International News

German soccer captain warns against coming out

Philipp Lahm, a German soccer team captain recognized for his efforts to fight homophobia in sports, advises players not to come out because the consequences could be devastating, including suicide.

Argentina: nearly 3K gay marriages in first year

Some 2,697 same-sex couples have been married since the Argentine National Congress approved the marriage-equality law last July, making Argentina the first country in Latin America to achieve marriage equality.

Chile considers same-sex civil unions

Chile’s government is considering legislation that would recognize same-sex civil unions.

Pakistani Muslims condemn gay-rights meeting

A group of conservative Islamic political and religious officials has condemned a meeting by the U.

Pride march held in Romania

About 150 people held a gay Pride march last week in Romania, hours after a few dozen antigay activists held a rally condemning homosexuality.

KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda’s parliament adjourned without acting on a criticized antigay bill that would mandate the death sentence in some cases, drawing praise from an advocacy group that said parliament’s failure to act was a “victory for all Ugandans.

Lesbian murder in South Africa called ‘hate crime’

A lesbian who was raped and murdered in a South African township recently was clearly attacked because of her sexuality, gay advocates say.

International News Moscow gay pride parade uncertain

At press time, the decision on the Russian capital’s first gay pride march is up in the air.

Gay London deputy mayor dies

Sir Simon Milton, who served as chief of staff to London Mayor Boris Johnson, died Monday.

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