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Bi-national spouses Elad, left background, and Andrew, right background, are fighting the U.S. State Department for U.S. citizenship for their son, Ethan, right foreground, who is in the states on an expired tourist visa, so he can be with his twin brother Aiden, left foreground, who was recognized as a U.S. citizen. Photo: Ashli Shapiro of Images of Life by Ashli
National
A Los Angeles bi-national gay couple are suing the United States State Department for denying one of their young twin sons citizenship. They are one of two bi-national couples who filed two separate cases against the department claiming discrimination. ...
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Cher
Entertainment Travel
Gay icon Cher is set to headline the 40th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras party March 3. ...
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Although it’s been a long fight for their rights, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community in India is holding on to hope. Photo: The Better India
International
India’s Supreme Court ordered a review of Section 377 of the country’s Penal Code that criminalizes homosexuality in the South Asian country. ...
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Bulgaria Pride event in the country’s capital city Sofia. Photo: Human Rights Watch
International
If the women win their case it could set a precedent for recognition of same-sex marriage by a EU court forcing Bulgaria to recognize the women’s marriage. ...
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Chinese LGBTQI community take to Shanghai’s streets for the city’s annual Pride event. Photo: AFP
International
The policy bans service providers from releasing programs that “present abnormal sexual relations or behavior,” such as incest, homosexual relations, sexual harassment and sexual violence calling the content “pornographic and vulgar” in the new policy went into effect in July. ...
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Comedian Irene Tu/KQED
Entertainment
Queer comedians are bringing much needed laughter and relief to Sonoma County for a good cause at the beginning of the New Year. They are raising money to support the temporary needs and rebuilding of the only nonprofit school for children with autism and other learning disabilities in the county. ...
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Shopping and eating along the Ribeira, the city’s riverfront promenade in Porto, Portugal. Photo: Fresh Lobster Tours
Travel
Portugal is one of the most progressive countries in Europe when it comes to LGBTQI rights. Homosexuality was decriminalized in 1982 eight years after the country was democratized by a left-wing military coup in 1974. ...
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Napa is festive for the holidays along its Riverfront. Photo: Super G
Travel
The vines might look eerie and twisted as winter descends upon California's famed Napa Valley, but spirits are up following October's devastating fires. The holidays are a great time to visit California's premiere wine country. ...
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Rainbow World Fund’s bus parked at the former site of the Fountaingrove Inn in Santa Rosa after volunteers delivered supplies to fire victims October 22, 2017. Photo: Rainbow World Fund
National
More than 20 LGBTs throughout Sonoma County, including heads of some of its LGBT organizations, met October 19 to come up with solutions to aid queer survivors of the wildfires. ...
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Former-Willis-Wine-Bar_pcTerriStark
National
North Bay LGBTs hit hard by the firestorm that ripped through the heart of wine country began returning home as evacuation orders were lifted and firefighters gained control ...
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