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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Cameron wins the day on gay marriage

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London British MPs overwhelmingly back draft legislation, but PM’s alienation of majority in his own party could have consequences Cameron wins the day on Gay marriage British lawmakers voted in favour of controversial legislation allowing gay marriage, despite fierce opposition from members of Prime Minister David Cameron's own party. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1144753/cameron-wins-day-gay-marriage
  2. News - World

    US economist Lee Badgett shows the costs of homophobia

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:57pm by BLOOM

    ... wrong. "She was a little bit early, but she eventually caught the wave of increasing sympathy for gay rights," said Professor William Dickens, one of Badgett's advisers at Berkeley ... Bloomberg Economist has made a career debunking myths about homosexuals, and showing that intolerance of gay people also puts a brake on growth The economics of equality Economist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537108/us-economist-lee-badgett-shows-costs-homophobia
  3. News - Hong Kong

    Gay rights clash: Obama, African host are at odds

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 03:32am by AP

    ... JULIE PACE (AP White House Correspondent) DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Laying bare a clash of cultures, President Barack Obama on Thursday urged African leaders to extend equal rights to gays ... son to succeed him. Africa's democratic movements have not been accompanied in most places by equal rights for gays and lesbians. A report Monday by Amnesty International said 38 African ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1270734/gay-rights-clash-obama-african-host-are-odds
  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Midnight marriages for gay couples as same-sex unions become legal in UK

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 10:01am by AP

    ... unions in a midnight kiss Gay couples in Britain waited decades for the right to get married. When the opportunity came, it took just a few minutes to make history. Londoners Sean Adl-Tabatabai ... overwhelmingly supported gay marriage. Some cite the transitional step of civil partnership, a compromise introduced in 2005 that gave gay couples the same legal protections and rights as heterosexual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1460130/midnight-hour-uk-holds-first-same-sex-weddings
  5. News - China

    Gay rights activist arrested after protest in Changsha

    Posted May 20th 2013, 08:34am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler Police in Changsha have detained a young gay rights activist after he organised a protest in the capital of Hunan province to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.  A 19-year-old man, identified only as Xiang, was arrested on Saturday and will be in administrative detention for 12 days for organising an "illegal protest", ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1241780/gay-rights-activist-arrested-after-protest-changsha
  6. News - China

    Chinese parents of gays and lesbians demand equal marriage rights

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 11:13am by Amy Li

    ... anxieties and worries for their gay children, who under China’s current marriage law aren’t allowed to marry their partners, and therefore excluded form rights and benefits enjoyed by heterosexual ... published the letter through PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) China, a Guangzhou-based grass roots origination that promotes LGBT rights and helps gay parents. A Qiang, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1159633/chinese-parents-gays-and-lesbians-demand-equal-marriage-rights
  7. News - Asia - CENSORSHIP

    Singapore halts destruction of gay-themed children's books

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 11:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Singapore halts pulping of gay-themed books Singapore yesterday stopped its national library from destroying two children's books with gay themes following ... penguin- and The White Swan Express, which features children adopted by straight, gay, mixed-race and single parents. The book that has already been destroyed is Who's In My Family, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556516/singapore-halts-destruction-gay-themed-childrens-books
  8. News - Hong Kong - EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

    Dr York Chow pledges to protect gay rights

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Chow prioritises law on gay rights, quashes Christian concern The new chairperson of the Equal Opportunities Commission has promised to make legislation to protect gay rights a top priority during his three-year term, which begins today. Dr York Chow Yat-ngok, former secretary for food and health, added that the issue should be handled discreetly. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1204179/dr-york-chow-pledges-protect-gay-rights
  9. 'Pink' app steers big spenders in right direction

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... friendly. Connie Chan Man-wai, of sexual equality advocacy group Women Coalition, welcomed the app. 'Right now, the only way I can tell if a restaurant is gay-friendly is if they've placed ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Help is at hand for members of the gay community who feel discriminated against when shopping or socialising. Gay entrepreneur Paul Ramscar has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001497/pink-app-steers-big-spenders-right-direction
  10. News - Hong Kong - GAY RIGHTS

    Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association under fire over sexuality counselling

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 04:22am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... and Girls' Clubs Association has been dragged into a row over gay rights amid accusations it is "siding with sexual minorities" and "brainwashing" children by offering counselling ... But that service, and the association's plan to take part in a pro-gay-rights event next month, was slammed by the Justice Alliance, a conservative group led by Beijing loyalist and parent-activist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1518096/boys-and-girls-clubs-association-under-fire-over-sexuality

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