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Sir Ian McKellan. ©REUTERS
Gandalf actor chides New Zealand PM over gay 'joke'

British actor Ian McKellan has criticised New Zealand Prime Minister John Key for using the word "gay" to mock a radio host's attire, saying the term should not be casually used as an insult.

Gandalf actor chides New Zealand PM over gay 'joke'
Taiwan couple in same-sex Buddhist wedding
Taiwan couple in same-sex Buddhist wedding

Two women tied the knot on Saturday in Taiwan's first same-sex Buddhist wedding, a move rights groups hope will help make the island become the first place in Asia to legalise gay marriage.

Taiwan couple in same-sex Buddhist wedding
Gay taboo turns to pride in Vietnam
Gay taboo turns to pride in Vietnam

Communist Vietnam is considering legalising same-sex marriage, which would catapult it to the fore of gay rights in Asia, where traditional values dominate many societies and sodomy is illegal in some.

Gay taboo turns to pride in Vietnam
Gays target US fast-food chain with 'kiss-in'
Gays target US fast-food chain with 'kiss-in'

Gays and lesbians puckered up at "kiss-ins" outside Chick-fil-A outlets across the United States in protest over the fast-food chain's opposition to same-sex marriage.

Gays target US fast-food chain with 'kiss-in'
Activists hope gay marriage debate will stir Japan
Activists hope gay marriage debate will stir Japan

Koyuki Higashi is slim, articulate and intelligent, things that make a would-be wife attractive to many in Japan. But Higashi knows she will probably never marry because she is a lesbian.

Activists hope gay marriage debate will stir Japan
New Zealand parliament to vote on gay marriage
New Zealand parliament to vote on gay marriage

New Zealand lawmakers will hold a vote on allowing gay marriage after a proposal to change the law was listed on parliament's agenda Thursday.

New Zealand parliament to vote on gay marriage
Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed. Photo courtesy of lexpress.fr
A Frenchman's union of Islam and homosexuality

A newlywed homosexual Frenchman is on a mission to prove that "being gay and Muslim is possible" after feeling forced for years to choose between his religion and sexuality.

A Frenchman's union of Islam and homosexuality
©REUTERS/Lisi Niesner
Time to overhaul AIDS strategies for gays - study

Three decades of safe-sex messages to gays have failed to stem the spread of HIV among a population at greater risk of the AIDS virus than heterosexuals, experts warned in The Lancet on Friday.

Time to overhaul AIDS strategies for gays - study
Taiwan to stage 1st same-sex Buddhist wedding
Taiwan to stage 1st same-sex Buddhist wedding

Two women plan to tie the knot next month in Taiwan's first same-sex Buddhist wedding, as gay and lesbian groups push to make the island the first society in Asia to legalise gay marriage.

Taiwan to stage 1st same-sex Buddhist wedding
There are gays and lesbians among Kazakhstan officials
There are gays and lesbians among Kazakhstan officials

They are either fired or not hired. This is an unspoken rule for many commercial structures: human rights activist.

There are gays and lesbians among Kazakhstan officials
Rainbow Flash campaign. Photo courtesy of sptimes.ru
Abstaining from holding pride parades is a matter of principle for Kazakhstan gays

Representatives of Kazakhstan’s LGBT community told Tengrinews.kz why they never hold pride parades.

Abstaining from holding pride parades is a matter of principle for Kazakhstan gays
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Kazakhstan senators against same-sex unions

Kazakhstan Commission on Social-Cultural Development discussed and submitted draft Marriage and Family Code for the second reading on October 6.

Kazakhstan senators against same-sex unions
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Gay people may work in government bodies in Kazakhstan

Sexual orientation is not a barrier for a person willing to work in state authorities.

Gay people may work in government bodies in Kazakhstan
©REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
Shymkent citizen moved to another country because of sexual orientation

A citizen of Shymkent moved to a neighboring country because of constant insults for his sexual orientation.

Shymkent citizen moved to another country because of sexual orientation