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Homophobia up in Mexico after gay marriage push: NGO

Alejandro Brito, head of the Citizen Commission against Homophonic Hate Crimes, said there was a "defamation campaign" against gays.

Pope Francis visits Ugandan shrine amid gay rights debate

Francis, on the second leg of his first African tour, said Mass for tens of thousands of people huddled on muddy hillsides surrounding the soaring modern shrine.

Prank call? Elton John says Putin phoned him over gay rights; Russia says no

Prank call? Elton John says Putin phoned him over gay rights; Russia says no

If not Vladimir Putin, who called up popstar Elton John in the name of the Russian President?

Obama urges Kenya to hold ''visible'' trials to tackle corruption

United States President Barack Obama has said that Kenya should hold "visible" trials in order to counter the problem of corruption in the country.

In Kenya, Obama blends blunt messages with warm reflections

Nairobi: President Barack Obama mixed blunt messages to Kenya's leaders on gay rights, corruption and counterterrorism today with warm reflections on his family ties to a nation that considers him a local son.

Obama calls for gay rights in Africa, challenges Kenya on corruption

Obama calls for gay rights in Africa, challenges Kenya on corruption

US President Barack Obama on Saturday called for gay rights in Africa during his landmark visit to Kenya, comparing homophobia to racial discrimination he had encountered in the United States.

Gay pride events in Latin America seek more rights

Marchers in several Latin American nations including Chile and Mexico pressed for more gay rights Saturday, with many celebrating the US Supreme Court`s historic decision allowing same-sex couples to wed.

Outreach to gay couples not on agenda for Vatican meeting

A working paper for a major Vatican meeting on the family this autumn indicated on Tuesday that organisers do not want the issue of how the Church should reach out to homosexual couples to be a key topic.

Hundreds of thousands rally in Rome against gay unions

Hundreds of thousands of Italians gathered in Rome Saturday to demonstrate against gay unions and the teaching of gender theories in schools, as Prime Minister Matteo Renzi tries to push a civil union bill through parliament.

Singapore gay-rights rally draws record crowd: Organisers

Singapore gay-rights rally draws record crowd: Organisers

Thousands of Singaporeans from all walks of life on Saturday joined what organisers said was the city state`s biggest ever public rally to call for an end to discrimination against the gay community.

Cuban leader`s daughter organizes symbolic gay weddings

 Cuban President Raul Castro`s daughter Mariela, a lawmaker and gay-rights activist, said Tuesday her organization would hold symbolic gay weddings this weekend in a call for equal rights.

Hundreds protest against US religious freedom laws

Hundreds marched in Indiana Saturday to support gay rights after a controversial religious freedom law was passed in two states, timing the demonstration to coincide with the popular Final Four college basketball tournament.

US states pass amended religious freedom laws after outcry

The US states of Arkansas and Indiana passed amended versions of religious freedom laws on Thursday following a nationwide outcry that the original legislation effectively legalized discrimination against homosexuals.

Indiana religious freedom law triggers gay rights fury

Supporters of gay rights united in outrage Friday after the US state of Indiana adopted a law critics say would allow businesses to deny service to homosexuals on religious grounds.

Gay Rights are way more advanced than women's rights: Madonna

Gay Rights are way more advanced than women's rights: Madonna

Madonna, who is currently busy promoting her new album Rebel Heart, says people are much open to gay community than women.

US `unwavering` in protecting gay rights: Kerry

 Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday the United States was "unwavering" in its commitment to protecting homosexuals worldwide, as he introduced Washington`s first envoy for gay rights.

US names first envoy for gay rights

In a ground-breaking move the United States on Monday appointed the first US special envoy for gay and lesbian rights in a bid to help eradicate discrimination around the world.

Nepal committee calls for legalising same-sex marriage

 Nepal should legalise same-sex marriage, a committee charged with implementing a Supreme Court order to improve the country`s gay rights record has said.

Ellen DeGeneres responds to 'gay agenda' accusations with humour

Ellen DeGeneres responds to 'gay agenda' accusations with humour

 Ellen DeGeneres has hit back against a Christian Post contributor, who alleged that gay celebrities like her are guilty of pushing a "gay agenda" on America's youth, with humor.