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Thai PM summoned by anti-graft panel
Thai PM summoned by anti-graft panel

Thailand's prime minister has been summoned to face an anti-corruption panel Thursday to hear negligence charges that could lead to her removal from office, following months of mass opposition protests.

Thai PM summoned by anti-graft panel
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Athens mayoral candidate says he is HIV positive

One of Greece's best-known proponents of gay rights, who is running for mayor of Athens, on Sunday said he is HIV positive in a taboo-breaking move.

Athens mayoral candidate says he is HIV positive
Gay Bollywood director says 'I won't be invisible'
Gay Bollywood director says 'I won't be invisible'

Indian filmmaker Onir knows what it's like to be Bollywood's only openly gay director.

Gay Bollywood director says 'I won't be invisible'
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China gay activists' message for Putin on Valentine's Day

A group of gay and lesbian activists staged a Valentine's Day kissing protest in Beijing Friday aimed at highlighting Russia's controversial anti-homosexuality laws.

China gay activists' message for Putin on Valentine's Day
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Google Doodle flies gay flag for Sochi Olympics

Google marked the Winter Games in Sochi by flying the gay flag in a search page Doodle that linked to a call for equality in the Olympic Charter.

Google Doodle flies gay flag for Sochi Olympics
Tens of thousands march in Paris to back traditional family
Tens of thousands march in Paris to back traditional family

Tens of thousands of people marched in Paris and Lyon on Sunday against new laws easing abortion restrictions and legalising gay marriage, accusing French President Francois Hollande's government of "family phobia".

Tens of thousands march in Paris to back traditional family
Venezuela activists petition for same-sex marriage
Venezuela activists petition for same-sex marriage

Some 300 gay rights activists gathered -- holding hands, kissing and waving rainbow flags -- in front of Venezuela's parliament Friday to present a petition for same-sex marriage.

Venezuela activists petition for same-sex marriage
Gay cowboy opera 'Brokeback Mountain' premieres in Spain
Gay cowboy opera 'Brokeback Mountain' premieres in Spain

Singing in rich tenor and baritone voices, cowboys doffed their hats and embraced in their underwear in the premiere of an opera adaptation of Oscar-winning film "Brokeback Mountain" in Spain.

Gay cowboy opera 'Brokeback Mountain' premieres in Spain
Grammys turn mass wedding in gay marriage celebration
Grammys turn mass wedding in gay marriage celebration

The music industry's top night turned into the big day for 34 couples on Sunday as Madonna and other stars presided over a mass wedding in a celebration of gay marriage.

Grammys turn mass wedding in gay marriage celebration
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Azeri gay rights leader commits suicide

A leading Azerbaijani gays rights activist killed himself after writing in an online suicide note that he could not go on living in "this country and this world".

Azeri gay rights leader commits suicide
Gigi Chao, the daughter of Hong Kong property tycoon Cecil Chao Sze-tsung. ©Reuters/Bobby Yip
HK tycoon doubles bounty to marry off gay daughter

A Hong Kong tycoon may double a "marriage bounty" to find a male suitor for his gay daughter to US$130 million, despite his initial offer attracting 20,000 candidates.

HK tycoon doubles bounty to marry off gay daughter
Same-sex couples sue Florida for right to wed
Same-sex couples sue Florida for right to wed

Six same-sex couples filed suit against the US state of Florida Tuesday for refusing to let them marry.

Same-sex couples sue Florida for right to wed
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Uganda president blocks anti-gay bill: report

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has refused to approve a controversial bill that would see homosexuals jailed for life, saying there were better ways to cure the "abnormality", a report said Friday.

Uganda president blocks anti-gay bill: report
Same-sex ban 'legalises' homophobic violence: gay Nigerians
Same-sex ban 'legalises' homophobic violence: gay Nigerians

Gay activists on Tuesday vowed to fight the Nigerian government after the country outlawed same-sex unions, warning the act legitimised homophobic violence and increased fears of persecution.

Same-sex ban 'legalises' homophobic violence: gay Nigerians
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Britain pardons gay 'father of computing' Alan Turing

Britain on Tuesday granted a posthumous pardon to Alan Turing, the World War II code-breaking hero who committed suicide after he was convicted of the then crime of homosexuality.

Britain pardons gay 'father of computing' Alan Turing
Uganda adopts tough anti-gay bill
Uganda adopts tough anti-gay bill

Uganda's parliament on Friday adopted an anti-homosexuality bill that will see repeat offenders jailed for life, sparking an international outcry as lawmakers hailed it as a victory against "evil".

Uganda adopts tough anti-gay bill
Australia's top court overrules gay marriage in capital
Australia's top court overrules gay marriage in capital

Australia's High Court on Thursday struck down gay marriage in the nation's capital where dozens have wed under a landmark law, ruling that parliament must decide whether to approve same-sex unions.

Australia's top court overrules gay marriage in capital
India's top court upholds law criminalising gay sex
India's top court upholds law criminalising gay sex

India's Supreme Court Wednesday upheld a colonial-era law criminalising homosexuality in a landmark judgment that crushes activists' hopes for guarantees on sexual freedom in the world's biggest democracy.

India's top court upholds law criminalising gay sex
Couples tie knot en masse in Rio's first gay marriages
Couples tie knot en masse in Rio's first gay marriages

A total of 130 couples said "I do" in a mass wedding Sunday at Rio de Janeiro's Superior Court of Justice, marking the city's first gay civil marriages.

Couples tie knot en masse in Rio's first gay marriages
Elton John challenges Russian gay ban from stage
Elton John challenges Russian gay ban from stage

British pop icon Elton John escaped serious criticism in Russia on Saturday after using a sold-out Moscow concert to challenge a highly contentious law banning the "propaganda of homosexuality" to minors.

Elton John challenges Russian gay ban from stage