders
Los Angeles Times, August 20, 2014
The remarkable thing when this tiny nation legalized same-sex marriage in June wasn't that the conservative-leaning prime minister, Xavier Bettel, supported the new law. It was that he might be among the first to take advantage of it.

Six LGBT Ugandans reportedly stoned to death in rural town
Towleroad, August 20, 2014
Three gay men, two lesbians, and one trans-identified person were stoned to death in the Ugandan countryside this past weekend, according to a press release sent out by Ugandan queer minorities activist Denis Nzioka.

LGBT couples flock to New Zealand to marry
India.com, August 18, 2014
New Zealand’s marriage equality law is attracting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) couples from all over the world who want to get married without any hindrance from society.

‘Burn all the gays’ rapper denied UK visa
PinkNews.co.uk, August 13, 2014
Adamantly homophobic Ugandan rapper Bobi Wine has been denied entry to the UK to perform at two venues, over complaints that his songs included violently homophobic lyrics.

Iran's new gay executions
The Daily Beast, August 12, 2014
Conservatives may be the ones voicing the loudest outrage at the hanging of two gay Iranian men—but not because they’ve suddenly become supporters of LGBT human rights.

Kenya: New bill wants gays stoned in public
AllAfrica.com, August 12, 2014
A bill seeking to have foreign gay people stoned to death in public in Kenya is now before the National Assembly through a petition by a political party.

7-Eleven converts store into chapel for Stockholm Pride Parade
psfk.com, August 11, 2014
The convenience store chain let gay couples get married during the Swedish capital’s pride parade.

Obama meets with Ugandan President after anti-gay law struck down
PinkNews.co.uk, August 8, 2014
Barack Obama has met with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, days after the country’s anti-gay law was struck down.

Uganda's top Anglican leader doubles down on anti-gay law
Huffington Post, August 4, 2014
Uganda’s top Anglican leader criticized the constitutional court for striking down the country’s controversial anti-gay law on a technicality, saying the law is still needed to protect children and families from Western-imported homosexuality.

Vietnam hosts third gay pride parade amid changing ideas
ChinaPost.com.tw, August 4, 2014
Around 300 activists led a colorful parade through Hanoi on Sunday in the nation's largest ever gay pride event, as communist Vietnam shows signs of increasing tolerance of sexual difference.

Uganda: Court strikes down ‘illegally passed’ anti-gay law
PinkNews.co.uk, August 1, 2014
Uganda’s notorious anti-gay law has been struck down by a court, who ruled that it was passed illegally.

Lesbian moms push for parental rights in Mexico, Austria
Advocate.com, August 1, 2014
This month, three lesbian couples — one in Mexico and two in Austria — are vying for the parental rights that accompany both the beginnings and the dissolutions of their respective marriages.

Mayor is Toronto’s LGBT enemy number one
NGNews.ca, July 29, 2014
A few weeks ago at a Toronto city council meeting, Rob Ford decided to refuse to join all other councillors in a standing ovation for World Pride organizers. This move should not surprise anyone as this mayor has continually spoken out against the LGBTQ community, having ignored Toronto’s own Pride Week celebrations.

Nigeria: ‘Homosexual cross-dresser’ arrested after bombing kills 80
PinkNews.co.uk, July 28, 2014
Nigerian authorities who arrested a “homosexual cross-dresser” as the “mastermind” behind a failed assassination attempt, which killed 80 bystanders, have been accused of using the suspect as a convenient LGBT scapegoat.

Russia: Pride rally held in St Petersburg without violence
PinkNews.co.uk, July 28, 2014
Russian news sources report that a peaceful Gay pride parade took place in St Petersburg on Sunday, despite organisers being told to hold the event on a landfill site.

Africa: U.S Ambassador calls for LGBT rights
AllAfrica.com, July 23, 2014
The U.S. ambassador to Australia said it should not be a crime to be a member of the LGBT community. Ambassador John Berry told the 20th international AIDS Conference that the fight against the disease cannot be won by relegating segments of the population to the shadows.

Olympic kayak hopeful talks of relief after coming out as gay
PinkNews.co.uk, July 23, 2014
Connor Taras, 25, an Olympic kayak hopeful, has discussed coming out as gay, saying it was a relief, and that he had an overwhelmingly positive reaction.

