Mexico's Government will give extra support to campaigns to stamp out homophobia, according to the country's President, Felipe Calderón Hinojosa. That's what he told those were at a meeting with representatives of the country's GLBT groups and organisations working with those living with HIV/AIDS.
The Federal Government is also going to look at ways of improving access to HIV drugs.
The Irish low-cost airline - which flies to and from a wide range of European destinations - is about to go into the red for the first time in 20 years. Ironically, this could spell even better bargains for passengers.
Ryanair said it would plunge from a profit last year of €439m (£348m) to a loss of up to €60m in 2009 if fuel costs stay high and render many of its cheap flights unprofitable.
The annual Carnaval in the capital of Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, lasts just over three weeks, and is one of the biggest and wildest in the world - one of the largest after Rio.
It's well worth coming here to be part of the Carnaval season, which also sees similar events in towns across the island (most notably in the tourist area of Maspalomas, following on from the capital's… Continue
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Stanley Miller Cooke III - aka Chipper - eventually came third in Spain's Operación Triunfo, and after a hug and a kiss with husband Carlos, drove off in his free Fiat Bravo. Nonetheless, he's won a lot of hearts, not least in the town of Alzira in the Valencia region, which decided to "adopt" him, and held a huge street party to cheer… Continue
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An exhibition of sculpture by artist Antoni Miró has caused a big debate amongst locals and tourists alike on the beachfront at Javea, not far from Alicante in Spain. This video is in Spanish, but you'll get the gist of it.
It consists of cast iron cut-outs based on erotic images from Ancient Greek pottery, and as well as heterosexual images, including masturbation, the use of dildos and more, there are also images of homosexual sex.
Though in many ways modern Spain is an open and tolerant democracy, there are still sections of society here who would like to turn the clock back.
A right-wing family organisation called HazTeOir is taking legal action against the organisers of this year's Gay Pride march in Madrid for inciting what it calls cristianophobia and inciting religious hatred.
This is just one of the posters all over Barcelona this week as the city welcomes the 2008 EuroGames, the biggest athletic event for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people in Europe. The opening ceremony takes place in the Palau Sant Jordi, the Olympic Pavillion of Barcelona'92, at 9.00 pm on the 24th, with a gospel choir,… Continue
According to latest figures, India now accounts for roughly half the estimated HIV-infected population of Asia (around 2.5 million people - plus 3 out of 4 of those living with HIV in Asia are men). Not surprisingly this is causing concern.
Sex between men and the fact that gay relationships continue to be considered taboo in Asia could lead to an increase in HIV prevalence in the region, a report has said.
The British actor John Barrowman (photographed above by Sarah Lee), who's a highly recognisable face in UK showbiz and an out gay man, is the presenter of an edition of a new BBC TV show The Making of Me which explores current evidence on whether or not we're born gay. He's been talking about it - and other issues - to the UK newspaper The…Continue
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Evan Davies, who's been well-known to viewers of BBC News for some years as an economics correspondent, is heard more than seen these days as presenter of the flagship breakfast show on Radio 4. However, much press interest around him seems to centre on whether or not he's got a Prince Albert, which he was asked directly about in an interview at the… Continue
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Lifeguard and swimming teacher Antonio "Tony" Almijes from Madrid is the new Mr Gay Europe, elected at a gala in Budapest during the Gay Pride weekend.
He told reporters that “Winning Mr. Gay Europe is a bit overwhelming, but I am excited and I look forward to do my best in supporting not only my home community, but hopefully I can help other young guys in Europe and making them feel that it is okay to come out of the closet and be…Continue
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A video produced for the Fort Lauderdale-based GLBT campaign group, Fight OUT Loud.
As their web site points out, the mission of Fight OUT Loud is to provide immediate resources, support, education, and assistance for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals who are faced with discrimination and hate. We do this by empowering everyday people to stand up forthemselves in the fight for their…Continue
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Spain's Equality Minister, Bibiana Aído, was at the front of this weekend's Gay Pride march in the Spanish capital, and officials say that an estimated 1.1 million people took part in the demonstration.
All major parliamentary parties were represented other than the conservative Partido Popular.
The death at 86 of Jesse Helms may be seen as some as the end of a political era. However, unfortunately for those of us in the gay community, some of the values he supported are still very much cherished by groups like the American Family Association.
Currently appearing in a wrestling spectacular in London, Cassandro says he's brought "glamour, make-up and bathing suits" to the sport in Mexico.
"Exotic wrestlers like me aren't just in it for the glamour. We also know how to wrestle. I may look fragile but I'm a devil in the ring." he says. "I'm the 2008 World Lightweight Champion, and if you get into the ring with me, I'll prove it to you."