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April 11, 2014

A gay man in a fake marriage has bought a boy from a trafficking ring to please his parents

Police in China has arrested a gay man and seven other people for crimes related to child trafficking, saving three baby boys, according to local media.

The gay man, identified only by his surname Huang, works and lives in Guangdong province. He came under police radar after signs surfaced that he had purchased a baby boy, reports the Yangcheng Evening News.

April 10, 2014

'We are so thankful that we can move forward and concentrate on being with each other'

A federal court in Indiana has ordered the state to immediately recognize the marriage of a lesbian couple because one of them is terminally ill.

Amy Sandler and Niki Quasney, together 13 years and raising two daughters under the age of 3, are in a race against time with Quasney having been diagnosed with stage IV cancer.

A lawsuit was filed in behalf of the couple by Lambda Legal.

'They're married, they love each other and they are doing their best to protect their family,' said Lambda Legal Staff Attorney Paul Castillo.

April 5, 2014

Karina Villarroel and Soledad Ortiz will become the first lesbian married couple to have their child baptized in the Catholic faith today, with Argentininian President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner agreeing to act as godmother

An Argentinian lesbian married couple has received approval from a Catholic archbishop for their baby daughter to be baptized today (5 April).

It is believed to be the first baptism of a child with same-sex parents in the South American country, which made gay marriage legal in 2010.

Argentina’s pro-gay President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has agreed to act as godmother to Karina Villarroel and Soledad Ortiz’s 2 month old baby daughter Umma.

April 5, 2014

Suspect allegedly set the home of the lesbians afire with them, and their eight children, sleeping inside

Police claim a Miami man tired to burn down the house of two lesbians, and their eight children, because he did not approve of the couple's sexuality.

Braulio Valenzuela-Villanueva, 73-years-old, faces charges of attempted second-degree murder, arson, and committing a hate crime.

April 1, 2014

Niki Quasney and Amy Sandler say they and their two children cannot wait any longer for the protections of marriage

An Indiana couple is asking a federal court to order their home state of Indiana to recognize their marriage because one of them is terminally ill.

Amy Sandler and Niki Quasney, together 13 years and raising two daughters under the age of 3, are in a race against time with Quasney having been diagnosed with stage IV cancer.

March 31, 2014

A new poll has found that Americans now view gays and lesbians in a more positive light than they do conservative Evangelical Christians

A new poll commissioned by the Human Rights Campaign and Americans for Marriage Equality has found that gays and lesbians are now viewed more positively than Evangelical Christians by the US public.

The polling, conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research and TargetPoint Consulting, found that 53% of Americans said they viewed gays and lesbians favorably – compared to only 42% of respondents who viewed Evangelical Christians favorably.

March 29, 2014

The Hollywood star spoke about her own definition of sexuality in an interview with Glamour magazine

US Hollywood star Cameron Diaz has admitted to being attracted to women, saying she believes all women are sexually attracted to each other.

The 41-year-old actress was speaking to UK’s Glamour magazine to promote her new film The Other Woman when she touched upon her views on sexuality.

"I think women are beautiful - absolutely beautiful’ she said.

‘I think that all women have been sexually attracted to another woman at some point. It's natural to have a connectivity and an appreciation for the beauty of other women.’

March 29, 2014

Britain’s top gay venue, G-A-Y at Heaven, got together with Stonewall, Ben & Jerry’s and Gay Star News for the mother of all same-sex marriage parties

For thousands tonight was a celebration of same-sex marriage and for one lesbian couple it was the moment she said ‘Yes!’

At the stroke of midnight, as couples joined together for a unique wedding photo on stage at G-A-Y in London, one woman got down on one knee and proposed.

Her girlfriend’s answer: ‘Yes I will.’

March 29, 2014

Franklin Graham: 'I believe in protecting children from exploitation - all exploitations'

The son of evangelist Billy Graham is questioning whether gay couples seeking to adopt children have more than pure parental intentions in mind.

'They can recruit,' Franklin Graham tells The Charlotte Observer.

