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Serbia Bans Gay Pride Parade

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Serbian authorities have canceled Saturday’s gay pride parade in Belgrade for security reasons. The Interior Ministry Wednesday said the risk of violence is too high. It said it is calling off Saturday’s march and all other public gatherings. Serbia’s influential Orthodox Church had asked the government to ban the parade as an insult to Christians. […]

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Active Gay Military Members Allowed to Wear Uniforms in Gay Pride Parade

Posted July 20th, 2012 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Defense Department has given permission to active-duty service members to march in uniform in a gay pride parade in San Diego, California. The Pentagon issued a memorandum Thursday saying it was permitting members of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines to openly take part in Saturday’s event because of national media attention. […]

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Pentagon Marks Gay Pride Month for the First Time

Posted June 26th, 2012 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The Pentagon on Tuesday marked a major milestone by observing Gay Pride Month for the first time. It has been less than a year since the U.S. military ended the so-called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy to allow homosexuals to serve openly in the military. Hundreds of servicemembers packed a Pentagon auditorium Tuesday as the […]

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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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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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