ARTICLES RELATING TO GAY RIGHTS

PM vows 'zero tolerance' for Jewish extremists

2015-08-02 22:05

Israel's security cabinet has approved new measures against Israelis who attack Palestinians, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his government will have "zero tolerance" for Jewish extremists.

Jerusalem gay pride attack suspect lashes out in court

2015-07-31 17:00

The ultra-Orthodox Jew accused of stabbing six people at a gay pride march in Jerusalem just weeks after his release from jail for a similar attack lashed out in Israeli court, local media report.

Rio de Janeiro prisons seek to protect transgender inmates

2015-07-28 12:02

Brazil's penitentiaries are notorious for rampant overcrowding and violence endured by all inmates. But advocates say few prisoners are as vulnerable as transvestites and transgender people, who are often singled out for taunting and physical and sexual abuse.

Gay couple won't leave Thailand without surrogate baby

2015-07-27 20:26

A foreign same-sex couple has vowed not to leave Thailand without their daughter after a local surrogate mother rescinded permission for them to take the baby she gave birth to.

Obama presses for gay rights in Africa

2015-07-25 17:17

US President Barack Obama has called for gay rights in Africa, comparing homophobia to racial discrimination he had encountered in the United States.

US gay couple in Thai custody battle

2015-07-23 22:10

A gay couple from the US say their lives are being "destroyed" after a Thai surrogate mother refused to sign papers allowing them to take their baby out of Thailand.

Gay rights 'non issue', Kenyan president says ahead of Obama visit

2015-07-21 13:22

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has dismissed gay rights as a "non-issue" ahead of a visit by US President Barack Obama later this week.

Pentagon announces plan aimed at lifting transgender ban

2015-07-14 10:54

The Pentagon's current regulations banning transgender individuals from serving in the military are out-dated, Defence Secretary Ash Carter says, ordering a six-month study aimed at formally ending one of the last gender- or sexuality-based barriers to military service.

Kenyan MP warns Obama against gay agenda

2015-07-06 20:33

Dozens of Kenyans have rallied in Nairobi against homosexuality and a lawmaker says US President Barack Obama should not push a pro-gay agenda when he visits the country later this month.

'Terminator' Facebook profile sporting gay flag

2015-07-02 20:58

More than 26 million Facebook profile photos, including those of celebrities, have taken on a rainbow hue since the US Supreme Court ruled that marriage is a right guaranteed under the Constitution regardless of a person's sexual orientation.

 

Girl hurt in Jerusalem gay parade attack dies

2015-08-02 16:58

A teenage girl stabbed by an anti-gay extremist in last week's attack on Jerusalem's gay pride parade, has died.

Ultra-orthodox Jew stabs 6 at Jerusalem gay parade

2015-07-30 18:36

Six people taking part in a gay parade in Jerusalem, have been stabbed by an ultra-Orthodox Jew, police say.

Boy Scouts of America lifts ban on gay troop leaders

2015-07-28 06:37

The Boy Scouts of America has officially ended its decades-old ban on gay troop leaders, a historic but controversial shift after years of legal wrangling and internal strife.

No problem with gays, but keep it to yourself Obama, say Kenyans

2015-07-27 11:25

People in Nairobi have given a muted and measured response to US President Barack Obama's firm support for gay rights during his visit to Kenya.

US should cut security aid to Uganda - HRW

2015-07-24 08:05

Human Rights Watch has reportedly urged the US to cut back security assistance to Uganda in response to the country’s recently enacted anti-gay law.

Kenyatta dismisses gay rights issue ahead of Obama visit

2015-07-21 21:43

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has dismissed gay rights as a "non-issue" ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit later this week.

Boy Scouts allow gay adults as leaders

2015-07-14 13:31

The Boy Scouts of America Executive Committee has unanimously approved allowing gay adults to serve as leaders, officials say, in a major step toward dismantling a policy that has caused deep rifts in the 105-year-old organisation.

Gay couple sue for recognition in South Korea

2015-07-07 09:06

Buoyed by a landmark US Supreme Court ruling, a prominent South Korean gay rights campaigner and movie director is suing officials for refusing to recognise his 2013 same-sex marriage.

Low turnout marks anti-gay demonstration in Kenya

2015-07-06 14:39

A demonstration against homosexuality in Kenya has fizzled after attracting only a handful of protesters.

US judge: Alabama counties must allow gay marriage

2015-07-02 16:28

With a handful of counties in the state of Alabama still refusing to grant gay marriages, a US federal judge has ruled that all must abide by court decisions allowing same-sex unions.

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