By Mark Singer

Mark Singer

Mark Singer grew up in Independence, Mo., and is a graduate of Columbia University with a B.A. degree in Journalism and currently works as staff copywriter for Agency France-Presse. He and his partner James live and work in Brussels, Belgium.

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Colombia’s first same-sex marriage annulled after anti-gay group files lawsuit

Sunday, October 6, 2013
BOGOTA, Columbia -- A same-sex marriage performed last month in the Columbian capital city of Bogota was annulled by a judge after a lawsuit was brought by an anti-gay foundation seeking to cancel the union. [ Read more → ]
Russia

Russian court drops ‘gay propaganda’ charge against lesbian activist

Thursday, October 3, 2013
RYAZAN, Russia -- A ruling by a Russian court last week that dismissed an administrative charge against a lesbian activist under a regional "gay propaganda" law, has been lauded by Russian LGBT activists as a sign that the federal law will eventually be overturned. [ Read more → ]
Jean Michel Colo

French mayor: ‘I will go to the gallows’ rather than marry same-sex couples

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
ARCANGUES, France -- The mayor of Arcangues, a small city in southwestern France, said he refuses to officiate unions between gay couples despite passage of a national legalizing same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
italy

Openly gay teen in Rome commits suicide because of anti-gay bullying

Thursday, November 22, 2012
ROME, Italy -- A 15-year-old openly gay teen has committed suicide after allegedly suffering repeated anti-gay bullying at school and online, according to Rome's chief deputy prosecutor, Pierfilippo Laviani. [ Read more → ]
Malawi

Malawi official backtracks on possible suspension of anti-gay laws

Thursday, November 8, 2012
LILILONGWE, Malawi -- Malawian Justice Minister Ralph Kasambara on Thursday backtracked on statements regarding possible suspension of arrests of LGBT persons in this small landlocked country in southeastern Africa. [ Read more → ]
François Hollande

France approves draft law to legalize same-sex marriage, gay adoptions

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
PARIS -- The Socialist majority French government on Wednesday approved a draft law to that would legalize same-sex marriage and gay adoption, despite fierce opposition from the Roman Catholic Church and its right wing supporters in the Senate and the National Assembly. [ Read more → ]
Rebecca Kadaga

Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament claims notorious ‘Kill The Gays’ bill will be passed

Thursday, November 1, 2012
ENTEBBE, Uganda -- The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament has said that she would stand firm against homosexuality, and that she will push for that country's notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill to be passed as soon as possible by Parliament. [ Read more → ]
Serbia

Serbia announces ban on upcoming gay pride parade

Thursday, October 4, 2012
BELGRADE, Serbia -- Serbia's Interior Ministry announced Wednesday that it has ordered banned a gay pride march in Belgrade that was scheduled for this weekend, citing security concerns. [ Read more → ]
Ivica Dacic

Authorities in Serbia consider banning this weekend’s gay pride parade

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
BELGRADE, Serbia -- Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said Monday that his government is considering banning a gay rights parade along with all other types of public events in Belgrade this next weekend, fearing a repeat of the violence that erupted two years ago. [ Read more → ]
Rutgers

Two years after Tyler Clementi’s death, Rutgers now shines as example of diversity, inclusiveness

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.. -- Two years ago, following the death of Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old freshman at Rutgers University who jumped to his death from the George Washington bridge after a sexual encounter he had with another man was streamed online by his roommate, Rutgers quickly found itself being associated with homophobia and cruelty. [ Read more → ]
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