'Church is for love': Gay Ugandans send message to Pope

2015-11-27 14:34

A member of Uganda's LGBTI community says he hopes the pontiff spreads a message of love and tolerance during his visit.

ConCourt dismisses appeal by gay ex-pastor

2015-11-24 15:36

The Constitutional Court has dismissed an appeal by former church minister Ecclesia de Lange over an arbitration agreement with the Methodist Church of Southern Africa.

Ugandan gays put faith in pope

2015-11-23 07:41

Gay activists are hoping Pope Francis will preach tolerance toward homosexuals, and even go so far as to condemn violent attacks against gays during his upcoming visit to Uganda.

Israeli family tries to block cremation for transgender woman

2015-11-18 22:45

The family of an Israeli transgender woman is seeking to stop the cremation of her body after her suicide, arguing it offends their ultra-Orthodox beliefs even though it was specified in her will.

Two Presbyterian clergymen charged for marrying gay couples

2015-11-15 15:20

Two Presbyterian clergymen have appeared before a church tribunal in Johannesburg on charges of misconduct after they officiated over four same sex unions, according to a report.

US judge orders lesbian couple to hand back foster baby

2015-11-13 08:18

A US judge has ordered a lesbian couple in Utah to give up their foster baby on grounds the child would be better off with a heterosexual family, in a “stunning” decision that sparked outrage.

Obama backs anti-discrimination gay rights bill

2015-11-11 11:37

The White House has put its weight behind efforts to enshrine rights for gay Americans in federal law, stocking an election-year battle with conservatives.

Gay priest fired by Vatican describes 'special homophobia'

2015-11-05 14:18

The Polish monsignor who came out as gay and was fired by the Vatican just before a meeting of bishops about outreach to gays says a "special kind of homophobia" exists among priests.

Colombia legalises adoption by gay couples

2015-11-05 09:05

Colombia’s constitutional court has lifted a restriction on adoptions by gay couples, overturning a previous ruling that banned same-sex partners from adopting unless one of the pair was a biological parent of the child.

'I do, I do, I do:' Female trio get hitched

2015-10-31 12:48

Three's a crowd? Not in Brazil, where three women have defied deeply conservative trends by celebrating a poly-amorous civil union.


I am deeply disappointed - gay ex-minister on ConCourt ruling

2015-11-24 16:04

Gay former church minister Ecclesia De Lange has expressed deep disappointment at the Constitutional Court's decision to dismiss her appeal over her axing from the Methodist Church.

DA hits out at Shembe anti-gay remarks

2015-11-23 22:45

The DA say they are “dismayed" at the alleged remarks made by the Shembe Church leader, Mduduzi Shembe who reportedly said that gays were responsible for the drought crippling the KwaZulu-Natal province.

Israeli court upholds cremation wish of transgender woman

2015-11-19 19:48

A Jerusalem court has granted the wish of an Israeli transgender woman who committed suicide to be cremated, over the opposition of her ultra-Orthodox mother.

Ireland gay marriage law comes into force

2015-11-16 08:40

Ireland's new same-sex marriage law comes into force, six months after the country voted to allow gay unions in a historic referendum.

Transgender Japanese man found dead with his face cut off

2015-11-13 11:56

A transgender Japanese man whose face had been cut off was found dead by his adopted son at their suburban home, police and media say.

Order to take baby from lesbian foster parents under review

2015-11-12 12:36

Utah state child welfare officials are reviewing a ruling by a juvenile court judge who ordered a baby to be taken from lesbian foster parents and instead placed with a heterosexual couple for the child's well-being.

2 women risk jail time for same-sex wedding in Costa Rica

2015-11-10 09:55

Same-sex weddings may be legal in a small but growing number of countries, but not in Costa Rica where two women who married, and their lawyer, face criminal charges, and having the union annulled.

Japan district issues first gay union certificate

2015-11-05 12:05

A major Tokyo municipality has started issuing “partnership” certificates to same-sex couples, as Japan takes gradual steps towards greater tolerance for sexual minority groups.

France ending ban on gay male blood donors

2015-11-04 13:15

France’s health minister says the country will end its ban on blood donation by gay men, calling it the end “of a taboo and discrimination”.

Transgender woman loses prison appeal

2015-10-31 09:42

A transgender British woman, who has been in jail for head-butting a bar manager, has lost an appeal for her sentence.

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