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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.

Pope ‘shocked’ by gay-adoption bill

Pope Francis was reportedly “shocked” by proposed legislation to allow gay couples to adopt children in Malta.

Gay-rights office in Haiti attacked

Amnesty International says the office of a gay-rights group in Haiti has been ransacked and two of its members beaten.

Pope surveys Catholics on ‘modern’ issues

Pope Francis has urged members of the Catholic Church to fill out surveys on the Vatican’s teaching of “modern” topics, including same-sex sexual relationships, in order to gauge whether what the church preaches is still practical in today’s society.

Thousands march for marriage in Taiwan

Thousands marched in Taipei Oct.

Trans girl allowed female ID card

A trans girl in Argentina has been allowed a female identification card, and for her gender to be officially recognized in a landmark decision.

Indian state holds first Pride march

More than 100 people took part in the first-ever gay Pride march in the city of Surat in Indian state Gujarat on Oct.

Bulgarians march for rights

Several-hundred people walked peacefully through Central Sofia in Bulgaria Sept.

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