'You can adopt a child into a marriage, but you can also recruit children into your cause,' he adds. 'I believe in protecting children from exploitation - all exploitations.'

March 26, 2014

Willie Robertson says the family patriarch 'just said what he thought, what was on his heart'

Duck Dynasty cast member Willie Robertson is defending the anti-gay statements made by his father that have tarnished the reality show and sent its ratings to a 16 month low.

'Phil just said what he thought, what was on his heart,' he said of family patriarch Phil Robertson in an interview with CNN.

The show is about about a family that has made a fortune from its duck hunting products.

March 24, 2014

Bosses immediately laid off the driver as a 'protective measure' to ensure no other gay couple is discriminated against

A French public bus driver sprayed water all over a young lesbian couple for kissing, and immediately got fired.

Transport authorities in the city of Nancy, northern France, said they had laid off a driver ‘as a protective measure’ after he admitted to attacking the couple.

The driver stopped in front of a high school to pick up students around 5.30pm on Friday (21 March).

As one of the girls kissed her girlfriend goodbye, the driver allegedly uncapped a bottle of water he had with him and threw it all over them.

March 23, 2014

Lesbian Hollywood actress defends her sexuality with a sharp tweet directed at a homophobic pastor

Canadian actress Ellen Page tweeted a witty response to a religious pastor who attacked her for being gay (22 March).

With her characteristically dry humour, the 27-year-old responded to the views of the homophobe on Twitter.

‘2 da Pastor who wrote me-Being gay isn't a belief. My soul isn’t struggling& I don't want arms of Heavenly Father around me. A girls arms? Yes’ she wrote.

March 19, 2014

Alice Nkom: ‘Every time a homosexual is negatively affected, it’s a negative effect on all of humanity.’

A lawyer in Cameroon was honored for her work promoting gay rights in Africa yesterday (18 March).

Alice Nkom, who faces death threats almost daily in her life defending gay people, was awarded by Amnesty International.

Male and female homosexuality is illegal in Cameroon and can be punished by up to five years in prison.

Receiving the award in Berlin, Nkom described it as a ‘prize of hope’.

Last week, Nkom described the situation for LGBTI people as an ‘anti-homosexuals apartheid’.

March 16, 2014

Alice Nkom, a Cameroonian lawyer who has defended gay men and women for the last decade, says the country is battling an ‘anti-homosexuals apartheid’, comparing the situation to slavery

Alice Nkom, a pro-gay lawyer from Cameroon has spoken out about the treatment of gay people in her country, calling it an ‘anti-homosexuals apartheid’.

She also likened the situation to that of slavery in the United States before it was abolished in the nineteenth century.

Nkom, who has defended gay men men and women for more than a decade, said: ‘Currently in Cameroon, it’s an anti-homosexuals apartheid.’

March 11, 2014

'Don't even try it', the New Zealand says, shutting him down. 'It's not working it'

Take note all, pop sensation Lorde takes no prisoners.

She may only be 17, but the ‘Royals’ singer was able to take down an idiotic shock jock who implied her and friend Taylor Swift were in a lesbian relationship.

DJ Kyle Sandilands recently interviewed Lorde on Australia’s The Kyle and Jackie O Show.

The KIIS 1065 DJ asked Lorde if she would be taking Swift on her Australia tour with her.

‘Are you bringing your new bestie, Taylor Swift?’ Sandilands asked.

March 10, 2014

A 24-year-old gay couple and parents to a five-year-old daughter were found dead near a convenience store in a quiet beach town

Police are on the hunt to find the murderer of a lesbian couple who were discovered dead near a dumpster in Texas.

Crystal Jackson and Britney Cosby, 24, were found at around 7.30am, Friday morning (7 March) in Port Bolivar by a beer deliveryman taking out some trash.

The couple had been living together for two years. Jackson and Cosby were raising Jackson’s five-year-old daughter.

Police have yet to announce a motive or suspect.

Detectives believe the women were killed somewhere else and dumped at the nearby convenience store.

March 7, 2014

These women have all been great contributors to art, poetry, literature, film, and culture

Undoubtedly, many gay, bisexual and trans women from the ages likely lived their lives miserable as they felt they had no other choice than to follow society's expectations.

