A Brazilian general’s comment that gay soldiers should not be allowed to command troops sparked fierce criticism today from gay rights groups and a national lawyers’ organisation that champions human rights
Sarah Jessica Parker has given away her tickets to the Sex and the City 2 premier in a bid to raise money for equal LGBT rights.
Kenya police on Friday arrested five suspected homosexuals in a coastal resort town after hundreds of residents protested over a planned gay wedding, a local official said.
Seeking to overcome a broadcast blackout imposed by the US Supreme Court, a pair of Los Angeles filmmakers have undertaken the task of faithfully recreating the federal trial on California’s same-sex marriage ban for the internet – all 60-plus hours of it; every “um,” “yes, your honour” and “objection!”
Israel's Supreme Court has ordered the Jerusalem city government to provide more than $120,000 in funding for a prominent gay community center.
Thursday's ruling was the latest sign that a hostile climate toward Jerusalem's gay community may be abating.
Since 2002, the city had rejected funding appeals from the Open House for Pride and Tolerance, which organizes an annual Pride Parade.
The court said the city must help fund the center because it serves a significant chunk of the city's population.
The city said it would not appeal the decision.
Open House director Yonatan Gher says gay residents continue to experience harassment individually, but mass demonstrations by conservative groups such as ultra-Orthodox Jews have subsided. In 2005, an ultra-Orthodox protester stabbed three marchers at the Pride Parade.
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