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Stockholm (AP) - Iceland's prime minister made history last week when she wed her longtime girlfriend, becoming the world's first head of government to enter a gay marriage. But fellow Nordic ... Gay rights activists said Europe in general has a ...
But Beka Gabadadze, a gay rights activist with the Tbilisi-based LGBTQI Association Temida, says Georgian Dream lawmakers are responsible for stirring up homophobia by campaigning for the constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. "It's political ...
She describes herself as "a life-long activist who happens to be a bar owner. I have been fortunate to use Henrietta ... When marriage Equality became the law of the land, lesbians in particular started assimilating and instead of going to a lesbian ...
How Tim Gill turned a $500 million fortune into the nation's most powerful force for LGBTQ rights.
Some of the money will also go toward footing the bill to bring longtime gay rights activist Chi Chia-wei over from Taiwan to attend.
Instead of outrage and demands, it was a positive message of shared values that took same-sex marriage from fringe to respectable to just plain normal.
Evaluators from the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) recently visited Hong Kong to consider its bid to be the first Asian city ever to host the Gay Games, specifically the 2022 incarnation of the international LGBTQ sporting event. The evaluators seemed ...
Federal appeals court reverses a court ruling and allows Mississippi to enforce a law that its proponents say is necessary to protect religious freedom.
Certain embittered activists shouted, "Homophobia's got to go" and "gay, straight, black or white, marriage is a civil right." However, most media outlets did not include a part of ... As a celibate gay Christian who agrees with the orthodox Christian ...
LET'S hear it for Taiwan. Late last month its highest court ruled that the law allowing marriage only between a man and a woman was invalid.
The struggling National Organisation for marriage has a fantastical excuse to explain why no-one showed up to a rally in the US last week.
Champion tennis player Margaret Court has appeared on a Christian radio station to further condemn same-sex marriage, even comparing gay activists to Hitler. "The Liberal Party had the chance to remove her from their speaking list, instead they made ...
(Editor's note: The following excerpt is taken from Accidental activists: Mark Phariss, Vic Holmes, and Their Fight for marriage Quality in Texas. It has been edited lightly for style. The full book is available for purchase here.) Though he grew up in ...
It doesn't seem possible that yet another book has been written about marriage equality after an avalanche of titles in the last three years.
In the first major court battle for gay activists who have contested the law, the court found in favor of three gay advocates who claimed the law violated the rights to freedom of expression and prohibition of discrimination under the European ...
Those who donate will receive a "Marching with Vernita" button, complete with a photo of the late activist. Gray, a lesbian activist who was a native Chicagoan, died in 2014 at age 65. Gray and wife Pat Ewert were the first same-sex couple married ...
New film tells 'real' story behind gay activist's journey to Anti-Gay pastor ... A Halifax architect wants to set the record straight about his former partner's so-called "conversion" from a gay rights activist to an anti-gay pastor. In the new Netflix ...
The struggling National Organisation for marriage drew a crowd of fewer than 50 people to a homophobic rally in DC over the weekend.
FAIRFIELD - gay activists, who once avoided smaller cities because the communities are conservative, have targeted them because the residents are "terminally nice" and will go along with such measures as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride ...
These positions may be out of favor among liberal activists, but they are still mainstream understandings of marriage - and the idea that Scalise is "homophobic" because he wanted to protect the free speech of people who oppose gay marriage is absurd.
False allegations were made against Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron by a LGBT activist as tensions rose within the party during the election campaign over his stance on gay rights. The MP announced his resignation as party leader on Wednesday ...
DAVID BRUINOOGE: As a cis gay white male of privilege, I feel a lot of people in that same category maybe thought the fight for gay rights and LGBTQ rights was over after gay marriage. And it couldn't be farther from the truth. LOURDES ASHLEY HUNTER ...
A B&B in Scotland has removed an anti-gay marriage message from its website after action from the Scotland Equalities Commission.
Actor Victor Hugo Prada and his two partners, journalist Manuel Jose Bermudez and sports instructor John Alejandro Rodriguez, signed the legal documents ...
On Wednesday, hundreds of people watched as nine Chinese gay and transgender couples finally got the chance to tie the knot aboard a cruise ship headed for Japan in waters near Shanghai.
