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Season of Pride: LGBT people, allies celebrate Pride around the world

| Sunday, June 29, 2014
Participants celebrate LGBT Pride in London on Saturday, June 28, 2014.
For gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their allies, June is a month of pride and celebration. Around the globe, LGBT Pride Month has been marked with parades and marches, festivals and dances, and in some cases, protests and counter-protests. In the United States, much of the celebrations have focused on a string of victories ...

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Three men sentenced in 2013 attack on gay couple in Paris

| Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Wilfred de Bruijn in a photo he posted to Facebook on Sunday (left), and during an interview Wednesday at his Paris apartment (right).
PARIS — Three French men were sentenced in Paris on Tuesday for a 2013 attack on a gay man and his partner who were walking arm-in-arm. The men were sentenced for the attack on Wilfred de Bruijn, who was beaten unconscious near his home early in central Paris on April 6, 2013, sustaining five fractures in his head and face, abrasions and a lost tooth.

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Report: Anti-gay attacks in France up 78 percent in 2013

| Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Anti-gay marriage activists hold smoke flares with the color of the logo of the movement during a rally to protest the new law after French lawmakers legalized same-sex marriage on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in Paris.
PARIS -- A French gay rights groups says attacks against the LGBT community increased by 78 percent in France in 2013.

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EU court: Same-sex couples in civil partnerships must receive equal benefits

| Thursday, December 12, 2013
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BRUSSELS -- The European Union's highest court has ruled that in EU countries where gay couples can't marry, they must get the same benefits as married people if they enter into civil partnerships.

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France approves first spousal adoption by a same-sex couple

| Friday, October 18, 2013
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PARIS -- A lesbian couple in France has received approval for one wife’s two biological children to be adopted by her spouse, the first such authorized same-sex couple adoption in the country.

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Court: French mayors cannot refuse to officiate same-sex marriages

| Friday, October 18, 2013
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PARIS -- France's constitutional court has ruled that mayors cannot refuse to carry out same-sex marriages just because they oppose them.

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Paris wins bid to host 2018 Gay Games

| Wednesday, October 9, 2013
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PARIS -- Paris has won the bid to host the 2018 Gay Games, the lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender community's answer to the Olympics.

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Twitter faces possible lawsuit over trending anti-gay hashtags

| Tuesday, August 13, 2013
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A French gay rights group said on Monday it plans to file a law suit against Twitter for violating the country's hate speech laws following the emergence of the hashtag “#Gays must die,” which topped Twitter's "trending topics" over the weekend.

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Same-sex marriage: A surprising contrast between Britain and France

| Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Anti gay marriage protestors gather during a demonstration in Paris on Sunday against French President Francois Hollande's social reform on gay marriage and adoption.Photos: Thibault Camus, AP
LONDON — The French like to make fun of the British, joking about their repressed ways in matters of the heart. But when it came time to debate same-sex marriage, it was France that betrayed a deep conservative streak in sometimes violent protests — while the British showed themselves to be modern and tolerant.

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Paris police obtain video footage of gay rights activist’s murder

| Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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PARIS -- Investigators say they have obtained surveillance video that captured the fatal clash between skinheads and gay rights activist Clement Meric earlier this month.

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