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  1. News - World - GAY RIGHTS

    Italian pasta maker Barilla feels heat from gays over 'family' remark

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Rome Pasta maker feels the heat over 'family' remark Gay rights activists in Italy have launched a boycott of the world's leading pasta maker after its ... the fourth-generation Barilla Group business with his two brothers, sparked outrage when he said he would not consider using a gay family to advertise his pasta. "For us the concept of the sacred family ...

  2. News - World - RUSSIA

    No political motive behind podium kiss, says Kseniya Ryzhova

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 09:13pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Russian athlete denies podium kiss was meant to back gay rights A Russian athlete denied on Tuesday that she had intended to show her disapproval of her country’s ... been widely condemned abroad, but opinion polls show a vast majority of Russians support it. Despite calls from gay rights groups for a boycott of Russia’s hosting of the next year Winter ...

  3. News - World - CAMEROON

    Gay rights campaigner tortured and killed in Cameroon

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Gay activist tortured to death A gay rights campaigner in Cameroon has been found dead in his home after being tortured. Eric Lembembe's body was discovered ... investigation. Lembembe, who was executive director of the Cameroonian Aids Foundation, was an outspoken advocate of gay rights in a country where homosexuality is punishable by up to five years ...

  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Gay pride raring to break out in Singapore

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... from "sensitive positions" in the civil service and imposed strict censorship on gay-related content in movies and TV shows. While gay rights have grown around the world, the United ... settle one way or the other, and it's really best for us just to leave them be, and just agree to disagree". Gay rights activists say this is unacceptable to a growing number of people ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    Hong Kong must stop looking the other way about gay rights

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:14am by TIFFANY AP

    ... take a tragedy to get the city talking about the subject It's time to stop looking the other way about gay rights What do singer Denise Ho Wan-sze, lawmaker Raymond Chan Chi-chuen ... The controversy has highlighted a reticence by the Hong Kong government to act over gay rights. In November 2012, the Legislative Council voted down a motion to consult the public over whether gay-rights ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Boy Scouts of America votes to end century-old ban on gay scouts

    Posted May 24th 2013, 02:47pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Grapevine, Texas Follow @SCMP_News The Boy Scouts of America voted on Thursday to lift a century-old ban on openly gay scouts in a major victory for gay rights activists, ... lobbying by gay rights activists and members of conservative organisations, many of them church groups that have traditionally formed the backbone of one of the nation’s largest youth ...

  7. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand votes to legalise same-sex marriage

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 07:37pm by AFP

    ... everywhere,” LegaliseLove Wellington co-ordinator Joseph Habgood said ahead of the vote. The change makes New Zealand the 13th nation globally to allow gay marriage, according to Human Rights Watch ... part of his second-term agenda. With Britain and France both appearing set to adopt same-sex marriage soon, Wall said a “global conversation” on gay rights was occurring, which should prompt ...

  8. News - China Insider - LGBT RIGHTS

    Gay rights groups outraged over network's hidden camera footage of male sex worker

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 04:45pm by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu Gay rights groups are calling for Southern Television Guangdong to publicly apologise for using hidden camera footage of an undercover reporter meeting with a male sex worker. ... popularity of online dating websites and sex workers who do not use condoms.  The sex worker in question recognised himself in the footage and turned to gay rights groups for help to sue ...

  9. Business - Companies - RESIGNATIONS

    Mozilla chief quits after furore over his support of ban on gay marriage

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 11:58am by AP

    ... Associated Press Mozilla chief quits after furore over gay rights Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich is stepping down as chief executive and leaving the company following protests over his support of a gay marriage ban in California. The non-profit firm, which makes the Firefox browser, infuriated many employees and users last week by naming Eich head of the organisation. At issue ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Gay groups in US seek the right to take part in St Patrick's Day marches

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 08:46pm by NYT

    ... over gay ban To a backdrop of continuing legal fights over same-sex marriage and the growing acceptance of homosexuals and their rights, there remains an area where gay participation in the US ... sanctioning his right to exclude gay and lesbian groups. "Not when you have a 9-to-nothing decision in the Supreme Court of the United States. Walsh is not in a position to overturn that." ...




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