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Sochi Olympic Torchbearer Dies After Handing Off Flame

A torchbearer has died of a heart attack after carrying the Olympic flame as part of Russia’s torch relay leading up to the Sochi 2014 Winter Games in February, an…

India’s Human Rights Commission calls on government to drop gay sex ban

India’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called on the Indian government to amend the nation’s penal code to protect the human rights of gay and lesbian people, following last…

Nepal’s Gay Community Slams Indian Supreme Court Gay Sex Ruling

The gay community in India’s northern neighbor of Nepal has expressed their disappointment over the recent Indian Supreme Court ruling  re-criminalizing gay sex. “We, the sexual and gender minority community…

French Leaders Snub Sochi Games

French President François Hollande  will not attend the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, said the French Froigen Minister said Sunday. According to Europe 1 radio, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that neither…

Gay Catholic Group Lauds Indiana Bishops Marriage Statement

The Rainbow Sash Movement (LGBT Roman Catholics) has issued a comment that applauds the statement of the Indiana Catholic Bishops regarding Gay Marriage issued last week. “While we disagree with…

The Salvation Army Denies it Discriminates Against LGBT Community

The Salvation Army is denying claims from the “No Red Kettles” website that it discriminates against the LGBT community. In a statement to the The Christian Post, Parker Vandergriff of Brand Public Relations…

Gay Canadian reimbursed for cancelled trip to Russia

A gay Canadian  author has won a dispute with  travel insurance company after cancelling a trip to Russia he booked before the country passed sweeping “anti-gay” laws. K. David Brody received a $1,452.90 reimbursement…

Michigan GOP meeting fails to condemn Agema’s anti-gay comments

The Michigan Republican State Committee concluded its meeting in Lansing today without publicly discussing the recent controversy over antigay comments made by Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema. Agema also made no…