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  • Nigerian anti-gay law prompts arrests, international condemnation

    A draconian anti-gay law passed by the Nigerian parliament last year and quietly signed by President Goodluck Jonathan this month has led to the arrest of scores of homosexuals and set off an international wave of condemnation. The Same Sex Marriage...
  • Sara Bareilles celebrates Grammy album of the year nomination

     Sara Bareilles celebrates Grammy album of the year nomination
    When the Grammy for album of the year is handed out on Sunday night, it could go to Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Daft Punk or Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. It could also go to Sara Bareilles. The recording academy shocked many in the industry when the...
  • In Little Saigon, much anticipation about Lunar New Year parade

    Down at Lily's Bakery, the talk among those hunched over their beignets and iced coffee is focused on the upcoming Lunar New Year parade. The much-anticipated Feb. 1 procession, filled with lion dancers and dignitaries waving from passing cars, winds...
  • 9th Circuit bans juror exclusion over sexual orientation

    SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court became the first in the nation to rule that prospective jurors may not be excluded because of their sexual orientation, a decision that expands juror protections beyond race and gender and provides legal...
  • Van Sant Headed to Russian Fest Despite Bomb Threats to Gay-Themed Event

    The team behind "Milk" -- director Gus Van Sant, writer Dustin Lance Black and producer Bruce Cohen -- will be traveling to St. Petersburg, Russia, for a closing-night screening Nov. 30 of the 2008 film at the LGBT-themed festival Bok o Bok (Side by Side)...
  • Russian activists ask IOC Bach to investigate gay law

    Russian activists ask IOC Bach to investigate gay law
    PARIS (Reuters) - Gay rights activists on Saturday asked International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach to launch an independent investigation into the implications of Russian law during next year's Sochi Games, they said. Bach met Russian...
  • Gay marriage movement wins significant victories in 2013

    Gay marriage movement wins significant victories in 2013
    The last year marked a number of milestones for the gay marriage movement, as it adds to its list of legal and legislative victories, earning approval from a majority of Americans along the way. The two largest victories came from the Supreme Court in...
  • Tired of being marginalized, Viet gay rights group stops playing nice

    Tired of being marginalized, Viet gay rights group stops playing nice
    Hieu Nguyen and fellow protesters stood on the sidewalk holding signs and waving an enormous rainbow flag as the traditional Vietnamese parade passed them by. Barred from the Lunar New Year's event — and largely ignored in their own community...
  • Gay rights activists to push for inclusion in Westminster Tet parade

    Gay rights activists to push for inclusion in Westminster Tet parade
    Vietnamese American activists say they will ask Westminster officials to block organizers from staging the colorful Tet parade because they refuse to allow gays to participate in the Lunar New Year event. Parade organizers barred LGBT individuals from...
  • India's Supreme Court reinstates law criminalizing gay sex

    NEW DELHI — In a reversal that surprised many gay activists and flew in the face of changes seen in some other countries recently, India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a lower-court ruling, in effect making homosexuality a crime...
  • Tet parade: Westminster told not to pick sides in gay rights dispute

    Tet parade: Westminster told not to pick sides in gay rights dispute
    Westminster council members have been advised not to pick sides in what has become a growing dispute over whether a gay rights group should be allowed to march in a lunar new year’s parade in the nation’s largest Vietnamese American community....