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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.

Luxembourg passes equal marriage bill by landslide
PinkNews.co.uk, June 19, 2014
Luxembourg’s parliament has overwhelmingly passed a same-sex marriage bill, by a vote of 56-4. The bill introduces equal marriage, in addition to granting adoption rights to same-sex couples.

One of the original Russian “gay propaganda” laws overturned
StarObserver.com, 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.

New UN General Assembly President claims he's not homophobic
PinkNews.co.uk, June 13, 2014
Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa has been elected President of the United Nations General Assembly and claims he’s not “homophobic.” The senior politician has angered human rights campaigners over his views about homosexuality and his support for Uganda’s anti-gay legislation.