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Paris terror fugitive was spotted in Brussels’ gay bars before the attacks

Friday, November 20, 2015
Salah Abdeslam
Fugitive terrorist Salah Abdeslam was either scoping out potential targets to attack, or trying to steal identification documents. ...

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After attacks, many Parisians embrace food, wine and friends

Thursday, November 19, 2015
A woman holds a flower during a rally outside the Stade de France stadium, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. The Belgian extremist suspected of masterminding the deadly attacks in Paris died along with his cousin when police stormed a suburban apartment building, French officials said Thursday, a day after the chaotic, bloody raid.
"I have so many glittery memories ," said Stephane Le Breton, a Bataclan regular, "laughing with friends, dancing with drag queens..." ...

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Frank Ocean: Trump is exploiting Paris for political gain

Monday, November 16, 2015
Frank Ocean
"How is it 'interesting' that these shootings happened in a country that's tough on guns? Tell us, Don." ...

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Eiffel Tower goes dark as France mourns 129 dead

Saturday, November 14, 2015
A victim under a blanket lays dead outside the Bataclan theater in Paris, Friday Nov. 13, 2015. Well over 100 people were killed  in a series of shooting and explosions. French President Francois Hollande declared a state of emergency and announced that he was closing the country's borders.
The Eiffel Tower stood dark in a symbol of mourning Saturday night as France struggled to absorb the deadliest violence on its soil since World War II. ...

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Gossip magazine ordered to pay damages for ‘outing’ French right-wing politician

Friday, December 26, 2014
Florian Philippot
A court in Paris ordered the magazine "Closer" to pay damages for "invasion of privacy" after having "outed" Florian Philippot, one of the far-right National Front party's top officials, as gay. ...

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French court extends adoption rights to married, lesbian couples

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
PARIS -- France's highest court has ruled that married lesbian couples are allowed to adopt their spouse's child born through in vitro fertilization or other medically assisted reproduction. The Cour de Cassation's ruling is a consequence of the legalization of ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Paris wins bid to host 2018 Gay Games

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
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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Paris police obtain video footage of gay rights activist’s murder

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Clement Meric
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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