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The latest 10 countries to allow same-sex relations

The latest 10 countries to allow same-sex relations

Bhutan’s lower house of parliament voted on Friday to decriminalise homosexuality . If the amendment to the penal code passes the upper house of the Asian nation’s parliament, 69 countries will remain worldwide where same-sex relations are illegal, with seven countries having the death penalty for same-sex relations. Here are the latest 10 countries that have […]

German Gay Film Festival Banned In Turkey, And Berlin Slams Ban

German Gay Film Festival Banned In Turkey, And Berlin Slams Ban

Authorities in Turkey’s capital banned a German gay film festival on Wednesday, the day before it was due to start, citing public safety and terrorism risks, according to Reuters. German Deputy Foreign Minister, Michael Roth, has criticized the ban by the Ankara Governor’s Office, on the LGBT film festival scheduled for November 16 and 17, […]

Conservative America: Small Cities Stand Up For LGBT Rights

Conservative America: Small Cities Stand Up For LGBT Rights

When Mike Lujano and George Lenz hoisted a rainbow flag outside their business in a Victorian brownstone on Market Street two decades ago, they found that few neighbo[u]rs in socially conservative Wheeling, West Virginia, knew it was a symbol of gay pride, writes Letitia Stein of Reuters. The married owners of Edna’s hair salon, in […]

Chelsea Manning second suicide attempt in prison – attorney

Chelsea Manning second suicide attempt in prison – attorney

(Reuters) – U.S. Army soldier Chelsea Manning, who is serving 35 years in prison for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, attempted suicide last month for the second time, her attorney said on Friday. Manning attempted suicide on Oct. 4, at the start of her stay in solitary confinement for attempting suicide the first time in […]

Vatican condemns Catholic radio that said quakes were God’s wrath for gay law

Vatican condemns Catholic radio that said quakes were God’s wrath for gay law

VATICAN CITY, Nov 4 (Reuters) – The Vatican on Friday condemned a right-wing Catholic radio station that said a series of earthquakes that hit Italy in the past three months was “God’s punishment” for the country approving same-sex civil unions. “These remarks are offensive for believers and scandalous for non-believers,” Deputy Secretary of State Archbishop […]