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Thousands March Across Europe in Gay Pride Events

Posted June 25th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian police on Saturday detained up to 14 activists taking part in an unauthorized gay rights demonstration in the country’s second largest city, Saint Petersburg. Russian authorities regularly ban gay rights activists from assembling. The demonstration coincided with gay pride events in other parts of Europe. Tens of thousands of people gathered Saturday in the […]

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Russia Detains Gay Activists; Thousands March in Paris

Posted June 25th, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian police have detained as many as 14 activists taking part in an unauthorized gay rights demonstration coinciding with gay pride events in other parts of the world. The activists were arrested Saturday in Saint Petersburg. Russian authorities regularly ban gay rights activists from assembling. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people marched through Paris Saturday […]

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Chinese Media See Hopeful Sign in Vietnamese Gay Wedding

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 4:08 am (UTC-5)
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A Chinese state-controlled newspaper sees reports of a high-profile gay wedding in Vietnam as a sign of hope for gay men and lesbians in China. A commentary in the Communist party-controlled Global Times noted approvingly that the wedding — just the second of its kind in Vietnam — was approved by both men’s families and […]

Thousands of Gays, Lesbians Join Pride Marches in Central Europe

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of gays and lesbians marched in several Central European capitals Saturday as part of annual Gay Pride parades calling for equal rights and an end to discrimination. Croatian police say about 2,000 people participated in the 10th Gay Pride march in the capital, Zagreb, protected by hundreds of officers who detained 17 people for […]

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UN Passes Gay Rights Resolution

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a historic resolution, seeking equal rights for all regardless of sexual orientation. The resolution, drafted by South Africa, passed Friday with 23 nations voting in favor, 19 voting against and 3 abstentions. . There was strong opposition from some African and Arab nations. The United States, the […]

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Gay Marriage Bill Advances in New York State

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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The New York state Assembly approved a bill allowing same sex marriage Wednesday. The bill is likely to face a vote in the state Senate Friday. The Democratic-dominated Assembly voted 80 to 63 in favor of the marriage equality bill. First year governor Andrew Cuomo introduced the bill. It was the third time the Assembly […]

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Gay Judge’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Upheld

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. federal judge has rejected arguments that the judge who overturned California’s ban on gay marriage was biased. Chief U.S. District Judge James Ware ruled Tuesday Judge Vaughn Walker did not have to reveal that he, himself, was in a same-sex relationship. Lawyers for those in favor of the gay marriage ban argued the […]

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Thousands Attend Gay Pride Parade in Rome

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of thousands of people paraded through Italy’s capital Saturday celebrating the annual European gay pride festival, with many participants urging Italy’s government to put forth legislation recognizing gay rights. Police estimate that at least 300,000 people, with many carrying slogans calling for an end to discrimination, participated in the Europride event. The colorful parade […]

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Thousands Attend Gay Pride Parade in Rome

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of thousands of people paraded through Italy’s capital Saturday celebrating the annual European gay pride festival, with many participants urging Italy’s government to put forth legislation recognizing gay rights. Police estimate that at least 300,000 people, with many carrying slogans calling for an end to discrimination, participated in the Europride event. The colorful parade […]

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Thousands Attend Gay Pride Parade in Rome

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of thousands of people paraded through Italy’s capital Saturday celebrating the annual European gay pride festival, with many participants urging Italy’s government to put forth legislation recognizing gay rights. Police estimate that at least 300,000 people, with many carrying slogans calling for an end to discrimination, participated in the Europride event, which is held […]

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