Gay couple granted asylum
A gay couple who fled Iran in 2005 to escape arrest and a possible death sentence for homosexuality have been given asylum in Canada.
Lawyers discuss LGBT rights
Gay-rights activists and lawyers from 11 countries recently met in South Africa for a four-day workshop on legal strategies for promoting LGBT rights in Africa.
Iceland swears in lesbian PM
Earlier this week, Iceland swore in its first openly gay head of government — as well as its first female leader — when the new Social Democratic Alliance chose Johanna Sigurdardottir to be prime minister.
Italian activists to protest singer
A singer who has penned a song about a man who used to be gay is generating controversy as one of the planned acts headlining the Sanremo music festival/contest in Italy next month.