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Hook-up Apps Are Destroying Gay Youth Culture

<i>Notification: You have 12 new matches!</i><p>When I get home from work and realize the silence of the end of the day, I open one of the many dating or …

Kyrgyzstan moves towards adoption of Russia's anti-gay law

Lawmakers in Kyrgyzstan have voted in favour of adopting a tougher version of Russia’s law against ‘gay propaganda’.<p>If passed, the Kyrgyz version would mandate jail terms for gay-rights activists and others, including journalists, who create “a positive attitude toward non-traditional sexual …

Houston withdraws legal demand to see pastors' sermons in gay rights battle

Houston city attorneys are no longer seeking through subpoenas sermons from five pastors who publicly opposed an ordinance banning discrimination against gay and transgender residents.<p>Mayor Annise Parker said on Friday that the city was backing off the sermon request but would not withdraw the …

North Carolina Magistrate Resigns Over Gay Marriage Mandate: It ‘Would Desecrate a Holy Institution Established By God’

“When I took my oath of office, I understood I would be required to perform weddings and have done so throughout my tenure,” he wrote. “I did not, however, take that oath with any understanding that I would be required to marry same sex couples.”<p>He added, “I can no longer fulfill my oath of office …

Supreme Court allows gay marriage in Alaska

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday allowed gay marriage in Alaska to go into effect, increasing the number of U.S. states that permit gay marriage to 31.<p>Jim Derrick (L) and Alfie Travassos (R) exchange rings as they get married at the Salt Lake County Government Complex in Salt …

Poll: SCOTUS right on gay marriage

A majority of Americans support the Supreme Court’s decision to allow gay marriage to proceed in multiple states, a new poll says.<p>According to an ABC News/Washington Post poll released Friday, 56 percent of Americans support the court’s decision earlier this month, compared with 38 percent who …

Gay Marriage Makes Strides in Seven More States

Government Will Recognize Unions in Colorado, Indiana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Virginia, Wisconsin and Utah<p>The Obama administration said Friday it will recognize same-sex marriages performed in seven additional states, in the wake of a Supreme Court action last week clearing the way for such unions.<p>The …

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U.S. to recognize gay marriages performed in seven more states

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. government will recognize same-sex marriages in seven more states, after the Supreme Court last week paved the way for gays and lesbians to get married in a handful of states and some appeals court rulings followed suit, the Justice Department said on …

Federal Judge Strikes Down Arizona’s Gay Marriage Ban, Sasses SCOTUS

On Friday, U.S. District Judge John Sedwick struck down Arizona’s gay marriage ban, holding that the law violated the equal protection guaranteed by …

Same-sex couples flock to wed as Arizona legalises gay marriage

Karen Bailey and Nelda Majors were a couple for 50 years before they told friends and family about their relationship.<p>They kept it secret to avoid the hostility that they saw lesbians and gay men endure throughout much of their lifetime. Six years after they revealed their relationship, the …

Overwhelming 85% Of Young American Catholics Support Gays And Lesbian, Pew Report

While the Vatican vacillates over whether to welcome gays into the church, the new kids in the flock seem to have no qualms about the subject.<p>Close to 85% of self-identified Catholics between the ages of 18 and 29 believe gays and lesbians should be accepted by society, according to a 2014 survey …

Asifa Lahore: My parents are traditional Muslims. It took a lot of courage for me to tell them I’m gay

A group of men wearing elaborately embroidered saris holler with delight as Asifa Lahore totters onto the stage in a stunning peacock print dress.<p>The bhangra and Bollywood beats that have been blaring all night are temporarily switched off so that Britain’s first gay Asian drag queen can perform …

The Mayor of Rome Just Publicly Endorsed Something That’s Illegal in Italy

ROME (AP) — Rome’s mayor has registered 16 gay marriages entered abroad in open defiance of Italy’s Interior Ministry.<p>Gay marriage is illegal in Italy. Interior Minister Angelino Alfano recently sent a notice to local prefects saying any registrations of gay marriages celebrated abroad would be …

Gay marriages registered in Rome in defiance of Italian law

The mayor of Rome has registered 16 gay marriages performed overseas.<p>Same-sex marriage is illegal in Italy and local officials have been warned that any marriages registered will be voided.<p>However friends and family gathered delightedly on Saturday to celebrate the couples’ marriages being written …

