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Callboy-led robbery gang preying on gays busted in Valenzuela


A 17-year-old callboy who headed a robbery gang that preyed on gay men was arrested with two cohorts on Wednesday morning after they killed a 44-year-old and fled with his valuables.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

US slaps sanctions on Uganda over anti-gay laws


Angered by anti-gay laws condemned here as “vile persecution,” the United States slapped sanctions on Uganda on Thursday, cancelling a military exercise and imposing visa bans on some officials.

Posted: June 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

PH tolerates gays but abuses continue, says UN-backed study

Filipino gays and lesbians march with placards on the University of the Philippines campus in Manila on June 28, 2011, as the world celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride. The LGBT group urged President Benigno Aquino to recognise and promote human rights for gays and lesbians. AFP FILE PHOTO

Gays are increasingly tolerated in Philippine society but discrimination persists and they remain vulnerable to hate crimes, according to a United Nations-backed study released Monday.

Posted: May 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Anti-gay demo in Ethiopia cancelled


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 »