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Pride parade draws 30,000 in Taipei

With music, self-made signs and creative costumes, an estimated 30,000 people from across Taiwan and several other countries marched through the streets of Taipei Oct.

Six antigay extremists arrested in Belgrade

Serbian police have arrested six suspected antigay extremists in connection with attempts to disrupt a Pride march.

Gay senator wins nom for Irish presidency

Openly gay Irish senator David Norris has secured enough nominations to stand for president.

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.

SÃO PAULO — A Brazilian state judge on Monday approved what the court said is the nation’s first gay marriage.

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.

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