Dec 19, 2014

Apple CEO donating to gay rights campaign in South

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company, is donating money to help fund a gay rights initiative in his native Alabama and two other Southern states, organizers said Thursday. The amount of Cook’s contribution to the ...

Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Oct 31, 2014

Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay. Cook said that while he never denied his sexuality, he never publicly acknowledged ...

Uganda tabloid prints list of 'top' homosexuals

Feb 25, 2014

Uganda tabloid prints list of 'top' homosexuals

A Ugandan newspaper published a list Tuesday of what it called the country’s “200 top” homosexuals, outing some Ugandans who previously had not identified themselves as gay one day after the president enacted a harsh anti-gay law. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said ...

Same-sex couples wed in N.Z. first

Aug 19, 2013

Same-sex couples wed in N.Z. first

Dozens of same-sex couples said “I do” Monday as New Zealand became the first Asia-Pacific country, and only the 14th in the world, to legalize gay marriage. Vows were exchanged in venues ranging from an airliner cruising at 30,000 feet (9,150 meters) to a ...

Gay scene: Tolerance, legal limbo

| Dec 23, 2008

Gay scene: Tolerance, legal limbo

by Jun Hongo

Some countries see homosexuality as a crime punishable by death, while others are open to diversity and make no judgment on the basis of one’s sexual orientation. Japan, where gay rights issues rarely become political topics like in the West, remains tepid on the ...