Two activists from Poland, where same-sex marriage is illegal, got married abroad in an act of defiance. Jakub Kwiecinski and David Mycek held the ceremony in Portugal on 9 June.
Three gay men say they have gained legal recognition as the first "polyamorous family" in Colombia, where same-sex marriages were legalised last year. "We wanted to validate our household... and our rights, because we had no solid legal basis ...
Germany has begun granting gays from Chechnya special visas on humanitarian grounds following reports that gay people are being tortured and killed in the Russian republic, NBC News reported.
In 1992, in response to pressure from the gay and lesbian movement and AIDS activists, Democratic President Bill Clinton ran on a platform of supporting gay rights. But on February 1994, only a year into his first term, Clinton turned his back on the ...
Leading gay rights activist Peter Tatchell said the government's proposal is for civil marriages and would not force the church to perform same-sex marriages. Download a PDF of the current issue of Wisconsin Gazette and join our facebook community.
In Los Angeles, Alexei Romanoff, a long-time LGBTQ civil rights activist, served as grand marshal of this year's gay pride parade and festival. Romanoff, 80, has dedicated ... Over the last 15 years some states have legalized same-sex marriage. Alexei ...
A same-sex couple who fought for 50 years for their rights will be honored in the Australian version of queen Elizabeth II's 2017 Honours List.
The centerpiece event, the Equality March in Washington, was endorsed by virtually every major national advocacy group working on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. Leaders of those groups have been embittered by several ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Supporters of LGBT rights marched and rallied in the nation's capital and dozens of other U.S. cities Sunday, celebrating gains but angry over threats posed by President Donald Trump's administration.
Qantas boss Alan Joyce, who recently copped a pie in the face by a protester railing against corporate support for same-sex marriage, has been appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for his service to gender equity and diversity. Despite ...
The Gay Pride Parade was replaced by a resist march on 11 June 2017 and was endorsed by virtually every major national advocacy group working on behalf of LGBT Americans.
In what LGBT advocates and political observers considered an historic first, LGBT people from throughout the country came to the nation's capital on Oct. 14, 1979 for the nation's first National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay rights. The idea ...
Last year, a leading LGBT activist, Xulhaz Mannan, was hacked to death in Dhaka by suspected militants. -In Nigeria, police arrested more than 50 young men celebrating a gay wedding in April. Nigerian law bans gay marriage; violators can be punished by ...
In a two-day span, supporters of LGBT rights are joining in protest marches Sunday in dozens of cities in the U.S. and abroad, and then observing Monday's one-year anniversary of the mass shooting that killed 49 people at Pulse, a gay night club in ...
WHEN Chinese sexologist Li Yinhe was looking for top-level government support for same-sex marriage in the early 2000s, she asked the then mayor of Beijing, Wang Qishan, a friend, for help.
Ms May will need the Northern Irish party's 10 MPs to help her pass key legislation after the Conservatives fell eight seats short of winning a majority of their own.
There was the high school student in San Mateo, Calif., who was wrestled from the school auditorium by administrators and suspended from school for asking a question the gay activist speaker found objectionable. I have personally received threatening ...
(CNN) Two years after the White House was adorned in rainbow colors to commemorate the Supreme Court's ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, gay rights activists and lawmakers are preparing to march on Washington again, saying the ... LGBT ...
China's leading lesbian app, Rela, was shut down recently following a viral incident at Shanghai's marriage market in People's Park in which a group of mothers of LGBT children were kicked out by police while trying to raise awareness for gay rights ...
Still, on the weekend before Taiwan's marriage decision, gay activists held a packed fund-raising event at a Beijing bar complete with lip-synching drag queens that went off without a hitch.
The reason for that is because "marriage of a Thousand Lies" follows the life of Lucky, a 20-something lesbian who marries her friend Krishna, a fellow Sri Lankan American who is also gay. The pair agree to marry to hide the truth from their ...
I posted about marriage equality and employment nondiscrimination on social media. But I didn't date. I had no gay friends. Community was nonexistent. I had come out but gone nowhere. At age 30, I sought the help of a therapist. His advice was direct ...
Beijing: When Chinese sexologist Li Yinhe was looking for top-level government support for same-sex marriage in the early 2000s, she asked the then mayor ...
In the United States and many other parts of the world, this is a worrisome time for LGBT activists, as the pace of civil rights victories has grown uneven and.


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