Briton fights to regain baby left in New York hotel

Jan 8, 2016

Briton fights to regain baby left in New York hotel

A British police officer has gone to court in New York to seek the return of her baby son, who was given to an LGBT-activist foster mother after he was found alone in a hotel. Louise Fielden, 42, flew to Manhattan last April with ...

City of Iga to recognize same-sex partnerships from April

Dec 26, 2015

City of Iga to recognize same-sex partnerships from April

The city of Iga in Mie Prefecture is set to start issuing certificates recognizing same-sex partnerships as being equivalent to marriage from next April to address discrimination against sexual minorities, Iga Mayor Sakae Okamoto said Friday. The city will follow Shibuya and Setagaya wards ...

Transgender woman sues gym over changing-room use

Dec 25, 2015

Transgender woman sues gym over changing-room use

A transgender business manager in the city of Kyoto sued major fitness club operator Konami Sports Club Co. on Friday, saying she was forced to use its facility in Kyoto Prefecture as a man before undergoing sex reassignment surgery. The woman, who is in ...

Dec 23, 2015

Greek Parliament legalizes same-sex civil partnerships

Greece’s parliament has approved legislation legalizing civil partnerships for gay couples, two years after the country was condemned by a European Court for discrimination. In a result announced early Wednesday, lawmakers voted 193-56 in favor of the bill to extend civil partnerships to same-sex ...

Dec 16, 2015

Rondo issues stronger apology for gay slur

Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo has offered a stronger apology for directing a gay slur at veteran NBA referee Bill Kennedy. Rondo said on Monday his actions toward Kennedy on Dec. 3 were out of frustration and not meant to offend anyone. Rondo issued ...

Gay men among Islamic State's many victims

Dec 2, 2015

Gay men among Islamic State's many victims

Before a crowd of men on a street in the Syrian city of Palmyra, the masked Islamic State group judge read out the sentence against the two men convicted of homosexuality: They would be thrown to their deaths from the roof of the nearby ...