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Singapore bans story of male penguins, other gay-themed books

Gay activists dressed as female construction workers or Samsui Women and laborers from the colonial period, pose in mock salute on   June 28  in Singapore. AP

A children’s book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York’s zoo has been deemed inappropriate by state-run Singapore libraries, and the conservative city-state’s information minister said he supports the decision to destroy all copies alongside two other titles.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Mass gay wedding in Toronto for 115 couples

Over 100 gay couples participate in a mass wedding during World Pride 2014 at Casa Loma in Toronto, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)

Australians Richard Laslett and Collin Gunther waited 37 years to say “I do” to one another.

Posted: June 27th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Her-storic’ lesbian-only cemetery opens in Germany

Prenzlauer Berg

What may be Europe’s first lesbian-only burial place opened Sunday in a forested Christian Lutheran graveyard in the German capital.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

India government likely to review anti-gay sex law

Indian gay rights activists shout slogans during a protest after the country's top court ruled that a colonial-era law criminalizing homosexuality will remain in effect in India in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. AP

India’s law minister said Thursday that the government has not abandoned efforts to make homosexuality legal, saying the country must take swift action to challenge a Supreme Court decision banning same-sex relations.

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Radical theater in Belarus performs under pressure

In this Tuesday, June 18, 2013 photo,  an actor of the Free Theater perform during a rehearsal of " One's nearest and dearest " in Minsk, Belarus. Two emotions course through the audience at the Belarus Free Theater _ excitement at seeing an innovative production and fear that police will haul them away. The theater, in a cramped and tumbledown house in the capital, Minsk, is a rare crucible of dissent and experimentation in quasi-Soviet Belarus, taking on topics such as political dissent and homosexuality. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Two emotions course through spectators at the Belarus Free Theater — excitement at watching avant-garde drama and fear that police will haul them away.

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »