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Turkish police use water cannons to disperse participants at LGBT pride rally

Sunday, June 28, 2015
Turkish police use a water canon to disperse participants of an LGBT Pride event in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, June 28, 2015. Between 100 and 200 protestors were chased away from Taksim Square on Sunday after a police vehicle fired several jets of water to disperse the crowd. It wasn't immediately clear why the police intervened to push the peaceful if noisy protest away from the area.
Turkish police used water cannons and tear gas against LGBT pride marchers trying to rally in Istanbul's central square on Sunday, forcing the thousands of demonstrators to gather several blocks away. ...

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Kyrgyzstan passes draft anti-LGBT ‘propaganda’ bill that’s worse that Russia

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Kyrgyzstan
The legislation passed through an initial reading in October, but had been stalled until Wednesday's vote. Another parliamentary vote is required before the legislation is submitted to Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev, whose signature is necessary for the legislation to become ...

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PHOTOS: Thousands attend high-profile LGBT pride event staged in Latvia’s capital

Saturday, June 20, 2015
Oksana Dzadan, AP
Participants in colorful outfits waved rainbow flags and standards from Spain, Britain, Ukraine, Georgia and Armenia, among others, as they marched and danced to loud music in central Riga. ...

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More than a dozen injured after assailants attack gay pride rally in Kiev

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Police detain opponents of a gay rights march, in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, June 6, 2015.
At least 25 people were detained and more than a dozen were injured after assailants attacked a gay pride rally in Kiev on Saturday, throwing flares, smoke bombs and tear gas at marchers and police. ...

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Vienna’s gay-themed traffic lights to remain, says local official

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Street lights with same gender pairs, on display in downtown Vienna, Austria. The lights were set up by city officials until June, to coincide with a number of gay-friendly events.
The lights show couples — a man and a woman, two women or two men. Set up recently at 47 crossings, they were to be taken down in June, after the conclusion of several gay-friendly events. ...

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Gay Prime Minister of staunchly Catholic Luxembourg marries partner

Friday, May 15, 2015
Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, right, embraces his husband Gauthier Destenay after their marriage at the town hall in Luxembourg, on Friday, May 15, 2015.
The prime minister of Luxembourg has married his partner a year after the tiny, staunchly Roman Catholic nation's parliament approved a law allowing same-sex marriage. ...

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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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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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European court: Bans on gay, male blood donors is sometimes OK

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
European-Court-of-Justice
Wednesday's ruling was closely watched by activists and by governments that have lifetime bans on gay male blood donors, including the United States. ...

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Slovenia lawmakers approve same-sex marriage, gay couple adoption

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Slovenia
Slovenian lawmakers have approved same-sex marriage and child adoption by gay couples amid opposition from conservative groups and the Catholic Church. ...

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