International News

Brazil AG pushes same-sex unions

Brazil’s attorney general has asked the country’s highest court to legalize same-sex unions in the South American nation, home to the world’s largest Roman Catholic population.

Activists march in India

Hundreds of gay-rights supporters waved flags and danced past traffic during marches through three Indian cities June 28 to celebrate gay pride and call for the decriminalization of homosexuality in the deeply conservative country.

Pride fests march across Europe

Tens of thousands of gay-rights activists demanding rights for same-sex couples marched through the streets of Rome on June 13 in a gay Pride parade.

Lithuania considers antigay school law

The Lithuanian Parliament is set to introduce a law to prohibit the discussion of homosexuality in schools, similar to a law in Britain that for years hampered the ability of teachers to discuss sexuality or help gay students.

Cleric calls for eradication of homosexuality

A radical Shiite cleric has called for the “depravity” of homosexuality to be eradicated, but his spokesperson later said the remark should not be taken as a fatwa to kill gays.

Church of Scotland backs gay minister

The Church of Scotland has voted in favor of appointing an openly gay minister — the latest incident involving sexual orientation to create a division in the Anglican Communion.

Moscow threatens Pride crackdown

Great Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office recently released new guidelines for gay travelers in Russia, advising that visitors to Moscow should be aware of possible violence at a planned gay-pride march.

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