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Planned anti-gay rally in Ethiopia is cancelled

| Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Ethiopia
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- A planned anti-gay rally that would have made Ethiopia the latest African country to demonize gays has been cancelled, officials said Wednesday.

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UN condemns Brunei law that calls for death by stoning for gay sex

| Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Brunei
The United Nations Human Rights office has condemned a revised penal code in Brunei which calls for the death penalty for numerous offenses, including same-sex sexual activity, and introduces stoning to death as the specific method of execution for crimes of a sexual nature.

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Pastor says God sparked massive fire in Chile over same-sex civil unions

| Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Pastor Javier Soto
A Chilean pastor said God sparked a massive forest fire in the coastal city of Valparaíso over the weekend in response to lawmakers' consideration of a bill that would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples.

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India’s supreme court recognizes transgender people as third gender

| Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Indian eunuchs dance after Supreme Court’s verdict recognizing third gender category, in Nagpur, India, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. India's top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official documents.
NEW DELHI — India's top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official documents.

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Finnish postal service to issue ‘Tom of Finland’ gay male erotica stamps

| Monday, April 14, 2014
Itella
HELSINKI, Finland — The Finnish Postal Service, Itella, is preparing to release new sets of stamps in September 2014, including “male drawings by Tom of Finland” – a deceased Finnish artist notable for his homoerotic fetish art on late twentieth century gay culture, reports Finnbay.com.

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Malta Parliament votes to legalize same-sex civil unions, adoptions

| Monday, April 14, 2014
Malta-flag
VALLETTA, Malta -- Same-sex couples are set to gain the right to obtain legal recognition for their relationship as the Maltese Parliament prepares to vote on the Civil Unions Bill in its third and final reading on Monday evening.

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UN conference provokes heated debate on gay rights

| Friday, April 11, 2014
United Nations headquarters in New York.
UNITED NATIONS -- Many countries at this week's U.N. population conference are objecting to the idea of enshrining the right of women to make their own sexual decisions, fearing it would tacitly condone same-sex relationships, the U.N. population chief said.

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Italian court orders town to recognize gay couple married abroad

| Thursday, April 10, 2014
Italy
ROME, Italy -- An Italian court has ordered a town to recognize the marriage of a same-sex couple who married in the United States.

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Africa’s anti-gay movement spreads to Ethiopia

| Thursday, April 10, 2014
Ethiopia
ADDIS ABBA, Ethiopia -- Two groups in Ethiopia said Thursday that they will hold an anti-gay demonstration later this month, a move that puts Ethiopia in line to become the next African country to increase the public demonization of gays.

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South Africa president says he ‘respects’ Uganda’s anti-gay law

| Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Jacob Zuma
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- The president of South Africa on Tuesday said he respects Uganda’s right to pass anti-gay legislation and that no action will be taken against the country.

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