French lesbian couple banned from adoption
A lesbian couple in France has been barred from adopting a child despite one of them being his birth mother.
Paramedic arrested for killing gay men in Pakistan
A 28-year-old paramedic, who wanted to eliminate the “evil” of homosexuality from the Pakistani society, has been arrested there for allegedly killing five gay men he befriended on a social-networking site.
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 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.