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US Supreme Court appears split on gay marriage
US Supreme Court appears split on gay marriage

The US Supreme Court appeared dividedon whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to wed, as it weighs a potentially historic decision.

US Supreme Court appears split on gay marriage
New gay family emoji appear on Apple's iOS
New gay family emoji appear on Apple's iOS

Users of the Apple iPhone and iPad got a new palate of emoji on Wednesday, including a group of alternative or gay family illustrations.

New gay family emoji appear on Apple's iOS
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Kazakh Senate passes anti-gay draft law

Kazakhstan's Senate has approved a draft law protecting children from harmful information. One of its provisions bans 'promotion of non-traditional sexual orientation'.

Kazakh Senate passes anti-gay draft law
US to appoint gay rights envoy: official
US to appoint gay rights envoy: official

The United States will appoint an openly gay official as a special envoy to promote the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people overseas.

US to appoint gay rights envoy: official
Vitaly Milonov, a deputy of St Petersburg Legislative Assembly. © RIA Novosti
Russian MP says homosexuals 'mentally ill' after lesbian selfie

A Russian lawmaker who has strongly backed anti-gay legislation said all homosexuals were "mentally ill".

Russian MP says homosexuals 'mentally ill' after lesbian selfie
Health Minister Leo Varadkar. Photo courtesy of irishmirror.ie
Prominent Irish politician becomes first openly gay minister

One of Ireland's most prominent politicians announced he is gay, becoming the first openly homosexual cabinet minister in Irish history.

Prominent Irish politician becomes first openly gay minister
Brazil army concerned over gay hate crime bill: report
Brazil army concerned over gay hate crime bill: report

Brazil's military has voiced concern over a bill that would penalize homophobia and discrimination against gays.

Brazil army concerned over gay hate crime bill: report
Finland takes first step towards legalising gay marriage
Finland takes first step towards legalising gay marriage

Finland's parliament voted in favour of same-sex marriage in a victory for campaigners who gathered thousands of signatures to force parliament to examine the issue.

Finland takes first step towards legalising gay marriage
Dachhiri Dawa Sherpa of Nepal takes part in a cross-country training session for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor on February 9, 2014. ©REUTERS/STEFAN WERMUTH
Interational Olympics Committe introduces antidiscrimination clause; Kazakhstan is bidding to host 2022 Olympics

The IOC has declared a new antidiscrimination clause would be included in all future host city contract starting with 2022 Winter Olympics that Kazakhstan is bidding to host.

Interational Olympics Committe introduces antidiscrimination clause; Kazakhstan is bidding to host 2022 Olympics
Apple CEO Tim Cook. ©REUTERS
Apple chief Tim Cook puts focus on gay rights

Apple's Tim Cook became the most prominent chief executive to acknowledge his homosexuality, putting fresh focus on gay representation in the boardroom.

Apple chief Tim Cook puts focus on gay rights
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Ads agency fined millions for gay smooch poster in Kazakhstan

Losing the third case in a row over the scandalous gay smooch ad, Havas Worldwide Kazakhstan is facing bankruptcy with the new verdict.

Ads agency fined millions for gay smooch poster in Kazakhstan
Pope faces key test with vote on divorcees, gays
Pope faces key test with vote on divorcees, gays

Pope Francis was set to sort his allies from his enemies with a Vatican vote on a document drafted opening the Catholic Church's doors to remarried divorcees and gays.

Pope faces key test with vote on divorcees, gays
Scandalous poster ©Havas Worldwide Kazakhstan
Gay smooch ad creators lose in court; situation of sexual minorities in Kazakhstan in spotlight

Creators of the scandalous poster depicting a smooch between Kazakh composer and Russian poet of 19 century have lost the appeal in court on grounds of "acceptable morality and behaviour". What is for sexual minorities in Kazakhstan?

Gay smooch ad creators lose in court; situation of sexual minorities in Kazakhstan in spotlight
UK's Oscar-tipped Cumberbatch toasts codebreaker Turing
UK's Oscar-tipped Cumberbatch toasts codebreaker Turing

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch said he hopes the film will be a worthy tribute to the wartime codebreaker persecuted for being gay.

UK's Oscar-tipped Cumberbatch toasts codebreaker Turing
British Prime Minister Tony Blair. ©Reuters
Former British PM Tony Blair named "gay icon"

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was named one of the top "gay icons" of the last thirty years in recognition of his work for gay rights

Former British PM Tony Blair named "gay icon"
'Transparent' brings transsexuals into the mainstream
'Transparent' brings transsexuals into the mainstream

Amazon's new TV show "Transparent" aims to do for transsexuals what "Modern Family" did for gay parents -- bring them firmly into the mainstream.

'Transparent' brings transsexuals into the mainstream
Ecuador gay couples allowed to register partnerships
Ecuador gay couples allowed to register partnerships

After years of political battles, gay couples in Ecuador lined up to register their unions on their national identity cards like heterosexual couples.

Ecuador gay couples allowed to register partnerships
Gay marriage set to make grand US Supreme Court return
Gay marriage set to make grand US Supreme Court return

The US Supreme Court this week made plans toward revisiting gay marriage.

Gay marriage set to make grand US Supreme Court return
"Homosexualism, a threat to the nation" the poster says.
Kazakhstan looks to ban gay 'propaganda' and identify gays by searching for degeneratism in their DNA

Kazakhstan activists urged the Kazakh Parliament to ban gay propaganda and prohibit the people known to be gay from holding public offices and serving in the army.

Kazakhstan looks to ban gay 'propaganda' and identify gays by searching for degeneratism in their DNA
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Descendant of Kazakh composer demands 1mln in damages from gay smooch poster creators

The poster advertising a gay bar in Kazakhstan depicting a Kazakh composer and a Russian poet kissing has mostly angered the public in Kazakhstan. Now the Kazakh descendant of the composer claims 1mln tenge in damages from the poster creators.

Descendant of Kazakh composer demands 1mln in damages from gay smooch poster creators