International News

Mexico coach defends antigay slur

Mexico coach Miguel Herrera has defended World Cup fans chanting an antigay slur, which is under investigation by the sport’s international governing body.

Costa Rica leader raises gay Pride flag

Costa Rica’s new president on May 16 raised a gay pride flag next to the country’s national flag at the presidential residence as part of an antidiscrimination celebration.

French lesbian couple banned from adoption

A lesbian couple in France has been barred from adopting a child despite one of them being his birth mother.

Paramedic arrested for killing gay men in Pakistan

A 28-year-old paramedic, who wanted to eliminate the “evil” of homosexuality from the Pakistani society, has been arrested there for allegedly killing five gay men he befriended on a social-networking site.

Whippings held in Nigeria

Four young men were convicted of gay sex and whipped publicly as punishment March 6 in an Islamic court in Northern Nigeria, a human-rights activist said.

Senegal sentences gay men to prison

A judge in Senegal sentenced two men to six months in jail in a rare conviction of a gay couple on criminal charges.

Gay Russian protester detained at Olympic relay

A gay Russian protester was detained Jan.

Germany gets first out lesbian cabinet minister

In low-key fashion, Germany’s new Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks came out recently in a newspaper interview, making her the country’s first openly lesbian cabinet member.

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