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Lebanon the first Arab country to celebrate gay pride

Lebanon the first Arab country to celebrate gay pride

Lebanon this week becomes the first Arab country to celebrate gay pride but the opening event in a landmark run of festivities was canceled after Islamists threatened violence. Proud Lebanon, a non-profit group promoting equal rights, was due to host a cultural event last Sunday as a kickoff to the entire week, but said it […]

Pulse Nightclub ‘Now Holy Gay Ground’

Pulse Nightclub ‘Now Holy Gay Ground’

The Florida gay nightclub that was the site of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history will become a memorial and museum to comfort the bereaved now and educate future generations about the importance of tolerance, the club’s owner said Thursday. “What began as a place for fun and joy is now sacred ground,” […]

The First Openly Lesbian Bishop’s Job is in Jeopardy

The First Openly Lesbian Bishop’s Job is in Jeopardy

The first openly lesbian bishop in the United Methodist Church can stay on the job for now, but she is subject to a disciplinary review that could lead to her removal, the top church court ruled Friday. Bishop Karen Oliveto’s civil marriage to another woman violates church law that bars clergy who are “self-avowed practicing […]

South Korea’s Army Hunting Down Gay Servicemen

South Korea’s Army Hunting Down Gay Servicemen

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A watchdog group says South Korea’s army is hunting down and prosecuting gay servicemen after a video of two male soldiers having sex was posted on the internet earlier this year, stoking fear in an already persecuted minority group. Military investigators looking into the case have threatened soldiers to out […]

Transgender Contestant Is A Survivor

Transgender Contestant Is A Survivor

The outing of a “Survivor” cast member on television has sparked outrage. Zeke Smith, who appeared on back-to-back seasons of the reality series, was revealed to be a transgender man by fellow contestant Jeff Varner in an episode that aired Wednesday night. Varner, who is gay, shared the information during an emotional Tribal Council on […]

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