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Gay parents the 'new normal' on small screen
Gay parents the 'new normal' on small screen

Married with two kids? How boringly 20th-century. Blended families and same-sex parents are increasingly vying for space with the nuclear family on the small screen in line with shifts in Western society.

Gay parents the 'new normal' on small screen
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'Gay' Christmas lights spark Rome row

The gay rainbow-flag theme for the Christmas lights on Rome's main shopping street that were switched on Friday have sparked an unholy row in the Eternal City.

'Gay' Christmas lights spark Rome row
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Egypt's first gay film, a sad affair that irks censors

Director Hany Fawzy's "Family Secrets," Egypt's first film about homosexuality, has hit a sensitive nerve with censors in this Muslim country where the topic is taboo.

Egypt's first gay film, a sad affair that irks censors
Croatia gays say marriage referendum major setback
Croatia gays say marriage referendum major setback

After six years together, Hana and Iva both decided they had met "the one" -- but the Croatian couple's dream of getting married and having children risks being derailed by a referendum to outlaw same-sex marriage.

Croatia gays say marriage referendum major setback
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More lesbian sex please, we're British

The number of British women having lesbian encounters has quadrupled in the last 20 years, according to the largest-ever survey of Britain's sexual habits which was published on Tuesday.

More lesbian sex please, we're British
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Miss Universe host slams Russia for 'demonising' gays

US television host Thomas Roberts, who is in Moscow to present Miss Universe contest and is openly gay, has condemned Russia's homophobic legislation in what he called dark times for the country.

Miss Universe host slams Russia for 'demonising' gays
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Kazakhstan to counteract propaganda of same-sex marriages and lifestyles

We could consider mechanisms to fend children off information promoting same-sex marriages and to set liability for those disseminating such information: PM.

Kazakhstan to counteract propaganda of same-sex marriages and lifestyles
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Almaty Mayor admits gays exist in his city

Akim (Mayor) of Almaty city Akhmetzhan Yessimov has admitted the existence of gays in the city.

Almaty Mayor admits gays exist in his city
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Kazakhstan MP suggest adopting anti-gay law

Kazakhstan’s Parliament deputy Bakhytbek Smagul has suggested drafting a law to ban same-sex relations.

Kazakhstan MP suggest adopting anti-gay law
Obama says he admires pontiff's inclusive spirit
Obama says he admires pontiff's inclusive spirit

President Barack Obama had warm words Wednesday for what he sees as Pope Francis' inclusive attitude in recent remarks urging the Roman Catholic church not to focus only on abortion or gays.

Obama says he admires pontiff's inclusive spirit
Belgrade bans Gay Pride parade again
Belgrade bans Gay Pride parade again

Serbia on Friday banned Gay Pride for the third year running, saying the risk of allowing the parade to go ahead was too high.

Belgrade bans Gay Pride parade again
Russian film braves law to tell gay love story
Russian film braves law to tell gay love story

A taboo-breaking Russian film tackling the topic of gay love may have earned critical plaudits but its makers fear few will ever see the movie given the crackdown on so-called "homosexual propaganda".

Russian film braves law to tell gay love story
Obama to meet Russian gay activists on G20 visit
Obama to meet Russian gay activists on G20 visit

US President Barack Obama will meet with Russian gay rights activists in the course of his visit to Russia.

Obama to meet Russian gay activists on G20 visit
Gay rights activists protest Russia law
Gay rights activists protest Russia law

About 300 gay rights activists rallied in Madrid on Tuesday as part of an international protest against hotly disputed Russian laws cracking down on homosexuals.

Gay rights activists protest Russia law
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Gay Muslims in Turkey: torn between religion and sexuality

"When I was a child, I was told that homosexuals would burn in hell," said Ertugrul, a Muslim fighting for greater freedom for gays in a country where homosexuality remains taboo.

Gay Muslims in Turkey: torn between religion and sexuality
Rhode Island, Minnesota join same-sex wedding states
Rhode Island, Minnesota join same-sex wedding states

Gay and lesbian couples in Rhode Island and Minnesota began tying the knot as same-sex marriage laws in the two states went into effect Thursday.

Rhode Island, Minnesota join same-sex wedding states
Tiny French village to become 'oasis' for ageing British gays
Tiny French village to become 'oasis' for ageing British gays

Salleles-d'Aude is a picturesque village like so many in France, with vines, a tree-lined canal, a church... and soon, a "private oasis" for ageing British gay people -- reportedly a first in the country.

Tiny French village to become 'oasis' for ageing British gays
US gays pour out anger, vodka over Russia laws
US gays pour out anger, vodka over Russia laws

Demonstrators poured vodka down the drains of New York on Wednesday in protest over new Russian laws that have been widely condemned as anti-gay.

US gays pour out anger, vodka over Russia laws
Pope Francis: 'Who am I to judge' gays?
Pope Francis: 'Who am I to judge' gays?

Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, declaring that it is not his place to judge them -- while also condemning the Vatican's reported gay lobby as a "serious problem".

Pope Francis: 'Who am I to judge' gays?
Lithuania gays slam pride parade TV ad restrictions
Lithuania gays slam pride parade TV ad restrictions

Lithuania's gay community on Monday denounced restrictions placed on television publicity for this month's gay pride parade, saying they were akin to Russia's so-called "gay propaganda" ban.

Lithuania gays slam pride parade TV ad restrictions