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LGBT activists hold second gay pride parade in Vietnam

Some two hundred activists waving rainbow flags and carrying hand-painted banners biked in a colourful convoy through central Hanoi on Sunday as part of the communist country’s second gay pride parade. Participants said they hoped to reduce prejudice and discrimination against the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in…

Thousands turn out for gay pride parade in Jerusalem

A few thousand people marched in a gay pride parade in central Jerusalem without any serious incidents on Thursday, carrying trademark rainbow flags and calling for equal rights, police said. “About 2,500 participated in the march and there were no incidents, except for one stink bomb being thrown,” police spokesman…

Albanian LGBT to stage first gay pride march

Albanian gay organisations on Friday announced plans to hold the country’s first ever gay pride parade in Tirana on May 17, a move immediately slammed by a government minister. “May 17 will be a special day … the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) flag will be raised for the…

Tens of thousands march in Stockholm’s gay pride parade

STOCKHOLM — Tens of thousands people from all walks of life, including government ministers and uniform-clad gay police officers and army personnel, marched in Stockholm’s gay pride parade Saturday. Police said 35,000 to 50,000 people paraded through the Swedish capital’s centre and that the event took place with no incidents.…

Lady Gaga joins one million people at gay pride parade in Rome

ROME — Lady Gaga hailed gays on Saturday as the “revolutionaries of love” and called for “full equality now” for same-sex couples around the world in a speech in front of hundreds of thousands in Rome. The US pop diva criticised governments in Eastern Europe and the Middle East for…

Hundreds of thousands march for Pride in Rome, await Lady Gaga

ROME (AFP) – Hundreds of thousands of people paraded through central Rome in a gay pride parade on Saturday, with many criticising Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s government for failing to grant same-sex rights. “I want to tell the world, Europe and above all Italy, which is a bit closed, that…

Taiwan presidential candidate refuses to answer question about her sexuality

A would-be presidential candidate in Taiwan on Saturday refused to answer questions over her sexual orientation and lashed out at a political leader who had asked her to clarify whether she was gay. “I don’t want to answer his question and I most certainly won’t do it. If I answer…

Anti-marriage equality rally overwhelmed by student counter-protest

A rally in opposition to same sex marriage was out-flanked by hundreds of students Wednesday after marching onto the campus of Brown University in Rhode Island. About 15 members of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property held a rally at the campus. They wore black…

New York gubernatorial hopeful Paladino: ‘I’m not a homophobic’

New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino attempted Monday to reverse the damage done when he told Jewish Orthodox leaders that he doesn’t want children “brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality” is acceptable. “I’m not a homophobic,” he told ABC’s George Stephanopolous. “I have no reservations whatsoever about gays, only except for…

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