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LGBT human rights: freedom or infringement in Kazakhstan?

Article 19, the UK's human rights organization proposed introducing a concept of an anti-LGBT crime to the Kazakhstani Criminal Code.

LGBT human rights: freedom or infringement in Kazakhstan?
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
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IOC introduces reforms: from diminishing costs to anti-sexual discrimination

The IOC introduced reforms for the next Olympics Games. Kazakhstan is bidding to host the 2022 Olympics so it can be affected as well.

IOC introduces reforms: from diminishing costs to anti-sexual discrimination
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
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
©Tengrinews illustration
Kazakhstan Minister of Culture calls gay smooch ad 'ugly' and 'nonhuman'

The infamous poster depicting a Russian poet and a Kazakh composer smooching caused outrage in the social media in Kazakhstan. Now, the Kazakh Minister of Culture has joined the slamming.

Kazakhstan Minister of Culture calls gay smooch ad 'ugly' and 'nonhuman'
©Havas Worldwide Kazakhstan
Russian political party slams ad depicting Russian poet kissing Kazakh composer

The poster of Kazakh composer Kurmangazy and Russian poet Pushkin kissing produced by an Almaty-based ads agency is in the eye of a hurricane of outrage from both Kazakhstan and Russia.

Russian political party slams ad depicting Russian poet kissing Kazakh composer
© Tengrinews illustration
Kazakh mayor accuses international media of 'promoting' homosexuality

Astana mayor Tasmagambetov spoke about the importance of education and called the Kazakhstan citizens to safeguard their children from the "brainwashing" coming from abroad.

Kazakh mayor accuses international media of 'promoting' homosexuality
©Reuters/Petar Kujundzic
China court hears first gay 'conversion therapy' case

A Beijing court began hearing a landmark case on "gay conversion" treatment Thursday, as an activist in a nurse's uniform knelt over a patient, wielding a giant needle, outside.

China court hears first gay 'conversion therapy' case
©Reuters/Mick Tsikas
Australian same-sex marriage support hits record-high: poll

Support for same-sex marriage has reached a record high in Australia, a poll showed Tuesday, as pressure mounts on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to allow a conscience vote on the issue.

Australian same-sex marriage support hits record-high: poll
©Reuters/Yorgos Karahalis
WHO urges all gay men to use preventive drugs

The World Health Organization urged all men who have gay sex to take antiretroviral drugs, warning that HIV infections are rising among homosexual men in many parts of the world.

WHO urges all gay men to use preventive drugs
Participants gesture during a gay pride parade in central Istanbul. ©Reuters/Osman Orsal
Tens of thousands turn out for Istanbul Gay Pride parade

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Istanbul for the city's Gay Pride parade, an event that has taken on added political significance a year on from massive anti-government protests.

Tens of thousands turn out for Istanbul Gay Pride parade
©Reuters/Mark Makela
Costa Rica to allow gay couples to share health benefits

Costa Rica's social security administration has agreed to allow same-sex couples to share health and pension benefits, even though the conservative Central American country bans gay marriage.

Costa Rica to allow gay couples to share health benefits
©Reuters/Luke MacGregor
Six Moroccans jailed for 'homosexuality': NGO

A Moroccan court has jailed six men for up to three years on various charges including "homosexuality", a rights group told AFP.

Six Moroccans jailed for 'homosexuality': NGO
Sao Paulo gay march urges action on homophobia
Sao Paulo gay march urges action on homophobia

Revelers thronged central Sao Paulo for the city's annual gay pride parade Sunday amid calls to criminalize homophobic behavior.

Sao Paulo gay march urges action on homophobia
SwitzerlandU.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. ©Reuters/Denis Balibouse
Nigeria gets first visit from UN rights chief

Nigeria, under fire internationally for banning gay marriage and alleged abuses while tackling Islamist insurgents, received its first visit from the United Nations human rights commissioner.

Nigeria gets first visit from UN rights chief
Dalai Lama says no problem with gay marriage
Dalai Lama says no problem with gay marriage

The celibate Dalai Lama has thrown his considerable moral weight behind gay marriage, condemning homophobia and saying sex was fine as long as it was consensual.

Dalai Lama says no problem with gay marriage
©Reuters/Stefan Wermuth
Uganda president to sign anti-gay bill into law

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni will sign into law Monday a controversial bill that will see homosexuals jailed for life, despite international pressure.

Uganda president to sign anti-gay bill into law
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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