In Vatican and Rome alike, slow progress on gay rights

Italy would not be Italy if it were not reflecting faithfully the divisions that have brought turmoil to the leadership of the Catholic church. While on Saturday the Vatican was revealing that conservative bishops had blocked even a distinctly guarded welcome to “men and women of homosexual …

Terry Pratchett: One of the world’s ‘sharpest minds’

Fantasy writer Terry Pratchett, creator of the exuberant, satirical <i>Discworld</i> series and author of more than 70 books, has died. He was 66.<p>Sir Terry, who suffered from a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer's disease, had earned wide respect in Britain and beyond with his dignified campaign for the …

Guide for gay people visiting Morocco | @guardianletters

I can only feel sympathy and solidarity with Ray Cole and his partner (Report, 17 October). It must have been a horrific and frightening experience. But as an openly gay man who has travelled more than 20 times to Morocco in the last decade (often with my partner), it seems useful to make some …

Catholics, Africans, gays and the race card

The Roman Catholic Synod of Bishops that ended over the weekend was a remarkable exercise in transparency, with liberal and conservative prelates openly sparring over whether the church should adopt a more welcoming approach to gays and to Catholics who divorced and remarried.<p>In the end, the …

Russian lawmaker wants to ban gay-themed Finnish stamps

A Russian lawmaker wants the Russian postal service to ban a popular series of Finnish gay-themed stamps as "homosexual propaganda," the TASS news agency reports.<p>The commemorative stamps, issued by the Finnish Postal Service, Itella, in September feature the artwork of gay erotic artist Touko …

Gay couple ‘thrown off London bus for kissing’

Transport chiefs have launched an investigation after a gay couple were reportedly thrown off a bus for kissing.<p>Jack James, 23, said he and his partner were ordered off a number 89 bus near Blackheath in south-east London by the driver, who subjected them to a volley of abuse.<p>James, an event …

If Vatican conservatives are so afraid of gay rights, young Catholics aren't going to wait around

On Sunday morning in Chicago, Crispin Torres was looking at the Catholic Church from the inside-out. This was outside St Gertrude Parish on the north side of town, which can be equal parts liberal and conservative, and just a few miles north of the neighborhood to which Torres had moved a few …

Turf Shifts In Culture Wars As Support For Gay Marriage Rises

When social norms change, sometimes they change so fast it's hard to keep up.<p>Only 10 years ago, ballot initiatives opposing gay marriage were helping Republicans win elections. But two weeks ago, when the Supreme Court effectively cleared the way for legal same-sex marriage, the response from …

Wyoming attorney general says gay marriages can begin on Tuesday

(Reuters) - Gay marriages can begin in Wyoming on Tuesday after the state files a formal notice that it will not appeal a judge’s order overturning a ban on same-sex matrimony, the state’s attorney general said on Monday.<p>A gay couple holds hands during a rally in support of the United States …

Celebrating Our Favorite Gay Celebrity Weddings

Joseph Altuzarra's nuptials this weekend to husband Seth Weissman reminded us how far we've come in the pursuit of marriage equality. If you ask us, that's definitely worth celebrating. Here, a roundup of our favorite gay celebrity weddings.

The Catholic Church Is Changing, and Celibate Gays Are Leading the Way

At the end of October, the University of Notre Dame will host a two-day conference bearing a name that would have been unthinkable just a few years …

Cardinal George discusses successor, pope, defense of doctrine

In a sweeping interview weeks before he steps down, Cardinal Francis George expressed frustration that his defense of church doctrine has ever caused offense, discussed the story behind his successor's selection and voiced concerns that expectations placed upon the popular Pope Francis could …

Vatican proposes 'stunning' shift on gays, lesbians

<b>ROME (CNN) –</b> Using strikingly open language, a new Vatican report says the church should welcome and appreciate gays, and offers a solution for divorced and remarried Catholics who want to receive Communion.<p>At a press conference on Monday to present the report, Cardinal Louis Antonio Tagle of the …

Yahoo News Digest — Federal judge strikes down Alaska's...

US News<p>Federal judge strikes down Alaska’s first-in-the-nation marriage ban<p>A federal judge on Sunday struck down Alaska’s first-in-the-nation ban on …