Russian lawmaker proposes free ‘ex-gay’ therapy
A senior Russian lawmaker wants to offer free psychotherapy to LGBT Russians.
Sao Paulo’s Pride parade draws more than a million
More than a million people took to Sao Paulo’s streets June 2 for a massive gay Pride parade, aiming to end discrimination and support same-sex-marriage rights in Brazil.
Clashes at French anti-gay marriage protest
Paris riot police fought back crowds who pushed their way onto Paris’ landmark Champs-Élysées Avenue as part of a huge protest against a draft law allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt children.
Australia to keep religious ‘freedom’ protections
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has reportedly given her word to religious groups that they will have the “freedom” under a new rights bill to discriminate against gay people and other people deemed sinners.
Italy’s PM: Gay marriage up to Parliament
Italian Premier Mario Monti, who is being backed by the Vatican in his bid for re-election, says gay-rights issues, including gay marriage, should be decided by Parliament, not his government, if he wins.