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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
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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
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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
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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'
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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
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Russian poetry and Kazakh music heavyweights in gay smooch

The recent Kazakhstani ad showing a Kazakh composer and a Russian poet kissing has generated an outpouring of discontent in Kazakhstan.

Russian poetry and Kazakh music heavyweights in gay smooch
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
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Mass gay wedding in Toronto for 115 couples

Australians Richard Laslett and Collin Gunther waited 37 years to say "I do" to one another.

Mass gay wedding in Toronto for 115 couples
Actress and director Jodie Foster. ©Reuters/Fred Prouser
US actress Jodie Foster marries girlfriend

Two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster has married her girlfriend Alexandra Hedison, a spokeswoman for the veteran US actress told AFP.

US actress Jodie Foster marries girlfriend
Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. ©Reuters/Ivan Alvarado
Kirchner to be godmother of lesbian couple's daughter

Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner has agreed to be godmother to the baby daughter of a lesbian couple, one of the mothers told AFP.

Kirchner to be godmother of lesbian couple's daughter
Gigi Chao. Photo courtesy of jurnalul.ro
H.K. tycoon rescinds $130 mn 'marriage bounty' for gay daughter

A Hong Kong tycoon has withdrawn his $130 million "marriage bounty" to find his lesbian daughter a male suitor after she defended her sexuality in a heartfelt open letter, but emphatically refused to accept her partner into the family.

H.K. tycoon rescinds $130 mn 'marriage bounty' for gay daughter
Gigi Chao, the daughter of Hong Kong property tycoon Cecil Chao Sze-tsung. ©Reuters/Bobby Yip
Gay daughter of HK tycoon makes heartfelt plea to dad

The lesbian daughter of a Hong Kong tycoon, who offered more than $100 million to find her a male suitor, has issued a heartfelt open letter urging him to accept her sexuality.

Gay daughter of HK tycoon makes heartfelt plea to dad
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
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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
Hong Kong tycoon swamped with offers for gay daughter's hand
Hong Kong tycoon swamped with offers for gay daughter's hand

A Hong Kong tycoon who offered a $65 million "marriage bounty" to any man who can win the heart of his lesbian daughter has been inundated with applications from around the globe, a report said Friday.

Hong Kong tycoon swamped with offers for gay daughter's hand
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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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

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