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Anti-gay demo in Ethiopia cancelled

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Anti-gay activists in Ethiopia said Thursday they have been forced to abandon plans to demonstrate in the capital after apparently failing to win support from the government and the powerful Orthodox church.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

St. Patrick’s Day parades proceed amid tension over gays

Alyssa Bowdre, center left, and Kia Dumas, center right, march with a rainbow flag in an alternative parade that follows behind the traditional St. Patrick's Day parade in the South Boston neighborhood of Boston, Sunday, March 16, 2014. AP

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio was to become the first mayor in decades Monday to miss the city’s traditional St. Patrick’s Day parade over a dispute involving whether march participants can carry pro-gay signs. But Ireland’s Prime Minister said he’ll join the procession because the holiday is about Irishness, not sexuality.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ugandans protest anti-indecent dress and anti-gay laws

Women protest against the new anti-pornography and dress code legislation on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Kampala.  AFP

Ugandans protested Wednesday tough new laws against homosexuality and indecent clothing, with women gathering in tight skirts warning that mobs had already harassed them for their dress.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Defiant Ugandan president signs tough anti-gay bill

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni signs a new anti-gay bill that sets harsh penalties for homosexual sex, in Entebbe, Uganda Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.  AP PHOTO/REBECCA VASSIE

Uganda’s president called homosexuals mercenaries and prostitutes Monday as he signed off on one of the world’s toughest anti-gay laws, defying warnings from Western donors.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Uganda president to sign anti-gay bill—official

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni AP FILE PHOTO

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

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Probe of anti-LGBT acts sought

Kabataan party-list Rep. Terry Ridon. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The youth representative in the House of Representatives has sought an investigation of the discriminatory practices of schools against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT), in order to allow legislators to craft new laws to protect their rights.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

HIV, AIDS info drive

The Valenzuela City government has tied up with a local group of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT) for the prevention of diseases such as the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Valenzuela, LGBT group work together to push HIV-AIDS education

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The Valenzuela City government has tied up with a local group of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT) for the prevention of diseases such as the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

House bill seeks to provide help desks for LGBTs in police stations

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Not only women should have a special desk in every police station, lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders must have their own too, a lawmaker proposed.

Posted: October 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Russian law sends gay families running and hiding

The zebra crossing outside of the Russian embassy in Stockholm Sunday Aug. 11 2013 which gay rights supporters have painted in the colours of the rainbow following angry exchanges during the previous week's Pride festival over the country's treatment of gay individuals. Russia's new law, recently signed by President Vladimir Putin, imposes fines and up to 15 days in prison for people accused of spreading "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations" to minors and hefty fines for holding gay pride rallies. AP

Maria and Alexandra vaguely considered leaving Russia for several years, but it was not until this year’s anti-gay legislation that they started to gather paperwork.

Posted: August 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

PAO chief backs ‘husband’s lover’ bill

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The bill filed by Albay Rep. Edcel ‘‘Grex’’ Lagman Jr. penalizing extra-marital affairs of lovers of same sex has gained a supporter in the person of Atty. Persida Acosta, chief of the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO).

Posted: August 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

CHR to document ‘hate crimes’ vs LGBTs

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Commission on Human Rights Chairwoman Loretta Ann Rosales. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

To help stop abuses against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders (LGBTs), the Commission on Human Rights on Tuesday said it will systematically document “hate crimes” against LGBTs, just like the human rights violations during Martial Law in the 1970s.

Posted: July 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pope Francis admits ‘gay lobby’ in Vatican hierarchy

Pope Francis AP FILE PHOTO

Pope Francis has admitted the existence of a “gay lobby” inside the Vatican’s secretive administration, the Curia, according to sources cited Tuesday by religious media.

Posted: June 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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