But no woman ever made history by following all the rules, and that is true of all 11 women on this list.

From Hollywood starlets to artists and activists, these 11 women made a huge impact on thousands of lives by daring to follow their hearts.

March 7, 2014

Activists claim the women were taken Kondengui Central Prison in Yaoundé, notorious for its harsh conditions, overcrowding and poor sanitation

Four lesbians have been arrested and jailed on charges of being gay in Cameroon, a radio report has said.

It is alleged the four women were arrested at one of their homes in Ebolowa, southern Cameroon.

Activists claim the women were taken Kondengui Central Prison in Yaoundé.

The prison is notorious for its harsh conditions, with it receiving international criticism over its overcrowding, poor sanitation and inadequate food.

March 5, 2014

Larry Tomczak claims that when people 'choose' a gay lifestyle, God punishes their bodies with a 'penalty'

God is punishing gay men and lesbians by making them ‘effeminate’ or ‘mannish’, a pastor and US pundit has claimed.

Larry Tomczak, a pastor from Tennessee, is seen in video footage suggesting God punishes homosexuals with the characteristics of the opposite gender.

‘God turning people over to their own desires, men lusting after men, women after women, and they receive in their own bodies the penalties for their sin,’ he says, as Right Wing Watch first reported.

February 27, 2014

Nicole Bonamino, 22, is the first Italian sportsperson playing at the top level to come out. She tells GSN: 'I want a family and children'

The first person playing top-level sport in Italy to come out as gay has rapidly become a hero to the country's LGBTI community.

Nicole Bonamino, a 22-year-old girl from a small town close to Alessandria, in Northern Italy, is little known outside her home country. But her revelation she is lesbian sent a shockwave through the Italian sports scene last month (February).

Bonamino's speciality is in-line roller hockey, playing as a gatekeeper. She competes for two local teams and the national Italian team.

February 27, 2014

The Anti-Homosexuality Bill was so controversial few saw it before it became law. Now we know what LGBTI Ugandans really have to face

It’s only three days old but the full horror of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act is already shrouded in myth.

Most know it’s draconian, few realize just how bad it is. The confusion has been fuelled by government lies, media misreporting and the fact the text of the act has only just become available.

It was originally dubbed the ‘Kill the Gays Bill’ but the death penalty was replaced by life imprisonment before it became law.

So here we explain the letter of the law and what it means for LGBTI people in Uganda.

February 26, 2014

Numbers of Americans supporting the idea have highly increased over the past decade, after it became possible for gay and lesbian couples to have a legal marriage

Support for gay marriage has shot up in the US with over half of Americans now in favor.

A survey by the non-partisan Public Religion Research Institute released today (26 February) shows some 53% of 4,509 Americans support same-sex weddings, compared to 32% in 2003.

The Supreme Court ruled in June 2013 the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional, meaning legally married gay couples were eligible for federal benefits and inspiring LGBTI rights activists to continue fighting for same-sex marriage across the country.

February 21, 2014

Elisha Cuthbert, star of Happy Endings, will be playing the lead role in DeGeneres' new sitcom One Big Happy

Happy Endings star Elisha Cuthbert was announced as the lead actress for Ellen DeGeneres’ new lesbian sitcom today (21 February).

The gay TV host and actress, who came out with her on-screen sitcom character in 1997, will be the executive producer for the comedy One Big Happy.

The show will center on a pair of platonic friends, a gay woman Lizzy and a straight guy Luke, who live together and decide to raise a child together via artificial insemination.

Just as Lizzy gets pregnant, Luke impulsively marries his girlfriend Prudence.

February 19, 2014

Photographer Braden Summers completes his campaign to capture gay and lesbian couples from the Middle East, Africa and Latin America in intimate moments

Braden Summers proves All Love is Equal with his now-completed photo project.

The US-based photographer released his first set of images capturing gay and lesbian couples in romantic moments in October 2013.

At the time, Summers said: ‘This project [All Love is Equal] is not only for gay and lesbian people.