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There are around 200,000 gay men and lesbians in Ghana who were prepared to answer the question about sexual orientation in the country's latest Integrated Household Survey.That means - officially - around 1% of the population is gay, with a further 0.5% claiming to be bisexual (more at…Continue
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"In memory of gays, lesbians and transsexuals who have suffered persecution and repression throughout history. Barcelona 2011" - that's the inscription on the granite pink triangle the local authority announced today it would place right opposite the basilica of the Sagrada Familia. The announcement - in a statement - came just weeks after the Pope consecrated the building, and faced a mass…Continue
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Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters is a strong supporter of campaigns against homophobia and gay bullying, and says if he can be an example to gay teenagers, he's more than happy.
"I'm proud to be that. I know what it's like to be a teenager, and…
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"I loved my work but always realized that although LGBT people make substantial, valuable contributions to our economy and national life, we still remained largely invisible in public life and throughout corporate America. In 2010, I can still ask: how many openly gay CEOs can any of us name?"
Bob Witeck, a former Senate Press Secretary, and now…Continue
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Steve Mellor and Roy Pearson say they were called "gay boys" and were victimised because of their sexuality at their local employment office. They say they've received less help than other unemployed people using the Jobcentre Plus in…Continue
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Nicaragua's not like Argentina when it comes to gay marriage - some gay activists have described it as "light years" behind some other Latin American…Continue
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An attempt to reduce the amount of open-air cruising in the Warm Sands area using police decoys has gone badly wrong, council officials admit, not to mention the fact that 19 men arrested last year on suspicion of lewd conduct face charges that would require them to register as sex offenders for…Continue
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Traditionally, communist groups engaged in armed struggle haven't exactly been gay-friendly. That doesn't appear to be the case in the Philippines however, where the New People's Army - the armed wing of the Communist Party - is apparently in favour of gay marriage. However, when it comes to military service they do…Continue
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The Thailand Queer Network held a rally this week outside Government House in Bangkok, in protest against the fact that the country didn't actively vote to reinstate 'sexual orientation' into the United Nation's resolution against unjustified killing of minorities. (more in the…Continue
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Tony and Barrie Drewitt-Barlow from Danbury in Essex, who made history in 1999 as the first gay couple to openly use surrogacy to start a family, say they will be opening The British Surrogacy Centre in early 2011, to help other same-sex couples find suitable donors and mothers. The couple now have five children conceived through surrogacy. (more at…Continue
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Police in Wilton Manors have released the names and photos of Stephen Adams and Kevin Powell, found murdered in their home in the early hours of Sunday morning. The alarm had been raised by the sister of one of the men after he failed to show up on Christmas Day. Details are few, but it seems the couple were well-known, and well-liked by neighbours. The search is on for a black 2003 Saturn…Continue
Jeff Walters, who's an actor from Dallas, is apparently pop celebrity Clay Aiken's new beau, and parts of the internet are humming about it. Particularly since it's been discovered Jeff could be seen shirtless on Grindr, along with close…Continue
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There's a sense of shock in parts of India's gay community following a police raid over the weekend which led to the arrest of 13 people on charges of obscenity at a public place. Bunty Vinod, the owner of Bunty's Beauty Parlour in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, was holding a big birthday party, attended by more than 100 guests from as far away as Delhi.
The raid took place despite the fact…Continue
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"We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment," John and his civil partner, David Furnish said in a statement via a representative. "Zachary is healthy and doing really well, and we are very proud and happy parents."
Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John was born in California via a surrogate mother. As…Continue
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In times gone by, many would have argued that taking on the workplace culture of the mining industry was unthinkable, but now one America's largest coal producers is in the spotlight over the alleged workplace bullying of a gay miner.
Spartan Mining, a West Virginia subsidiary of Massey Energy, and a mine foreman are named in the…Continue
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I am traveling to Peru at the end of May. I would love to get info or chat with anyone who has been or is going. I will be in the Cusco area.
Despite the fact that the law about what two men over 16 can do in bed together and where they can do it has changed, those successfully prosecuted years ago under legislation now repealed still have criminal records. Thousands of gay men in the UK still have to disclose their convictions if they apply to work or volunteer for charities and other organisations. Earlier this year, the current…Continue
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