AIDS conference speakers take aim at countries with anti-gay laws
PinkNews.co.uk, July 21, 2014
Speakers and activists at the World Aids Conference in Melbourne have taken aim at countries with anti-gay laws, stating that they help to allow HIV to spread.

Scientists heading to AIDS conference on board doomed plane
Huffington Post, July 18, 2014
Many of the passengers aboard the Malaysia Airlines flight that crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday were World Health Organization staffers heading to a conference on AIDS research in Australia, the Guardian reported.

WHO recommends PrEP for gay men
Bay Area Reporter, July 17, 2014
Gay and bisexual men who are at risk for HIV infection should consider using antiretroviral drugs for pre-exposure prophylaxis, better known as PrEP, according to new guidelines from the World Health Organization.

72% of Australians support same-sex marriage
IBTTimes.com, July 17, 2014
More Australians are being open to accept different forms of marriage aside from the traditional male-female relationship. Results of the survey made by Crosby Textor, the national pollster for Prime Minister Tony Abbott's Liberal Party, said 72 per cent of 1,000 Aussies polled support marriage equality or recognising same-sex marriages.

Catholic Bishop: Antigay attitudes 'sick' and 'heartless'
Advocate.com, July 15, 2014
Mexican bishop Raúl Vera, one of the strongest advocates for LGBT people within the Roman Catholic Church, is speaking out again, this time saying, “People who say homosexuals are sick are sick themselves.”

Singapore withdraws gay penguin book from libraries
BBC.com, July 10, 2014
Singapore authorities have withdrawn from libraries two children's books featuring same-sex couples, sparking controversy amid a debate on gay rights in the conservative city-state.

Newly discovered gay erotica ‘some of the oldest in the world’
PinkNews.co.uk, July 7, 2014
An archaeologist in Greece has uncovered ancient inscriptions celebrating gay sex, in what is believed to be some of the oldest erotic graffiti in the world.

Human Rights Watch slams effects of Russia's gay 'propaganda' law
Radio Free Europe, July 1, 2014
The New York-based watchdog Human Rights Watch says that, one year later, Russia’s law banning gay "propaganda" has served as a tool for antigay discrimination, even though Russian authorities have fined only four people for violating it.

Public Health England: ‘Gay men disproportionately affected by ill-health’
PinkNews.co.uk, July 1, 2014
Gay and bisexual men are disproportionately affected by poor sexual health, mental health challenges and the use of alcohol, drugs and tobacco, Public Health England says.

Vatican softens tone toward gays, lesbians
WTAE.com, June 27, 2014
The Vatican said Thursday that gays and lesbians must be treated with respect, their children may be baptized in the church and admitted that Catholic priests are sometimes unsure about how to deal with same-sex couples.

Grand Pride wedding in Toronto sees 110 couples wed
CBC News, June 27, 2014
Organizers forecast up to 1,000 people would attend the Grand Pride Wedding, which is believed to be the largest of its kind in North America.

First transgender beauty competition held in Turkey
DailyMail.co.uk, June 24, 2014
The first ever transsexual beauty contest was staged in Turkey recently and photos of the landmark event shine a light into the vibrant world of colourful outfits, masses of hairspray - and a whole heap of bravery.

Dominican Cardinal: Gay US ambassador should ‘take his pride elsewhere’
PinkNews.co.uk, June 23, 2014
Catholic cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodríguez in the Dominican Republic has attacked the country’s openly gay US ambassador, telling him to “take his pride elsewhere.” Wally Brewster, who was appointed ambassador to the Dominican Republic last year, is one of six gay US ambassadors around the world.

US imposes sanctions against Uganda for anti-gay law
PinkNews.co.uk, June 20, 2014
The US has announced sanctions against Uganda, following the implementation of a law which further criminalizes homosexuality.

One of the original Russian “gay propaganda” laws overturned
Star Observer, June 19, 2014
Members of the European gay and lesbian community and rights advocates are cautiously celebrating the repeal of St Petersburg's "gay propaganda" laws that was adopted nationwide.