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Scotland Joins Worldwide Gay-Marriage Wins

On Tuesday, Scotland became the 17th country to legalize gay marriage after a bill passed in the Scottish Parliament. The news comes after a big year for gay rights, as 2013 brought the Defense of Marriage Act's end in the US, Pope Francis's groundbreaking comments, and a series of countries across …

First same-sex civil union legalized in Colombia | Steve Rothaus' Gay South Florida

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombia got its first legalized same-sex union Wednesday when a judge sanctioned the partnership of two men who have been a …

Pope Francis Discusses Gay Catholics: 'Who Am I To Judge?'

Gay people should be integrated into society instead of ostracized, Pope Francis told journalists after his weeklong trip to Brazil. Answering a question about reports of homosexuals in the clergy, the pope answered, "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to …

Kerry: Gay couple visas now issued

The United States will immediately begin issuing immigrant visas to same-sex couples, Secretary of State John Kerry announced Friday.<p>Speaking at the U.S. Embassy in London, Kerry said the applications will be given the same consideration as heterosexual couples.<p>“If you are the spouse of a U.S. …

Russian television anchor comes out on air, is immediately fired

The clip of Anton Krasovsky’s announcement has also been scrubbed from the Internet<p>A Russian television host came out to his audience live on-air and was fired that same night.<p>The clip, in which Anton Krasovsky says, "I’m gay, and I’m just the same person as you, my dear audience, as President …

Pat Buchanan: Leave Putin alone!

Back off, cultural elites! The archconservative is defending Russia’s anti-gay law and Putin’s “moral compass”<p>Leave Putin alone! Anyone who has a problem with him -- you deal with Pat Buchanan! Because Vladimir Putin is not well right now!<p>Yes, the archconservative has leapt to the defense of the …

LGBTQ activist may be first person convicted under Russia’s anti-gay law

Though not the first to be arrested, Dmitry Isakov could be the first person convicted under the law, lawyers say<p>While he is not the first person to be charged under Russia's draconian law criminalizing the free expression of gays and lesbians, LGBTQ activist Dmitry Isakov may be the first to be …

Russian lawmaker proposes bill to strip gay parents of custody rights

So-called gay “propaganda” must be banned in the family, says the bill’s sponsor<p>A little more than 24 hours after Vladimir Putin insisted that Russia is not targeting LGBTQ people and stripping them of their basic rights, a Russian lawmaker has introduced yet another bill to target LGBTQ people and …

Putin promises no discrimination against gays at Russia Olympics

MOSCOW – President<p>Vladimir Putinis attempting to allay fears about Russia’s new anti-gay law, saying there will be no discrimination during the2014 Winter Olympic Gamesin the Black Sea resort of Sochi.<p>“We can be absolutely sure that Russia will support the principles of Olympism, which don’t allow …

Inside Gay Pakistan | Public Radio International

It's a country where sex outside marriage is illegal, and gay sexual activity is theoretically punishable by death. Freelance reporter Mobeen Azhar has just completed a documentary on gay subcultures in Pakistan.<p>Azhar has discovered a much more complex reality; for some sections of society, gay …