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Gay marriage: Churchgoers not to vote Tory in next polls


August 18th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) At least six out of 10 Britons who attend church services regularly say they are less likely to vote for the Conservative party in the next ... Read more...

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Vietnam hosts first gay parade


August 5th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 100 demonstrators Sunday rode bicycles and motorcycles through Vietnam capital Hanoi in the first gay pride parade in the communist state.The activists drove across ... Read more...

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Gay activists to hold their couple kissing day at Chick-fil-A restaurants


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Gay rights activists are planning to hold a national same sex couple kissing day on Friday. The event will be held at the chick-fil-a restaurant chain. ... Read more...

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British gays not interested in marriage law


June 8th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS) Homosexuals in Britain are indifferent to Prime Minister David Cameron's campaign for gay marriage, with just over a quarter - 27 percent - saying they ... Read more...

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Obama supports same-sex marriage (Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) President Barack Obama has become the first president in US history to come out in support of the same-sex marriage, injecting one of the most ... Read more...

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Gay marriage not a human right: European ruling


March 21st, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) Same-sex marriages are not a human right, European judges have ruled, the Daily Mail reported.Their decision shreds the claim by ministers that same-sex couples have a ... Read more...

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Pope denounces gay marriage


March 10th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) Pope Benedict XVI has denounced gay weddings, terming them as "powerful political and cultural currents seeking to alter the legal definition of marriage".The pope urged US ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie’s right leg has a spoof Twitter account


February 28th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The right leg of Angelina Jolie has become a Twitter sensation following the Oscars. The actress was at the Oscars last weekend and she flashed her ... Read more...

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US military chaplains free to perform same-sex marriages


October 1st, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 1 (IANS/EFE) US military chaplains are authorised to perform same-sex marriages in jurisdictions that recognise such unions, the Pentagon said Friday.The new guidance took effect Sep 20, when ... Read more...

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Bride discovers groom is a woman


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Aug 2 (IANS) An Indonesian Muslim woman stopped her wedding after she found out her future husband was a woman.She learned about her partner's gender when her family gathered ... Read more...

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Hundreds of gay, lesbian couples say “I do” in New York (Lead)


July 25th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 25 (IANS/EFE) On the first day of the law authorising same-sex marriages in New York, hundreds of gay and lesbian couples officially said "I do" here Sunday.Amid ... Read more...

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First same-sex couple wed in New York


July 25th, 2011 - 4:01 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 25 (IANS) Two women in New York city Sunday turned the first same-sex couple, marrying under the new law of New York state that allows same-sex marriages, ... Read more...

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NYC Mayor Bloomberg to preside over gay wedding


July 8th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, July 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will officiate a gay marriage which will take place on the 24th of July. The marriage will be between ... Read more...

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A long way to go, cheer Delhi’s gays


July 2nd, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Pulsating drum beats, rainbow hues adorning the crowd, and faces beaming with pride and joy -- the capital's alternate sexuality community got together Saturday to ... Read more...

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Delhi’s gay community set to celebrate July 2 ruling


July 1st, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) A group of music lovers from various countries will join the city's Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community Saturday evening to celebrate the second ... Read more...

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New York same-sex marriage law gives Aussie advocates hope


June 25th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by BNO News
SYDNEY (BNO NEWS) -- A historic vote in the New York Senate on Friday evening that legalized same-sex marriage in the third-most populous U.S. state has given hope for gay-rights advocates in ... Read more...

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Nepal lesbian wedding inspires Bengal, Kerala


June 22nd, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 22 (IANS) The first public lesbian wedding in Nepal, held this week under the aegis of the republic's gay rights icon Sunil Babu Pant, has inspired the gay ... Read more...

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Ricky Martin would like to have a daughter


June 10th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, June 10 (IANS/EFE) Singer Ricky Martin - who is already the father of twin boys - says he would like to have a daughter."As I have the two ... Read more...

