Apr 9, 2015

'Conversion' therapy for gay youth must end: Obama

President Barack Obama is calling for an end to psychiatric therapy treatments aimed at changing the sexual orientation or gender identity of gay, lesbian and transgender youth. The move comes in response to an online petition posted on the White House website following the ...

Same-sex rulings stop all marriages in parts of Alabama

Mar 5, 2015

Same-sex rulings stop all marriages in parts of Alabama

The state of gay marriage in Alabama was thrown into confusion Wednesday as judges struggled to decide whether to follow the state high court’s ruling banning same-sex weddings or a federal judge’s order to issue licenses to gays and lesbians. The Alabama Supreme Court ...

Feb 20, 2015

Madrid metro memo tells staff to keep an eye on gays

Madrid’s metro has opened an investigation into a memo circulated to employees that listed gays, beggars and musicians as problem groups that needed extra vigilance, it said Thursday. The memo, which was leaked to several media outlets, instructed metro workers to check that members ...

26 men acquitted in trial over alleged 'debauchery' in Cairo bathhouse

Jan 13, 2015

26 men acquitted in trial over alleged 'debauchery' in Cairo bathhouse

An Egyptian court on Monday acquitted 26 men accused of “debauchery” after their nighttime arrest from a Cairo bathhouse for suspected homosexual activity, in a case that triggered international concern. “Allahu Akbar (God is Greatest). Long live justice,” chanted the defendants when the verdict ...

Dec 3, 2014

U.S. mulls lifting ban on gay blood donations

A U.S. ban on blood donations by gays could be eased after 31 years, depending on the decision of an advisory committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that began two days of meetings Tuesday. The current rules bar any man who has ...

Nov 26, 2014

Islamic State stones two 'gay men' to death in Syria: NGO

The Islamic State group stoned two men to death in Syria Tuesday after claiming they were gay, a monitor said, in the jihadist organization’s first executions for alleged homosexuality. “The IS today stoned to death a man that it said was gay,” the Syrian ...