Dan Littauer

Dan Littauer, based in Glasgow, Scotland, is a freelance journalist who specializes in LGBT current affairs, travel writing, feature writing and investigative journalism. He has previously worked for Gay Star News, PinkNews, San Diego Gay and Lesbian News, Lonely Planet as well as contributing occasionally to the BBC, Al-Jazeera, CNN and The Guardian.

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Hearing underway for judge who wouldn’t perform gay weddings

Judge Vance Day's listens during his judicial misconduct hearing at the Capitol on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, in Salem, Ore. The Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability says Day committed several ethics violations. They include screening marriage applicants to exclude same-sex couples, hanging a portrait of Adolf Hitler in the courthouse, asking lawyers for money and allowing a convicted felon to handle a gun.
Judge Vance Day is also accused of hanging a portrait of Adolf Hitler in his courthouse and threatening a youth-sports referee, among other offenses. ...

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Key takeaways from the GOP’s undercard presidential debate

Republican presidential candidates, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, left, former New York Gov. George Pataki, second from left, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, second from right, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., talk together at the finish of their CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif.
Important highlights from the first of Wednesday's two debates, which featured George Pataki, Lindsey Graham, Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal. ...

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Convicted murderers to marry in UK’s first same-sex prison wedding

Marc Goodwin (left) and Mikhail Gallatinov
Two convicted murderers, one serving life for battering a gay man to death and the other for strangling a male lover, are set to make history in being the UK’s first same-sex prison wedding. ...

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Scotland celebrates the new year as marriage equality law takes full effect

Joe Schofield, Malcolm Brown and Ross Wright
Scotlanders are ringing in the new year by celebrating a new marriage equality law that came into effect on New Year's Eve. ...

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First same-sex couples marry in Scotland as new marriage law takes effect

Douglas Pretsell and Peter Gloster.
Scotland’s first same-sex marriages can officially begin Tuesday as couples in Scottish civil partnerships can convert their union to marriage. ...

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Openly gay Scottish MEP: Gay marriage supporters are ‘equality Nazis’

David Coburn
David Coburn, Scotland’s UKIP (UK Independent Party) Member of the European Parliament (MEP), who describes himself as "spectacularly homosexual" and a "great big screaming poof," said Thursday that marriage equality supporters are “equality Nazis” who are "rubbing people’s noses in ...

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Intersex Awareness Day calls attention to an often ignored, misunderstood community

Intersex flag
Today is Intersex Awareness Day, an internationally observed civil awareness day designed to highlight the challenges faced by intersex people. It is often the case that the intersex community gets ignored, mis-categorized, or simply misunderstood. Worse still, intersex people are ...

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Lesbian dance instructor found murdered in St. Petersburg, Russia

Ekaterina Khomenko
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — A lesbian dance instructor was found murdered in her car in the Russian city of St Petersburg on Sunday, reported QueerRussia. Ekaterina Khomenko, 29, who was known in the local LGBT community as an instructor of ...

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27 men arrested in Lebanon for alleged ‘unnatural sex’ and ‘public indecency’

Human rights activists rally in Beirut in 2013  demanding greater rights and protections for the LGBT community in Lebanon.
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Police in Beirut have arrested 27 men for allegedly engaging in “gay sex” during a raid on a Beirut bathhouse on Saturday. According to Colonel Tony Haddad of Hbeish police station, the 27 unnamed men, including the ...

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Saudi man gets 3 years in prison, 450 lashes for meeting men via Twitter

MEDINA, Saudi Arabia – A criminal court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a 24-year-old man to three years in jail and 450 lashes for trying to arrange a date with another man via Twitter. According to the daily Aarabic newspaper ...

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