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New law threatens Nepal as gay rights haven


June 10th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 10 (IANS) Almost three years after Nepal became the first country in South Asia where the apex court recognised same sex marriages, the nascent republic's strong gay rights ... Read more...

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After Mumbai dabbawallahs, Nepal’s hijras bless British royal wedding


April 20th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 20 (IANS) Six years after Mumbai's famed dabbawallahs - who meticulously supply lunch-boxes to lakhs of office-goers - offered wedding gifts to Prince Charles and his ... Read more...

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Over one in five Americans support same sex marriage: Poll


April 20th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): Over 50 percent of Americans support same sex marriage and believe it should be recognized as valid in law, according to a poll.According to the poll conducted by ... Read more...

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Gandhi will remain an inspiration: Nepal’s gay icon (Lead)


April 8th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 8 (IANS) Nepal's only openly gay public figure, who became an icon for South Asia's sexual minorities with his crusade for gay rights, says the sexual orientation of ... Read more...

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Nepal’s gay icon champions Gandhi in book row


April 8th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 8 (IANS) Nepal's only openly gay public figure, who became an icon for South Asia's sexual minorities with his crusade for gay rights, has now thrown his support ... Read more...

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US Republicans plan legal defense of marriage law


March 5th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5(ANI): U.S. House Speaker John A. Boehner has announced plans to initiate a legal defense of the 1996 law that bars the federal government from giving legal rights or federal ... Read more...

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US shifts legal stance on gay marriage


February 24th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24(ANI): Gay rights activists in the United States are celebrating another step forward after the Obama administration announced that it would no longer defend the legislation that defines marriage as ... Read more...

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Legalizing same-sex marriage may help curb HIV, say experts


November 29th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 29 (ANI): Legal recognition to same-sex marriage may help curbing HIV/AIDS, say experts.Although the rate of HIV infection is 0.05 percent in China, gay men have been the hardest ... Read more...

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GLAAD requests all gay supporters to wear purple on 20th October


October 20th, 2010 - 9:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is urging all gays and supporters of gay and lesbianism to join in an exclusive campaign to ... Read more...

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Portia De Rossi Officially Changes Name


September 24th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Sep 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Australian actress and wife of popular talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, Portia De Rossi, has officially changed her name to Portia DeGeneres. The 37 year old ... Read more...

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Nepal gays start hungerstrike against bias


September 14th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 14 (IANS) Led by Nepal's only openly gay member of parliament Sunil Babu Pant, dozens of homosexuals, lesbians and transgenders began a public demonstration in the capital ... Read more...

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Gay rights movement celebrates decade in Nepal


September 12th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 12 (IANS) The only country in South Asia to recognise same sex marriages, Nepal Sunday celebrates a decade of the gay rights movement pioneered by a single group ... Read more...

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400 gay marriages registered in Mexico


September 7th, 2010 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 7 (IANS/EFE) About 400 same-sex couples have wed in Mexico, six months after the law permitting gay marriage came into effect, authorities said. A total of 398 marriages have been ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga set to become an ordained minister to marry gay fans


September 2nd, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 2 (ANI): American artist Lady Gaga has revealed that she wants to get ordained so she can marry gay fans on stage.The singer was famously against Proposition 8, that rules ... Read more...

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Ken Melhman creates a stir with his confession of being a gay


August 27th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Aug 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Some believe that politics is not necessarily about doing what is right. They say it is about doing what is popular and that might be the ... Read more...

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Netherlands to include same-sex couples in textbooks


August 26th, 2010 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, Aug 26 (DPA) The Netherlands was the first country in the world to grant same-sex marriages and allow gay and lesbian couples to adopt children. Now the Dutch are taking the ... Read more...

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Target Gay Rights Talks Hit A Dead End


August 18th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Aug 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The collapse of its talks with Target Corp has prompted the nation's leading same sex rights body to carry on its protests against the company for ... Read more...

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