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Thursday, January 23, 2014
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Two transgender women from Brazil were detained and their passports confiscated while on vacation in Dubai, and have been charged with the crime of ‘imitating’ women.
Friday, January 17, 2014
TEL AVIV -- More than a thousand people marched in the streets of Tel Aviv on Thursday to protest against transphobia and anti-LGBT violence in Israel.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
TEL-Aviv, Israel -- A group of gay and straight friends were violently attacked in Tel Aviv on Saturday by mob of 11 people hurling anti-gay slurs, just one week following a similar attack on a transgender
Friday, January 10, 2014
TEL AVIV, Israel -- Israel's cultural and financial capital unveiled a memorial Friday honoring gays and lesbians persecuted by the Nazis, the first specific recognition in Israel for non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
Sunday, January 5, 2014
TEL AVIV, Israel -- A group of 11 men have been remanded to home custody after allegedly attacking a transgender woman Saturday morning in Tel Aviv, reported the Daily Ha’aretz.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
TEL AVIV -- A new monument to pay tribute to Jewish and non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust who were persecuted by the Nazis for their sexual orientation has been unveiled in Tel Aviv.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Israeli President Shimon Peres on Sunday endorsed same-sex marriage, saying "we must allow everyone to live as is natural to them."
Saturday, October 12, 2013
JERUSALEM -- The goal was merely to promote clean energy in Israel - but television ads starring a pair of male puppets called "plug" and "socket" have instead unleashed a debate about gay pride.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
ADEN, Yemen -- Suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen on Thursday shot a Yemeni man because they believed he was gay, a security official told European news agency AFP.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
TEL AVIV, Israel -- The U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv on Thursday issued the first derivative visas to same-sex spouses.