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Yes, Israeli Queers are Active Against the Occupation

International
To gain a greater understanding of the challenges faced by Queer Israelis who oppose the actions of Israel’s sectarian government, The Seattle Lesbian spoke to two veteran Jewish-Israeli activists who have long fought at the intersection of Queer rights and the rights of other groups marginalized by Israeli society. ...
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IGLTA to Honor Walt Disney World Resort, Christina Guggenberger, Andrew Collins

Travel
The IGLTA board of directors selects the IGLTA Honors recipients from the association’s member businesses in 70 countries and its allies. ...
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A Thousand Protest Pride Parade Route Ban in Beersheba

Man with rainbow-colored skullcap uses his mobile phone to photograph a sign that reads, “Everything he created is for his glory”. In this context, this phrase is an assertion that all humans, including queers, are created by the Jewish god Yahweh, and that they are all divine.
International
Over a thousand Queer activists united for a Pride party and protest outside Beersheba City Hall in southern Israel Thursday evening. ...
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VisitBritain Wants to Show U.S. Travelers Why Love is GREAT

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Travel
VisitBritain has launched a nationwide competition for a chance to win a trip to Britain to experience the array of choices the destination provides for LGBT travelers. ...
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Wounded 16-Year-Old Dies After Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade Stabbing

International
The attacker, Yishai Shlissel, was released from prison just weeks before and was serving 10 years for stabbing marchers at a 2005 gay pride parade. ...
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Tel Aviv’s Pink Winter Festivities Expect Thousands

Top News International
Tel Aviv is promoting their warm winters and play off their “gay capital of the Middle East” namesake. They are expecting tens of thousands to attend. ...
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The Russian Tide: 34% Increase in U.S. Asylum Seekers

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Top News National International
The Department of Homeland Security shows 969 Russians have applied for asylum in the 2014 fiscal year, a 34 percent increase from 2012. ...
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Israel: Gay Fathers’ Brains Alter Similarly to Mothers’

Top News International
A new study by researchers in Israel shows that the brain of gay men who have adopted a child alters, like a new mother’s brain does. ...
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