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‘This way if you are gay’ – Swedish peace group launches gay sonar against Russian subs

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society via AP
In a publicity stunt dubbed “Operation The Singing Sailor,” the Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society placed a sonar device in the Stockholm archipelago sending out a Morse code message saying “This way if you are gay.” [...]

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Gambia’s president threatens to slit the throats of gay men

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Yahya Jammeh
Jammeh is one of Africa’s most vocal anti-gay leaders and has previously threatened to behead sexual minorities found in his country. [...]

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Vienna traffic signals go red and green, gay and straight

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Street lights with same gender pairs are on display in downtown Vienna, Austria, May 12, 2015. These lights were set up by city officials until June, just in time for the annual Life Ball, where celebrities will rub shoulders with party-goers dressed in little more than body paint and cross-dressers in wild costumes at the charity event supporting AIDS research.
Some Vienna pedestrian traffic lights are suddenly not only red or green. They're also gay or straight. And Austria's right-wing Freedom Party is livid. [...]

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Behind Brazil’s gay pride parades, a struggle with homophobic violence

Monday, May 11, 2015
People dance under a rainbow flag during the Gay Pride Parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Nov.16, 2014.
“I was walking to the elevator when he came up behind me. ‘This’ll teach you to never look at a real man again. Now you’re going to die, faggot!’ he screamed, before stabbing me in the neck.” [...]

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Castro’s daughter sponsors blessing of Cuban same-sex couples

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Rev. Roger LaRade, of the Eucharistic Catholic Church in Canada, blesses a gay couple as they lean in to kiss each other in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, May 9, 2015.
Nearly two dozen gay couples held hands or embraced, some crying, as Protestant clergymen from the U.S. and Canada blessed them as part of official ceremonies leading up to the Global Day against Homophobia on May 17. [...]

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Gay Luxembourg Prime Minister to marry partner: Sources

Friday, May 8, 2015
Xavier Bettel
Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel is to wed his partner Gauthier Destenay next week, just a few months after the tiny country legalized same-sex marriage. [...]

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Australian Prime Minister brushes off snub to diplomat’s same-sex partner

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Australian ambassador to France Stephen Brady (right) and his partner Peter Stephens.
Ambassador Stephen Brady offered to resign after a disagreement involving Prime Minister Tony Abbott's reception at an airport tin Paris. [...]

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Kenya’s deputy president: No place for gays here

Monday, May 4, 2015
William Ruto
William Ruto: "There's no room for homosexuality in this country. That one I can assure you." [...]

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Inquiry: Canadian military culture is hostile to women, gays

Friday, May 1, 2015
Canada
The Canadian Armed Forces perpetuates a sexualized military culture that is hostile to women and gay members, according to a report. [...]

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Russian lawmaker says Apple violated gay ‘propaganda’ law by distributing U2 album

Thursday, April 30, 2015
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The lawmaker says Apple violated Russia's ban on gay "propaganda" when it delivered U2's latest album to a half-billion iTunes users for free last year. [...]

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