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Nearly 3-in-10 Worldwide See Their Areas as Good for Gays

Nearly 3-in-10 Worldwide See Their Areas as Good for Gays

The Netherlands, where residents say their communities are good places for gays or lesbians, was the first country to legalize same-sex marriage in 2001.

Progressive Scotland Presents Commonwealth Games with Flair

About 6,000 people, including athletes and celebrities came to the government-funded LGBTI Pride House in Glasglow, including First Minister Alex Salmond.

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LGBT People Disproportionally Affected by Hate Crimes in Spain

Of the 550 reported hate crimes reported in Spain in 2012, 235 were due to sexual orientation or gender identity, about 40 percent.

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Ex-Gay Therapy, Hypnosis Protested in Beijing

A 30-year-old man spoke in court of the trauma he suffered in Chongqing, including electric shock therapy and hypnosis as a means to cure his homosexuality.

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Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Law Invalidated

Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act was struck down Friday by a panel of five judges who ruled that the speaker of parliament violated procedures.

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UN Urges End to Discrimination Against LGBT People in Japan

UNHRC asked the government to pass comprehensive legislation to prohibit discrimination on all grounds, including sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Melbourne: Three Major HIV/AIDS Awards Announced

USAID announced three major HIV/AIDS awards, funded by PEPFAR, to support global efforts to help end extreme poverty by creating an AIDS-free generation.

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Uproar in Singapore Over ‘Gay’ Banned Children’s Books

Three children’s books have been banned from Singapore libraries because of their “gay” content. Thousands of signatures have been collected.

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Same-Sex Human Rights Violations Identified in Malawi

The Malawian High Court is currently reviewing the constitutionality of the country’s criminalization of sodomy.

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For the Love of Bert and Ernie, Northern Ireland Bakery Sued

After refusing to bake a cake with Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie and a message supporting gay marriage, a Northern Ireland bakery is facing legal action.

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